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Control
Automation
04/01/2016

LNG valves for the Arctic

IMI Critical Engineering has clinched several major contracts for one of ...
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14/05/2015

Think engineering

Whether or not election fever floats your boat, there will be no getting ...
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Modulating damper actuation - 27/06/2017
Quick disconnect couplings - 26/06/2017
Adaptable angle seat valve - 07/06/2017
System frequency inverter - 19/05/2017
Smart IO-Link connectivity - 09/05/2017

Drives
and Motors
23/02/2015

Premium efficiency

Since 1 January 2015, IE3 premium-efficiency motors have been compulsory ...
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03/12/2014

Starter for ten

We're all aware of the importance of choosing higher-efficiency electric ...
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VSDs cut leisure centre costs - 18/10/2016
Ehanced performance from VSDs - 13/10/2016
VSD control software - 04/10/2016
Firm avoids £50,000 upgrade - 28/07/2016
Energy use cut with VSD - 15/03/2016

Energy and Environment
18/10/2016

On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding ...
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02/11/2015

Smart Systems and Heat

The Energy Systems Catapult has taken on delivery of the Energy ...
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Kincardine floating wind farm - 13/03/2017
MCERTS approval for monitors - 24/01/2017
Transporting wind turbines - 20/01/2017
Marine energy device - 03/01/2017
Measurement case - 30/11/2016

Facilities
Management Services
01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be ...
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19/05/2014

Carrying the can

Conveyors are capable of far more than simply moving raw materials, ...
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Liverpool cyber-attack - 02/06/2017
UK vulnerable to cyber attack - 24/05/2017
Future proof metal detector - 08/05/2017
Rosenbauer fire trucks - 07/04/2017
Holborn Station's escalators - 17/03/2017

Health and
Safety
18/01/2016

Trip advisor

Slips, trips and falls are still the biggest cause of injuries to ...
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30/06/2014

Flixborough revisited

Forty years on from the Flixborough disaster, Brian Tinham looks at the ...
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Fit to work service - 14/08/2017
Synchronised jacking system - 21/07/2017
Enerpac ultra-flat cylinders - 17/07/2017
JCB at Bristish Grand Prix - 07/07/2017
Upgrade to gas detectors - 06/07/2017

Legislation and Compliance
01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be ...
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05/06/2013

Accidents waiting to happen

Common sense it may be, but all too often the use of machine guards falls ...
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Post Brexit staffing concerns - 07/03/2017
ATEX control panels - 02/02/2017
Safety in explosive situation - 19/01/2017
Digital asset solutions - 18/10/2016
Easy rewiring boosts evoluton - 10/08/2016

Maintenance Repair and Operations
04/01/2016

Pigging optimises production

A pigging system from URESH is ensuring that production is efficient and ...
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23/01/2015

Value adding

Managers turning to the belief that maintenance may be non-core need to ...
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Buying genuine parts - 26/07/2017
Smart condition monitoring - 21/07/2017
Advanced retaining compounds - 18/07/2017
Decommissioning begins - 12/07/2017
Combined bearings and profiles - 15/06/2017

Plant
Equipment
04/01/2016

LNG valves for the Arctic

IMI Critical Engineering has clinched several major contracts for one of ...
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16/12/2015

Sluice automation

As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its programme to upgrade water ...
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Keeping the trucks moving - 29/08/2017
Combating the food crisis - 17/08/2017
EU compliance for booster sets - 16/08/2017
Improved flood defences - 15/08/2017
New generation cutting fluid - 08/08/2017

Plant
Practice
11/03/2015

It’s the engineering conundrum

As election fever (or torture, depending on your political outlook) starts ...
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01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be ...
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Innovation grants - 11/09/2017
Push button quick release pin - 30/08/2017
WMS reduces labour costs - 29/08/2017
M6 smart motorway drainage - 17/08/2017
Partners to optimise alloy - 16/08/2017

Test and Measurement
18/10/2016

On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding ...
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16/12/2015

Sluice automation

As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its programme to upgrade water ...
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Improved flood defences - 15/08/2017
Effective and reliable clarifi - 27/07/2017
Helicopter tree extraction - 26/07/2017
Upgrade to gas detectors - 06/07/2017
Wireless load sensing - 27/06/2017

Training
Skills
13/02/2017

Keeping guard

When it comes to machine safety, failure to adhere to regulations can be ...
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23/11/2015

Lives and forks

Reducing the number of incidents involving forklift trucks is all about ...
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Fork lift accident - 23/07/2017
Next generation of engineers - 12/06/2017
Connected worker software - 19/05/2017
Training gaps in UK industry - 15/05/2017
Focusing on forklift safety - 27/04/2017

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