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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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Fit-and-forget actuator - 05/04/2018
Pneumatic valve island - 12/03/2018
Re-engineering valves - 06/02/2018
What’s on the rack… - 29/01/2018
Pneumatic process control - 26/01/2018

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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Savings for Anglian Water - 24/10/2017
System frequency inverter - 19/05/2017
Energy savings with VSD drive - 07/03/2017
VSDs cut leisure centre costs - 18/10/2016
Ehanced performance from VSDs - 13/10/2016

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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Wind turbine lifespan - 08/12/2017
Keeping salad quiet - 09/05/2017
E.ON breaks ground - 10/04/2017
Kincardine floating wind farm - 13/03/2017
MCERTS approval for monitors - 24/01/2017

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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Bigger works better - 09/03/2018
Modular locking system - 20/02/2018
Stolen JCB recovered - 05/12/2017
New loading bay equipment - 13/11/2017
CAN Group are hiring - 31/10/2017

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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Sickness absence falls - 27/04/2018
The future of logistics - 15/02/2018
Personal sampling pump - 14/02/2018
Effective vibration analysis - 06/02/2018
Moving large loads - 12/12/2017

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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ATEX lift trucks - 23/03/2017
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

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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Chain of innovations - 26/04/2018
Harmonic filtering - 25/04/2018
Cables for fast movement - 24/04/2018
Bigger range of ball bearings - 05/04/2018
Secure bus communication - 13/03/2018

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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Load bank testing - 05/06/2018
Power to your people - 05/06/2018
Bauer make a splash - 23/05/2018
Adding steam to biomass system - 23/05/2018
Reducing energy costs - 23/05/2018

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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Bonded fastener - 06/06/2018
SMEs admit to gender pay gap - 23/05/2018
EU workers leaving UK slows - 23/05/2018
Engineering salaries rise - 22/05/2018
Secure start for warehouse - 17/05/2018

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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Early warning of fire - 27/04/2018
Irish Water’s major upgrade - 20/02/2018
Effective vibration analysis - 06/02/2018
Long-range distance sensors - 06/02/2018
Thermal imaging clamp meter - 02/01/2018

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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Minimising hose fire risk - 05/04/2018
EEF launches approved course - 07/03/2018
SafeStart workshops - 14/02/2018
Personal sampling pump - 14/02/2018
Prepare for Industry 4.0 - 30/01/2018

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