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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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Pneumatic process control - 26/01/2018
High performance actuator - 08/12/2017
Steam turbine actuator - 16/11/2017
Savings for Anglian Water - 24/10/2017
Honeywell control rooms - 26/09/2017

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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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
VSD control software - 04/10/2016

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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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
Transporting wind turbines - 20/01/2017

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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CAN Group are hiring - 31/10/2017
LED replacement for luminaire - 19/07/2017
Drone aids machinery recovery - 02/06/2017
Liverpool cyber-attack - 02/06/2017
UK vulnerable to cyber attack - 24/05/2017

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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Effective vibration analysis - 06/02/2018
Moving large loads - 12/12/2017
Powerful extraction system - 14/11/2017
Work-related ill-health - 25/09/2017
Lack of sick pay - 24/09/2017

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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Rotor positioning bearings - 15/02/2018
Making robotics a reality - 15/02/2018
Personal sampling pump - 14/02/2018
Gasket choice is critical - 06/02/2018
Transforming maintenance - 08/01/2018

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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Making robotics a reality - 15/02/2018
Gasket choice is critical - 06/02/2018
Compressed air system - 06/02/2018
Pump field services - 06/02/2018
Re-engineering valves - 06/02/2018

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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Three military trends - 12/12/2017
First Terex Finlay machine - 11/12/2017
Electrical components - 11/12/2017
Multi-track measurements - 07/12/2017
Reduce costs by reducing waste - 30/11/2017

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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Thermal imaging clamp meter - 02/01/2018
Dedicated calibration instrume - 07/12/2017
Infrared monitoring - 29/11/2017
Wireless sensor technology - 10/11/2017
Wave of success for flowmeters - 27/10/2017

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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Prepare for Industry 4.0 - 30/01/2018
Educational programme success - 12/12/2017
Work-based placements - 30/11/2017
Equipment repair course - 26/10/2017
Health and safety award - 24/10/2017

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