Welcome to Operations Engineer (formerly Plant Engineer), the website for engineers, technicians and those involved with the specification, installation, operation and maintenance of industrial plant. Brought to you by the IPlantE, BES, Environmental and Operations professional sectors of SOE (Society of Operations Engineers), and MA Business Ltd.


Variable speed drives save energy on Archimedes screws

Successful trials at three Anglian Water sites prove variable speed drives can cut the energy used by Archimedes screws.

A series of trials by Anglian Water, during which variable speed drives (VSDs) were used to control the speed of Archimedes’ screws, has resulted in a £26,000 energy saving in three months across three wastewater treatment ...
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04/08/2022 Datum to move to HVO Datum Datacentres, the business-critical data centre provider, has ... » Read More

02/08/2022 Jacobs wins Sellafield deal Jacobs was selected to deliver Sellafield Ltd’s new Integrated Asset Care ... » Read More

28/07/2022 New building safety role specs The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published three new standards ... » Read More
28/07/2022 SKF-Quaker Houghton oil reuse SKF has entered into a collaboration that will combine Quaker Houghton’s ... » Read More

27/07/2022 Pasteurisation for AD plant HRS Heat Exchangers has helped a developer and operator of renewable ... » Read More

27/07/2022 Rhodes Interform aerospace job Rhodes Interform, part of Group Rhodes, has refurbished a press for the ... » Read More

From the ground up: aerospace MRO

The aerospace industry has developed one of the most mature models for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). We look at how the process works and what future changes are coming.

Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in civil aviation is a crucial requirement to ensure the safety and continuing airworthiness of an aircraft or aircraft ...
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18/07/2022 New faces With the decline of manufacturing in the UK, it is getting harder to find candidates for engineer surveyor roles that qualified in the traditional way, by apprenticing in an industry, then gaining experience and gaining ... » Read More

18/07/2022 Minding the store The trend of appointing third-party MRO service providers is gathering pace with the promise of cost savings and the reassignment of resources to core activities » Read More

18/07/2022 What's up with HAZOPs? A hazard and operability study (HAZOP) is a type of risk assessment used for chemical process systems at the design and planning stage. It was first created as part of ICI’s six-stage hazard study process in the 1960’s, and ... » Read More
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