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Anglian Water appoints ECS Engineering Services as a MEICA framework contractor

ECS has won a place on the latest mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation (MEICA) works and services framework with Anglian Water. ECS will support the water company with comprehensive electromechanical services for infrastructure projects.

Anglian Water supplies water to 4.3 million people in the East of England, cleaning ...
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26/10/2021 Sika concrete recycling R&D Sika has developed a new recycling process for old concrete, in which the ... » Read More

25/10/2021 Enerpac system for big wheel An Enerpac hydraulic jacking system has been used to construct the Ain ... » Read More

25/10/2021 Honeywell gas detector Honeywell has announced the release of two new Bluetooth-connected gas ... » Read More
22/10/2021 Grolsch bottling plant upgrade New servo technology from Festo is helping Grolsch to put the iconic swing ... » Read More

21/10/2021 Northern takes on Leeds depot The future of rail engineering in Leeds is in safe hands after Northern ... » Read More

20/10/2021 Dunkermotoren's new IIOT brand Under nexofox, Dunkermotoren will offer its customers a holistic solution ... » Read More

Who does what? A SAFed guide to lift testing

Revision of the SAFed LG01 Guidelines on the supplementary tests of in-service lifts prompted a joint webinar with LEIA on 19 March 2021 for lift managers and duty holders

Several different pieces of legislation hold lift managers and duty holders legally responsible for lift safety, point out The Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed), the trade ...
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18/10/2021 Hosed & home If poorly administered, flexible hydraulic hose failures can damage machinery and the environment, and even endanger life. An effective hose management scheme is key to their long-term success. By Brian Wall » Read More

18/10/2021 Emergency shutdown valves Emergency shutdown valves may be the last line of defence against a major incident occurring in a pressurised system. Little wonder specifications and maintenance are tightly regulated. By Toby Clark » Read More

14/10/2021 Drone detection Drone technology is being utilised to detect leaks in gas pipelines and storage facilities; it is quicker and more accurate than manual methods » Read More
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