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Helicopters help railway engineers going 'down under' in the Peak District

In a rare move, construction materials have been airlifted into position by helicopter for essential repairs to a ventilation shaft in one of the deepest railway tunnels in Britain.

Network Rail has completed essential maintenance to Cowburn Tunnel on the Hope Valley line as part of a major £800,000 Great North Rail Project investment. The ...
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23/09/2021 Texaco Vartech turbine cleaner Texaco says its Vartech technology solution significantly improves system ... » Read More

22/09/2021 Emerson emissions monitoring The Rosemount XE10 Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) is ... » Read More

21/09/2021 Al Mahsama treatment plant Built on the banks of the New Suez Canal in Egypt’s Sinai region, the $100 ... » Read More
21/09/2021 Automated formulation cell Mitsubishi Electric has helped Labman Automation in the development of a ... » Read More

20/09/2021 TLV upgrades Cospect valve The three-in-one Cospect pressure reducing valve from TLV Euro Engineering ... » Read More

20/09/2021 Walkway protection product Consumable solutions company BAXT has launched the TP10 workspace ... » Read More

She who watches the watchers

Jane Nash is Allianz Engineering’s new health, safety and quality manager for its 600 engineering surveyors in engineering, construction and power business that inspect plant and equipment across industry for safety and compliance (pictured, pp17 and 18). Having spent her career in quality assurance and health and safety, primarily in manufacturing and in ... » Read More

23/09/2021 Asbestos in the rail network As with any other sector, it is essential that sufficient information regarding the potential location of asbestos is recorded prior to carrying out any demolition, repair or refurbishment work. It is equally important for rail ... » Read More

16/09/2021 The biggest pumps in the world Among the largest pumps made for industry are the reactor coolant pumps used in modern PWR, pressurised water reactor-type nuclear power plants such as Sizewell B in Suffolk, and Hinkley Point C, currently being built. Each 10m-tall ... » Read More

16/09/2021 Overhung pump retrofit Sulzer examines pump retrofit options outside of the bearing housing for single-stage overhung pumps to improve reliability and reduce operating costs » Read More
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