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Coronavirus: SOCOTEC provides support to two UK power stations during pandemic

Testing, inspection and compliance services provider SOCOTEC has been working closely with two UK power stations to ensure that maximum electrical output is delivered to the National Grid during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The organisation’s Energy team serves as a key supply chain partner for North Yorkshire-based energy company Drax and Lynemouth ...
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29/05/2020 RS-Rockwell partnership RS Components has announced a partnership with Rockwell Automation that ... » Read More

28/05/2020 IMH-SPX Flow agreement Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH), which is headquartered in ... » Read More

28/05/2020 Redline secures contract Air Partner company and global security solutions provider Redline has ... » Read More
27/05/2020 Coronavirus: Disinfecting bot A robot that is capable of disinfecting large areas has been demonstrated ... » Read More

27/05/2020 Forum ROV completes trials Forum Energy Technologies’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Perry ... » Read More

26/05/2020 Cold storage warning Higher seasonal temperatures and reduced product demand stemming from the ... » Read More

Bouncing back from Buncefield

Almost 15 years on from the Buncefield disaster, Operations Engineer looks back at what went wrong, why and the steps taken to try to ensure such an incident never happens again

The Buncefield Oil Storage Terminal, situated outside the town of Hemel Hempstead just off the M1 motorway, handled around 2.37 million metric tonnes of oil products a ...
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25/05/2020 Cold comfort Air conditioning is not the only way to provide a comfortable indoor environment. And some of the alternatives have benefits of their own » Read More

18/05/2020 Electric motors shake-up A radical overhaul of the regulation governing electric motors is forecast to bring big cost savings for industry, along with a significant reduction in environmental impact » Read More

18/05/2020 Controlling the risks The Health and Safety Executive recently reminded companies to protect the health of workers by controlling the risks from welding fume. What measures can be put in place? » Read More
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