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Agadir-Chtouka desalination plant strikes gold with tailored compressor solution

Abengoa, a major multi-national infrastructure company working in the energy and water sectors, has contracted Ingersoll Rand’s engineering project solutions team to design a tailored compressed air system for the Agadir-Chtouka desalination plant in Morocco.

Water plants depend on high-quality instrument air and service air to be clean and free ...
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22/01/2021 Mechan shrinks rail jack Design engineers at rail depot equipment supplier, Mechan, have gone back ... » Read More

21/01/2021 Festo's valve configurator Industrial automation supplier Festo has introduced a new online ... » Read More

20/01/2021 Bürkert water quality analysis Bürkert’s water quality analysis system offers an automated process that ... » Read More
20/01/2021 DNASTREAM:Ultimo's first in UK Enterprise asset management system provider Ultimo Software Solutions has ... » Read More

19/01/2021 Danfoss's digital pump move The Danfoss Group has announced the full acquisition of Artemis ... » Read More

19/01/2021 Sandvik invests in AI firm Engineering group Sandvik has acquired a minority stake in US ... » Read More

The uses of ultrasound inspection

Ultrasound is especially good at early detection of bearing faults, lubricant condition, leaks, discharge in electrical systems and steam trap monitoring. Unlike vibration analysis, it generally doesn’t require detailed knowledge of the mechanical system being tested. This can, however, mean that ultrasound isn’t always as well-suited to detailed fault ... » Read More

21/01/2021 Chemical effluent sensors Chemical sensors can highlight potential risks with discharged water and whether environmental standards are being met. How do these technologies work in practice and what are their limitations? By Brian Wall » Read More

20/01/2021 Sulzer betters pumping control The Forward Flow Project, instigated by Anglian Water, looks at the flows in a station or between a network of pumping stations and was developed to include a management tool that would improve the availability and efficiency of the ... » Read More

14/01/2021 Access platform safety tracked A new report from a trade association brings together, for the first time, reports of incidents and accidents involving powered access platforms. The data pinpoints the key safety risks of these ever-more essential site machines » Read More
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