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REDU service transforms failing cooling water pumps - case study

A power station in the Republic of Ireland had significant issues with high silt levels in the water being pumped by its two auxiliary cooling water pumps. High silt content had negatively affected the water quality and, in this case, also caused damage to the rotating elements and static parts of the pumps. This was a frequent and costly problem causing ... » Read More

05/03/2021 Alfa Laval maintenance advice With the early impact of the pandemic restricting most of industry’s ... » Read More

04/03/2021 Bauer gear motor in cable reel To ensure its latest reel and coiling solution could deliver efficient ... » Read More

04/03/2021 Harvester: Tsubaki cam clutch If you like chips, chances are that you owe your dinner to a potato ... » Read More
04/03/2021 Safety & Sustainability Awards SOE, the parent group of IRTE, is launching a new awards programme later ... » Read More

03/03/2021 ABB launches two cobots ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new ... » Read More

03/03/2021 New CIP for cheesemaker Sycamore Process Engineering has completed a major upgrade project at ... » Read More

What goes up...

A familiar part of industrial and commercial landscapes, gasholders – large and expandable tanks that hold natural gas for domestic consumption – are now being taken down across the country. One gas network explains how it’s done. By Will Dalrymple

Gasholders, or gasometers, were built from the late 19th century and through the housing boom in ...
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23/02/2021 My weir runneth over An advanced computing system aims to improve utilities’ ability to detect blockages that might otherwise lead to sewage pollution incidents, reports Toby Clark » Read More

23/02/2021 Specifying a blower system The ultimate aim for a blower system used in industrial effluent treatment plants is to provide total reliability and guaranteed continuity of process operations. It should combine optimum performance with protection of the process, ... » Read More

19/02/2021 Leuze explains sensor changes Through a new approach to sensor information transfer, manufacturer Leuze explains how modern digital connectivity is changing the nature of electronics control. » Read More
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