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12/08/2010

Energy group slates Environment Agency’s CRC complexity

Energy consultancy M&C Energy Group is blaming the coalition government for UK businesses' low registration rate to date for the new CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.
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11/08/2010

50 days left to register for CRC, warns Environment Agency

Figures published today by the Environment Agency show that less than one third of the relevant organisations have registered for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme to date.
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11/08/2010

Electrical testing specialist moves into Skelmersdale

Testing and certification firm TRaC (testing regulatory and compliance) has moved into a new facility in Pendle Place, Skelmersdale after securing a £140,000 grant from the North West Regional Development Agency.
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10/08/2010

Speedy extends reach with £1 million access plant

Equipment rental and support services firm Speedy has invested another £1 million in a range of low-level access equipment from Youngman.
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10/08/2010

Bio-oil project heats up with more efficient fuel oil research

Aston University's Bioenergy Research Group (BERG) is currently involved in a £1.4m project to develop technologies to transform bio-oil into a more efficient source of renewable energy, potentially to replace diesel.
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09/08/2010

Aerospace manufacturer drives £12,000 from energy costs

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions reports savings of more than £12,000 a year on energy since designing ABB variable speed drives into its hydraulic systems.
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06/08/2010

Towerlight takes Speed green innovation award

Towerlight's VT-1 Eco lighting tower, launched earlier this year in the UK, has won the Product Innovation of the Year award for 2010, from plant and equipment rental firm Speedy.
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05/08/2010

Tidal turbine trial set to shine light on the Thames and technology

A small section of the Thames is to be illuminated using power generated by the flow of the river, as Kingston University tests a prototype of hydroelectric turbine.
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05/08/2010

Thames Water confirms EZstrip progressing cavity pump claims

Thames Water has joined the growing number of UK utilities installing the new EZstrip maintain-in-place progressing cavity pump, from NOV Mono – in this case to improve efficiency and reduce downtime at its sewage treatment works in ...
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04/08/2010

Bemrose Booth solves print drying problem

Ticket printing specialist Bemrose Booth has achieved more cost-effective process drying at its Hull plant by commissioning a carbon infra-red (CIR) drying system.
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03/08/2010

Kautex optimises energy usage with air control upgrade

Automotive supply giant Kautex has slashed compressed air consumption at its Hengoed plant by installing a new screw compressor and energy management system.
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03/08/2010

Revolvo slashes large bearing lead times by 400%

Revolvo's investment in two CNC grinding machines has improved throughput of large solid bearings (over 500mm) by more than 400%, cutting lead times from the industry average of 18—24 months, to 24 weeks.
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02/08/2010

Thermal imaging makes Kawasaki pr-active

KPM UK reports that investing in a thermal imaging camera is helping it to predict mechanical faults before they become costly failures.
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02/08/2010

Open gear wear warning comes from lubrication firm

Plants that use open gears should be checking for wear and tear, warns Industrial Speciality Lubricants.
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30/07/2010

Corus improves energy recovery with new steam traps

Corus's Trostre steel plant in Llanelli, South Wales has installed Gem Venturi orifice steam traps as part of its energy conservation and CO2 emissions programme – and is saving £500 per week.
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30/07/2010

Ener-G drives major expansion at UK headquarters

Sustainable power firm Ener-G is to double the size of its office and boost manufacturing space by 25%, with a new 12,500 sq ft building at its headquarters in Greater Manchester.
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29/07/2010

United Utilities chooses ABB drives for major water project

ABB has won a contract to supply two medium voltage drives to a water project that will form a vital part of the water supply system for the North West of England.
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28/07/2010

UK wave and tidal technology industry receives £7m boost

Some 35 British firms and universities are to get £7 million, from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to develop wave and tidal energy technologies.
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28/07/2010

Best efficiency point pump impellers are one step closer

Centrifugal pumps specialist Amarinth says it has moved one step closer to developing a cost effective and rapid process for designing and manufacturing bespoke best efficiency point (BEP) optimised impellers for pumping applications.
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27/07/2010

Data management latest worry for CRC registration

With just two months remaining for firms to register for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), an industry poll reveals that data management is the biggest problem for plant managers.
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26/07/2010

Spirax Sarco secures leaks at Holme House Prison

Problems with flash steam emissions and leaking hot water have evaporated since Spirax Sarco replaced corroded steam equipment as part of a laundry refurbishment project at Holme House Prison in Stockton.
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23/07/2010

William Grant & Sons reduces running time by 20%

The Girvan distillery on the Ayrshire coast reckons it has improved running time by around 20% since installing a motor condition monitoring (MCM) system from Artesis.
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22/07/2010

ABB and Statoil sign $23 million framework agreement

ABB has signed a frame agreement worth up to $23 million to deliver and maintain telecommunications systems for all of Statoil's offshore installations.
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21/07/2010

Bakery first to benefit from new British-made paving

An innovative British-manufactured paving system, involving recycled plastics, has had its first major application at a North West bakery.
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20/07/2010

Industrial tyre shredder gets energy saving rebuild

A tyre shredder used at one of the UK's largest tyre recycling centres, capable of recycling five million tyres per year into soft surfaces, has been remanufactured with help from Eriks' UK engineers.
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