Industrial equipment, services and inspection news and information for manufacturing, process, facilities and related fields.

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11/05/2010 No vacancies at JCB Academy as waiting list opens The JCB Academy has had to open a waiting list for places at its £22 million regional centre of learning, after becoming fully subscribed months ahead of its September opening. » Read More

11/05/2010 Beware counterfeit bearings, after latest seizure Plant engineers are being warned to watch out for counterfeit engineering spares, following a court order in France, which saw a distributor fined for selling counterfeit SKF bearings. » Read More

10/05/2010 ENER-G pumps up sustainable heating and cooling operation Clean energy group ENER-G has launched a Sustainable Technologies division specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps. » Read More

10/05/2010 Amarinth opens new pump assembly and testing plant Centrifugal pumps specialist Amarinth says it has invested in state-of-the-art assembly and test facilities to handle current orders and predicted growth. » Read More

07/05/2010 ABB drive serves up £20,000 in savings for gluten-free baker Improved speed control on one of its production lines is enabling The Village Bakery to save £20,000 per year at its Abenbury Way site in Wrexham, which is the most advanced gluten-free facility in Europe. » Read More

07/05/2010 Speedy spends £500,000 on plant to scale heights Plant and equipment rental specialist Speedy has invested more than half a million pounds in a range of low-level access equipment from specialist manufacturer, Custom Equipment. » Read More

06/05/2010 Hima-Sella strengthens plant diagnostics at GrowHow UK Fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK's Teesside Billingham plant is to get an upgraded ESD (emergency shutdown) system – to TÜV certified HIQuad H51qHS standards. » Read More

06/05/2010 Environment Agency to address CRC Scheme at Facilities Show The Facilities Show, which runs from 11to 13 May at the NEC Birmingham, has dedicated educational content to help FM managers meet the regulatory changes under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. » Read More

05/05/2010 Disc couplings chosen for largest gas turbine plant Bibby Turboflex HS disc couplings have been selected for operation on the largest (64MW) aero derivative gas turbine engine ever packaged. » Read More

05/05/2010 Peristaltic pumps ordered for cobalt purification Peristaltic pump specialist Verderflex has exported 30 VF hose pumps to Morocco for work on a cobalt refining plant, handling abrasive and highly corrosive materials. » Read More

04/05/2010 Pyeroy wins third Huntsman maintenance services contract Industrial services supplier Pyeroy, which serves the chemical, petrochemicals and energy industries, has won a £2.5 million contract with chemicals giant Huntsman, for fabric maintenance. » Read More

30/04/2010 Carbon Reduction commitment causing confusion Nearly half of UK companies that should be involved in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme believe that government advice on the legislation is inadequate, and are unclear on how to forecast their CO2 emissions and purchase carbon ... » Read More

30/04/2010 Sensor technology proves key to plant teaching The electrical machines laboratory at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is a better teaching resource since TorqSense non-contact torque sensors, from Sensor Technology, were fitted to five machine sets. » Read More

30/04/2010 Spirax Sarco invests £25 million in UK factory Steam specialist Spirax Sarco is investing close to £25 million modernising its manufacturing facilities in Cheltenham, with its Unity Project, due for completion next year. » Read More

29/04/2010 3M support helps Young Engineer for Britain award winner A student who turned to technology company 3M for help with his design for a solar powered bicycle has won a Young Engineer for Britain Award for Design, Innovation & Presentation. » Read More

28/04/2010 Dual-channel transmitters cut conductivity costs for Eon Energy giant Eon has reduced the number and cost of conductivity transmitters, thanks to installing dual channel transmitters from ABB. » Read More

28/04/2010 Record-breaking steam car comes to Cheltenham The team that broke the world land speed record for a steam-powered car visited Spirax Sarco in Cheltenham last Thursday (22 April 2010). » Read More

27/04/2010 Amarinth wins $4m orders from Petrofac in the Middle East Petrofac has ordered $4 million worth of specialist centrifugal pumps and associated equipment for the massive ASAB Full Field Development project in Abu Dhabi, from Amarinth for delivery by June. » Read More

27/04/2010 Dairy moves into green pastures with anaerobic digester plant Shaftesbury, Dorset-based BV Dairy is aiming to cut its carbon footprint by more than 65% by pioneering liquid anaerobic digestion (AD) technology. » Read More

26/04/2010 Drives help power plant produce more electricity Västerås, Sweden-based power and district heating provider Mälarenergi, says it has increased the amount of energy it can sell by 35 GWh/year, following installation of medium voltage drives. » Read More

26/04/2010 New BS management standard guides 20% energy saving BSi has launched a new standard to help and establish systems and processes that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions. » Read More

23/04/2010 Alistair Darling takes time out to visit Schneider Electric Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling paid a visit to Schneider Electric's manufacturing plant in Telford, on the same day Labour unveiled its manifesto for the general election. » Read More

22/04/2010 Invensys Operations Management buys Skelta Invensys Operations Management, the manufacturing and utilities plant systems specialist, has acquired Skelta Software, based in Bangalore, India. » Read More

22/04/2010 Lochinvar invests in engineering staff training Members of the technical department and warehouse teams at commercial water heaters and boilers manufacturer Lochinvar have received extra engineering training, with Midland Group Training Services. » Read More

21/04/2010 Brammer goes on air to help build a greener Britain Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services specialist Brammer is to feature in a TV programme aimed at highlighting the importance of environmental considerations for British business. » Read More
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