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02/07/2010 ATEX process package solves biodiesel plant problems Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Green Fuels is partnering with Bürkert Fluid Control Systems for its new generation of automatic biodiesel production plants. » Read More

30/06/2010 ATEX solenoids boost safety in offshore cleaning Ultra high pressure water jetting plant for offshore platforms is using ATEX-compliant solenoid valves so that it can be used in Zone II hazardous areas. » Read More

29/06/2010 Achilles gives green light to Speedy rental plant Plant equipment rental firm Speedy has received three accreditations for its work across a range of industrial sectors, via the global pre-qualification service Achilles. » Read More

28/06/2010 Quantum helps wallpaper factory save £27,000 in energy costs Cheshire-based wall coverings manufacturer Fine Décor reports savings of £27,000 a year in energy costs thanks to the installation of ABB variable speed drives by Quantum Controls. » Read More

25/06/2010 Gear units improve cooling tower efficiency at Connah’s Quay New Flender FZG gear units from Siemens Industry are proving their worth at Connah's Quay power station, E.On's largest combined cycle gas turbine power station, on Deeside. » Read More

25/06/2010 New respirator standards demand particle loading test All 3M's disposable particulate respirators have been recertified, and the company advises that products manufactured from 31 July this year will be marked in accordance with the EN149:2001+A1:2009 standard. » Read More

24/06/2010 AVEVA Instrumentation reports average 30% savings AVEVA Instrumentation says it is helping plant engineers to achieve design and material savings of 30% or more on instrumentation and controls – according to feedback from the customers. » Read More

24/06/2010 Federal-Mogul acquires Daros Group for piston rings Federal-Mogul has acquired the Daros Group, a privately-owned supplier of high technology piston rings for large-bore industrial generation and shipping engines. » Read More

23/06/2010 Luton waste recycling plant got type tested control panels Automation firm DB Controls reports that, by selecting Schneider Electric to supply all controls for a new waste recycling plant, it was able to offer a cost-effective Form 2 type-tested control panel. » Read More

23/06/2010 Little Barford to get uprated clean air plant RWE npower has selected GE's technology to reduce emissions, improve efficiency and extend the life of its Little Barford power station near St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. » Read More

22/06/2010 Sinusoidal pumps solve sticky problems for Halewood drinks Three Maso-Sine SPS4 pumps, from Watson-Marlow Pumps, have survived and successfully solved problems of cavitation and noise at beverage giant Halewood International. » Read More

22/06/2010 First screw generator for water industry saves £127,000 a year An unusual renewable energy system, based on an Archimedes screw an induction motor and variable speed drive, is saving Yorkshire Water more than £127,000 a year in electricity costs. » Read More

21/06/2010 Buncefield convictions are lesson to others, warns HSE Three firms have now been found guilty, at St Albans' Crown Court, of charges relating to the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion and fire on 11 December 2005. All now face unlimited fines. » Read More

18/06/2010 Water treatment plant hire cuts costs for EPR Energy Power Resources (EPR) says it saved significant cost and time, when it needed more water treatment capacity at its Elean power station, simply by renting a mobile water treatment unit from Elga Process Water. » Read More

18/06/2010 Smart valve solves E.On CHP water flow control problems Backwash flow controls on the water-treatment system at E.On's CHP (combined heat and power) plant in Northwich, Cheshire, have been improved, thanks to the installation of a Fisher Control-Disk valve. » Read More

17/06/2010 Paper print problems solved by pallet truck When printing giant St Ives Roche had concerns recently about aspects of its paper handling operations, handling equipment supplier Briggs Equipment turned to Stanley Handling for a specialist solution. » Read More

16/06/2010 4,500 tonne UK ammonia plant dismantled for reassembly overseas Following completion of plant decommissioning at GrowHow UK's Severnside site last November, work has now begun on dismantling and packaging of two LCA (leading concept ammonia) plants and a utilities area, bought by Sigma for resale. » Read More

16/06/2010 Yamatake joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Measurement and control technologies specialist Yamatake has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) governing board, signalling support for the increasingly popular industrial plant wireless standard. » Read More

15/06/2010 South West Water approves Nov Mono pump innovation South West Water has approved the EZstrip 'maintain in place' progressing cavity pump from NOV Mono for use at all its waste water treatment plants. » Read More

15/06/2010 VeriPRO wins industry safety award for innovation VeriPRO, the earplug fit testing system, from Howard Leight by Sperian, has received the British Safety Industry Federation's (BSIF) Product Innovation Award for 2010. » Read More

14/06/2010 Petrochemical industry feeling the effects of economic downturn The difficult financial climate is having an impact on petrochemical plants, according to a survey by valves supplier HS Pipequipment. » Read More

14/06/2010 South Africa’s first wind-farm to power Football World Cup The wind turbines project from Belgian wind-farm provider Electrawinds is providing clean energy to the football world cup via South Africa's first ever wind-farm. » Read More

11/06/2010 Litre Meter wants oldest Pelton wheel flow meter To celebrate 35 years of manufacturing its Pelton Wheel flowmeter Flow meter manufacturers, Litre Meter is on a mission to find the oldest instrument still in use. » Read More

11/06/2010 Six-tonne marine reel bearings performing to plan Two six-tonne, 1.75m OD pipe reel bearings, replaced late last year on the pipelay vessel the Apache, are performing well, according to its owner Technip. » Read More

11/06/2010 3M goes for bearing market with Godiva Engineering adhesives firm 3M has signed a deal with Godiva Bearings to supply its Scotch-Weld products alongside major manufacturers' bearings. » Read More
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