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17/05/2022

The carbon footprint of heating and cooling

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is responsible for most of the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, and a ...

19/04/2022

Tackling the challenges of data

Digitalisation projects aim to connect sensors to machines and then use that data to monitor, analyse, and control the process. ...

19/04/2022

Risk FACtor

Flow-accelerated corrosion is an important effect that can result in catastrophic failures in high-pressure and high-temperature ...

14/03/2022

Condition monitoring for wind turbines

In any application, condition monitoring makes maintenance more efficient by preventing catastrophic failures and unplanned ...

19/01/2022

Understanding explosive atmospheres

Many different industrial environments can contain explosive atmospheres containing gases, vapours, mists or dusts. Such ...

19/01/2022

Rise of the plug-and-play CM system

‘Plug and play’ condition monitoring offerings over the past year claim to do away with the need for expert analysis (at a ...

01/12/2021

Maintaining frequency inverters

Failure modes, inspection and maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting, as well as the general checks for non-specialists: ...

04/11/2021

Virtual protection: cybersecurity and IECD 62443

The IECD 62443 standard is becoming well-known as instructing operators on how to protect themselves from digital crime. Now, ...

30/09/2021

Could batteries replace generators?

The supply shortages caused by COVID have focused the mind on threat scenarios. Critical infrastructure which depends on ...

26/08/2021

An overview of force and pressure sensing

The methods used to measure force in a range of applications and how these can be related to pressure sensing. By Jody Muelaner

12/08/2021

Inspection shutdowns in UK AGR nuclear power plants

UK nuclear power plants including Heysham 1, Torness and Hinkley Point B have recently undergone shutdowns that have included ...

30/06/2021

A guide to automated guided vehicles

Although not new, the autonomous wheeled robots that pick and carry boxes and pallets are becoming ever more popular in improving ...

27/05/2021

Digital twins

Sometimes it can be difficult to assess the damage caused by weather or corrosion. Digital twins are an emerging technique which ...

29/04/2021

Green lubrication

Technological developments are breaking down the traditional division between eco-friendly and high-performance industrial ...

25/03/2021

Bubbles bite: the trouble with cavitation

Cavitation involves the formation and collapse of micro-bubbles in a liquid, causing erosion and damage to pipework and pump ...

21/01/2021

The uses of ultrasound inspection

Ultrasound is especially good at early detection of bearing faults, lubricant condition, leaks, discharge in electrical systems ...

03/12/2020

A new coat: alternatives to hexavalent chromium

Zinc and chrome coatings have been widely used to protect against corrosion an improve surface properties since the industrial ...

14/10/2020

Are digital twins double trouble?

Why should you bother making a digital twin, and how do you go about creating one anyway? By Jody Muelaner

02/09/2020

Winded: new approaches to offshore wind turbine maintenance

Not only are offshore wind turbines a long way from shore, their rotating machinery is housed tens of metres above the surface of ...

24/08/2020

Smart moves

Jody Muelaner explores how a building management system works and the range of equipment and systems with which it can work