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20/07/2010 TÜV Product Service acquires Laidler group TÜV Product Service has acquired the Cleveland and Yorkshire-based machinery safety compliance firm, Laidler group. » Read More

19/07/2010 £9.5m bill for firms behind Britain’s most costly industrial disaster Five companies were together fined a total of nearly £10 million last month (16 July) for their part in the Buncefield oil depot disaster on 11 December 2005 – a figure that was immediately described as derisory by local residents and ... » Read More

19/07/2010 Atlas Copco proves efficiency of for air blower screw technology Air blowers using internal compression, instead of conventional external compression, set a new standard for energy efficiency in low-pressure industry. » Read More

19/07/2010 Draeger Safety UK Wins Process Innovation Award Draeger Safety UK has won an award for process innovation as part of the 2010 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. » Read More

16/07/2010 Emerson wins main automation contractor for Shell Prelude Technip Samsung Consortium has appointed Emerson Process Management as main automation contractor for the Shell Prelude project, which will be the world's first floating LNG (liquefied natural gas) development. » Read More

16/07/2010 Concrete plant manufacturer standardises on new speed reducer CON-E-CO (Concrete Equipment Company) in the US is the first OEM to standardise on the new Baldor-Dodge Motorised Torque-Arm II shaft-mounted speed reducer – receiving the first units straight off the assembly line. » Read More

15/07/2010 Industrial coatings plants order £3.5 million vacuum pumps Vacuum equipment manufacturer Edwards has received six major orders for industrial coating systems in Taiwan and China in the last six months, worth a total of more than £3.5 million. » Read More

15/07/2010 Dalkia helps Victrex increase energy efficiency Thermoplastic manufacturer Victrex says it is now more energy efficient and achieving optimum combustion, thanks to the installation of energy conversion and management plant from Dalkia. » Read More

14/07/2010 Judith Hackitt and Mike Weightman awarded RAE fellowships Two leading figures from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have been awarded engineering fellowship for their work in industry. » Read More

14/07/2010 Revolutionary progressing cavity pumps trialled at United Utilities Two of NOV Mono's recently introduced EZstrip progressing cavity pumps have been installed at United Utilities Fairbourne wastewater treatment works in Wales to improve process efficiency. » Read More

13/07/2010 Inverters drive Aquamarine’s Oyster marine energy generator The world's largest working hydroelectric wave energy device – Aquamarine Power's Oyster – has entered a new phase, having been installed at the European Marine Energy Centre's test site in Orkney. » Read More

13/07/2010 EU rules clarified on industrial plant emissions Clearer rules and cleaner air are among the aims of the Industrial Emissions Directive, approved by the European Parliament last week. » Read More

12/07/2010 Shampoo plant doubles capacity with impeller mixing upgrade By upgrading the agitator assembly in an existing two-tonne process vessel, shampoo processor Herb UK reckons it will see a return on its investment in less than eight months. » Read More

12/07/2010 ABB completes acquisition of oil, gas and water specialist K-Tek ABB has completed its acquisition of US-based instrumentation manufacturer K-Tek, which is now part of the Measurement Products business unit of ABB's Process Automation division. » Read More

09/07/2010 Speedy open plant hire superstore in Edinburgh Plant hire firm Speedy, which recently won the Hire Association of Europe's (HAE) Award for Environmental Initiatives, has opened its first Scottish Superstore in Edinburgh. » Read More

09/07/2010 Black Sheep brewery rates Boge compressor Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire is reporting excellent performance over a four year period from a Boge SD 40 screw compressor it installed to power a then new cask filling line. » Read More

08/07/2010 Plants in danger of missing CRC deadlines, warns npower Energy firm npower has issued a warning to plant managers that they risk facing financial and reputational penalties unless they act fast to meet the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) deadlines. » Read More

07/07/2010 Wellman Robey gets Euro fighter production back on track BAE Systems Warton plant reports exceptional service from Wellman Robey Boiler Hire Division last month, when a complete boiler house failure threatened scheduled production of Euro fighter assemblies. » Read More

07/07/2010 Severn Trent and United Utilities extend maintenance contracts Severn Trent Water (STW) and United Utilities, which between them supply water to more than half of England, have renewed and extended their plant maintenance contracts with Deritend. » Read More

06/07/2010 First WEG high efficiency motors to pump bio-ethanol fuel in Belgium The first W22 high efficiency motors supplied by WEG in Europe have been installed on a green production plant producing sustainable bio-fuels. » Read More

06/07/2010 Jet grouting speeds difficult storm water tank construction Geotechnical contractor Bachy Soletanche, along with the project team of Severn Trent Water, main contractor Forkers and engineer Mott MacDonald, have developed a novel solution for a storm water tank in Washwood Heath, Birmingham. » Read More

05/07/2010 M Barnwell Services is latest SKF Seals Distributor SKF has appointed fluid sealing products supplier M Barnwell Services as a specialist distributor for its sealing solutions. » Read More

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
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