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09/06/2010 Deritend completes major project on iconic Tees Transporter Bridge An icon of British engineering, the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, has been revitalised with help from maintenance, service and repair group Deritend. » Read More


08/06/2010 Vibration legislation deadline will force UK industry to change UK industry must limit employees' exposure to hand-arm vibration caused by older equipment, in light of legislation effective from July this year. » Read More


08/06/2010 Achilles gets government approval on CRC Energy Efficiency scheme The UK Environment Agency has approved CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme), the certification standard for Achilles' carbon reduction programme, as a so-called early action metric for the CRC Energy Efficiency ... » Read More


07/06/2010 Robust pump and tube combo solves sticky situation Thread locking and sealing components manufacturer Prelok reports that installing 521 series pumps from Watson-Marlow, in combination with Gore Style 400 high resilience tubing, has solved problems caused by previous pumps circulating its ... » Read More


07/06/2010 Water pipeline cleaning technology scoops innovation award New pipeline cleaning technology, developed for Northumbrian Water, has scooped a national award for engineering innovation. » Read More


04/06/2010 Deritend to double turnover with energy efficiency service Maintenance, service and repair group Deritend reckons its new focus on plants' energy efficiency and low carbon technologies will double its turnover. » Read More


04/06/2010 Laidler issues warning on machinery standards Machine manufacturers may inadvertently be relying on out-of-date standards for their compliance with the Machinery Directive, according to safety and compliance consultancy Laidler. » Read More


03/06/2010 ABS hosetails make the grade for yacht hydraulics Durapipe ABS hosetails have been specified by engineering company Phoenix Hydraulics, to replace brass equivalents on board a luxury yacht. » Read More


03/06/2010 Fuel and energy questions answered by new website Fuel supplier Crown Oil UK's new website provides advice on environmental best practice and fuel storage regulations, as well as detailing its services for red diesel and road fuel, utility connections and scheduled deliveries. » Read More


02/06/2010 Thermal imaging cameras save Clarks estimated £250,000 Knapp UK's customer support team at the shoe retailer's distribution centre has used thermal imaging techniques to save in excess of a quarter of a million pounds in repair and downtime costs in just three months. » Read More


02/06/2010 Schneider controls help Bupa’s carbon reduction initiative Kestrel Mechanical, which looks after service, maintenance and repair of the boiler plant in 88 Bupa care homes, has started an energy-saving programme using Schneider Electric's TeSys U motor starter controllers for pumps and motors. » Read More


01/06/2010 Single point load cells support accuracy for blenders TSM Control Systems of Dundalk in Ireland is using HBM's single point load cells to ensure high accuracy in its range of weigh blending systems. » Read More


01/06/2010 Hima-Sella expands in East Midlands and Aberdeen Stockport-based plant systems integrator Hima-Sella is expanding its UK operation with two new offices, one in Ashby de la Zouch in the East Midlands and one in Aberdeen. » Read More


28/05/2010 Intelligent pump cleaning cuts maintenance at Irish plant Installation of an ac drive with automatic de-ragging software has slashed maintenance call-outs to deal with pump impeller fouling at an Irish County Council pumping station. » Read More


27/05/2010 ISA plant wireless automation standard gets GE backing Industrial automation giant GE has joined others already driving uptake of the ISA100 industrial plant wireless communications standard. » Read More


26/05/2010 Diageo reports significant savings from venture orifice steam traps Diageo's 18-acre Runcorn plant is reporting significant savings in energy, replacement costs and maintenance of its steam traps, following installation of Thermal Energy International's Venturi Orifice Gem traps. » Read More


25/05/2010 SITA UK fined £210,000 after driver death Waste management and recycling firm SITA UK has been fined, after a driver was killed at a Northamptonshire landfill site. » Read More


25/05/2010 Blow moulding machines get new compressor at McBride McBride's personal care products manufacturing plant at Burnley has a new Compair high pressure air compressor and pipework to supply air at 40bar to power three PET blow moulding machines. » Read More


25/05/2010 Plants urged to take proactive approach to CRC energy registration Industrial companies across the UK have until 30 September to register for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), or face fines of late registration. » Read More


24/05/2010 ABB launches drives and motors swappage scheme ABB has launched what it's calling a drives and motors 'swappage' scheme, allowing companies to trade in their old products from any manufacturer for new ABB drives and motors. » Read More


24/05/2010 Nov Mono survey points to maintenance budget wastage More than one third of process and maintenance engineers are wasting "vast amounts" of their maintenance budgets, because they do not realise they can buy high performance, cost effective non-OEM replacement parts for progressing cavity ... » Read More


21/05/2010 Flying penguins, jellyfish and rays to perform at Royal Society Festo's pneumatic flying penguins, jellyfish and rays are set to perform during the Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations at the Southbank Centre from June 25 to July 4. » Read More


21/05/2010 Hard water scale problem solved for Cotto Tiles Cotto Tiles, part of TCC (Thai Cement Company), reports that Fluid Dynamics International has solved a long standing hard water problem at one of its sites. » Read More


20/05/2010 Sand extraction plant is concrete investment A new sand production plant is helping Cemex UK to boost efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its largest UK sand and gravel quarry at Rugeley, Staffordshire. » Read More


20/05/2010 Hungarian wastewater scheme turns to biomass plant One of Europe's most ambitious biogas from wastewater projects has been switched on in Budapest by Ener-G. » Read More
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