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

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13/09/2010 Severn Trent awards 500 site MRO deal to Brammer Severn Trent Water has contracted MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) specialist Brammer to supply electric motors and gearboxes to more than 500 of its sites. » Read More

10/09/2010 Union Papertech gets six figure saving from mobile drive spare Paper manufacturer Union Papertech is reporting £120,000 in cost savings, following the design and installation of a mobile, configurable variable speed drive spare for emergency maintenance. » Read More

10/09/2010 Independent inspection now key to oil and gas pipeline installations The impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Wednesday's report on the incident from BP, will result in pipeline installations coming under far greater scrutiny from regulators. » Read More

09/09/2010 BP report points to chilling sequence of events on Deepwater Horizon Halliburton, Transocean and others should shoulder some of the responsibility, alongside BP, for the Deepater Horizon explosion and fire that killed 11 and caused widespread pollution in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. » Read More

09/09/2010 Bostik cements energy savings with frequency-controlled compressor Bostik is making savings of 32% on compressed air energy, thanks to the installation of a Boge SLF 125 frequency-controlled screw compressor. » Read More

09/09/2010 Plant engineers push the importance of plant engineering SOE IPlantE (the Institution of Plant engineers) is launching a brochure extolling the virtues of plant engineering. » Read More

08/09/2010 Thorite celebrates 50 year milestone Bradford-based compressed air, vacuum and process products distributor Thorite has reached the 50 year milestone. » Read More

08/09/2010 Five arrests follow Tracker plant recovery A forklift stolen from Thurrock Hospital in Essex was found within four hours by Hertfordshire police, who worked with Tracker to identify its location on a farm. » Read More

08/09/2010 Eriks to acquire US Rawson for process instrumentation Plant equipment and instrumentation specialist Eriks is to acquire the US-based flow control equipment firm Rawson LP. » Read More

07/09/2010 Plants offered £7,000 savings every year from air audits Numerous firms are saving around £7,000 per year, simply by taking advantage of a leak reduction programme, using Thorite's compressed air audits and surveys service. » Read More

07/09/2010 Flowmeter selection gets even easier online Flowmeter specialist Litre Meter is advising plant engineers to look at its website if they need help with accurately configuring their meters. » Read More

06/09/2010 Maximising pump and motor efficiency is down to good couplings Maximising pump/drive motor efficiencies relies on selecting the correct drive coupling, according to David Brooksbank, director of marketing at Altra Industrial Motion. » Read More

06/09/2010 Laidler to front plant & machinery safety at Health and Safety ’10 Machinery safety and compliance consultancy Laidler Associates is sponsoring the new Plant Machinery Safety zone at Health and Safety '10 – North event, which takes place at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton on 13 and 14 October. » Read More

03/09/2010 GEM steam traps cut condensate return pressure by 51% at KNPC Shuaiba refinery Keeping on top of the challenge of repairing and replacing thousands of mechanical steam traps is no longer a problem at KNPC's Shauiba Refinery in Kuwait, following conversion of 1,750 mechanical traps to Thermal Energy International's ... » Read More

02/09/2010 Lightning protection equipment gets high energy analysis Abriox has upgraded lightning protection on its remote corrosion monitoring equipment for fuel pipelines, with help from lightning test consultancy Cobham Technical Services. » Read More

31/08/2010 Severn Glocon surges on MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz deal Control and choke valve manufacturer Severn Glocon says it is to continue supplying anti-surge valves to compressor manufacturer Zurich based MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz. » Read More

27/08/2010 Online tutorial shows how to choose between mass and volume flow ABB has released the latest in its series of online tutorial videos, explaining the difference between mass and volume flow and how to decide which technique is appropriate for particular applications. » Read More

26/08/2010 C-Valve PRV slashes Scottish Water’s leaks in Glasgow city Scottish Water reckons it is saving 3.7 million litres of water leakage per day, since installing a C-Valve, from Plasson UK to pressure manage an area north of the river Clyde, at the Strobcross Street site in Glasgow. » Read More

26/08/2010 E.on solves personal protective equipment problems at Connah’s Quay E.on has found a useful way to distribute PPE (personal protective equipment) to workers at its Connah's Quay power station in North Wales – from vending machines. » Read More

25/08/2010 First four-high battery system installed for Co-Op warehouse trucks A revolutionary four-high lift truck battery charge and change facility has been installed by EnerSys, as part of a refurbishment project at the Co-Op's St Helens regional distribution centre. » Read More

25/08/2010 Watford commercial cleaning site saves 25kW with new compressor Watford Launderers & Cleaners is reporting "substantial energy savings" from its replacement industrial-scale compressor system, financed by a 0% Carbon Trust business loan. » Read More

24/08/2010 ABB drives and motors keep China’s tyres turning ABB is helping reverse the flow of manufactured goods from China to the UK by supplying two variable speed drives and motors to Rochdale-based Farrel. » Read More

24/08/2010 River Ribble clean-up uses deep diaphragm wall shafts Geotechnical contractor Bachy Soletanche is using a storm water shaft, with deep diaphragm walls and cased secant piling, on a project for United Utilities. » Read More

23/08/2010 Flir offers 20% trade-in for old thermal cameras Thermal imaging camera specialist Flir Systems is offering 20% off a new thermal camera when plant engineers trade in their existing camera, whatever its brand. » Read More

20/08/2010 Wireless barcode readers provide instant maintenance alarms at new DC IDC wireless bar code readers are helping to minimise maintenance downtime and costs at a major new distribution centre recently automated by the company. » Read More
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