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06/02/2024

A new direction for reverse osmosis

At a molecular level, the natural process of osmosis normally causes water to move through a semipermeable membrane from an area ...

02/11/2023

Stress cracks in nuclear pipework

The shutdown of reactors across France last year came as a shock to many, and provides a warning of the effects of stress ...

31/08/2023

Analysing gas

Gas analysers are used to measure the chemical composition or some other property of a gas. Typically gas analysers are ...

09/08/2023

Using recovered waste heat

The presence of spare heat is a necessary but not sufficient condition to turn it to a good use, explains Jody Muelaner

21/06/2023

Avoiding hump instability

Hump instability is a type of unstable fluid flow that can result in increased drag, vibration or buffeting, similar to vortex ...

29/03/2023

Measuring liquid levels

Liquid level measurement sensors are being installed throughout the sewage network to reduce stormwater sewer discharges, reports ...

20/03/2023

AI and vibration analysis

When a vibration level goes out of tolerance, automated condition monitoring software can notify maintenance staff of an issue. ...

20/02/2023

Thermal imaging tips and tricks

Thermal cameras continue to come down in price and are entering the mainstream industrial world to provide help in maintenance ...

23/09/2022

Understanding motor current signature analysis

By continuously monitoring the current supplied to the stator, it is possible to detect many electrical faults in induction ...

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 ...

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