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  • Methane number determination in gaseous liquefied natural gas

    08 November 2022

    Stringent legislation on air pollution and greenhouse gas emission and conflicts in countries with oil reserves all drive the shipping industry to focus on alternatives to heavy fuel oil....

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  • CompEx training success - “Doing the course has completely changed my life!”

    03 October 2022

    When Jo initially applied to the C&P Training centre to do the CompEx Ex01 – Ex04 Gas and Vapours course, she was working as a domestic electrician for several years and wanted to upgrade her skills and potential earnings by taking the industry recognised CompEx course which enables industrial electricians to work in potentially explosive areas....

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  • Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine

    03 August 2022

    A highly dextrous, Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine has met its identical superhero twin for the first time. Both known as MASCOT, the identical manipulators are being put through their paces in a series of practice ‘rescue missions’ where each saves its stranded sibling to limit potential disruption to world-leading fusion energy research at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)....

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  • Handle with care: robot-assisted system for safe handling of nuclear waste

    01 July 2022

    The decommissioning of nuclear facilities poses major challenges for operators. Whether decommissioning or safe containment, the amount of nuclear waste to be disposed of is growing at an overwhelming rate worldwide....

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  • Major pharmaceutical company reduces downtimes, improves safety using drone for tank inspections

    22 February 2022

    Large scale tanks used for manufacturing pharmaceutical products are made out of stainless steel, since it is the best material for cleaning, and they must be kept clean at all times. After each production run the tanks are cleaned with acid and lye....

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Gas safety in the food & drink industry 21 February 2022

Gas safety has long been an area of focus for risk mitigation for businesses operating in the food and drink sector. Indeed, Draeger’s gas safety work with food and drink companies dates back over a hundred years, when founder Johann Heinrich Dräger developed the well-known Lubeca valve, which safely controlled the flow of gas in beer tap systems at a low pressure....

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Case study: automation and digitalisation at scale 05 May 2021

ANYbotics has collaborated with global chemical manufacturer BASF to deploy ANYmal at one of the company’s sites. The autonomous, four-legged robot has helped display the efficiency, quality, and scalability of robotic inspection and data-collection capabilities in complex industrial environments....

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Adapting to change and remaining resilient 24 February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of the most robust supply chains and has ushered in a new way of working. This has changed how companies operate in an unprecedented manner. Here’s how motor and drive manufacturer WEG kept going during the first few months of the pandemic to maintain customer supply and help in the COVID-19 fight....

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Switch to single source LED lighting saves OQ Chemicals $50k annually 15 February 2021

A switch to single source LED industrial lighting at the Bishop petro-chemical facility of OQ Chemicals, located just outside Corpus Christi, Texas, is saving the plant some $50,000 annually in reduced maintenance costs with additional savings in reduced energy costs and virtually eliminating lighting maintenance whilst also producing substantial improvements in visibility, sustainability and staff safety....

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Occupational health & safety management systems – the business case for ISO 45001 17 November 2020

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has been providing a framework of standards that British industry has been familiar with for years. These have defined electrical and mechanical connections, product specifications, processes and all manner of things. As they define the way products and services work together, obtaining certification that a business complies to an ISO standard can be a major investment....

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