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  • Carbon capture plant in the heart of London helps teach the fundamentals of a greener industrial future

    01 December 2023

    For more than a decade, a one of its kind carbon capture pilot plant has been operating in the heart of central London. The unique plant, a partnership between Imperial College London and ABB, has seen more than 4,500 students gain hands-on experience and training on the latest real-life technologies and solutions since it opened in 2012....

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  • Robotic 'dog' halves time power workers spend in confined spaces

    24 August 2023

    In a UK-first innovative trial, robotic dog ‘Spot’ who is about the size of a Labrador, is helping to keep workers safe across the underground power network in London, the East, and the South East of England....

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  • Flight milestones at Sellafield helping to enhance safety on nuclear sites

    15 August 2023

    Drone pilots have successfully completed two flight firsts on a UK nuclear site leading the way to increased safety of employees during decommissioning. The successful deployment of a drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor marks a major milestone for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team, enabling Sellafield Ltd to improve efficiency in mapping and 3D modelling....

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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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