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Hidden Truths About Cooling System Water Filtration

Many owners and operators of cooling towers and cooling systems are quite comfortable in the belief that they are operating an effective and safe water system – but how safe are they really?John Wilson of Amiad Water Systems UK discusses some of the hidden truths. By John Wilson of Amiad Water Systems UKBy nature of […]

RF & Microwave Material Measurements: Techniques and Applications

​How can we differentiate cancerous from non-cancerous cell types? What is the propagation time of a signal within a filter?  What is the shielding effectiveness of a component?  What is the relative permittivity of a microstrip substrate?  What is the performance of a Radar absorber?  What all these questions have in common is the need […]

Safely Extending Operational Intelligence Using Mobile HMI Solutions

​In the process industries, devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops are increasingly being used to provide personnel with mobile access to operational data. As Emerson’s Jürgen Harwalik explains, companies should be looking to create an effective mobile HMI strategy that balances the need for flexible data access with cybersecurity requirements. By Jürgen Harwalik, DeltaV™ […]

Is Gas Generation The Solution To Rising Energy Costs?

In an increasingly competitive world, UK industry needs to keep a tight lid on its energy costs, but, at the same time, is facing ever-increasing electricity prices. Craig Akers, Sector Team Leader at Aggreko says the answer might lie in taking advantage of the differential between electricity and gas prices. By Craig Akers, Sector Team Leader […]

British Industry To Benefit From UK Government-backed Investment Into Innovative Energy Efficiency Technologies

​Seven innovative energy efficiency projects have been selected to receive investment through the first phase of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). These projects will aim to demonstrate the application of novel technologies to reduce energy consumption in British industry. ​The projects will receive a share of […]

Why Effective Waste Management Is More Important Than Ever In 2019

Waste management, resource security and sustainability are all pertinent buzzwords from 2018 – and whether you work in the manufacturing, hospitality, education, oil and gas, or chemicals industries, they won’t be disappearing anytime soon. With an increasing focus from the Government to create a more environmentally-friendly and carbon-neutral society, what role will waste management play, […]

Cross Contamination Food Inspection Risks Receive Hygienic Hand

​The impact of food and drink allergies in the UK is rising, and the risks associated with factory-level ingredient cross-contamination and cross contact are real. Yet, smart design in metal detection is helping food and drink businesses to minimise hygiene challenges at this critical point in the line, both for allergens and food-borne pathogens, says […]

How Integrated Finance can help Food and Beverage Manufacturers Embrace Digitalisation

Manufacturers in the food and beverage industry are facing a number of key challenges, including increasing productivity and responding to changing consumer demands. These challenges also impact the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that supply their machines. The sector requires that its OEMs manufacture systems with ever-shorter run times, greater flexibility, and increased efficiency in order […]

How IIoT is Shaping the Future of the Food & Beverage Industry

In roughly a decade everything will be made smart. Any object or being will be able to function like a computer, being able to connect to the internet, sense the environment, gather data and deliver insights on the fly. This could be a pen, it could be a water bottle or it could even be […]

What does the future hold for SCADA?

As Edge Computing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gather pace, many businesses are wondering what automation technologies will blossom in the fourth industrial revolution. Will Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems still be part of the Factory of the Future and is so what will they look like?By Natalie Turner, Sales Director […]