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Sep 25, 2020
Offshore generator revitalised
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Sep 22, 2020
When vandals damaged the CHP control panels at EDL’s Wellingborough landfill site, rendering the engines unusable, the timing could not have been worse. One week before Easter 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was sweeping the UK and the country had just been placed into an unprecedented nationwide lockdown. Site managers anticipated a significant period of downtime but... [Read More]

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Sep 16, 2020
Founded in 2008, A2A is considered the biggest multi-utility in Italy with more than 12,000 employees. It generates, distributes and markets renewable energy, electricity, gas, integrated water supply and waste management services. From its headquarters in Brescia, Italy, A2A Ciclo Idrico, a company of the A2A Group, operates more than 3,000 kilometer of iron water pipes,... [Read More]

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Sep 15, 2020
Managing two ageing adjacent wastewater treatment plants that are nearing the end of their days  can be a tall order at the best of times – but how about when discharge is into one of the most diverse and sensitive waterways in the world – home to more species of fish than any other river of its size in the whole of North America. Some might choose to steer clear... [Read More]

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Sep 1, 2020
Warrington Township in Pennsylvania, US, is home to 25,000 residents and over 375   businesses. The township’s water comes from seven wells and five interconnections from another water supply district. In total, there are five district metered areas (DMA) with dedicated pressure zones to effectively serve customers in each zone by providing consistent   pressure... [Read More]

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Sep 1, 2020
“I used to dread coming here,” said Mitch Puckett, director of the City’s Water and Sewer Department. And no wonder. Despite the installation of two pumps that were sold as being able to cope with typical lift station debris, the chore of having to unblock rags became an all too regular occurrence – in less than 12 months from when they were installed. Then,... [Read More]

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Aug 24, 2020
SafeRack helps to improve safety while increasing productivity. Early last year, a crop protection and fertiliser company was ready to remedy serious safety and productivity issues at its facility. The company contacted SafeRack to design access solutions for its tank truck and railcar stations that would improve efficiency and ensure safety for operators throughout... [Read More]

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Aug 21, 2020
Mirèse Heijting, owner of CIS Certification, outlines the documentation needed for Russia and neighbouring states. Doing business in Russia is a challenge and despite all the current political developments, it remains an interesting market with good future prospects. Getting the correct certification is certainly one of the main challenges. When Russia joined the... [Read More]

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Aug 13, 2020
Ethylene units in refineries and petrochemical plants require reliable and durable steam control valves to regulate temperatures for process control. To modernise a Chinese engineering company’s ethylene unit, operators replaced failing valves with steam converting valves (SCVs) that feature a unique steam atomisation design. The new steam converting valves with... [Read More]

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Aug 11, 2020
The Water and Sewer Corporation in Arlington, US, is responsible for 1,440 miles of water pipes serving more than 398,112 residents. In the past few years, Arlington has made significant improvements to limit water loss due to main breaks and unauthorised consumption. The water loss dropped from 12.75% in 2014 to 8.25% in 2019. Ric Owens, water conservation specialist... [Read More]

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Aug 5, 2020
MOGAS, which was founded by Louis Mogas in 1973, is known for partnering with customers to meet the increasing challenges of severe service applications, so it was no surprise that the firm was called in to assist at a refinery. The delayed coking unit sees some of the most severe conditions in a refinery. The unit processes heavy oils or residuum and depending on... [Read More]

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Jul 28, 2020
Most petrochemical companies require fire safe tested components for their installations. Valves are often tested for fire safety, but other components like flanges, gaskets, fittings and hoses must be as well. A closed valve has to be filled with water under pressure and must be completely enveloped in flames with an environmental temperature in the region of the valve... [Read More]

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Jul 21, 2020
In 1950, a 41-year old engineer in Denmark was determined to solve the age-old problem of manure pumps on dairy farms becoming clogged by straw. The company he helped establish, Landia, had been making very good quality pumps since 1933, but Christian Oelgaard developed a design with a unique hardened steel chopping system at the inlet that would no longer allow any... [Read More]

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Jul 17, 2020
A recent move to further reduce emissions caused by excessive energy consumption has seen the Norwegian government offering funding to companies that lessen their contribution to CO2 and NOx figures. One oil platform in the North Sea took the opportunity to rerate two condensate export pumps which would not only reduce energy consumption but also optimize performance... [Read More]

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Jul 15, 2020
Pumps for circulating clean engine oil - a reasonably ordinary application? But then there’s nothing ordinary whatsoever about Arjun Infrastructures’ power plant in London, which generates 17MW of renewable energy from food waste and can also utilise fats, oils and greases (FOG). ”This is a first-of-a-kind plant,” said Phil Jones, director at 2OC, who developed... [Read More]


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