The challenge of water scarcity

As population growth and climate change place increasing pressure on the amount of fresh water available. How, asks Steve Mines, is water scarcity impacting manufacturers and what can be done to preserve this most precious of natural resources?

Flow regulator valve secures investment

Oxford Flow, a developer of precision engineered products, has secured the first investment from Oxford's new £320m investment company

UV disinfection technology – the applications just keep on growing

Gunvinder Bhogal, discusses the myriad applications where ultraviolet technology is now routinely used on a daily basis worldwide

Expandable modular data acquisition

Omega’s iNET-400 Series directly connects to thermocouples, RTD, thermistor, strain gage, load cell, voltage, current, resistance and accelerometer inputs

Submersible level transmitters

Suitable for lift stations, wet wells, tanks, ponds, municipal water and wastewater, and other monitoring requirements

Getting handy with water treatment

HandiChem system eliminates the traditionally arduous task of transporting, handling and storing large, often 200L, drums of liquid chemicals

Industry is switching over to new maintenance-free NRVs

Valves employ a flexible reinforced disk that works more like a heart valve as it has no hinge and a soft seal closure.

Chemical engineering salaries holding steady

New data from the Institution of Chemical Engineers shows that median pay rates for engineers in the chemical and process industries remained broadly static last year

Protection against data manipulation

Communication processor suitable for water/wastewater, gas lines, district heating, and electrical energy projects

Corrosion monitor now with ISA100 wireless protocol

New protocol supports more wireless devices, featuring longer range and broader compatibility

Analytical hire panel service

Offers flexible temporary measurement solution for power and water plant operators

Water control devices: the benefits of high density polyethylene

Jamie Wesley looks at the benefits that HDPE components have over wood, steel and iron

Radical change of approach to grit removal

The principles of Advanced Grit Management are expected to achieve significant operating and cost savings for water companies

Liquid assets

Think about water quality early for long-term CHP efficiency, advises Jim Baker

Filter technology guards against mussel infestation

Reduces the biofouling danger in pipe systems and extends maintenance intervals of machines such as heat exchangers

Deteriorated final settlement tank undergoes major refurbishment

Damage had been caused progressively by the weight of the agitator arm, which is supported by a wheel travelling on a track on the top of the wall



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