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Buildings, equipment and other resources used in engineering, manufacturing and processing. Includes equipment related to electrical supplies, air treatment, packaging and finishing, conveyors, storage and handling, weighing and measuring, and health and safety.

'Science and advice for Scottish Agriculture'

Case study: Weiss Technik UK advises on controlled environment for SASA download

Weiss Technik UK LtdTue, 22 Jul 2014

Weiss Technik UK has advised on the requirements of a controlled environment as part of the design and build of SASA’s new headquarters and laboratories in Edinburgh.

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Technical guide: techniques for monitoring and protection of power plant equipment download

SensonicsTue, 22 Jul 2014

This guide from Sensonics explains the basics of vibration and expansion measurement techniques relating to turbine and auxiliary plant equipment. The guide starts with an introduction to the basic transducers available for plant mounting with associated options and details the various measurement techniques used as standard throughout the power industry.

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Technical bulletin: health, safety and environmental affairs — the MSDS download

Master ChemicalTue, 22 Jul 2014

The Hazard Communication Standard requires that companies using hazardous materials maintain a file of the current material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for all the materials listed in their hazardous material inventories. It is the user’s responsibility to request that the organisation supplying the product delivers the current MSDS to them. Master Chemical maintains pdf copies of the most current MSDSs on its website for customers.

Process water filtration

Technical article: process water filtration shouldn’t be clear as mud downloadweblink

Industrial Purification SystemsTue, 22 Jul 2014

According to Steve Cupples of Industrial Purification Systems, industry worldwide uses water in many different ways and in different amounts; therefore, water-saving technology is, in many cases, used in multiple applications. The commonalities, however, are that highly efficient water-saving techniques are proven to not only reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint but also to make huge savings on energy bills and improve production and performance.


White paper: considerations when calculating benefits from POW implementations download

Apex Supply Chain TechnologiesFri, 11 Jul 2014

This paper from Apex Supply Chain Technologies examines the prospective eco­nomic and operating benefits for implementation of point-of-work (POW) automation technology (sometimes called point-of-work vending) to stream­line and control the distribution of direct and indirect materials at work facilities.


Technical bulletin: Master Chemical explores the Hazard Communications Standard download

Master ChemicalFri, 4 Jul 2014

The Hazard Communications Standard is a federal regulation that sets forth what minimum levels of information to provide to employees and how that information is to be delivered. This bulletin from Master Chemical presents the responsibilities of the standard.


Technical article: process safety — dual strategy for oil-free compressed air download

Beko TechnologiesWed, 25 Jun 2014

Year after year, costly damages occur in manufacturing and processing plants. The main reason for this is the penetration of oil and germs into the compressed air system which is detected too late, and uncontrolled advancement to the points of consumption. However, according to this technical article from Beko Technologies, there is a highly efficient dual strategy to prevent this maximum credible compressed air accident.

Technical article: infrared applications in plastics processing download

Heraeus NoblelightWed, 18 Jun 2014

According to this technical article from Heraeus Noblelight, the application of heat is an important part of plastics processing. Heat is used to allow the softening and forming of plastics and is also applied in associated processes such as sterilising, heat sealing, laminating and gluing. Historically, heating techniques have tended to rely on two prime mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction and convection. Conduction techniques are mainly those which involve the use of hot plattens, ...

Technical bulletin: machine tool compatibility — paint download

Master ChemicalThu, 12 Jun 2014

When buying a new machine, the paint job is at least an indirect contributor to the decision and it should probably be one of the items on your quality check list, according to this bulletin from Master Chemical. A bad machine tool paint job not only causes the machine to look bad before its time but can cause machine function and parts quality problems. If the paint sloughs off or dissolves and is redeposited on parts or the machine, it can cause cleaning problems or machine malfunctions.