Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Industrial Plant and Equipment, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
Dr Alex Mardapittas, CEO of Powerstar, a provider of smart energy solutions, highlights the importance of distribution transformers for industrial facilities and discusses requirements for smarter solutions.
Businesses operating across the oil and gas industry are waking up to the potential of big data and the role it can play in improving efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. Charlotte Stonestreet looks at some of the digital success stories as well as developments in conventional technologies
In this issue of IP&E, the news from the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is that it has welcomed its new president, Jason Morgan, and said a well-deserved congratulations to the winner of this year’s Primary Engineer Rogers Knight award
Free cooling is a fast, effective and economical way for industrial end-users to reduce process cooling energy costs, in some cases by up to 80%. Get the specification right and the system can pay for itself within 18 months; get it wrong and the investment may fail to live up to expectations. Richard Metcalfe, director – UK & Ireland Sales & Service at ICS Cool Energy looks at the pros and cons of two of the most popular types of free cooling systems.
As the name suggests, corrosion-resistant bearings can be used in applications where corrodible materials wouldn’t suffice — think food processing, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical production and bearings for marine applications. But, what materials suffice? Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing supplier SMB Bearings, explains