Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures can have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life.

RITTAL reports it has launched a new EC Speed Control, compatible with larger models from the TopTherm EC fan-and-filter unit range (uninstalled air throughputs between 180 m³/h and 900 m³/h).

Greencore Food to Go says upgrading its domestic hot water system from two shell-and-tube calorifiers to a compact SPIRAX EasiHeat solution has enabled it to reduce its annual gas bill by £30,000.

QUANTITECH says its stand at AQE 2015, the air quality and emissions show, will feature 3 different technologies for measuring individual organic compounds. VOCs mostly exist in mixtures so measurements can be misleading unless the individual compounds are speciated.

HYDRO INTERNATIONAL reports it has launched a specialist service to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate pollution spill containment.

A Caribbean producer of furfural, an organic compound derived from agricultural byproducts, reports it has replaced the existing tube in its heat exchangers with hyper-duplex stainless steel by SANDVIK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY, and as a result says its tube lifecycles have extended from two to 15 years, with a profound impact on material costs.

WEGER AIR SOLUTIONS UK reports it has expanded its product range with the introduction of 5 models of heat pump to air heat recovery units. All of the units are ‘stand alone’ and only need electrical power, so are said to be ideal for applications where hot water, chilled water and gas are not available.

The Finish Thompson ULTRAChem Series of ETFE lined centrifugal pumps has recently been extended with two new models which increase the maximum flow rates up to 160 m3 /hr and maximum differential heads to 67 metres.

CEDREC reports it has given a cautious welcome to news that the revision to the ISO 14001 international standard has been approved for final draft status.

RMIG, a leading manufacturer of precision perforated products, reports it has launched an innovative range of drying screens in the UK. Bridge Slot screens are specially designed for use in drying and storing all sorts of solid materials, such as grains, herbs, and more recently wood-chip, which is now primarily used to fuel biomass boilers.

The Goodlight GX1 LED High Bay is said to represent the latest in revolutionary industrial lighting. Integrating a Bridgelux Vero circular LED chip with a radial die pattern is said to result in unrivalled lumen density and beam control.

LEAFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL reports it has designed and custom-built a new, pedal operated recycling bin with an optional anti-microbial additive which complies with the strict cleanliness and infection control regulations of the health industry.

SPIRAX SARCO has launched a pressurised deaerator system that is said to reduce the dissolved oxygen content of boiler feedwater to virtually nil without chemical treatment.

Reportedly pioneering the use of MagLev fan technology with LED in a UK first, the new range of Goodlight G360 LED SON replacement lamps is said to set to shake up the retrofit SON market.

ECOCOOLING direct evaporative cooling can be used as an alternative to air conditioning in most industrial buildings or IT rooms reported to provide 90% energy savings at a fraction of the capital cost of a traditional air conditioning or ventilation system.

dpac UK Ltd reports it has reached an agreement to exclusively distribute Thermocold products to the UK and Ireland.

ENDRESS+HAUSER says by joining the company on stand A01 at The Energy Event 2014 customers will be able to see how an expertly engineered energy management solution can help improve energy efficiency and reduce utility bills by up to 15%.

British heating ventilation and air conditioning specialist, AIREDALE INTERNATIONAL reports it is returning to this year’s Energy Event (Stand No: C38)

DIALIGHT, a specialist in LED lighting technology, has introduced a new glass protection film as an option to the SafeSite LED High Bay range for improved safety in hazardous areas. It is said to be particularly suited to food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, where the prevention of glass contamination within the product lines is of paramount importance.

RITTAL says its ‘Blue e’ cooling units are usually found controlling the temperature within enclosures in workshops or on shop floors in the industrial sector where noise level is largely irrelevant as they cannot be heard above other equipment in these noisy environments.

COFELY, a GDF SUEZ company, has been awarded a contract by BP to supply utilities to the SullomVoe Terminal (SVT) on the Shetland Islands – one of the largest oil and liquefied gas terminals in Europe. Cofely says the 11 year deal will also see it leasing the SVT power station and delivering a programme of major maintenance and investment works on the existing energy plant.

RITTAL says a new fan speed control sensor for its TopTherm fan-and-filter units is now available. The company says this handy and compact device, which is compatible with the larger models in the range of electronically commutated (EC) TopTherm fan-and-filter units, automatically adjusts the fan speed in response to changes in temperature inside the enclosure.

The Water Innovation Network (WIN), a partnership between Anglian Water and Opportunity Peterborough, is inviting innovators from businesses large and small to a workshop next month to learn more about AMP6.

NILFISK says warehouse and depot cleaning is definitely where it gets tough. Cleaning contractors must manage cleaning around stock that is often fast moving. In some cases the facility is operational 24/7 and cleaning must never interfere with warehouse operations.

SPIRAX SARCO says its new White Paper explains how microturbine technology can deliver substantial electrical energy savings for steam system operators.

MAPAL GREEN ENERGY, a pioneer of the floating fine bubble aeration system (FFBA) has announced an important new rapid response application for its technology. The Emergency Deployment Oxidation System (EDOS) is designed for quick deployment into contaminated rivers, lakes and canals to remedy critical water oxidation levels. Maintaining water oxygenation after contamination events is usually critical, if wildlife in the water and the surrounding environment is to be protected. The system is also said to be suitable for deployment into waste water treatment plants where a serious equipment failure has occurred.

SPIRAX SARCO has launched a range of pressure-reducing microturbines that can generate electricity to reduce utility costs for steam system operators. Reported to be suitable for saturated or superheated steam, Spirax Sarco TR Steam MicroTurbines are available in two sizes, up to 700 kW. Higher electricity outputs are available on request.

Swindon based combustion equipment manufacturer, G P BURNERS, has launched a digital burner control and variable speed drive (VSD) conversion initiative. Under the programme, the company says its extensive range of analogue controlled gas fired burners may be retrofitted with a digital conversion package and VSD.

SPIRAX SARCO has launched its Target Fixed Area (TFA) steam flow meter for smaller, point-of-use applications to help operators accurately assess energy use, reduce consumption and optimise plant performance.

SPIRAX SARCO has delivered a project to provide the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a brand new, €340 million,

CERTUSS says all its steam generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG. Certuss offers seven construction groups within its range of fossil fuel generators with outputs ranging from 80kg/hr to 2000kg/hr and operating pressures of up to 32 Bar G. To accompany the generator, CERTUSS also offers its CVE Package Plant Module, where all of the associated ancillary items are pre-piped, pre-wired and factory tested.

Low voltage energy specialist, SOCOMEC, has launched the latest addition to the DIRIS A range of multi-function meters – the DIRIS Branch Circuit Monitoring System (BCMS) 720 system. The DIRIS BCMS 720 can simultaneously monitor up to 72 branch circuits. Furthermore, 10 additional circuits (mains incomers) can also be monitored – all within a single device to optimise space usage.

The Crown Estate has appointed Midlands-based LORIEN ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS to design and project manage a proposed woodchip boiler and district heating system, to be installed at Windsor Great Park.

VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS & TECHNOLOGIES has unveiled the latest addition to its Aquamove fleet of mobile water treatment solutions. REMOX is a membrane degasser which removes carbon dioxide and oxygen from water. Reported to be the first membrane degasser available on the rental market, REMOX is housed in a fully air-conditioned standard 40ft container complete with all necessary compressed air, nitrogen and vacuum equipment. With two streams of membrane modules, REMOX can treat up to 100m3/h of water to less than 0.3mg/l dissolved carbon dioxide and up to 75m3/h to less than 0.01mg/l dissolved oxygen.

Westons Cider is said to be saving around £42,000 per year in fuel and water costs following the installation of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment unit from SPIRAX SARCO.

A Burton based engineering design and project management company has had its commitment to the low carbon sector recognised with a prestigious award.

Dialight a global leader in LED lighting technology reports it has unveiled the new Vigilant LED High Bay with industry leading efficiency for maximum return on investment and lower total cost of ownership.

LEAFIELD ENVIRONMENTAL has designed and custom-built a new, pedal operated recycling bin with an optional anti-microbial additive which complies with the strict cleanliness and infection control regulations of the health industry.

Permanently on full speed? Not such a good idea for pump drives says NORD DRIVESYSTEMS. Speed control balanced to actual requirements can greatly enhance the energy efficiency of pump systems.

CURTIS INSTRUMENTS (UK) LTD, a subsidiary of Curtis instruments Inc., was recently awarded ISO 14001:2004, a certification by BSI in acknowledgment of the company's successful implementation of an Environmental Management System.

ENERSYS has extended its range of Hawker XFC batteries with 2V cells to provide materials handling equipment manufacturers and operators with even more choice and greater flexibility to specify plug-and-play power sources that can be charged for as long and as often as required to support total operational autonomy.

SPIRAX says its EasiHeat engineered systems for delivering hot water and heating on-demand have been enhanced to deliver up to 20% energy savings compared to conventional steam-to-water heating systems.EasiHeat now features the Spirax Intelligent Monitoring System (SIMS).

The new Hawker BSI40 battery status indicator is the latest battery rotation system from ENERSYS. It is reported to provide users with a cost-effective solution to manage battery fleets for warehouse trucks and other mechanical handling equipment.

Process cooling specialist ISOCOOL has supplied an energy saving cooling solution to start-up injection moulder, Signal Plastic Components, reported to have resulted in a dramatic overnight saving of 90% on previous costs. Installed last September, IsoCool says its ADCOOLER adiabatic dry cooler was provided on a 12-month interest free loan

SOCOMEC’S Critical Power UK division has delivered a series of Masterys BC UPS units to the new Stonehenge visitor building – the first phase of improvements to the setting and visitor experience of Stonehenge which is due to open in June 2014.

Following independent assessment, WANNER INTERNATIONAL LTD, a global leader in the supply of seal-less positive displacement pumps, has been awarded ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001:2004 is the only internationally-recognised standard for environmental management.

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