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The British Safety Council has reiterated its demand that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU must not in any way erode the progress made in the UK over the last four decades on workplace health, safety and welfare standards, together with the protection of worker’s rights and product safety. The adoption of EU directives into the UK legislative framework has been instrumental in the continual improvement in these areas, resulting in dramatic reductions in workplace fatalities and injuries, as well as enhanced recognition of occupational health issues.

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Andy Jones, managing director at Mattei (pictured), explores how a two-stage sliding vane compressor coupled with the novel intracooling system could present the compressor solution of the future.

A steel producer has installed a condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler to help prevent unscheduled stoppages to its critical furnace deflection rolls. PWE reports.

The offshore industry faces two main challenges: maximising production within the limits of the reservoir, and minimising operational costs while maintaining the safety of the platform. Pumps form one of the main groups of equipment that influence the outcome of both challenges and they require expert knowledge to ensure continued reliability and performance. Murray Wilson, Sulzer UK reports.

What does a historical building and an industrial plant have in common? For Malta’s Grand Master’s Palace, it’s a smart HVAC system. As smart technology develops, building managers are increasingly turning to automation systems to streamline their processes. Vincent Deguara, operations manager at building automation provider JMartans Automation, looks at what facilities managers can learn from industrial automation.

With the ever-increasing pressure to improve energy efficiency in the UK, car manufacturers are leading by example. PWE reports.

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Editor's Comment 

With the ongoing political shenanigans (some would say organised chaos, others just outright chaos – I’ll let you decide which is the most apt), in full flow, it was rather comforting that the recent Budget was a practical, realistic statement from a Chancellor who is wise to keep firepower in reserve should the economy enter choppy waters when the UK leaves the EU.

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