With water demand projected to increase by up to 30% by 2050, the UN’s prediction of a global water deficit of 40% by 2030 is disturbingly possible. Water makes up three quarters of the Earth’s surface, but 2.2 billion people around the world still lack access to safe drinking water and over half of the global population lack proper sanitation. On top of this, up to 30% of water in Western countries and 70% in emerging countries is lost to leakages and losses. Half of those losses, if saved, would provide enough water to serve at least 90 million people.

The BNM pump range reduces maintenance time by up to 80% with a significant reduction in maintenance costs.

At the Water Equipment Show (11th May), progressive cavity pump manufacturer SEEPEX will showcase its digital ecosystem for optimised pump operation and smart maintenance technologies for progressive cavity pumps

Businesses and other fuel suppliers across the country can now access over half a million litres of drop-in diesel replacement fuel from CRAGGS ENERGY’S head office in Hebden Bridge, and its largest fuel terminal in Padiham, Lancashire.

ENERGY ASSETS has announced it has achieved accreditation to provide Half-Hourly (HH) Data Collection and Data Aggregation (DCDA) services direct to its growing customer base of suppliers, brokers and end users across Britain’s industrial and commercial (I&C) market.

Reflecting its commitment to delivering extremely low NOx emissions, RIELLO has announced it has developed a new range of Monobloc (350 - 19,500 kW) and Dual-block (2,500 - 24,000 kW) burners based on flue gas recirculation (FGR) technology. These include the new RS 68÷2000/E FGR series; monobloc burners in which all components are integrated in a compact footprint, so as to make installation and maintenance extremely easy.

The Trant Group has announced the launch of TE-TECH PROCESS SOLUTIONS. Building on Trant’s success as an EPC contractor in the water industry, the new company will be providing innovative products for water and wastewater treatment using advanced process technologies.

HUMIDITY SOLUTIONS has announced a new offer to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the production of the Vapac brand of humidifiers in the UK.

EUROSITE POWER has announced it has developed an alternative to traditional CHP systems. The company says its Green CHP offering, which is powered by certified biomethane injection to provide a 100% zero carbon solution, is believed to be the first of its kind available in the UK.

VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES UK (VWT UK) has announced it has launched TERION, a new demineralised water solution ideally suited to the demands of power generation and industrial process water applications. The company says the plug and play, single skid system combines high-quality Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Continuous Electrodeionisation (CEDI) technologies to deliver a cost-effective, reliable and easy to manage purified water solution.

An international company with patents worldwide - and offices in North Wales, Jersey, Singapore and the Philippines - iVapps - has announced it will launch the latest addition to its award-winning pipeline application at a live virtual event from its UK research and development hub on Tuesday June 29 at 10am. To register visit  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3379979424020872204

"66% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods", according to Nielson. This has prompted companies to announce new green initiatives everyday.

For the last 10 years, BIM and digital technology has been a central part of Pinnacle Consulting Engineers, with the use of Tekla software helping the company to build strong customer relationships and successfully deliver projects within the offshore and energy sectors – such as the Leman Delta Platform de-complexing project.

Water treatment plants or sewage treatment plants are harsh environments. They are full of chemicals, bacteria and waste. This environment requires products that can withstand chemical wash downs, dirt and extreme temperatures so igus® energy chains can be ideal for this.

Already being trialled in Europe, the Middle East and parts of the UK, the invention from North Wales-based iVapps is reported to be creating waves in the sector and will be launched into the global market next year.

WIELAND ELECTRIC says its new podis power bus system helps to implement the distribution of power quickly and easily. The company says iIdeal for use in airports for baggage conveyor systems, office buildings, shopping centres for the ruting of power, the podis power bus system has found popularity more recently for the installation of vehicle charging stations for electric cars in public parking garages. The podis decentralised energy distribution system allows a large number of charging stations to be connected with just one supply cable.

The process of welding traditionally generates a lot of fumes, so companies should be conscious of the effect that welding can have on the environment - and the recent EU regulation on the ecofriendly performance of welding machines can help this to be achieved. With these regulations being taken into effect from 1st January 2021, it is crucial that all businesses have everything they need to adhere to these guidelines.

KAMCO says as British companies begin to think about ‘life after lockdown’, and to consider re-opening offices and warehouses, experts are reminding them that there is yet another flu-like disease that they have to consider, and that is Legionnaire’s Disease.

ECOCOOLING reports it has  provided a leading furniture manufacturer with effective factory cooling.

3 Steps to save money and increase the reliability of your humidifier, by HUMIDITY SOLUTIONS

Premium office and home furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller was looking for a cooling solution for its thriving UK based manufacturing facility. The internationally renowned company needed a solution that would effectively cool its production line, which produces up to 900 chairs a day. With an alternative solution to air conditioning suited for this type of industrial environment, ECOCOOLING was able to provide a more effective and energy-efficient evaporative cooling solution. 

TransGourmet is a European food wholesaler supplying fresh produce to leading food outlets. The wholesaler required a state-of-the-art lighting solution for its new 25,000²m warehouse facility in St Loubes, western France, to save energy and provide a high-quality working environment. Leading lighting solutions provider, SYLVANIA, specified its SylSmart intelligent lighting system for the facility. 

HADLEY GROUP has announced that following the move of Hadley Steel Framing to its Oldbury site, an extension to scope of the existing ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System registration has been completed and successfully audited by the UKAS accredited Steel Construction Certification Scheme.

GRUNDFOS OPTIMISATION SERVICES asks “which assessment is right for you?” and continues: Pumps are at the heart of your facilities. Day in and day out, pumps make your business run, but they come at a price. Not so much to purchase, but in the daily operation of the pump. In fact, 85% of the total costs of your pumps relate to the energy used to run the pumps - and there is money to be saved. An Energy Check of your pumps can provide a solid foundation for saving 30-50% on the operational costs of your pumps. Any installation with old, over-sized, inefficient or unsuitable pumps is likely to hide this kind of savings – and the Energy Check helps you discover the potential. Grundfos offers a number of different energy efficiency assessments: Energy Check, Energy Check Advanced, Pump Audit and Thermo Dynamic Testing.

To mark its 40th anniversary, SUEZ WATER PURIFICATIONS SYSTEMS (formerly Purite) has announced it is offering new customers huge discounts on the company’s Cylinder Exchange Service, for a limited time only.

Water consumption is a key consideration for those looking to increase plant efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Keeping up with the flow of regulations that occur in the water industry is challenging and keeping abreast of amendments and legal revisions can be a full time job. Increased knowledge as to the exact causes of dangerous bacteria such as Legionella Pneumophila, and the availability of products to prevent it, means there is no excuse for not introducing the appropriate safeguards.

COMBAT HEATING SOLUTIONS has announced it has strengthened its team in the UK with the appointment of Nick Winton as a consultant for its low intensity radiant heating business.

On a recent Yorkshire Water contract J N Bentley of Skipton was faced with the complexity of replacing approximately 25m of a 350mm diameter rising main pipe at Whitby, which was situated within a shaft.

FULTON has announced it has strengthened its aftercare/service department with the appointment of two senior service engineers, a service controller and a service engineering apprentice.

The electricity network sector is meeting a constant demand for power, with a workforce that is ever-growing. A reliable supply of electricity is the backbone of almost all commercial industries, so distribution must be efficient and secure.

There is a large focus on the falling perception of nuclear power while renewable energy rises in prominence, meaning the industry has had a difficult time recently. However, is there actually any truth in this negative perception of the industry? Alongside HTL Group, suppliers of hydraulic torque wrenches, we look at the current performance within the sector.

Thanks to their unique, seal-less design, Hydra-Cell pumps are able to operate at exceptionally high efficiency levels, claims WANNER INTERNATIONAL… And higher efficiency translates directly to ‘lower energy costs’.

During 25 years of providing solids pumping and mixing solutions to numerous sites in the UK and Ireland, P&M PUMPS says it has met the demands of some of the most varied, large scale and interesting applications and a good example of this is the recent supply of 2 self-priming Vaughan Chopper pumps to replace 2 dry-dock sump scavenge pumps in Aberdeen Harbour.

By Karl Lycett – RITTAL UK’s product manager for climate control:

Businesses are constantly having to grapple with staying competitive to survive, as well as adhere to being ‘green’.

VPINSTRUMENTS, manufacturer of leading flow metering equipment for easy insight into energy flows, has announced the new online learning platform: VP Academy. The company says this platform will cover all instructions and information about its products and it shows how, when and where VPInstruments’ products can be used.

AIRMATICS, a simple cloud-based air compressor monitoring, performance and control solution that provides real time data, analytics and insights at the push of a button, has been launched by global compressor management specialist, CMC.

Working for a major transnational company active in water and waste management as well as energy services, HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has installed three Speedor Storms at an in-vessel composting facility capable of processing 60,000 tonnes of kitchen and green garden waste each year.

Burner manufacturer EOGB ENERGY PRODUCTS has announced it has launched a new service to design, develop and integrate bespoke burner controls for commercial heating systems and industrial processes.

ABB reports it has launched a Lunch ‘n’ Learn training session that shows how water companies can use variable speed drives (VSDs) to make dramatic improvements in their leakage rates.

Dealing With Hazardous Waste: A Constant Battle In Construction & How Technology Can Combat It

CASELLA, air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring specialist, has announced it has launched an improved version of its Dust Detective Enclosure and says the ideal survey tool for efficient area monitoring, Casella’s Dust Detective Enclosure is a game changer in short-term boundary monitoring, on the market from November 2018.

Of the 366,000 sewer blockages occurring in the UK around 80% are caused by the presence of ‘non-flushable’ items and the biggest offender is said to be wet-wipes.

If you’ve just set up a new business, or your business has been around for a while, managing how to get rid of industry waste, can always be a challenge.

As landfills grow and global warming continues, it’s easy to point the finger when it comes to what is damaging the environment. Alongside gas-guzzling motors, plastic has been a target for many years now — but is it really as bad as it’s perceived?

As part of a recently completed £1.5million project to refurbish the historic Ross Fountain in Edinburgh, WINN & COALES (DENSO) reports it supplied Densostrip and Densostrip Primer to provide a permanently watertight seal between precast concrete units.

The claims made by vertical steam boiler manufacturers are easy to get excited about, especially at a time when stringent industry and environmental standards – such as the MCPD and London’s Air Quality Strategy – are making the headlines. FULTON’S Carl Knight takes a closer look.

Thanks to state-of-the-art LED technology, lighting systems are becoming increasingly efficient and sustainable and companies such as SITECO are ensuring lighting casings play their part too. HENKEL says its low-temperature cleaning developments have allowed SITECO, to save around a third of the energy used in coating these components.

An aging water main located near Irvine, Ayrshire, was identified by Scottish Water as needing replacement in 2017. A WINN & COALES DENSO P1 Specification System was selected for the protection of various ductile iron fittings on the project as a result of its products meeting the requirements of the CESWI P1 Specification.

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