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Brooks Instrument names Eric Pipal as new vice president and general manager

Eric Pipal has been promoted to vice president and general manager at Brooks Instrument. The company provides in advanced flow, pressure, vacuum and vapour delivery solutions. Pipal originally joined Brooks Instrument as an operations director in 2007. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility within the operations department prior to …

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Measuring the methane component of GHG emissions

With recent increases in global methane emissions, international efforts are underway to monitor and control the emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG). Following the success of the inaugural Industrial Methane Measurement (IMM) Conference in 2017, the second IMM will take place in 2019 to address this vitally important …

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Midland’s school team of young engineers count-down to World Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology in Schools Challenge

EDGE4x4, a team of four 15 and 16 year-olds from Worcester, are busy preparing to represent the UK in the World Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology in Schools Challenge in April – www.4x4inschools.com The challenge is to design and build a 1/10th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive vehicle according to detailed …

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Headline sponsor announced for 3CDSE

The Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) has announced its headline sponsor for this year’s event. 3CDSE – which will take place on Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 17 July 2019 at The Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire – has confirmed Level Peaks Associates as its top sponsor. LPA …

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Standards committee addresses aircraft engine emissions

As a developer and manufacturer of gas analysers since 1977, Signal Group staff possess a high level of knowledge in the sampling and analysis of gases in industrial processes and emissions. The company is therefore able to help in the development of international test standards, and was recently invited to …

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Sentinel On Demand extended to support vibration monitoring terminals

EMS Brüel & Kjaer has announced the addition of ground vibration monitoring to its Sentinel On Demand environment monitoring service. Using EMS’s Vibration monitoring terminal, users can use the short term monitoring service to protect construction sites from structural damage, assess human comfort around rail projects and ensure correct operation of hospital MRI and other industrial imaging equipment. All available …

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MTC encourages UK businesses to join the space race

Industry leaders at the Manufacturing Technology Centre are encouraging UK businesses to grasp the opportunities presented by the growth in the global and UK space sectors. The global space industry is booming and is forecast to be worth £400 billion by 2030. Now the Coventry-based MTC is to hold a …

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McMaster researchers create fireproof, self powered sensor

McMaster researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen. The low-cost sensor is about the size of a button-cell watch battery and can …

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Scientists develop printable water sensor

A new, versatile plastic-composite sensor can detect tiny amounts of water. The 3D printable material, developed by a Spanish-Israeli team of scientists, is cheap, flexible and non-toxic and changes its colour from purple to blue in wet conditions. The researchers lead by Pilar Amo-Ochoa from the Autonomous University of Madrid …

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Rotork electric actuators used in US shale oilfield pipeline’s solar solution

Rotork IQ3 intelligent multi-turn electric actuators have been specified for use in solar powered control stations for water gathering pipelines in the USA. Located in the oilfields of West Texas and New Mexico, the intelligent systems allow for the remote operation of single-stage isolation and modulating valves to control the …

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