Oil & Gas

Transforming manufacturing resilience could add £26bn of productivity value to the economy

The global omni-channel product and services solutions provider for industrial customers RS Components (RS) has launched the Resilience Index, one of the most comprehensive studies of UK resilience that paints a mixed picture for senior engineers looking to build resilience into their plan…

🕘 12/03/2021

New control technology will help heavy-duty vehicles go ‘fossil free'

Libertine, the creator of Smart Engine technology for hybrid electric vehicles and distributed power generation, has demonstrated technology that could help leading truck manufacturers to fulfil pledges to make all heavy-duty vehicles fossil free by 2040. Tests conducted late last year established…

🕘 13/01/2021

Pisces corrosion and waterproof components for the oil and gas industries

By Roy Phillips, Managing Director, Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd. Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd provided a new design of rugged corrosion and waterproof connector to a UK start-up company who manufacture a unique system for remote monitoring of the wall thickness of pipelines used in the…

🕘 08/01/2021

Manufacturers more open to innovation because of Covid-19, as Made Smarter Technology Accelerator announces industry partners

New research commissioned by Digital Catapult and the Made Smarter Technology Accelerator reveals that COVID-19 could prove to be a turning point when it comes to UK manufacturers implementing advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things or 5G, with 77%…

🕘 06/01/2021

2021 predictions for UK entrepreneurs & SMEs

Mark Supperstone, Managing Partner at ReSolve, a restructuring and investment practice, on how he believes 2021 will pan out for the UK’s entrepreneurs and SMEs: • Further Government assistance for employers. Whilst the furlough scheme was previously slated to end in March, the Chancellor has…

🕘 05/01/2021

Electric vehicle registrations surpass National Grid’s System Transformation projections

Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that by October more than 75,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) had been registered over 2020, representing more than the total BEV registrations for 2018 and 2019 combined. Further analysis into these figures by…

🕘 20/11/2020

High accuracy mass flow controller for gas adds analogue comms

Bürkert has augmented its Type 8742/46 range of mass flow controllers/meters (MFC/M) for gas applications with the addition of analogue communications onboard. Characterised by their high measuring accuracy and repeatability, the Type 8742/46 range now also includes an option with PROFIBUS-DP…

🕘 21/10/2020

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus arrives in Aberdeen

The world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus was revealed in Aberdeen which showcases the city as a trailblazer in hydrogen technologies. The arrival of the first of the zero-emission buses underlines the city’s role as the energy capital of Europe and shows its commitment to…

🕘 12/10/2020

Survey finds two-thirds of process industry companies are anticipating fully-autonomous operation by 2030

Yokogawa Electric Corporation revealed results of a global end-user survey on the outlook for industrial autonomy, which shows that 64% of respondents from companies in process industries are anticipating fully autonomous operations by 2030. The survey provides an in-depth view of future trends in…

🕘 17/09/2020

Government and industry jointly dedicate £300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity

£300m of joint government and industry funding is allocated to businesses to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, it is announced today (11 September 2020) by the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, at London Tech Week. These funds will go to those with creative ideas including using…

🕘 11/09/2020