Thursday, June 24, 2021

FOI reveals half of NHS trusts are charging ahead with EV infrastructure, but off...

According to figures released on 17 June by power management firm Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging...

Pump industry mourns the loss of a great friend

The European pump industry trade group Europump writes It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Prof. Bernd Stoffel, who passed away...

Plastic piping trade group starts ‘best practice’ webinar series

In line with promoting best practice across the construction industry the BPF Pipes Group says it has launched a series of informative lunchtime webinars,...

Sponsored content: SEEPEX big pumps with maintain-in-place technology

SEEPEX, a global leader in the design, manufacture and application of progressive cavity (PC) pumps, macerators and digital technology, says it is continuing to extend its world-class portfolio of maintain-in-place pump technologies.
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Sponsored content: Norwegian pumps specialist expands into UK with Pump Supplies acquisition

Lakers AS, a Norwegian company specialising in the service, sales and hire of pumps, has expanded into the UK market with the acquisition of Pump Supplies Ltd.
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Sponsored content: MCERTS expertise provides watertight handling of storm overflows

The new Asset Management Period (AMP) in the UK water industry introduces a requirement to monitor any spills going into a storm tank – regularly referred to by those working in the sector as UMON3.

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

A cyber-attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the US, on Friday 7 May, is being described as possibly the most impactful ransomware event...
Vegamet Vegapuls measuring equipment

A new level for radar?

One of the most significant recent developments in level measurement for containers and tanks is the emergence of a new class of seemingly affordable and high performance radar level sensors. VEGA Controls provides some background on this development and the firm's Matt Westgate answers questions on issues such as the signficance of MCERTS certification for this class of sensor.
IAEA inspecting Fukushima water tanks

A contamination conundrum

An early April announcement that Japan will proceed with its "dilute and discharge" plan for disposing of radioactive wastewater at Fukushima may well be contested in the courts

Tackling leakage from all angles

Supply interruptions and water losses from leaks on transmission pipes and trunk mains can be some of the most challenging issues water utilities face given the large diameter of the pipes and the materials of which they are made

AI successfully detects blockage formations for Wessex Water

Machine-learning technology trialled on part of Wessex Water’s sewerage network has identified early forming sewer blockages in real-time with a 92% accuracy rate, whilst...

A valve to help curb seaborne cargo VOC emissions

Valve manufacturer Bay Valves explores the issue of VOC emissions, and potential solutions, including a new valve that the firms says combines some of...

Comment: Tesla trucks alone will not save the transport industry

Phill Davies, Co-Founder of Magway, a UK firm behind a new form of e-commerce and freight delivery system, believes the transition to electric vehicles...

Fitting sails and slowing down could cut shipping emissions by up to 40%, says...

Computer-generated image of a ship retro-fitted with sails (image credit: Smart Green Shipping). Fitting sails to cargo ships and sailing more slowly could reduce greenhouse...

Satellite infrastructure intelligence product will identify pipe problems

A new project will draw upon satellite data to identify problems with underground water pipes, and improve operational efficiencies for water utilities. Suez describes MasterPlan...

The road to decarbonising transport needs to gather pace, says Siemens

The global technology firm has been talking about how it is helping fleet operators transition to full electric trucks in urban areas, and some...

Pipe profiling technology supports targetted rehabilitation

The firm providing services to wastewater networks says its adoption of ‘spinning laser’ technology is helping to revolutionise its pipe profiling capabilities. Available from IWJS,...

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011...

Ceramic surface treatment will protect utility’s concrete assets

To help achieve its carbon reduction target, Yorkshire Water says it has partnered with advanced materials manufacturer, Haydale, to trial a ceramic surface treatment...

Swedish EV maker declares intent to develop “a truly climate neutral car by 2030”

Swedish performance EV firm Polestar has declared a “moonshot goal” to create “the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.” The Polestar 0 project will...