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JANUARY 2014

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Man and Machine specialise in Autodesk training for Manufacturers, Engineers, Architects & Product Designers. All courses are taught with the official Autodesk courseware and includes one month’s free post training support. Autodesk AutoCAD courses include: • • • • •

AutoCAD Essentials AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals AutoCAD Advanced AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modelling AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials

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January 2014

CONTENTS Editorial Assistant

|4 Editors Choice

Jenna Burridge 0800 093 1901

|12 Events

Marketing Director

|18 Pumps & Valves

Tony Field 0800 093 1901 tony@engineering-update.com

|22 Industry News

Publication Manager

|26 Health & Safety

Tim Johnston 01843 448443 tim@engineering-update.com

Events

Publishing House Jet Digital Media Ltd Spratling Court Farm Manston Kent CT12 5AN

Sustainability Live Maintec PPMA

REALTIME BUILDING ENERGY DISPLAYS The Complete Energy Monitoring Solution from Elcomponent... Elcomponent’s twenty plus years experience in AMR and data presentation ensures that MeterRing RT ticks all the boxes. Its smoothly animating graphics and clean cutting-edge feel doesn’t just look good - it attracts the viewer’s attention and the carefully designed screens do much more than simply display an instantaneous meter reading. MeterRing RT presents your organisation’s energy and carbon performance, and renewables contribution in a high quality display designed to both captivate and inform through the use of hi-resolution internetbased graphics.

www.elcomponent.co.uk

t. 01279 503173

Elcomponent Ltd, Unit 5 Southmill Trading Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3DY

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Editors Choice

January 2014

HIGH EFFICIENCY BOILER-PLANT from ATLANTIC BOILERS ATLANTIC BOILERS was formed in 1980 to promote highly efficient boilerplant and within two years had supplied the first commercial gas condensing boilers in the UK. For 30 years, we have supplied both gas and oil condensing boilers and highly efficient domestic hot water generation to many types of building.

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Coupled with the supply, ATLANTIC BOILERS provides back-up commissioning, spares and servicing by way of a network of merchants throughout the UK

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Atlantic boosts efficiency of University ring main system University College London have installed an innovative new boiler plant in it’s Torrington Place Building. The boiler house, supplied by Atlantic Boilers of Lancashire, operates throughout the year at

but the Atlantic RT add-on condensing exchanger leads to

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Editors Choice

January 2014

“This transaction marks the next step

in the development of the Race Bank wind farm and we are pleased that the project will continue to progress towards a Final Investment Decision.� Centrica Energy.

Centrica signs agreement to sell Race Bank wind farm project to DONG Energy Centrica plc has reached an agreement to million. the planning and Front End Engineering

www.centrica.com | 01753 494000

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High Precision MEMS Inertial Sensors and Systems Wide range of precision MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers and IMUs.

Foundry Services Sophisticated wafer processing and packaging capabilities.

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Editors Choice

October 2013

January 2014

www.flowmeters.co.uk sales@flowmeters.com

Illustrated Guide to Identifying the Ideal Small Bore Liquid Flowmeter Titan Enterprises has produced an informative illustrated guide to help simplify the process of identifying and selecting the best

speaking the smaller the meter the harder it is to make an accurate inline measuring device but the easier it is for the user Titan Enterprises informative guide discusses the ten main

bore applications that there are several options for any given

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October 2013

Oil & Gas www.flowmeters.co.uk sales@flowmeters.com

Ultrasonic flow meter for applications requiring a high degree of cleanliness Constructed from Victrex® PEEK™ polymer - the low cost, high accuracy Atrato from sets a new standard applications requiring a high degree of cleanliness. measurement is increasingly important to industries requiring a high degree of cleanliness including pharmaceuticals, industrial engineering and food

cleaning process. For further information about the Atrato and its use for hygienic high performance polymer that would enable the thread forms

using traditional metal thread to be chemically resistant and high temperature up to 110ºC (230ºF). Due to its intended applications the material needed to be FDA compliant. Additionally, low moisture absorption was a prerequisite for medical and pharmaceutical applications.

philosophy of “pushing the

products into 40 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase rate of 95%.

technology enabling the directincluding medical, chemical, where a signal is passed along

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Tinytag Data Loggers: robust environmental monitoring solutions Tinytag Data Loggers accurately and reliably monitor temperature, humidity, single and three phase power usage, CO2 and other environmental parameters across many applications. Tinytags range from compact units for indoor building monitoring to rugged devices for harsh, industrial and outdoor applications. Manufactured in the UK, Tinytags help ensure that conditions can be measured, recorded, analysed and validated.

The Energy Logger combines ease of use with accurate, high level performance. Logging can be initiated by the touch of a button, so users do not need a laptop to operate the device on site, and it does not require the exposure of any live wires or terminals. Non-invasive flexible coils are used to monitor the current in each phase of a three phase supply while the voltage information may be obtained via a standard 13A wall socket. The Energy Logger costs £795 +VAT.

The Tinytag range includes devices that are ideal for temperature monitoring in manufacturing, process and engineering applications. These loggers have a rugged, waterproof and dustproof design, and accompanying probes are available for measuring extremes of temperature such as product core temperatures, or for comparison of both ambient and process temperatures, as well as in cryogenic areas. Probes are also suitable for monitoring awkward to reach areas such as pipework.

Radio Data Logging System For larger or remote sites, or those with many monitoring points, the Tinytag Radio System uses wireless communications to automatically collect data, which is sent via a receiver to a PC for viewing. This provides a cost effective means of monitoring many data points, and also supports remote data access over the internet. Visit us at Sustainability Live, NEC, 1-3 April, Stand K41

The range includes a thermocouple logger which supports type K, J, T and N thermocouples, providing fast response, versatile monitoring from -270°C to 1370°C. Specialist ATEX validated units for recording conditions in hazardous areas are also available. Data from the loggers is downloaded to a PC via a USB cable and viewed with the easy to use Tinytag Explorer software. Energy Logger The Tinytag Energy Logger is a safe and non-invasive tool for monitoring single and three phase power usage in entire premises or individual high-consumption equipment. This portable, self-configuring device can be used for spotchecks or for longer term recording. Recorded data may be downloaded to identify times of peak load, to analyse energy profiles, and to identify power hungry or inefficient equipment.

Gemini Data Loggers (UK) Ltd Scientific House Terminus Road Chichester PO19 8UJ T: +44 (0)1243 813000


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Tinytag data loggers range from discreet units for indoor monitoring, to robust loggers for the harshest environments. UÊRugged and compact UÊEasy to use UÊDust, splash or waterproof UÊData downloaded to PC UÊCost-effective Accompanying probes are available for measuring extremes of temperature, and for monitoring awkward to reach areas such as pipework. Specialist ATEX validated units are available for use in intrinsically safe areas.

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For larger sites, the Tinytag radio data logging system uses wireless communications to automatically gather data for viewing at the user’s own desk.

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Events

January 2014

MWA Technology set to provide an energy boost for Sustainability Live 2014

involvement “Our in Ofgem will help us influence the future direction of the scheme and iron out any initial issues.

The sustainable use of energy will be one of the key themes of 2014, as both the domestic and commercial market look to strike the right balance between going green and saving money. That is the message from Martin Wardell, the Managing Director and driving force of one of the UK’s largest independent metering specialists. At the helm of Birmingham-based MWA Technology, the former Chemical Engineer is well placed to pick out industry trends and believes the ongoing desire for greener and more cost effective energy has to start with being able to measure how your home, office or factory is performing. “We all understand the need to move towards more sustainable energy, but you can’t just jump on the bandwagon without understanding how you can get the best results,” explained Martin, who started the business from his home in 1993.

For further information, please visit www.mwatechnology.com or contact 0121 327 7771

“Getting the right meter put in place to measure oil, gas, water, steam and energy is essential and we pride ourselves on making sure our technical experts get under the skin of our clients and provide the right solutions.” He continued: “£500,000 has been spent on creating a state-of-the-art logistics warehouse and a network of approved suppliers, including industry-leading brands like Kamstrup, Elster, Common, Diehl, Arad and Itron.”

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MWA Technology, which employs 28 people at its

facility on the Wharton Street Industrial Estate, will be showcasing its products and services at Sustainability Live 2014. Technical experts will be on hand to discuss metering problems and issues, whether it is a domestic diaphragm meter or the commercial applications of automatic meter reading, data logging and installation commissioning. The company will also be promoting the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a Government programme aimed at financially incentivising home owners, businesses and organisations to use renewable energy systems as a way of heating their properties. Martin continued: “We have been at the forefront of RHI and all of our technicians are trained in installation and helping our clients get the best out of it. “Our involvement in Ofgem will help us influence the future direction of the scheme and iron out any initial issues.” MWA Technology, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, currently supplies electric, gas, oil, water and energy meters to distributors, contractors, OEMs and energy monitoring professionals across the UK. A significant investment programme in specialist testing equipment has seen the company achieve record sales of £4m and create five new positions across the business.


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Events

January 2014

Maintec Unveils The Exchange Maintec 2014 will feature a programme of advances in seal and support system design and special seminars, called The Exchange, when technology. the show returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 11-13 March 2014. proactive rather than a reactive approach to plant

The Exchange will feature 21 free practical talks packed full of advice, new innovations and case studies for maintenance professionals, engineers, plant and asset managers to learn from. For instance energy consumption is a major industry issue and Jit Patel, Technical Sales Manager at Fluke UK, will explain how companies can reduce energy costs by up to 20% by identifying and quantifying energy waste. Managers who rely on modern maintenance software systems will be interested in the presentation by John Atkinson, Technical Director, Russell Sion, Managing Director and Toby Smith, Software Director at C-Cubed. They will examine how to make valuable data readily accessible to all those who are permitted access to it, whilst keeping those who are not, out of the loop. The presentation will raise questions about data security and is expected to get people discussing the future direction of this technology. Dave Anderson, Company Director at Score Diagnostics Ltd, will focus on the importance of valve condition monitoring, with a look at the equipment, techniques and systems available. As part of this he will outline how to move away from reactive maintenance and towards a more proactive approach, in line with the new Asset Integrity Management Standard. In theory Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) are powerful, for instance allowing companies to determine which machines require maintenance and which storerooms contain the spare parts needed. Yet up to 80% of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations in the Implementation Account Manager at eMaint Enterprises, will explain the Top 10 Keys to Success in CMMS Implementation. premature failure on their pumping systems due to high operational demands. To help them Chris Dean, Global Technical Trainer for AESSEAL Plc, will provide some key strategies and solutions to everyday challenges. He will also introduce the latest

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IAM Field Service Engineer, and Ian Taylor, Director, understand the key principles of a proactive plant maintenance regime, and how to select condition monitoring tools and techniques. When maintenance engineers encounter leaking process equipment, the simple gasket is all too often blamed, whereas frequently it is the bolted jointing James Walker will illustrate best practice when it comes to such assemblies. This will include the examples of how leaks on problem equipment have been eliminated. Dean Whittle, Director at Reliability Maintenance Solutions, will explore the challenges posed, and vibration analysis used, when monitoring complex gearboxes. He will particularly focus on testing situations such as gearboxes on wind turbines. Anyone looking to improve plant reliability will not want to miss the talk by Andrew Fraser, Managing Director of Reliable Manufacturing. He will explain how putting reliability at the top of the agenda reduces the need for reactive maintenance, cuts injury levels and creates a safer working environment. He will use client case studies to show how the best plants are competing globally thanks to a holistic top-down and bottom-up ‘reliability strategy’. In addition to The Exchange, Maintec will feature a full exhibition packed with major names, plus the Business Strategy Forum where experts from some of the biggest names in industry will debate the critical maintenance topics of the day. Providing yet more content for visitors, Maintec is also co-located with two other highly relevant events – the brand new Facilities Management and the Health & Safety Event. Registration for Maintec is free and now available via www.easyFairs.com/maintecuk


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Events

January 2014

Engineers Interest in PPMA Show Surges The PPMA Show that recently returned to the PPMA Group of Trade Associations from a twelve year Joint venture with Reed Exhibitions, is surging ahead in terms of both visitor enquiries from engineers and stand reservations. The show which takes place from September 30 - October 2nd 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham, is expected to be attended by around 9,000 engineering professionals. Commenting on the show, David Harrison, Group Exhibition Manager said “we have been extremely pleased with how the show is shaping up for next year. We have already sold almost 70% of the available space and may have to increase the size of most of the major machinery and robot suppliers with an increased interest and stand reservations from Industrial Vision Manufacturers.” Grant Collier, Group Marketing Manager said “we have increased the marketing budget substantially and have commenced an active social media strategy along with an extensive marketing campaign involving over 50 industry and sector journals. In addition we are putting together a comprehensive seminar programme starting with the Groceries Code Adjudicator who will explain how the major multiple supermarkets must treat their suppliers lawfully

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machinery supply chain and help food manufacturers adopt automation.” ‘There will also be more processing machinery on display than ever before as this goes hand in hand with packaging on the production line. 54% of our visitors have responsibility for processing. If you are an engineer in the Processing or Packaging sector then I would suggest this is a must attend event’ added Harrison. In addition to the exhibition the PPMA Group Industry of the show. Open to anyone in the industry – not just PPMA Group members, the awards can help winners dramatically increase their sales with the knowledge that their products have gone through an independent and rigorous judging process by industry experts. For 2014 Rory Bremner will be presenting the awards in front of over 400 senior personnel at a glittering gala event at the National Motorcycle Museum, adjacent to the show at the NEC, Birmingham. Anyone wishing to enter or sponsor the awards should contact tom. For show details see www.ppmashow.co.uk


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Pumps & Valves

January 2014

beamex introduces new calibration pumps Beamex has expanded its pump range with two new pumps: PGL and PGPH. The PGL pump is a low-pressure calibration pump with excellent possibilities for very fine adjustments. The pump is ideal in industries where accurate, low-pressure generation is needed, such as the pharmaceutical industry. The PGHP pump is a pneumatic, high-pressure generator with air as the pressure medium. This pump is a practical, high-quality solution in calibrations where using liquids is forbidden, such as the gas industry. The new pumps complete Beamex’s range of pressure generation equipment. “Beamex is now able to supply a complete range of user-friendly calibration pumps for a broader range of pressure calibration applications,” Beamex’s Product Manager, Heikki Laurila, describes. The PGPH is a hand-operated, pneumatic, (uses air as the pressure medium) high-pressure calibration pump for table-top use. The pump is extremely efficient in generating pressure up to 140 bar (2,000 psi) quickly and effortlessly. It takes far less than a minute to reach the maximum pressure. The PGPH is also able to generate vacuum. It is equipped with a fine-adjustment control providing excellent fine-tuning of generated pressure, and two hand-tightened connectors allowing fast and easy connections without the need for any tools. The PGL is a hand-operated calibration pump for low pressure using air as its pressure medium. The pressure range of the PGL is ±400 mbar / ±160 iwc. The pump is equipped with an isothermal bellows chamber for reducing possible environmental temperature changes during the calibration process. With the screw-operated volume control and fine adjustment, an extremely accurate and stable pressure adjustment is possible, enabling attunement to 0.1 Pa. BEAMEX is a leading, worldwide provider of calibration solutions that meet even the most demanding requirements of process instrumentation. Beamex offers a comprehensive range of products and services — from portable calibrators to workstations, calibration accessories, calibration software, industry-specific solutions and professional services. Through Beamex’s subsidiaries, branch offices and an extensive network of independent distributors, their products and services are available in more than 80 countries. Beamex has more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

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Pumps & Valves

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Installing high pressure pump systems made easier by design

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Mike Sherman, Marketing Manager at RMI Pressure Systems looks at how the specific design of a pump affects the ease of installation as well as the overall reliability.

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Industry News

January 2014

Engineering

is an integral part of the UK economy – a diverse, successful and exciting sector. Findings from Engineering UK 2014: the state of engineering show that 5.4 million people are currently employed across more than 565,000 UK engineering enterprises. The sector generates £1.1 trillion in turnover - almost 25% of the turnover for all UK enterprises and over three times the size of the retail sector. Engineering companies will have 2.74 million job openings from 2010 – 2020, of which 1.86 million will require engineering skills. However, if we are to rebalance the economy the UK will need almost double the number of engineering graduates with foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Currently there are around 46,000 per year and the UK is predicted to need around 87,000 in 2020. A large increase in the number of apprentices is also needed, from 27,000 to around 69,000. Over the course of this decade, those with engineering skills and qualifications will be well placed to enter exciting and rewarding careers. To ensure that young people benefit from this burgeoning and varied industry, it is essential that they receive careers information and guidance that explains the benefits of engineering careers from an early age. Careers guidance professionals play a vital role in ensuring young people understand the opportunities open to them and the subject choices needed in order to take advantage of them. Benefits of a career in engineering Engineers work on complex, challenging and rewarding projects that make a difference on a global scale. Whatever an individual’s interests, it’s likely there’s a sector that’s right for them. If they’re fanatical about cars, automotive engineering could be for them or if they’re interested in mobile or computer technology they can choose electronic engineering, for example. An engineering career is financially rewarding as well. The starting salary for engineering graduates is a fifth more than the average for all gradate starting salaries at £26,019. Research suggests that engineering graduates will earn 25% more in their working lifetime than the average graduate (adding up to over £210,000). There are routes into the profession for non-graduates at a variety of levels too and engineering technicians, with an average salary of £32,647 top the league of technician salaries. Advanced/ Modern Apprenticeships are an expanding and popular route into engineering, combining study with employment to achieve technical certificates. Students can also move into the industry after studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, HND or Advanced Diploma. Raising awareness at a young age In order to address the skills deficit we need to improve awareness about engineering and what engineers do among pupils, their teachers and parents. We need to enable young people to make informed choices about their future so that they choose GCSEs and A-levels that enable them to keep open a route into an engineering career. It is crucial that all 11-14 year olds receive consistent careers information, advice and guidance. They should also be able to gain practical experience of the engineering workplace. It is important that young people understand the reality of contemporary careers in engineering, the diverse routes into the profession and the financial benefits. EngineeringUK runs programmes to meet these challenges head-on. Tomorrow’s Engineers (www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk) Tomorrow’s Engineers is a careers programme led by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, delivered through a broad

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partnership between business and industry, the engineering profession, activity delivery organisations and schools. The programme brings engineering to 11-14 year olds in schools that might not otherwise be involved in the subject through lively, educational hands-on activities and accurate, engaging careers resources. The Tomorrow’s Engineers website hosts a wealth of resources and careers information. Careers professionals, teachers, students and parents are free to download or order engineering information leaflets, posters, postcards and more. These are developed especially for 11-14 year olds with the support of a number of engineering and science institutions. They support the national curriculum, cover regional variations and promote the broad range of routes into engineering. The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair (www.thebigbangfair.co.uk) The Big Bang Fair is the UK’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people (primarily aged 7-19). Every year, for free, visitors can meet inspiring engineers and scientists from around 200 organisations, large and small, public, private and voluntary along with aspiring future scientists and engineers, finalists in the National Science + Engineering Competition. The Big Bang Fair allows young people, teachers and parents to see for themselves how exciting science and engineering careers can be in a real-world setting through lively hands-on stands, workshops and shows. The 2014 fair, which takes place at The NEC in Birmingham on 13 – 16 March, is open for bookings now. The Big Bang Near Me is a growing programme of events taking place throughout the year and around the country. These include larger events hosting heats of the National Science + Engineering Competition as well as more local events. These programmes have a positive impact on public perception of engineering. 29% of all 12-16 year-olds think a career in engineering is desirable. However, 54% of secondary school students who attended The Big Bang Fair and 45% of students who took part in the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme think a career in engineering is desirable. The engineering sector has a crucial role to play in delivering economic growth for the UK, in building our capacity to compete in a rapidly growing global market and in shaping our ability to cope with mounting pressure on the world’s resources and so create a wide variety of careers for the next generation. To achieve this it is essential that we recognise the importance of those delivering careers guidance in schools and that we support them in providing robust, consistent and joined-up careers engagement. For further information about EngineeringUK and its programmes visit:

www.engineeringuk.com www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk www.thebigbangfair.co.uk


Industry News

January 2014

Cold Bonding Eliminates Through-Wall Corrosion

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Tank maintenance can present multiple challenges where shutting the process down is too costly and hot work is not possible due to the risk of sparks. Cold applied and cold curing coatings and composites address these issues, where leaks can be sealed for the long term without the use of mechanical equipment.

wet and oily surfaces where only minimal surface

This September, Belzona, polymeric repair composites and coatings manufacturer, was approached with a

been using Belzona cold plate bonding solution on

No other alternatives were deemed to provide a Belzona is not just a product manufacturer but also the use of mechanical equipment, hence presenting

was created to provide clients with direct access to Belzona’s quality products, specialist application, It is Belzona’s mission to meet specialist repair and maintenance needs in its target industries and

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Oil & Gas

January 2014

2013 has been a year of real progress for Britain’s oil and gas industry with capital investment at an all-time high of £13.5 billion. This investment in turn leads to strong economic contributions to our country, with £6.5 billion in tax on production paid in 2012/13, in addition to sustaining 450,000 jobs across the UK.

our sector – in the case of safety, we must remain ever vigilant; there is never room for complacency. Process safety is an area which is, and must, remain at the top of our agenda. Reducing the number and size of hydrocarbon releases continues to be a top priority for the oil and gas sector as part of the industry’s absolute commitment to continually improving process safety. In my opinion, no other industry its safety performance through communication, cooperation, workforce engagement and exceptional leadership. Over the last three years the industry, through focused and 48% reduction in numbers of hydrocarbon releases. However, despite absolute determination to make further reductions, the number of releases over the last six months appears to be on the increase. The industry remains dedicated to understanding the underlying causes for this and are committed to work together with all stakeholders to reverse this. Innovation is also playing its part. Last November, thanks to the 3D laser scanning technology of

many decades ahead on the UK’s Continental Shelf.

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All our floor-layers are fully trained to NVQ Level 2 and we operate on a national basis. All our systems are solvent free to ensure that we can work in all industries. All our staff have at some stage received MOD and Home Office clearance, again providing solid references. Now the bonus part, we not only install sustainable flooring, we actually remove all the waste and recycle up to 100% of it. If you have a requirement for resin flooring, let your next choice be the right choice, choose ACC Flooring Limited, the current Contractor of the Year, voted for by FeRFA, Federation for the Resin flooring Association. Check out our website www.accflooring.co.uk


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With more than 40 years’ experience in manufacturing, Stuart Canvas is the UK’s leading supplier and manufacturer of PVC and cotton covers for commercial, industrial and leisure use. Our team are able to design a cover from scratch or can replicate from an existing design.All products are tailor made to suit individual requirements and are designed to provide the best protection against rain, frost and debris. We are ISO9001:2008 accredited and all our covers are produced at our Warrington factory which offers over 25,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. Pallet Covers These are ideal for storing products outside, 100% waterproof and will protect your products from the elements. Stuart Canvas are able to manufacture pallet covers for any size and for any use. All are madeto-measure, available in a variety of colours and are be applied for security if needed.As all the covers are reusable, they are a fantastic way of promoting your green credentials and offer a more cost effective solution and a great replacement for shrink wrap. Temporary Storage Covers We also design and manufacture temporary structures of all sizes that can act as extra storage, space, loading areas or even temporary working structures. Fixed or full site survey, design and installation service. Warehouse and Racking Covers These are long-lasting, durable and reusable. Our covers are a cost effective way of keeping your products dry or protected from the elements for long periods of time. Our indoor use covers are ideal for protecting products from dirt and dust in the warehouse.We make our covers from many types of different material including PVC and canvas, each material has a different use and we can advise which is best suited to your needs. Equipment Covers Stuart Canvas has been supplying reusable covers used in the automotive and aerospace industry for several years. Our covers are designed to protect products in storage and transit and offer a longer life span than shrink wrapping. Covers can be branded or stencilled to identify company, part numbers or cost centre codes. These multi-trip bags/covers are durable hard-wearing and reduce wastage. For more information please contact Stuart Canvas on 01925 814525 or visit our website www.stuartcanvas.co.uk and discover how we can help you protect your venue or product.


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www.tmelectronics.co.uk sales@tmelectronics.co.uk T: +44 (0) 1903 700 651 F: +44 (0) 1903 244 307 TM Electronics (UK) Ltd - TME is a family run UK business, run by Tom Sensier with over 20 years experience of thermometry. TME has a range of thermometers ; Thermocouple PT100 PRT and Thermistor offering functional mechanical design together with accuracy and stability. We also have foldout thermocouple fast response Solo thermometer. Recently TM Electronics have developed logging thermometers with an integrated barcode reader and Bluetooth communication MM7000 or logging thermometer with Bluetooth MM7010. TME offer catering thermometers, HVAC temperature kits, food thermometers, catering probes, legionella teperature kits and legionella thermometers with dual pupose immersionand surface probes, general purpose temperature kits. We offer robust waterproof thermometers as well as easy to use food thermometers. Our thermometer range includes a PT100 thermometer and a thermistor thermometer, alongside our range of high accuracy thermocouple thermometers.

Britannia has been servicing the commercial kitchen ventilation market since 1995. Our portfolio contains a long, long list of fully satisfied customers & end-users; a legacy which provides us with a reputation that is second to none. From the largest to the smallest of projects, no effort is spared in finding the right solution to your kitchen ventilation problem. Since its inception, Britannia has built its reputation upon a team of the industry’s most experienced people, with a combined knowledge far surpassing that of our competitors. It is this intimate understanding of the product, the industry & our focus on customer service, which has seen us grow into the UK’s market leading supplier of Commercial & Institutional Kitchen Hoods. Our ethos is simple: We provide a range of products of the highest quality, at very affordable prices, whilst being mindful of the impact their manufacture & use has upon the environment. www.kitchen-ventilation.co.uk

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Best sensor for wet areas All new O6 series photocells optimised for harsh, hot and wet environments such as food production. Superb optical performance even in water spray or with shiny backgrounds and up to 80째C. Compact and robust, IP69K stainless steel housings, with 25.4mm hole centres. Eye-catching innovation from ifm.

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