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Seepex cuts costs for Anglian Water Advanced Sludge Handling from Seepex, a case study to show how we can work with your engineers and supply companies to reduce capex and optimise equipment performance.

The storage silos hold the sludge at 25% ds and then feed the advanced digestion process as necessary with sludge mixed to 8-14% ds. The original design of the storage silos Seepex back-mixing pumps, however Seepex had experience of this application at other sites and the main contractor and to Anglian Water engineers which would save on both capital and operating costs. In place of augers with associated motors and level controls Seepex recommended installing silo pumps BTES from their open hopper range. designed to be installed within the base of a silo thereby eliminating the need for separate extraction screws. pump isolation and maintenance can be done by simply removing a small spool piece of pipework with a full silo if necessary.

zones. The pump mixes the sludge to 8-14% ds before pumping it to the advanced digestion plant. The system costs were reduced by removing augers and level controls from the silo discharge operation. Back mixing pumps from the BTEI range Anglian Water has recently developed three large central processing facilities to take dewatered sludge from satellite sites and to produce energy through advanced digestion systems. Seepex were consulted by Anglian Water at the design stage of the project and their experience with similar systems enabled considerable savings in both capital and operating costs to be made. As a result of this partnership, Seepex have supplied large backmixing and silo pumps at all three sites. The process starts with dewatered sludge cake arriving at each site with ds% varying between 20 and

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digestion process is 8-14% and this is achieved in 2 stages. The incoming sludge cake conveyed from the reception bunker to Seepex backmixing pumps from the BTEI open hopper range. The pumps have large hoppers with integral bridge addition into these pumps together with a large pitch auger ensures a homogenous sludge with ds of 25% is pumped to the storage silos. Since the silos at one site are 90 metres distant from the reception area with a further 10 metre vertical lift to the top of the silo, a boundary layer injection system was suggested of a boundary layer into the pipe reduces the pressure losses thus enabling a smaller pump to be used and reducing capital costs.

seepex BTES silo pump with liquid addition pipe The consultation approach taken by Anglian Water has ensured that their systems have been installed to handle and backmix sludge with the optimum capital and operating costs, using the experience gained by Seepex in similar applications.


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We are pleased to announce that AP Technologies (APT) has been appointed UK and Ireland distributor for Vertilon Corporation. APT will be responsible for Vertilon’s full range of PhotoniQ charge integrating multi-channel Data Acquisition Systems (DAQs), multi-channel photon counting systems, Sensor Interface Boards (SIBs) and accessories.

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Martin Sharratt, Founder and Director of APT, commented: “I am very excited to add Vertilon’s DAQs to the APT product range – they will be of great interest to customers using our line of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) from SensL Technologies as well as allowing APT to support users of APDs and conventional PMTs.” PhotoniQ DAQs set the standard for data acquisition of signals from SiPMs, PMTs and avalanche photodiodes, performing all of the required signal processing functions between the

Standard PhotoniQ DAQs are available in four Standard Sensor Interface Boards (SIBs) are also of SiPM & MPPC arrays, APD arrays multianode PMTs.

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Sensor Interface Board for SensL ArrayC-60035-64P 8x8 6mm SiPM array to be used in a wide range of applications such as confocal microscopy, PET, SPECT, particle

photon counting systems. Applications are very broad and APT is actively engaged with military, medical and hazard/threat detection markets. Sharratt added: “In all of APT’s engagements with customers and suppliers the objective is to add value by providing a responsive and intelligent service, communicating

systems in the lab and then integrate the technology into production systems. APT distribute a wide range of optoelectronic LEDs, laser diodes and laser systems; silicon photodiodes and photomultipliers; liquid crystal

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Events

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Maintec 2015 24 - 26 March 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham

Maintec 2015 Secrets Unveiled Maintec 2015 boasts its strongest ever Business Exchange programme, on its return to Birmingham’s NEC on 24-26 March, for its 40th edition. The practical programme of seminars will feature 18 free content-rich talks packed full of advice, new innovations and case studies for visitors to learn from.

Experts from some of the biggest names in the industry will share their knowledge and experience at this year’s Business Exchange. For instance Dean Whittle, Training Manager at Reliability Maintenance Solutions will discuss how condition monitoring techniques can be utilised to improve the reliability of rotating machinery. He argues that condition monitoring alone does not improve the reliability of machines, and that there are skills and technology available to a condition monitoring engineer which can be utilised in order to improve reliability.

Kamran Gharachorlou from SMMT is using The Business Exchange to present ‘Can Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Ever Be Successfully Implemented, Without Adopting the JIPM Approach?’ During his talk Gharachorlou will address three key points: Can TPM be implemented without having to fully adopt the JIPM approach? What is The JIPM

Stephen Donnan, EAM Application Specialist at Sapphire Systems will explore how technology can maximise organisational maturity and help go beyond simple asset management compliance. Donnan will look closely at the health of assets and will show why taking risks with assets in the long term could lead to burnout, increased downtime and capital expenditure. Those looking to discover more about asset management tools that can help with an organisation’s maturity will not want to miss this talk.

David Andrews, Senior Surveyor at General Surveyor Ltd will take a look at roof maintenance and the safety management on modern industrial and commercial roofs. During his talk Andrews will simplify roof maintenance and inspection management and show how to manage responsibilities through a straightforward task list diary.

Few would argue that mobile technology is a hot topic for the maintenance industry at the moment, changing the way workers can perform their roles. With this in mind Roy Rothwell, Senior Consultant at eMaint mobile technology on mission-critical assets. Rothwell will explain that along mobile CMMS helps organisations better manage maintenance on mission-critical assets, by improving the visibility of asset health and work performed, thus reducing downtime, providing real time updates and improving communication and safety. For those weighing up the CMMS options available, in his talk, David Hipkin, Group Managing Director at SoftSols Group, will outline the ‘Top 10 questions to ask in your CMMS search’

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from the other methods? How can you select the right approach for your organisation?

In addition to The Business Exchange, Maintec 2015 will also feature The Business Strategy Forum, with educational sessions from expert speakers and major industry names. There will also be a full exhibition hall packed with international names and suppliers from right across the maintenance spectrum. Maintec 2015 is co-located with Facilities Management - the UK’s only event for the facilities industry outside London plus The Health & Safety Event and Easyfairs’ new show, Cleaning 2015, which is focused on buyers and suppliers from within the cleaning industry. Maintec attendees can attend all four shows through the one badge. To get your badge visit

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The Market Leading Annual Event for the Lifting Industry We are pleased to announce that the all-new LiftEx will take place on the 11th & 12th November 2015 at the brand new purpose-built Liverpool Exhibition Centre. Now in its 11th year, LiftEx has grown to become the UK’s leading exhibition for the lifting industry, returning to its successful stand-alone format over 2 full days.

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iftEx is being elevated to the next level with exciting new additions for 2015.

The LiftEx Industry Conference will the exhibition for on Day 2. This high level conference will feature a series of short presentations

Innovation will feature heavily on Fast Pitch arena, which will be a key highlight for visitors looking for

products, services and applications

Not forgetting the larger Exhibition at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will present on lifting operations at the unique facility. The conference is targeted at C-level

will showcase the latest innovations, products and services in the industry. part in LiftEx 2015 as a sponsor, exhibitor, conference delegate or visitor, in previous years, over 1,500 dedicated please contact: industry professionals and end users Leah Phelps including construction, oil & gas, utilities LiftEx Show Director visit the exhibition over the 2 days.

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March 2015

JEC EUROPE COMPOSITES SHOW & CONFERENCES The major global composites event -

JEC Europe remains the best place for Composites professionals to get the fastest ROI on an event since cumulative returns from the trade show for all exhibitors are estimated at around €769 million, or US$997 million in 2014. Around 65 useful contacts with followup orders are acquired on average per exhibitor, with a declared payback period of 20 months. JEC Business Meetings service also helped exhibitors attend more than 700 meetings over the 3 days!

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Paris trade show, with astonishing growth and participation from all over the globe. This event goes on developing its perimeter and square meters (645.834 sq.ft.). In a world where energy savings and recyclability, the composite industry is an innovative one. Automotive, aerospace, railway, boatbuilding, building and construction, industry, electricity/ electronics, sports and leisure: every one of these sectors is harnessing the properties and performance of composite materials more and more. Companies are also making great strides in areas like raw material formulation, software services (CAD, CAD/CAM, simulation), equipment and machines. New markets include sectors like construction (insulation, heat regulation, acoustics, comfort), energy (wind energy, PV solar, storage) and biosourced materials. We are also entering a new dimension with automated mass production: a number of sectors, including automotive, are volume markets that require manufacturing in large series. A mark of this

New this year, a level dedicated to Innovation : “Composites for better living” area Design, Architecture and Art : JEC Group

creative products displayed, that will improve our everyday life. A valuable place for networking following participant experience :

such as JEC are connecting high-level people such as industrials, university lecturers, etc. Many of the contacts involved in our project today were made at the JEC Composites Shows & Conferences. Our partners are top-level managers that are highly committed and able to make decisions immediately.”Chomarat, Mr Cognet & Stanford University, Prof. Tsai

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The PPMA unveils developments ahead of its 2015 exhibition

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Engineering for a healthier future By Nick Bassett - Lead Technologist, Biosciences. & Elaine Evans - Lead Technologist, Medicines & Healthcare

New cancer-beating drugs. MRSA-detecting biosensors. Digital systems for managing diabetes. Tissue-cell therapies that combat obesity. What do they have in common? All are groundbreaking British innovations that might never have seen the light of day without funding from a competition entitled the ‘Biomedical Catalyst’. Making the UK a life sciences leader Run jointly by the UK government’s agency, Innovate UK, and the Medical Research Council, the Biomedical Catalyst has awarded grants of £117 million to small and medium-sized enterprises plus £83 million to academics since launching in 2012. “The Biomedical Catalyst is part of the country’s vision to be a world leader in life sciences,” says Elaine Evans, manager of the competition. “It brings the best of two worlds together: the excellence of the UK’s academic sector and the entrepreneurial drive of British business.” Taking innovations to the next stage As Elaine’s fellow manager Nick Bassett explains, the competition is helping power innovation and businesses and academics can take their innovations to the next stage. In turn, the project successes impact positively on the UK’s economy.” Elaine continues: “The competition comprises three funding phases to match the early, middle and late stages of product development, and applicants can reapply for each. The Biomedical Catalyst supports companies and academics at every step.” Unlocking healthcare solutions However, the programme is about more than funding. Elaine and Nick also act as catalysts between people businesses and academics couldn’t achieve alone.” That’s not just good news for the UK’s economy; it’s great news for healthcare budgets and, ultimately, Catalyst helps us do just that.” Making the catalyst even better What next for the competition? “An independent evaluation is currently assessing ways we can improve the programme,” explains Elaine. “We’re also talking to stakeholders about what’s working well and what could be improved. These insights will make the competition even better at progressing innovation. It’s an exciting time.” For more information, visit interact.innovateuk.org (businesses) or www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/science-areas/ translation/biomedical-catalyst (academics).

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Improving rail for customers: £6 million for digital innovation Businesses can apply for a share of £6 million to support new digital technologies that improve customer experience on railways. Innovate UK and the FutureRailway programme are to invest up to £6 million to support business innovation in digital technologies that improve the customer experience in UK and international rail markets. The rail industry’s ‘Rail Technical Strategy’, a 30year vision of technology requirements, prioritises improvements in use of data and information and their translation into systems and services that cut cost, improve customers. clear business opportunities across a global rail market worth around £150 billion a year. Projects should demonstrate how they respond to some of the main challenges facing the rail industry including: increasing capacity, opportunity and ease of use for freight customers integrating other modes of transport into rail improving passenger comfort and facilities provision of real-time information improving cycling access and facilities transforming station design providing a universal customer database

Competition Information the competition opens on 9 March 2015 the deadline for registration is midday on 15 April 2015 18 March 2015 we expect projects to last between 1 and 3 years and to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £2 million

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March 2015

PROFINET in action at a major plant of AUDI The paper describes the successful deployment of a diagnostic and monitoring solution for the provision of network perfomance status based on PROFINET diagnostics. The implementation took place in a major plant of AUDI, one of Germany’s leading car manufacturers. AUDI’s decision to standardize on PROFINET as communication protocol within its plants was in accordance with the recommendation of the German AIDA organisation (an initiative of the leading German car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Porsche) to introduce PROFINET for automation projects in the German Automotive Industry in 2004. implementation of the PROFINET communication protocol went beyond the scope of typical network diagnostics and included the following: Provision of network and error statistics as well as diagnostic information read from devices Access to topology and asset information Detection of added or failed devices and the creation of a reference measurement Availability of the communication metrics for Graphical display of possible changes Secure access from the overall network – managed by the IT department – to the automation network Presented by: Bernd Kremer, Head of Sales – Industrial Network Diagnostic, Softing Industrial Automation GmbH For more information visit our website:

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Utility Week™ Live incorporating IWEX will be the UK’s first (and only) event dedicated to the business, operational and technical needs of the UK’s water, electricity and gas utilities, from upstream, transmission and distribution through to domestic and non-domestic retail. Building on the rich heritage of IWEX - Faversham House’s long-standing water and wastewater exhibition - Utility WeekTM Live incorporating IWEX will provide an important information exchange and market place for the UK’s multi-billion pound utility industries and an ideal environment for exhibitors to do business.

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Events

March 2015

The 9th UK Altair Technology Conference returns on 16th June 2015 joined Airbus in 2001 and has had the A380 Wing Programme, Chief Engineering, A400M Production Wing design, Customer Services Engineering and as Head of Engineering for Wing across all Airbus programmes. He has also worked in Japan as the Aerospace Sector Special Advisor on secondment to the UK Government. Technical papers will come from Airbus, BMW, Gestamp, Jaguar Land Rover, Plaxton and many more. Be part of this conference and learn more about:

The 9th UK Altair Technology Conference, the UK’s leading virtual design event, returns on 16th June 2015. This free, one day conference from Altair will bring together companies the latest computer aided engineering (CAE) technology into their design processes. By sharing their experiences, practical insights which can be directly applied in the workplace.

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Dr Matthew Orchard, Airbus will keynote at the event. Matthew is the Vice President, Head of Airframe Engineering Competence Centre for Airbus. This responsibility includes Technical Authority for the Airframe for all Airbus products, all airframe structural test, Materials and Process, structural competence management and the management of the airframe Research and Technology portfolio. The Airframe Competence Centre organisation includes Airbus teams in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and India. Matthew started his career with Air New Zealand, before moving to Europe where he completed a doctorate in advanced rotorcraft design. Subsequent to this he worked for BAE SYSTEMS supporting the Harrier aircraft amongst other activities. Matthew

New Ideas – Get new views on simulation, optimisation and cloud technology by listening to our keynote speakers and technical presenters. New Resources – Network with highly experienced HyperWorks users from a wide variety of industries. Take this time to make new contacts so you can leverage their knowledge throughout the year. New Products – Take the opportunity to learn about all the new capabilities the latest version of HyperWorks and other Altair products have to The free to attend event, open to all industries, is renowned as the ‘must attend’ conference within the UK engineering community thanks to its reputation for extremely high quality speakers and highly valuable technical content. Visit the following link to see the agenda and to register your place: www.altair.com/ukatc2015


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visible with the introduction of electric vehicles and more

Jaguar Land Rover and GRM Consulting confirm speaker presentation on Advanced Simulation Methods for Lightweight Transmissions

is the development and application of design optimisation

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel drive vehicles and Jaguar, one of

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Kite Packaging Launches Range of Pallet Wrapping Machines The state-of-the-art machines have been built to Kite Packaging, the UK’s premier packaging supplier, has announced the launch of several pallet wrapping machines to its

The Rotoplat 708 is the highest end model of the range, and used in Kite’s own warehouse to improve the pick, pack and dispatch multi-level control function which allows the user to programme

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Utility Week™ Live incorporating IWEX 2015: A must attend event for engineering professionals, Utility Week™ Live incorporating IWEX is designed to aid organisations and utility companies approach long-standing challenges with fresh ideas and concepts. A new event for 2015, Utility Week Live will also incorporate IWEX, the UK’s leading and long running event for water technologies and wastewater treatment and a must attend for water industry professionals. As Utility Week™ Live incorporating IWEX prepares to open its doors from 21 to 23 April 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, here’s

software, technology and services to the utilities industries. This includes a huge range of product

date include Bonut Engineering, ABB Group, Albion Community Power LC, Draeger, Steelway, plus many more. Show features With so many products and innovations to see, four Topic Trails will help visitors maximise their time at the exhibition. The Trails will

the most relevant solutions that address their The exhibition Free Technical CPD seminar programme Building on the huge success of the long running IWEX exhibition, Utility Week Live incorporating IWEX is forecast to be bigger and better, welcome more than 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment,

Other show features not to be missed include the Institute of Water Drilling & Tapping Championship and the free exhibition.

A three-day programme of free CPD technical seminars focuses on learning help operational teams deal with the hardhitting issues they face. The case study based sessions are free to attend and will take place in three technical seminar theatres: the Energy Theatre, the Pan Utility Theatre and the Water Theatre. Conveniently co-located with Utility WeekTM Live incorporating IWEX is Sustainability Live – incorporating NEMEX and Energy Recovery, the UK’s leading exhibition for innovative energy visitors numerous business networking opportunities all under one roof (NEC Birmingham from 21 to 23 April). Register for free now at utilityweeklive.com. For more information about participating, please contact the sales team: T: +44 (0) 1342 332097 E: utilityweeklive@fav-house.com W: www.fav-house.com

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Cleaning & Hygiene

Whether recovering grinding dust or tackling excess swarf, collecting rogue cable clippings or fallen nuts, bolts and washers, Kärcher’s robust industrial vacuums are specially designed for tough environments. Reliably picking up dry debris and liquids - even coarse and abrasive materials, hot, sticky, acidic or alkaline solutions - these steel constructed units are suitable for engineering, foundries, food production and the automotive industry. Slim upright construction demands dy castors allow free mobility so the vacuums can be easily moved around your workshop and production areas to tackle spills and accidents when they occur. A prompt response to leaks and spills is vital

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given that over 22,000 workplace accidents were reportedly caused by slips and trips last year – and ed account for the vast majority of these. And it isn’t just liquid that needs addressing; even everyday dust, once settled, can greatly reduce the slip resistance of hard

ing industrial vacuums, scrubber driers, pressure washers and sweepers can help you clean up after an accident fast - minimising impact on productivity whilst cleaning takes place - whenever and wherever it happens.

Dust, however is a hazard when protection, Kärcher industrial vacuums double up as direct connection to saws, mills and lathes enabling waste extraction at source, improving air quality and preventing dust dispersal. For hazardous or health-endangering dusts, Kärcher provides machines that are M and H class and ATEX Zone 22 compliant. Regular maintenance, interim and deep cleaning serve to preserve the tings as well as the health and safety of the workers within it. Kärcher’s range of cleaning machines, includ-

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Easyfairs Launches Brand New Show for the Cleaning Industry Easyfairs has set its sights on the cleaning sector by launching a brand new show, Cleaning 2015. It will run at the NEC in Birmingham from March 24-26, 2015. The show is set to transform the way the cleaning market is supported. This is a major development for buyers and suppliers within the sector. It will give them a show dedicated to their needs, hosted outside London, and run by one of the world’s most successful exhibition organisers. Cleaning 2015 will feature alongside three highly complementary shows, two of which are also organised by Easyfairs. maintenance, plant and asset management industry. Cleaning 2015 will also be co-located with Facilities Management, leader in the health and safety sector, Western Business Exhibitions.

In 2014, these three shows attracted more than 4,000 visitors and featured over 300 exhibitors. Cleaning 2015 joins a portfolio of events which attracts a growing powerbase of facilities professionals, property and estate managers, production and plant managers, maintenance and health & safety professionals.

which is the heart of the cleaning industry. We will be using the Cleaning 2015 launch as a ‘sneak peak’ into what we

content to see when they walk the shows. The addition of Cleaning 2015 helps us do just that. There’s a huge overlap between people visiting our Maintec and Facilities Management shows and those involved in cleaning which is why this is great news for both visitors and exhibitors. This combination of events will be incredibly powerful." Who Should Attend Cleaning 2015? Cleaning 2015 will primarily focus on industrial cleaning market, bringing in elements of public sector cleaning, such as street cleaning. The show will have something for everyone from carpet & upholstery cleaning products and chemicals & dispensers to food hygiene services and steam cleaning machines. From the visitor point of view, attendees will be a mix of business owners, building maintenance personnel, catering & cleaning managers, emergency service professionals, energy managers, estate managers, facilities professionals and maintenance managers. If you are involved in the following industry sectors and are interested in purchasing cleaning products and services, then this brand new show is really not to be missed. For exhibiting opportunities please contact Jerry Dawson on +44 (0)20 8843 8823, jerry.dawson@easyfairs.com or for more www.cleaning-nec.com.

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Cape pLC puts DIsaB BagVaC™ to the test Two steam-driven turbines at West Burton Power Station, operated by EDF Energy, have been cleaned using a BagVac™ industrial vacuum unit, made by DISAB, manufacturers of industrial vacuum applications for dust removal and material handling.

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Tray Transfer and Handling System Investment in automation technologies is essential in today’s marketplace if you want to accelerate processes and reduce costs. In this regard, selecting the right depends on the quantity to be produced. The newly developed tray transfer and handling system from mk is optimally matched to a patented, reusable tray that is fully compatible with automation systems. Therefore even the smallest batch can be costthe entire process, the products remain in a position that is automated. This means that they can be automatically processed, or even additional processing can within the cycle. Therefore the need to sort or repackage during production, storage or transport are completely dispensed with. If there is a product change, only the inlay must be replaced. Proven belt conveyors and timing belt conveyors from the mk standard product line are used to provide such a solution. A linear, three-axle portal with easy control takes over the handling. The system is structured in two independent modules that can be used autonomously, depending on the task and each unique requirement. The investment in such a system remains manageable and the system is future adaptations. can call (01949) 823751 or visit Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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March 2015

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Testing for Optimum Panel Orientation

In the UK, solar panels produce at full (100%) irradiance if oriented due South at an inclination of 35 degrees while panels facing East or West only produce 79% of the equivalent energy output.

However consumption demand peak an accurate estimation of shade patterns may now favour East-West orientation reveals Lewis Wilson of visit. PASS Ltd, the independent electrical test A solar installation contractor will equipment and training expert. use a standard estimation method New research has suggested that panels of the PV array in kilowatts peak West, while the majority of UK panels face (kWp), determine the postcode South, so the question is now whether the region, determine the array pitch and orientation, and look up kWh/

Taking into account the time of day when peak PV output is produced on Southfacing panels, this is usually during low consumption periods in the middle of the day, when people are typically at work. Therefore most of the energy generated

of the day of the amount of sunlight provided at particular times. Shade people involved in the Solar PV installation chain who may not necessarily carry out the installation, in addition to existing performance. electricians and solar panel providers who new and existing customers.

consumer. optimum placement for the maximum roof. Training teaches correct installation of solar PV panels and includes essential In the case of solar installation testers, the This applies particularly during morning safety information including, working at and evening demand peaks so according heights. to some schools of thought, panels should most electricians, such as clamp meters Training needs to address installation measurements on PV peak power and Germany is now installing East-West facing current, depending on the type of inverter panels and the question is whether the installed. For example, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) grid-connected inverters

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There are two groups of instruments used typically 24-48V in series in order to raise voltage to the 230V mains requirement. solar installation testers. Irradiance meters The PV installation contractor will use solar installation tester to measure the output to solar equipment such as solar panels in ensure the panels are functioning correctly. order to calculate exactly how much solar power they can generate from a particular Conclusion location. Solar PV installation is not rocket science Solar irradiance is the amount of solar

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instrumentation.

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Calibration

March 2015

Conveniently Calibrate Plant Vacuum Gauges Why do vacuum gauges need to be calibrated? The largest uncertainty when using vacuum gauges on a process plant is knowing when the process has caused drift or shifts of calibration. Many processes handle vapours and, if any condensation or deposition happens, the chances are it will also happen in the vacuum gauge. Many such gauges Pirani, cold cathose and ion gauges - use thermal or ionisation cross-section measurements to infer the level of vacuum other hardware, all of which may be coated with by-products from the process. Even more rugged gauges such as capacitance manometers deposition will have mass and the gauge will weigh it, especially if it has a low range and therefore a very thin diaphragm. As processes move away from their design parameter due to gauge “drift”, little about the quality of the process can be inferred from the instrumentation readings, so diagnosis is down to a skilled operator recognising when a batch of product does not conform. This is too late! If the process is sensitive to the level of vacuum being achieved, then the cost of losing a batch could be astronomical - many times the cost of maintaining the plant properly in many cases. With the inherent lack of ruggedness of many vacuum gauges, it is imperative that plant gauges are regularly calibrated and that the operator has spare, calibrated gauges ready to substitute as soon as he fears the process may have drifted

calibrations due to the amount of hardware needed to establish a suitable level of vacuum in a situation where a calibration standard gauge may be compared. Not the least of concerns is the possible cross-contamination of the standard of access to many on-plant gauges. So it has become tradition for gauges to be removed regularly from the plant and shipped to an external calibration laboratory for re-calibration and, contamination. With the development of Chell’s on-site UKAS calibration service, they have developed CalCube both as a portable service but, for customers who would prefer their own facility, a convenient, tried and tested system. covers the design and use of vacuum calibration systems and incorporates an ISO/Dis stainless steel calibration chamber with geometry optimised to ensure that all gauges connected see the same level of vacuum so that comparisons may be made.

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Having its own ISO IEC 17025:2005 accredited UKAS laboratory with the lowest uncertainties for Vacuum in the UK, Chell are well placed to prepare CalCube for on-site gauge calibrated in the laboratory both before and after an on-site the highest possible. type enclosure having just a 13A mains plug yet containing dry diaphragm backing and turbomolecular pumps with high vacuum isolation valves. Over 40 year’s experience of calibrating vacuum gauges have gone into CalCube’s design, which includes such capabilities as calibrating both rising and CMF valves. Fitting easily into almost any estate car, CalCube comes with lifting handles to aid safe removal from a vehicle or lifting up steps, etc. A removable side panel is foam lined with cut-outs to hold all the common mating vacuum connector systems - of course, custom connectors may be purchased and housed for Choice of vacuum Transfer Standards will be an important decision, which is aided by Chell’s years of experience. These calibration lab. for scheduled UKAS calibration. Chell’s in-house vacuum standards consist of three high-accuracy capacitance manometers having 20 years of continuous calibration history at national Standard level and these are monitored on a daily is also calibrated annually at National Standard level. At the atmospheric pressure end of the scale, the vacuum straight line generated by the capacitance manometers is calibrated against our 32” Schwien Merco-Master manometer giving us the lowest uncertainties in that pressure regime. Chell’s customers thus enjoy the accumulated vacuum calibration skills of over 40 years and, should they have CalCube to suit. For more information contact:Tel: 01692 500555 e-mail: info@chell.co.uk Website: www.chell.co.uk


Calibration

March 2015

New Low Cost Flow Meter Calibration Services Bell Flow Systems, a leading manufacturer and supplier of are no longer performing correctly and can

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e have a comprehensive calibration and repair

following calibration services: Flow meter Calibration Pressure Sensor Calibration Data logging equipment Calibration Digital/Analogue Gauge Calibration Component pressure Conformance Oil Sample Analysis Kits Repairs & Service

FLOW METER CALIBRATION We calibrate Flow Meter types to a and signal outputs. Typical meter types include: Variable Area Pelton Wheel Axial Turbine Positive displacement Magnetic Inductive Ultrasonic Vortex

DIGITAL DISPLAY CALIBRATION

COMPONENT CONFORMANCE CERTIFICATES

Digital display calibration

Hydraulic & Pneumatic components can be tested & issued with a conformance

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Hose assemblies Valves & manifolds Piping assemblies REPAIRS & SERVICES

calibrating equipment. Gauges are referenced then calibrated point-to-point with rising and falling pressure readings. Pressure Range 0-1200 bar (Higher on request) Same day turn around if required

We provide a full repair service on all Hydrotechnik and non-Hydrotechnik test equipment. Units are normally repaired in the UK or will be forwarded to the original manufacturer for repair estimates if necessary. OIL SAMPLE ANALYSIS KITS

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Pressure Range 0-1200 bar (Higher on request) Same day turn around if required All brands & signal types catered for

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requests. For competitive pricing and a fast Hydrotechnik UK Ltd today on 0115 900 calibrations. For more information please ask for Michael Sharpe hydraulic measuring equipment please check our website for our full product portfolio.

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Implementing a calibration system?

Our calibration and IT expertise helps you face calibration process improvement projects that are typically complex and consume a lot of time and resources. Only 20% to 30% of a calibration system upgrade is tools and technology, the rest is business culture and process. Therefore, the success of a new calibration system depends especially on the implementation of the system and the ability to define and adopt a new calibration process. We are the experts in both technology and implementation, so you can focus on the opportunities, while we support and guide you in the evolution of your calibration system and successful implementation of the calibration process change. Learn more at: beamex.com/CalibrationProcessImprovements

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Remote Controlled Mine-Seeking Boats Are A Model Of Consistency A design and prototyping company has successfully completed a meticulous project to produce accurate replicas of remote controlled boats used by the Royal Navy to detect and detonate underwater mines. tasked with recreating the very latest in subsea technology to help showcase the product to potential buyers around the world. The models were commissioned by Atlas Elektronik UK Ltd, a leading provider of science and technology solutions to the Ministry of Defence, the Royal Navy and a host of international defence organisations. Their latest product for countering the threat from naval mines is the ARCIMS, which recognises the presence of mines and is capable of destroying them, removing the need to have personnel in the area.

Ogle was given responsibility of building two accurate scale models of the equipment, one 40cm long and one 1m long, for use at exhibitions around the world.

“On the larger model the UUV mounting rig was hand made from Perspex and aluminium. The towed arrays themselves were turned on a machine lathe from solid

Marketing and sales manager Dave Bennion said: “We started by using the CAD drawings for the full-sized boat and resizing the drawings to create accurate and detailed plans for the two models.

resin bar. They also had additional details added including propellers, towing eyes and stabilisers.”

“The same processes were used to create both models. The hulls were CNC machined from model board. The cabin sections were created from SLA printed parts.

The ARCIMS models will now be used by Atlas Elektroniks and their team at exhibitions around the world. For more information about Ogle, visit

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“Machined acrylic glazing panels complete with frames made up the windows which were then bonded into place. The main mast, engines and interior details were again formed using SLA.

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Stay on top of ladder Safety with free ladder inSpection Guide poSter Working at heights is still one of the most dangerous activities throughout the EU. Badly maintained, positioned or secured ladders are the major reasons for falls from heights, as mentioned by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. Laddertag® helps reduce falls caused by badly maintained ladders.

Risk control Reducing and controlling the risks involved when working with ladders, is important for both employees and businesses. Falls from heights can demand a heavy toll in lives lost and injuries sustained, and increase the cost of business through sick leave, disrupted production, insurance premiums, early retirement and training costs

Safe ladder use Not all accidents with ladders are related to bad maintenance. Correctly using and properly securing a

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Immediate prohibition Every Laddertag holds a replaceable insert showing when the next ladder inspection is due. Whenever a ladder doesn’t pass inspection, the insert is removed leaving a clear ‘Do not use’-message on the holder.

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