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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
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.
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.
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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STEMMER IMAGING To Sell Tunable Polymer Lenses For Machine Vision STEMMER IMAGING has signed an agreement with Optotune AG for the distribution of Optotuneâ€™s range of polymer lenses for industrial vision applications. Now available from all STEMMER IMAGING companies through Europe, these innovative lenses consist of an elastic lens material, whose shape can be adjusted in order to focus.
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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’
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
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 UKâ€™s leading exhibition for the lifting industry, returning to its successful stand-alone format over 2 full days.
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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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!
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
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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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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).
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
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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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.
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
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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
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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
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
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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.
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