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  • Keeping control valves clean, inside and out
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Modern hygienic fluid control applications demand very high standards in terms of cleanliness, not only for the components directly in contact with the process medium, but also for the external surfaces. Designing and...
  • The benefits of bespoke process control solutions
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control systems that are unique to the food and beverage industry can be used to deliver higher levels of efficiency and reliability. Mark Lilley, Field Segment Manager, Hygienic Food and Beverage for Bürkert Fluid...
  • Thermal spraying within the law
    The Filter Company Group Ltd
    Dust created during thermal spraying processes can give rise to a number of potential hazards to equipment operators, unless correctly addressed. It is now mandatory within the law to undertake a proper risk assessment when...
  • WHAT IS DSEAR?
    Corgin
    DSEAR is an acronym for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 which requires employers to control the risks associated with explosions, fires and substances corrosive to metals. What are...
  • Filtering out the choices in tertiary treatment
    Hydro International
    Improving the quality of final effluent discharge continues to be a priority for wastewater treatment upgrades in the UK. However, choosing the right system for each application is challenging, especially where there may be...
  • Level and flow control for the food and drink industry
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control equipment for the food and beverage industry has to operate effectively with a wide variety of fluids, granules and powders of varying viscosities. Add to this the requirement for a hygienic environment and...
  • Emerging food preservation tech needs precision control
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Our ability to preserve food has a long history - with more recent developments being directed by the desire to maintain nutritional value in addition to the original taste and texture of the food. Research in this field...
  • Control signals - which option is best?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    As process control systems continue to advance and the use of complicated networked solutions develops, is there still a requirement for the simple analogue signal? Chris Hoey of Bürkert, provides an insight into selecting...
  • Water treatment with reed bed systems
    ARM Ltd
    Reed beds have been used informally for water treatment for thousands of years. The formalisation of this knowledge into an applicable technology in the 1960's has resulted in the rapid expansion of their use globally and...
  • Overview of wetland systems and related terminology
    ARM Ltd
    Wetlands work in various ways including engineering manipulation and control of natural biological processes; creating an ideal habitiat for micro-organisms to thrive as they breakdown various pollutants; natually occuring...
  • Selecting materials for use with aggressive chemicals
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Bürkert's chemical resistance chart can be downloaded via the 'visit website' link on the right. The tables in it provide useful information to simplify the selection of suitable materials when useing aggressive fluids.
  • Precision control for CIP processes
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Clean-in-place (CIP) has been used for maintaining the cleanliness of process equipment in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries for over 50 years. However, specifying the most appropriate valves and sensors to...
  • The 4 important selection parameters for ATEX devices
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Explosion Protection to ATEX 95 and 137 explained Introduction Bürkert provides a guide to the four most important criteria to consider when selecting an ATEX-certified device, such as a level sensor, a valve, a flow sensor,...
  • Meeting demand for more complex process control systems
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control systems in almost every industry are becoming more complex due to the demand for greater efficiency, regulatory compliance and higher levels of automation and plant integration. The need for bespoke or...
  • Sizing a steam pipe
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The following information is an excerpt from Bürkert's Steam Site Guide, a free document to help process engineers to size, optimise and ensure the safe designs of their steam systems. Introduction It is widely appreciated...