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  • Best metal butterfly valve liners for demanding media
    Gemü Valves
    Common lining materials for metal butterfly valves include PTFE and PFA. Find out why GEMÜ 490 series PFA lined butterfly valves out-perform PTFE linings in applications where corrosive or high purity media is being handled
  • 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...
  • What is Cleaning in Place for hygienic processes?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    What is Cleaning in Place, how does it work and where should you use it? This guide from Burkert answers these and many more questions. Click 'Visit website' opposite to download this article as a PDF. What is CIP?...
  • Water Tanks For Cement Batching Plants
    As you can imagine, there is a huge quantity of water used by cement batching plants. However, water storage for cement batching plants is closely regulated and cement plant operators need to be aware of the WRAS...
  • What’s the difference between potable and non-potable?
    If you’re considering purchasing a water tank, whether for domestic or commercial use, there are various factors that need to be taken into account before making your final decision. What size tank do you need? Where will it...
  • What is sodium hydroxide?
    Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda and lye is a highly caustic compound and alkali that decomposes proteins at ordinary ambient temperatures and may cause severe chemical burns. It is highly soluble in water and...
  • New sentencing puts spotlight on wastewater treatment
    Companies now face massively increased fines for breaching environmental legislation. Clwyd Jones, of Siltbuster Process Solutions, one of the UK’s leading providers of effluent treatment solutions for the food and drinks...
  • Mag drive pumps v mechanical seal pumps - what's best?
    Crest Pumps Group
    In an industry where chemicals, corrosive chemicals and waste are often involved it is critical to understand the individual properties of both the Magnetic Drive Pump and the Mechanical Seal Pump. Failure to do so could...
  • Why are water companies adding phosphates?
    Lovibond Tintometer
    Allen Wilson, FISPE MAPLT Tech IOSH, speaks out on the issue of phosphates in drinking water. To comply with EC directive 80/778/EEC that demands that drinking water contain less than10ug/l of lead by December of this year.
  • Improve food processing efficiency with thermal imaging
    The food and drink processing industry is the fourth highest industrial energy user in the UK, according to The Carbon Trust. In 2010, it consumed nearly 37TWh, which is enough energy to power 125,000 homes for nearly 15...
  • What is Anaerobic Digestion?
    Colloide Engineering Systems
    Anaerobic Digestion is a natural biological process that can be used to generate renewable energy and manage waste. The process takes place in an oxygen-free digester, where micro-organisms convert organic material such as...
  • How to optimise pump efficiency
    Crest Pumps Group
    Pumps across the world now account for 10% of the world's total electricity consumption. Two thirds of all pumps use too much energy, meaning companies are now spending a disproportionate amount on operation overheads. If...
  • An introduction to peristaltic pumps
    Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
    Peristaltic pumps are suitable for dispensing, metering and general transfer applications. Typically, they offer flow rates from as low as 0.0007 ml/min upto 45 l/min, and are able to generate pressures up to 8.6 bar (125...
  • What's new with the latest BS 4142:2014 standard
    Castle Group
    So what is new with the latest BS 4142:2014 standard for rating and assessing sound of an industrial and/or commercial nature? This latest edition of BS 4142 has been prepared under the direction of the Health and...
  • How to ensure a long life of your mechanical seal pump
    Crest Pumps Group
    Mechanical seals continue to be the number one cause of chemical pump downtime. This is normally because the seal face has either worn out or the seal has suffered damage. If it is the former, replacing the seal is normally...