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  • 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...
  • Improving process water quality through automation
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Water quality plays a vital role in many processes, from perfecting the taste of beer to maximising cooling efficiency. Maintaining precise water quality standards is therefore a challenge that many businesses need to meet...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Retrofit safety using innovative control valves
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The food and beverage industry has embraced automation - partly due to the necessity of reducing production costs, but also to help meet food safety standards and personnel safety legislation. By taking a modular approach to...
  • Ammonia and vertical filter bed systems
    Hydro International
    The assault on water quality in our streams, rivers and coastal marine can seem endless. On the one hand we have a looming primary target date, set for 2015 by the Water Framework Directive. By this time, all the myriad...
  • Initial Asset Investment requires planned maintenance
    ELIQUO HYDROK
    OEM service contracts may not always initially look attractive to the UK Water Industry, but given the increasing pressures to achieve compliance with equipment that is becoming ever more complex, service contracts can be...
  • 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.
  • Wetland treatment systems and cold weather
    ARM Ltd
    The question of the performance of reedbeds or treatment wetlands through winter and in cold climates is a common one. Reedbed systems in general are subject to the vagaries of local climate conditions, particularly...