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A new Energy Transition Hub will feature at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 from 3-6 September, with exhibition and conference space dedicated to the evolution of the oil and gas industry to a low carbon future.

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Bender UK will be exhibiting at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 on Stand 3J05. It will showcase its total capabilities for the oil, gas and subsea industry - oil, gas and subsea operators demand high production outputs and safe, functioning platforms to maximise productivity. State-of-the art LIM performance

FITOK is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of superior quality instrumentation valves and fittings for general service and instrumentation panels. The range features twin ferrule stainless steel components, check valves and high pressure ball and needle valves.

Lindapter has announced it will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe. On display will be a range of  steel-to-steel connection solutions for offshore and subsea applications.

Subsea pipelines are vital for the oil and gas business, and so their maintenance should be a top priority. Maintaining these important networks not only fall in line with the necessary safety regulations, but also with legal compliance. Businesses in this sector must have the correct flow assurance technology in place in order to monitor pipeline integrity and seek out any potential issues quickly. Not only must the process be highly accurate, it must also operate with minimal impact on operating pipelines.

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With so much uncertainty surrounding Brexit, manufacturers are becoming increasingly frustrated and desperate to move on. But one thing is very certain - the new Prime Minister must not underestimate the benefits of a good deal for British manufacturers as it will unlock new investment and confidence in factories and boardrooms across the country. It should also not be underestimated that Europe still has huge belief in the UK and getting a deal will ultimately open many doors that have been closed by uncertainty.

I was recently lucky enough to attend the launch of two new engineering Institutions for children at the House of Lords, which will help nurture and encourage the abundance of talent we need as an engineering nation.

When we think of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a number of prominent buzz-phrases will probably come to mind – for example: Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing; and maybe even Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, the Digital Twin and a lot more besides.

With major cyber security breaches making the news in recent weeks, the various scares highlight the importance of protection for manufacturers, and at the recent Hannover Messe, cyber security was a major theme for this year’s event.

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