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BiSN, a leading supplier of downhole sealing solutions and technology to the global oil and gas industry, recently caught up with representatives from Aker BP regarding the successful 30-well P&A campaign conducted in the Valhall oilfield in 2020.

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Manufacturing, assembly and testing specialist Express Engineering has announced it is linking up with schools and training providers in a new initiative to attract engineering apprenticeship talent and secure future skills.

Continuous protection and monitoring of smaller critical rotating plant and equipment such as power generators, pumps, motors, fans and centrifuges has become increasingly important in many industrial applications. In today’s highly competitive and energy cost-conscious environment, reducing unscheduled downtime is essential, but how do you achieve this effectively and affordably? Plant operators looking to monitor this type of rotating plant may understandably assume that sophisticated monitoring and protection systems are expensive and therefore difficult to justify for smaller operating systems.

A UK-based wind-turbine inspections’ company has announced it is expanding into Asia thanks to a new partnership.

Deploying RTUs on industrial assets is an important element of capturing, interpreting and using big data from an industrial process. In this article, Jean Burton, technical sales support manager at Ovarro, supplier of remote monitoring technologies, looks at how RTUs play a key role in accessing big data, helping improve situational awareness, security, productivity, safety and operations.

FPS Air Compressors has announced it is releasing the range of Fini direct-drive compressors into the UK. Comprising MiniCUBE and CUBE models, the former is said to be the most compact solution in its market segment and comes as a single-phase solution if preferred in the 2.2kW model. Where higher air requirements are necessary, the CUBE is available in models up to 7.5 kW, providing a direct replacement for a piston compressor while producing 30-35% more output.

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Editor's Comment 

2023 is going to be a year of opportunities and challenges. Despite COVID-19 no longer being the main news on our TV screens and in the newspapers, the fallout from the last few years of the pandemic has nevertheless disrupted global supply chains and this may continue to affect UK manufacturers in 2023. Issues such as shortages of raw materials and shipping delays may impact production schedules and increase costs.

With news that Moderna is in discussions with the Government about investing in a multi-million Pound research and messenger RNA manufacturing facility in the UK, the outlook for UK manufacturing is looking increasingly positive, and is a significant vote of confidence in the UK.

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