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Relevant specialist knowledge and skills are vital to success in this growing industry. Lee Clarke at Dynama (pictured) outlines three ways strategic workforce planning will help to boost competency while championing diversity and inclusivity in the sector.

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Based on a proprietary and patented crosslinking system that has been developed specifically for the chemical processing industry, DuPont Kalrez Spectrum 7275 seals are reported to exhibit minimal swelling and improved retention of physical properties when exposed to aggressive chemicals such as concentrated nitric acid, organosilanes, chlorosilanes, pure ethylene oxide, butyraldehyde, amines, vinyl monomers and acrylic monomers. Kalrez 7275 seals are available in the UK from authorised distributor DICHTOMATIK.

Electro mechanical engineering specialist HOUGHTON INTERNATIONAL has appointed Chris Weston as its new pump sales engineer. Highly experienced with an excellent track record within the pump industry, Chris will support the existing pump services team as it continues to develop its service offering to reflect the evolving needs of the market. Offering hands on technical sales support, Chris will work with customers throughout the UK providing responsive solutions to their maintenance issues and pump needs.

Load cell manufacturer Straightpoint (SP) will display new wireless centre of gravity software at this year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC), which takes place 7-9 October 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The expo is staged on the last two days of the event.

Pierre Thome, managing director, Chubb Fire & Security, France: On-board a ship, platform or rig, fire is potentially the greatest single threat to safety and choosing the right fire protection is critical. In the event of fire, there is no municipal brigade to call, so effective extinguishing systems and fire-fighting equipment are vital.

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Editor's Comment 

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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