This technical guidance examines the top 10 causes of industrial plant and equipment failure. It looks at issues such as corrosion, external loading, physical impact, pressure, temperature, vibration, the effects of poor maintenance and defective equipment, human error and other issues and how they impact the safety and performance of plant and equipment used in industrial and process environments. Read more
The world is facing some serious economic and environmental challenges that will impact us all. Building a cleaner, greener economy will be essential for our future… and to do this will require a whole host of measures including reductions in energy intensity, improving energy efficiencies, switching to cleaner greener fuels and securing more sustainable energy supplies, to name but a few. This presentation looks at the measures now being taken to build the UK’s low carbon economy, what’s required, and how the UK is leading the world in this important area.
The following presentation takes a look at a renewable energy for business case study involving a UK chemical company based in Newport, South Wales. It looks at how they became more energy efficient, generating their own energy and even exporting electricity back to the grid.
The following presentation takes a look how the UK is becoming a leading low carbon economy, generating renewable energy with the application of emerging technologies to create the UK’s clean energy of the future. Developing world-class technologies including solar power, biofuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and on and off shore wind energy the UK is leading the world in this important area of renewable energy generation.
With the increasing cost of energy, pressures to reduce waste, improve environmental performance and energy efficiency at work many businesses are now looking at ways of saving energy and reducing costs in this important area. In the UK almost a third of small to medium sized businesses identify the cost of energy as a block affecting their future chances of success. Identifying ways in which these businesses can improve their energy efficiency and so reduce energy costs is probably one of the best, and potentially easiest ways of improving their potential for improved profitability and growth over the long-term.
The following video answers the question… what is fracking? It looks at sources of energy in the UK including shale gas and oil, the location of deposits, and the hydraulic fracturing and extraction process, otherwise known as fracking.
Waste-to-energy is a fairly new waste management – energy generation concept that is rapidly growing in popularity. It involves creating energy from the waste products that we discard on a daily basis… and it could be the way forward for us all. Back in 2008, the UK generated around 290 million tonnes of waste. While 43.9% of household waste in the UK was recycled by 2012, there is still a lot more than could be done.
Indeed, the area of waste-to-energy (sometimes shorted to WtE) is one that deserves more attention.
The use of biomass as a renewable energy source is a concept that is rapidly growing in popularity both here in the UK and further afield. Biomass energy involves creating energy from organic matter… and it could have a very important role to play in the future energy requirements of the UK.