Plant & Works Engineering
Inspiring young people shortlisted for science and engineering competition

From designing cheap inserts to improve the function of face masks to writing algorithms to compare package holidays, 10 remarkable projects from young people aged 15 to 18 have been shortlisted to compete for a major national title as part of this year’s finals of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

Made Smarter backs 200th manufacturing technology project

Third of businesses scrapped unsuccessful tech projects during pandemic

Industry surges as accelerating recovery takes hold

Industrial chiller refrigerants

Richard Payne* takes a look at industrial chiller refrigerants

New technology will continue to revolutionise the global water industry

An international company with patents worldwide - and offices in North Wales, Jersey, Singapore and the Philippines - iVapps -  has announced it will launch the latest addition to its award-winning pipeline application at a live virtual event from its UK research and development hub on Tuesday June 29 at 10am. To register visit

Achieving plant resiliency

Sean Robison* explains what modern technologies to implement that can improve overall equipment effectiveness and operational resiliency.

Maximising your assets

Andrew Normand* looks at how the power of AI can save plant operators a small fortune

Advanced manufacturing keeps power plant online

With one of two cooling water pumps out of action, and the other showing worrying vibration, the on-site power plant at a major chemical plant in Belgium risked a costly and disruptive unscheduled shutdown. Quick action was needed to first address the immediate issue, then fix the problem for the long-term. PWE reports.

Succeed with preventive maintenance by engaging machine operators

New Tork productivity guide provides five steps to using “kaizen” to create a sustainable competitive advantage

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