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For some time now, the UK has been on a mission to become a low-carbon nation. It all started with the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change in 1988, and was further reinforced with the United Nations Framework Convention on...
Stricter EU and UK legislation regarding gas leak detection is welcome but isn’t necessarily driving a rise in best practice. That’s according to Duncan Webb, Condition Monitoring Application Engineer at ERIKS UK & Ireland, who says: “Our Condition Monitoring team...
Having worked some 20 years in energy management, the basic principles have remained the same, what I call the 3 ‘Ms’ - Monitor, Manage, Mitigate – and in that specific order; if you cannot do the first, then the...
Most business owners and facility managers are aware of the fundamental principles of using portable energy loggers (PELs) to identify inefficient equipment, where, according to The Carbon Trust savings of up to 20% can be made. Here are 3...

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~ Specialist outlines smart meter requirements to reduce costs ~ UK industrial electricity prices are among the highest in Europe and, in light of this, a number of businesses are taking direct action to reduce their energy consumption. Power quality...
A successful metering strategy is crucial to delivering high performing district heating schemes, says Ian Allan, Head of Research and Development for Switch2 Energy. Heat metering is essential to the efficiency, compliance, and transparency of any community or district...
Based on recent feedback from a specialist power quality improvement service business, the issue of high reactive power and poor power factor is becoming increasingly common in the UK today, an issue which apparently used to be considered much...
Introducing the Axis Industries Qalcosonic range of ultrasonic heat and cooling meters. The Qalcosonic Heat 1 and 2 are MID Class 2 Approved for Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and billing purposes - for use in heating, cooling and...
Reducing or optimising energy consumption is part of the sustainable development approach which many industrial countries, particularly in Europe, signed up to in the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework...
For manufacturers interested in harnessing Industry 4.0, condition monitoring is often a quick win. It can reduce downtime, extend the lifetime of equipment, and improve Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Like Industry 4.0, however, it is also in danger...