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  • Cryogenic Cluster Day Exhibition Success for Tamo

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    Tamo had a very successful & interesting Cryogenic Cluster Day Exhibition on the 25/09/2015 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford.  On show was range of equipment including their KF25 captured vent relief valve & the EDS electronic pressure switch. Tamo also featured a range of low flow control valves available with a CV as low as 0.00001 with a range options including a cryogenic bonnet version.  

     

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  • Lynemouth biomass plant given EU state approval

    Plans to convert a coal fuelled plant in Lynemouth to biomass have been granted state aid approval, the EC has announced. Owners RWE now intends to press ahead with the plans for conversion.

    The European Commission opened its investigation early in the year and made its ruling on December 1, 2015. It announced that the UK government support for the project was in compliance with EU state aid rules and said the conversion would help the UK to reach the environmental and energy targets set out by the European Union without “unduly distorting competition”.

    Plans to convert the station were first announced in 2014, and the government is supporting the project by paying a premium in addition to the market price. The project will continue to receive aid until 2027.

    Commenting on the announcement, Andree Stracke, Chief Commercial Officer of RWE Supply and Trading GmbH said:

    "We welcome this confirmation of the government support for biomass power generation, which provides a reliable base load to complement other renewables such as wind and solar.”

    Stracke added that the company hope to have converted the plant within the next 18 months and he said it would allow the export of 390 MW of low carbon electricity to the National Grid, thus aiding the government’s climate change aims

    The government has set itself a target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. One of the ways the government intends to reach its aim is by switching to low carbon alternatives and becoming less dependent on fossil fuels.

    When the conversion goes ahead, Lynemouth power station intends to use renewable wood pellets, which will be exported from the United States, Europe and Canada. In addition, a sustainability management system will be put in place to ensure that the biomass fuel produced by the plant will meet the minimum sustainability standards that have been set out.

    The plant, which is based in the Northumberland in the UK, has the capacity to make enough electricity to power more than 450,000 homes. In addition, converting the Lynemouth plant from coal power will have a positive impact on the environment and on the economy in the north east.

    Moreover, it will burn 1.5 million tonnes of wood pellets annually, and produce an estimated 2.3 TWh of power.

    The Lynemouth power station has been powered by coal since the early 1970s and was previously owned by Alcan. In 2012, RWE took over the running of the plant and as a result the Lynemouth Power Company was established.

  • Mk 708 Low flow control valve

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    Why choose Jordon a Low Flow fractional control valve

    Provides the most accurate control available for fractional flow ranges, CV’s from 0.00001 to 4.0 applications suitable for subsea, pilot liquid, fuel cells, hot oil skids & others,

    • Various ranges of size (1/4”- 3/4” DN8-DN20), End connections: Threaded, Socket weld, Tube ends, Welded flanges,Body Materials: CF8M, WCB, or ANY Alloy you can name!

    RAPID DELIVERY within 2 weeks or sooner - Light and compact construction

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  • Orders stabilise for SMEs

    The latest figures from the CBI shows that orders for small and medium manufacturers stabilised over the last quarter, and SMEs say they have a greater optimism regarding export orders as the year develops.

    However, the survey of 426 companies showed that orders were flat during the last quarter; there was also a fall in export orders, and a significant reduction in export prices, but it is predicted that domestic orders and exports will grow in the near future.

    Despite this, the companies surveyed expect to spend more on training and investment throughout the next 12 months, and employment growth is steady.  The CBI SME Trends Survey also indicates that manufacturers intend to invest more in product innovation and training.

    Commenting on the survey, CBI Director Rain Newton-Smith said:

    “It’s encouraging to see smaller manufacturers’ optimism and orders stabilising, although the picture remains fairly flat across the board with many firms treading water.

    “But there are expectations that domestic orders and exports growth will pick up in the next quarter and many smaller manufacturing firms also plan to invest more in their staff training.”

    Key Statistics

    The key statistics show that 24% of SMEs report a greater optimism, while 25% were less so; 30% of firms reported an improved output, while 23 % noted a fall. In addition, 21% of SMEs reported an increase in export orders, while 25% stated there was a decrease.

    UK Economic Growth

    Looking at the wider picture, there was a weakening of economic growth in the last quarter according to the 759 manufacturing, retail and services companies surveyed as part of the CBI Growth Indicator.

    Rain Newton-Smith stated:

    “Manufacturing and business and professional services have struggled to make a mark, but a healthier picture can be seen in the household-focused consumer services and retail sectors.”

    Government initiatives and the future of manufacturing

    While manufacturing struggles to gain momentum, there have been a number of government innovations to help improve the fortunes of the sector, including research and development tax credits.

    However, a recent survey from the EEF showed that 60% manufacturers felt the government could do more to improve business access to scientific research, and while the introduction of Catapult centres, which aim to enhance access to research and development facilities for the sector have proven popular, the majority of manufacturers (69%) feel the government could do more when it comes to commercialising technology.

  • Range of low flow control valves at Tamo

    Tamo have a range of low flow control valves available with CV as low as 0.00001.  With a range of actuators pneumatic / electric & options for bellows stem seal, cryogenic bonnet, three way control this range for low flow control valves is truly versatile. 

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  • Small business owners warned of Gas safety risks

    A new survey has highlighted concerns that some small and medium sized businesses aren’t doing enough to protect their employers and premises from gas safety risks.

    A survey by British Gas shows that 17% of businesses don’t service their appliances on a regular basis, and one in five small businesses state there have been problems with gas safety issues at their premises in the past.

    Even more concerning is the fact that 40% of small businesses say they would turn off the electric supply if they thought they could smell gas at their work premises. While others said they would try and find out the source of the gas leak, and a small minority would close up the building to try and contain a suspected gas leak.

    More than 500 senior managers were interviewed as part of the survey and 20 per cent of them admitted that gas safety issues had caused varying problems including gas leaks, lost income and a reduction in trading hours.

    Commenting on the survey, Vincent Thomas, Field Service Manager at British Gas Business, said:

    “It’s crucial that businesses take gas safety seriously. I’ve seen some alarming stuff over the years in all different types of businesses – from factories to nursing homes. When something goes wrong it can stop a business in its tracks and have a serious effect on finances, staff and customers. 

    “Our engineers visit over 1,000 businesses every week, and find that many customers don’t think about the risks of carbon monoxide and gas leaks at work the same way as they might at home.  It’s absolutely essential to get any commercial gas appliance regularly serviced and maintained.”

    The survey was conducted as part of Gas Safety Week, which is held annually to help raise awareness of the potential problems that can be can be caused due to poor safety practices.

    Employer Responsibilities

    Employers also need to be aware of their legal obligations to provide a safe working environment for their employees. According to the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive, work carried out in commercial premises such as factories needs to be completed by a registered engineer, and annual checks also need to be undertaken.

    As well as carrying out regularly maintenance, records should be kept, and inspections should be conducted to look for early signs of damage to both the appliances and pipe lines.

  • Tata’s Port Talbot Sale in Doubt

    The sale of Tata’s Port Talbot plant has been put on hold, according to media speculation. The article in the Telegraph indicates that the Indian-based owners are taking their time to think about the implications of future EU deals, and to consider any potential pension scheme liabilities.

    Sales Process and future of Port Talbot Plant

    Early into the sales process, Tata Steel indicated there were seven parties interested in purchasing the plant, including the steel group Liberty House, Greybull, JSW Steel and Nucor.

    The number of potential buyers has since been narrowed down, and the government has made an offer to purchase a 25% share in the business, but it has rejected calls to take ownership of the business outright.

    Last month there was speculation that Tata was about to make a deal with the UK government and that the company was to receive a £1 billion government loan. However, recently, a further obstacle has been placed in the way of the sales process following concerns that a heavily increased levy could be put in place by the Pension Protection Fund should the deal with the government go ahead.

    In Parliament in June - in response to a question by Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock - Prime Minister David Cameron stated that alongside business secretary Sajid Javid, the government was doing everything it could “to secure a future for Tata steel”.

    The Prime Minister added that the sales process was moving along and he felt that steel “was better off in the inside the European Union”.

    New potential buyer

    Now, media reports indicate that Ed Truell, a private equity investor, is now in talks with the company, the Treasury and the Pensions Regulator about purchasing the plant. Rather than viewing Brexit as a problem, Truell told CITY A.M. that the decision to leave Europe has made the steel plant “a lot more attractive to potential buyers”.

    Decision to Sell

    Tata made the announcement that it was going to sell the plant back in March 2016 following a review of the company’s European portfolio. Tata concluded that manufacturing costs and lack of demand for steel were impacting on the competitiveness of the business.

    It also stated there had been a deep concern over the “deteriorating financial performance of the UK subsidiary” in the previous 12 months. Media reports at the time speculated that the plant was losing as much as £1 million pounds a day.

  • The most accurate control available

    MODEL 708CR Provides the most accurate control available for fractional flow ranges, CVs from 0.00001 to 4.0 applications suitable for subsea, pilot liquid, fuel cells, hot oil skids & others. Various ranges of size (1/4- 3/4 inch DN8-DN20), End connections:

    Threaded, Socket weld, Tube ends, Welded flanged, Body Materials: CF8M, WCB, or ANY Alloy you can name! RAPID DELIVERY within 2 weeks or sooner - Light and compact construction.

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