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  • Cryogenic Cluster Day 2015

    Tamo will be showing their range range of Relief Valves, Check Valves & associated equipment at the forthcoming Cryogenic Cluster Day 2015, at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford, on Wednesday September 23rd.   The event will follow a pattern similar to previous years, comprising a mix of seminar, table-top trade show, a poster session, and lab visits.  Free for delegates to attend, thanks to the support of STFC & contribution from exhibitors, it is a highlight of the British Cryogenic Calendar, with an audience well over 100 from UK & abroad.

    CCD2

  • Gas and oil production in the UK predicted to increase

    The UK’s gas and oil production increased by 7 per cent in 2015, according to new figures released by Gas and Oil UK, however, it is warning that it will be difficult to sustain these levels during the coming year.

    In a statement, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie, said:

    “Government data for the first 10 months of 2015 shows that the total volume of oil and gas produced on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) was up 8.6 per cent compared with 2014, with the production of liquids up 10.6 per cent and gas up 6.1 per cent.

    “Output in November and December tends historically to be more stable, but even so, Oil & Gas UK now expects year end production for the full year of 2015 to be seven to eight per cent higher than last year.”

    However, Michie also made it clear that gas and oil production will face many challenges in the year ahead; the most pressing challenges for the offshore gas and oil industry include the low prices for oil, and the sector is also facing job losses.

    In a recent statement, Michie also spoke of the importance of a resilient gas and oil industry, and it is imperative that the gas and oil industries adapt their strategies if they are going to compete globally and gain vital investment.

    The official announcement that production was on the increase followed predictions issued by the government in late 2015, but figures are expected to decline from 2020, according to the UKCS Oil and Gas Production Projections.

    New Initiatives

    A number of new initiatives were introduced in 2015 to help bolster the gas and oil sector in the UK. In late 2015, an Industry Behaviours Charter was signed by the Oil and Gas UK Board. The aim of the charter was to improve efficiency in order to transform the offshore gas and oil industry and enhance collaboration between SMEs, contractors and operators, as well as to develop new business models.

    In addition, the Rapid Efficiency Exchange was launched to allow gas and oil companies to come together to share useful advice on improving efficiencies in the industries, while also providing a forum to discuss the challenges that face the sector.

    Government support

    Oil and Gas UK added that an important factor for the future of the industries would be support from the government and HM Treasury.

  • Government reaffirms commitment to Gas and Oil sector

    During a recent visit to Aberdeen, the Prime Minister David Cameron has again made clear his government’s commitment to the UK gas and oil sector, with the announcement of an action plan to build a stronger future for the industry.

    As well as the action plan there is to be a 1.3 billion package of tax measures for the gas and oil sector to help the UK industry to stay competitive. A number of other steps have been introduced, which include the announcement of £20 million in funding to allow for additional seismic exploration; this will help the gas and oil industry to find potential new sources of reserves.

    In addition, a new Gas and Oil Ambassador is to be appointed to enable UK companies to better market their services overseas. The Ambassador will be responsible for promoting the North Sea to countries around the globe and for increasing investment; an export target for the gas and oil industry will also be set.

    Commenting on the announcement by the Prime Minister, Amber Rudd, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said:

    “We’re stepping in to provide the extra support needed now with £20m of funding for seismic exploration to help industry find new oil and gas reserves. But we’re also determined to build a bridge to the future and make sure the expertise we hold in areas such as decommissioning can become a UK success story, boosting our economy, supporting jobs and creating more financial security for families.”

    “Work to be Done”

    While the decision to invest more into seismic exploration and the further government announcements were welcomed by Oil and Gas UK, its Chief Executive Deidre Michie added that there was still more work to be done if the United Kingdom was to become “the most attractive, mature oil and gas province in the world to do business in”.

    Michie also stated that the sector needed to do more to reduce inefficiencies and costs, and said that fiscal and regulatory measures would be necessary to help transform the sector and make it more attractive to global investors.

    The Oil and Gas Chief Executive went on to say:

    “The 2016 Budget needs to deliver an effective package of measures to help extend late life operations and asset trading, promote exploration and boost investment. In line with HM Treasury’s own strategy of continued fiscal reform, steps should also be taken in the Budget to deliver a further permanent cut in the headline tax rate.”

  • Government urged to do more to improve manufacturing productivity

    Manufacturing has continued to perform well in the face of uncertainty following the Brexit vote, exports are on the increase and economic growth in general is picking up. However, the EEF has taken the opportunity ahead of the spring budget to urge Chancellor Philip Hammond to do more to aid productivity in the manufacturing sector.

    Ms Lee Hopley, Chief Economist for the EEF, said:

    “This Budget must drive ahead with the productivity-focused commitments that we saw in both the Autumn statement and the government’s recent industrial strategy green paper. Action that enables more innovation, more investment and supports better skills and infrastructure in the economy are not optional if the UK is to be ready to make the most of post-Brexit opportunities.

    The EEF is also calling on the government to encourage innovation by improving the current research and development tax credit scheme. Other reforms the EEF are keen to see include further investment into digital infrastructure, and improved training. Similar calls have been made from business organisations like the CBI, who feel that more should be done to improve technical training and apprenticeships in the UK.

    Government efforts to improve business productivity

    The chancellor’s autumn budget had already allocated significant funding for productivity, with the announcement of a $23 billion National Investment Productivity Fund; the fund aims to improve infrastructure, research and development and assist in the building of faster internet connections.

    The government has also announced an industrial strategy. The strategy, which was recently outlined in a green paper, has increasing economic growth and making companies more productive at its core. However, it has come under criticism from various quarters for lacking details and targets.

    Lack of productivity in manufacturing

    Throughout the past year there has been several reports regarding the fall in productivity in the manufacturing sector. Some of this has been attributed to poor internet connectivity among some manufacturers, while the EEF has highlighted how productivity in some industries has come under strain due to the reduction in crude oil prices. In addition, the financial crisis took its toll on manufacturing productivity, which had previously been gaining strength.

    There has been calls for government action to improve productivity, some of which were addressed by the announcement of the industrial strategy. However, the government is still be urged to adopt policies that will further encourage innovation and investment into new technology to boost productivity among the manufacturing sector.

  • Manufacturing orders on Increase, but food prices expected to rise

    The latest Industrial Trends Survey, which interviewed 450 UK businesses, shows manufacturing orders are on the increase, but there was less demand for export orders, although they do remain above average.

    Manufacturers were also positive about the prospects for output, with 38 per cent expecting it to grow over the course of the next quarter, however, average selling prices are in for a sharp increase during the next quarter to +19, according to the CBI.

    Order book balance and output volumes

    The order book balance is now at minus 3, which is a notable improvement on October’s figures of minus 17. However, output volumes also slowed in the last quarter.

    Rain Newton Smith, chief economist for the CBI, said:

    “It’s good to see manufacturers’ overall order books at healthy levels, and the outlook for output growth remaining robust as we head into Christmas.

    “But the weak pound is beginning to make its mark, and prices are expected to rise, especially in the food and drink sector. On the flip side though, export orders remain above average.

    Autumn Statement

    The announcement of the new Productivity Fund was welcomed by the CBI, the EEF and the Food and Drink Federation; it is hoped some of the measures outlined in the Autumn Statement will give businesses the confidence to invest.

    The £23 billion Productivity Fund will mean additional support for innovation and science, which the EEF say is “vital if we are to be at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution”. The increased support for exports also received approval.

    Rising food prices

    The weak pound and the rising cost of ingredients has caused problems in the food and drink sector. It is predicted that prices of well-known food brands will rise in the coming months, however, some manufacturers  say they will cover these additional costs where they can.

    After Philip Hammond’s statement Autumn Statement, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) issued a statement detailing just how important food and drink manufacturing is to the economy in the UK, with a worth of more than £21 billion.

    Strong export growth for food and drink sector

    The food and drink sector also showed strong export growth in recent months. The FDF say exports increased by 13.7 per cent, and crucially, non-EU exports grew at twice their usual rate in the last quarter.

    The FDF also said branded food and drink exports are at record levels.

  • 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. 

    Lowflow 

    Click here for more information in the low flow 708 series.

  • TAMO - choice supplier for Cryogenic Control Valves and Equipment

    Tamo also supply Cryogenic Relief Valves, Check Valves & Specialist Valves for very wide range of applications in the High Science applications as well as OEM applications.

    Example below Low pressure helium relive valve. Manufactured from Stainless Steel (other body materials available) with KF25 connections & Viton seals (other seals available) set at 4 PSI. Set points from 0.5 PSI to 9 psi are available.

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