Technical Articles

Aggreko has published these technical articles:

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Humidity and temperature kept in check with modular equipment and offshore expertise...
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What is live streaming? Why is it such a useful marketing tool?...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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What will power your house, office or industrial complex a generation from now? How about a decade? Maybe even in a year?...
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The oil industry hit rock bottom in 2014, causing prices to plummet and renewable energy to rise from the ashes like a phoenix. The crash seemed to shock the oil and gas industry, forcing companies to...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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The world is changing fast and so is the way we run events. Just as chat-bots are shaping the way we interact with brands online, the line between reality and technology is getting thinner all the...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Busy people are often bad at being efficient. In our private lives, most of us are far less in control of our budgets than we'd like to be, simply because we're rushing around so much that we're...
(Chemicals and Raw Materials)
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2020 has been a tumultuous year for businesses and individuals all over the world, but the Petrochemical and Refining (PCR) industry has been placed under particular strain....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Providing a constant supply of cool air for a vast mine in the hot Australian outback...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Aggreko, the leading global provider of modular, mobile power, has today launched an interactive 3D tour that demonstrates its expertise in powering large-scale, global events like the Rugby World Cup...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Protecting new auto parts from seasonal humidity...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Provide rapid testing at a power plant...
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BASF is the world's leading chemical company. In Belgium, it has seven chemical production sites - the largest is in Antwerp. Here, at the company's ammonia installation, about €10 of revenue is...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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With daily live broadcasts, plus a data centre and several hundred office staff, this London broadcasting facility relies on a steady supply of cooling. When two of the site's chillers needed...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Bringing the world's first floating wind farm to life...
(Energy Services)
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How do you cope with the energy needs of a rising population and shrinking land availability, when even many traditional sources like coal mines go into decline? For many states in the US, the answer...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Power management can be tricky when you don't have access to a consistent power supply. For many plants, this can end in disaster, with constant equipment breakdowns and surprise outages that...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Cleaner, greener, reliable power supply...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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To provide clean, uninterruptible power to an island community...
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To provide clean, uninterruptible power to an island community...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Heat without the stress for aquarium-dwellers...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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keeping humidity under control during the renovation of a historical building...
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Achieve reliable cooling for wastewater bio-treatment...
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Keeping machinery and workers cool underground...
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All equipment needs maintenance, but when you're talking about a nuclear power plant, there's no room for error. So when a customer needed to service the valves on their component cooling water (CCW)...
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With record-high temperatures outside and the shutdown of air conditioning systems inside, the situation in a turbine building at a nuclear power station in Michigan was dire. It was too hot to work....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Cooling boiling water to transfer through temporary pipelines...
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Plants are at the mercy of the elements. At any moment, turbulent weather could bring power supplies down, or a grid-wide failure could bring normal-functioning generators to a standstill. For plant...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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With the right approach, you can organize important, money-saving, equipment life-extending daily maintenance tasks without compromising on productivity at all....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Stripping out humidity for critical last stage...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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what attendees of these kinds of outdoor and overnight events want and expect... and what challenges this creates for the organizers....
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What happens if the electricity abruptly cuts out during your event and you're unable to continue? Aside from the crushing disappointment of having all your hard work go to waste, you may find...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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It's difficult to know in advance exactly how much power you'll need for any given project or event. The situation may change on the ground. The ambient temperature may be higher or lower than you...
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Sustainability is hot right now...just look at recent festival fashion trends. From biodegradable glitter to vintage footwear, some of the most well-known music festivals worldwide were awash with...
(Gas Handling Equipment)
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Many event organizers are keen to make their projects as green as possible, but reducing emissions is often one of the first things to go out the window when faced with the stress of managing a large,...
(Gas Sensing)
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Reducing turnaround duration can dramatically increase refinery profitability. Historically, cooling hydrotreater, hydrocracker, or reformer catalyst has often been on the critical path when...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Sustained offshore development is set to dramatically rise by 2022. Because these developments are often marooned out at sea in treacherous conditions, a lot of thought needs to go into their power...
(Energy Services)
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Solar panels are an excellent way to produce clean energy, both for your own use and to feed into the wider grid. But did you know that you can also supplement your income and make your own...
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Preventing air contamination during a scheduled shutdown...
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When you're working with electricity, the slightest mistake can lead to devastating consequences...
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In an industry that's driven by paper processes, the opportunities AR presents are huge. Forward-thinking manufacturing companies aren't waiting around for the tech to be perfect, they're adopting it...
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Keeping the fires lit at a giant Texas style cookoff competition...
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Reliable, adaptable power world-class audio and lighting for major concert...
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Now, we're on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution where smart technologies are set to sweep in to transform production once again. Complex systems like big data, the Internet of Things, 3D...
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When you rent business-critical equipment, you need to be absolutely certain that if anything goes wrong, you can get the support you need in an instant....
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Help our customer introduce renewables into their energy mix without compromising power reliability...
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It is no secret that people use different amounts of electricity at different times of the day and at various points throughout the year. This means demand for electricity is not always constant....
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Expansion plans needed extra power...
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High temperatures can have all sorts of detrimental effects on power stations, from unplanned outages to equipment breakages and even negative health problems for workers....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Avoid bacteriological contamination to keep the production safe....
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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Lots of rental companies attach sensors to their equipment to record transmit raw data about their performance. This is useful in the long run, but it doesn't give you the real-time, actionable...
(Oil, Gas and Mining Equipment)
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Covid-19 has already created a heavy knock-on effect on the demand for oil....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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No matter what you do, you can't control the weather. When the temperature and humidity suddenly jump up, you need to find ways to adapt and accommodate this, to protect your critical processes and...
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Without electricity, your construction project won't get very far. You need reliable power to run tower cranes, elevators, generators, job trailers, distribution, heating, lights - and everything in...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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When a high-production facility needs to run 24 hours a day and 7 days week, through the whole year, there is no room for downtime. But what about when there is no utility power available? Aggreko was...
(Industrial Automation Services)
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Tupac might have been the first, but he's far from the only deceased star to be given the digital treatment. A Michael Jackson version appeared not long afterwards, and just last year saw a Roy...
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As your work environment becomes increasingly interconnected and dynamic, masses of data will be flowing through your facility every day. But are you getting the most out of it? And are you using it...
(Oil, Gas and Mining Equipment)
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Just about every corner of the oil-producing globe has faced serious challenges this year, leading to destabilization of their oil markets. What's Causing the Trouble?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Extreme weather can seriously interfere with your construction project. Snow, ice and winter storms are unpredictable - and if you're not prepared to deal with them, they will quickly set you back,...
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Covid-19 has taken a sledgehammer to the live events industry. Social movement restrictions and lockdown rules have meant that the majority of live events have come to a standstill....
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Fuel selection and consumption can be one of the most important yet costly decisions and expenses of a major power project. From the construction of new midstream processing facilities, to production...
(Food and Beverage)
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"A lot of companies underestimate the costs of bacterial growth," explains Andrew Schneider, Aggreko Business Development Manager. "They're focused on the direct cost of wastage if damaged and spoiled...
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What happens if unusually hot weather loads pressure onto your existing cooling system, putting production in jeopardy? If your cooling tower needs to be repaired or replaced? If you need to step up...
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Technology is transforming the events industry like never before....
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With plants across the world closing their doors for good and governments leaning towards more renewable sources of energy, it's easy to think that the era of nuclear power is coming to a fast finish....
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If you take into account the fact that many governments offer tax credits and other perks for renewable energy, that wind turbines are getting more and more productive and effective by the year, and...
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Turning a greenhouse into a cool, comfortable venue...
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A large-scale competitive garden festival, taking place in balmy Singapore, was set to showcase a wonderful array of non-tropical flora and fauna. With high temperatures and humidity set to make life...
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A major electric utility company was conducting upgrades to a transmission line, which would require a two-day outage to complete the work. Unfortunately, this would leave many customers without power...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Before power generators can tie into the electrical grid, they need to be tested and commissioned. At this stage, temporary systems that consist of load banks and switchgear can be custom designed and...
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THE CHALLENGE To power the largest logistics centre in Spain in time for Black Friday...
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When these extremely largescale cryogenics plant asked for our help processing huge gas streams and getting them onto the power grid, we realized this would be our biggest power project yet in North...
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With efforts to shift things in the right direction, it is doable though. Take the petroleum industry in the US, which is meeting the highest world demand ever while still managing to lower the amount...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Pre-commissioning an oil and gas pipeline for field readiness requires a series of tests to ensure the structural integrity of the piping system before the final product is introduced. Chief among...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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AGL planned to relocate Loy Yang's travelling stacker, also known as the TS4, from its external overburden site into the base of the coal mine. But with no power of its own, getting it there would...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Replace inefficient power plant with reliable, cost effective solution...
(Uninterruptible Power Supplies)
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When you're about to take the emergency diesel generators (EDNs) of a nuclear plant offline, 'close enough' is not part of the equation. A nuclear plant in Canada wanted to take their EDNs offline to...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Summer cooling and winter heating for all sets of "New Amsterdam"...
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The electrical distribution system is the beating heart that powers everything you rely on. It runs the elevators. It fuels mechanical systems. It keeps the lights on, and the computers powered up....
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Integrate smart energy storage with solar power...
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Sand mining operations are expanding because oil companies found that the more of this sand they pumped into an oil well, the more oil and gas it produced. One of the main focus locations for sand...
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When a utility company partners with a power generation provider, planned outages can be avoided for end-user consumers. With the use of portable generators that can be interconnected to the grid,...
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Devise solutions to provide reliable power and more for market leading manufacturer...
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Getting electricity to tents in a tight urban space- in a snow storm...
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Before you can start supplying electricity to the grid, you need to prove that you really can produce the amount of power you claim you can. That means you need to load test each part of your wind...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Providing power only part-time in a remote area...
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Supplying adequate power to operate submersible pumps...
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Oil and gas exploration without grid power...
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Ensuring the fun never stops at the casino, even during renovation work...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Cost-effectively convert by-product into biofuel for power supply and avoid CAPEX...
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Getting vital aid to hurricane-hit families...
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Ah, the first snowfall of winter. Kids racing outside to build a snowman Dogs running around with excitement. Pumpkin spiced lattes on every corner. Everyone loves it, don't they? Unless you work on a...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Deliver critical power in limited space for hospital...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Supply 9.6 MVA of energy, heating and cooling for the Davis Cup Madrid Finals...
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Rethinking utilities for an event moved 4 months early...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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AGL planned to relocate Loy Yang's travelling stacker, also known as the TS4, from its external overburden site into the base of the coal mine. But with no power of its own, getting it there would...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Are you getting frustrated with how long it takes to cool water for crucial hydrotests during summer months? Or striving for faster, safer ways to get all the water and humidity out of your pipes so...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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The electric grid has to adjust supply in response to the fluctuating characteristics of wind power and demand. These fluctuations will continue as the wind energy industry expands. For example,...
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The flow of global trade is increasing and so too is the demand for greener sources to power the ships, planes and cranes that deliver services and goods throughout the world. January 1st, 2020 will...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Developing a rapid solution for a failed generator controlling floodgates...
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Providing a quick solution for a highly publicized problem...
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Optimise power at existing PV power plant with energy storage...
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Powering an event of scale for a global audience...
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Functional testing of varying voltage lines is vital with turbine generators, and by installing a separate load-bank system to test the integrity of the generator, we made sure it was...
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Filming at a high altitude presented challenging inclement weather conditions....
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Battery storage to push British government's carbon reduction strategy...
(Oil, Gas and Mining Equipment)
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The challenge Protect inactive ships and cut deactivation costs...
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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Providing reliable heat to cure concrete in the winter...
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Enhance existing gas turbine and increase flexibility of grid...
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The developers of Europe's largest photovoltaic solar farm were getting ready to flick the 'on' switch. There was just one more thing to do, though: Schneider Electric needed to test and validate the...
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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The Need for Energy in Digitization...
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It's easy to push looking after your HVAC system down the list of priorities when you have business-critical tasks to think about. The trouble is, if you leave it too long and the system breaks down,...
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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The paper industry has still come a long way since its early days and there's still time for it to shift on its axis once again....
(Energy Services)
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How do you keep your carbon footprint to a minimum while running a large-scale event? How about reducing waste and emissions when relying on temporary utilities or catering somewhere that lacks...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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The typical oilfield covers a huge tract of land, involving many different sites that are often situated far from reliable grid power. This presents a number of complex challenges. In particular, how...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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If a building or jobsite becomes unsafe to work in, you need to take careful, effective steps to restore it. In this article, we'll take you through the six major steps you must follow to do this...
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Do you wish you had an easy way to make project management even more efficient and effective? Struggling to keep on top of schedules and budgets? Looking for a great way to transfer the learnings from...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Let's take a look at the most promising developments and resilient sectors shaping the future of power generation today - and tomorrow....
(Warehousing and Logistics Services)
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What happens when someone in your warehousing team can't find a particular item? When you run out of a vital material? When maintenance is already overstretched, but something breaks down on the...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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With the whole world grappling with problems of resource scarcity, waste management and the effects of fossil fuel emissions, it's no wonder that the most innovative companies are focusing on better,...
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Although turbines are massive, they are vulnerable to environmental damage. The main danger from microscopic oxidation on ferrous metals is that they can develop quickly and go undetected. That is why...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Avoiding outages ahead of any foreseeable natural disasters is often the best form of action. Think about it this way: developing a plan in advance and having emergency equipment like mobile power...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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How do you power a production site with wet gas before the grid arrives?...
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This water reclamation plant runs a massive operation - and to do that, it relies on 14,000 diffusers, pushing air through 9 zones, in 4 different aeration basins. Over time, the system gets clogged...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Causes of Heatwaves...
(Manufacturing Equipment and Components)
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By the end of next year, manufacturers in every industry will have snapped up and started using advanced digital technologies - we're talking about the likes of 3D printing and nano-manufacturing...
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Between 2016 and 2018, demand for sand in the US shot from around 40 million tons to more than 100 million tons per year...
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The Role of Micro-grids in Decentralization...
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World leading technology to deliver cost effective power that ultimately lowers gold production costs...
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Cutting down weather delays to the finish line...
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It's stressful enough worrying whether you can trust a vendor when you're buying a TV or a car. When a bad choice could mean breakdowns and delays, millions of dollars in lost revenue or even putting...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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ou can't be certain when a severe storm will blow in and threaten your jobsite, but you can make sure you're fully prepared for whatever the weather brings. In this article, we'll explain how to best...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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In November, the UK began its coldest winter on record. We've seen a lot of unusually cold weather over the past 18 months - and there's more to come. Here's why....
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Do you have a plan in place for heating your facility during a planned shutdown or, worse, an unexpected failure? Have you thought through all the possibilities, including what you'll do if the boiler...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Getting the temperature to just the right level (and keeping it there) is a delicate art in any food & beverage facility....
(Warehousing and Logistics Services)
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Elizabeth Hollinger, Director of Data Insights at Aggreko, said "Data has an absolutely critical role to play in energy efficiency and as the global energy transition continues, this will become even...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Project will reduce fuel consumption by 10-13% and cut carbon emissions...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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Return to work, school demand high for clean air solutions as public health officials caution Americans to prepare to live with COVID-19 virus....
(Power Generation and Storage)
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The IEA has called flared gas a "wasted economic opportunity", and flare to power technologies are set to grow in popularity as companies and oil-producing nations look to cut carbon emissions....
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Aggreko, the world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, is set to power the 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which tees off today...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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August 27th, 2020 will be a day that Louisiana and Texas residents associate with destruction and devastation. It's the day that Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura, hit both areas with catastrophic...
(Fans and Electronic Cooling)
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From refineries to manufacturing plants to construction sites, work has slowed or stalled across the board over the past three to six months. As the world edges cautiously towards resuming business as...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Nuclear waste is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Surprisingly, disposal of nuclear waste is not the top challenge. Actually, nuclear waste is made of valuable radioactive isotopes that...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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As it becomes clear that the "new normal" is here for the long haul, organizations that can't socially distance, including those that arrange mass in-person events, are looking for ways to adapt....
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Peak shaving has been heralded as an innovative way to cap your energy spending and improve power reliability in manufacturing facilities....
(Food and Beverage)
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After months of lockdown, many manufacturing facilities around the world are tentatively beginning to think about how they can get back up and running while prioritizing workplace safety. It's a...
(Power Generation and Storage)
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Grid modernization projects are necessary to ensure the grid is resilient for their customers for years to come. The challenge T&D companies face is that in order to modernize the grid sometimes they...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Cold weather can mean real headaches for construction teams. How do you keep workers warm enough to be comfortable and productive? How do you make sure things don't freeze over and break down on your...
(HVAC - Ventilation)
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Whatever line of business you're in or premises you operate in, you will need some kind of climate control in place. Globally, there are around 151 million HVAC units in use - and the market is worth...
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What slows down your technicians when they're responding to an outage or damage report? What kinds of information do you wish they could have to hand in the blink of an eye?...
(Heating and Cooling Equipment)
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Imagine if you could apply automated analytics models that use machine learning to predict when your industrial equipment will need maintenance....
(Power Generation and Storage)
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How do you stay competitive in a volatile market? How do you make your refinery more cost-efficient and profitable without putting people at risk?...
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In this article, we'll run through some of the main types of cooling food & beverage manufacturers need for their production spaces, as well as key issues to consider when buying or renting equipment....
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We have identified five factors which are driving growth in demand within the flare gas to power sector....
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There's no escaping that the events industry has taken one of the hardest hits during Covid-19....
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While most US power plants built before 1970 have once-through cooling systems already installed, these don't comply with the EPA 316. This means plant owners are having to find a more...
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What happens if your generator overheats? If your chiller breaks down? If you run out of fuel faster than you expected? After all, you can't do everything at once. You can't be certain when a unit is...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Are you on the same wavelength as your customers? If you're a manufacturer based in the U.S. and you have customers in Europe or Asia, the answer is likely to be "no". Unlike most countries in the...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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At Aggreko, we believe in stepping up whenever the occasion demands it. In times like these, that includes pro bono work or doing what we can for charities. But while the conditions created by...
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What's happening right now in the oil and gas market? What does the future look like?...
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From carbon capture to addressing flaring to making their operations as efficient as possible, O&G companies around the world are striving to find innovative ways to reduce their emissions where they...