DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing September 2011
A roundup of new technologies and services designed to increase the productivity, efficiency and safety of the engineering and manufacturing sector.
Oil & Gas Industry
A quick wrap up of new technologies relevant to New Zealand’s oil and gas industry – plus a review of the recent Oil & Gas Expo held in New Plymouth.
Meeting Peak Demand
Jenny Baker reports on Contact Energy’s new 200 megawatt gas-fired peaker plant near Stratford, and its associated underground storage facility for natural gas near Ahuroa. The project presented a significant geological, engineering and construction challenge for the company.
The latest developments in the world of welding and welding fume extraction.
Read about the Miller AlumaFeed synergic aluminium welding system – designed to give optimum results when welding aluminium.
Pumps & Valves
Discover how a custom chopper pump is dealing to egg pulp; how peristaltic pumping technology easily copes with sodium hypochlorite; and meet the unique Egger IRIS valve.
This month there’s a special focus on industrial cleaning; MESNZ secretary Craig Carlyle starts his two-part series on the issues surrounding New Zealand’s supply of tradesmen and apprenticeship training; and there’s a special report on the very successful Trades At School programme in South Auckland.
Industry Watch & Coming Events