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AEMT News
28 November 2022
The Winners of the 2022 AEMT Awards were announced during a Gala Presentation Ceremony in Coventry on Thursday 17th November. With a near record attendance, from right across the electrical and mechanical trades arena, the evening once again proved to be a wonderful evening of reward and celebration. Following the success of the previous four years, there was a good deal of excitement and anticipation ahead of the event with attendees eager to unite and engage with their colleagues and peers.
AEMT News
04 November 2022
Electric motor
Thomas Marks, General Manager and Secretary at the Association for Electrical and Mechanical Trades, explores the requirements placed on the individuals and organisations involved in the repair and service of Ex-rated electromechanical equipment.
Renew Mag
28 October 2022
Ahead of a scheduled 36,000-hour overhaul, one of Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission's (T&TEC) Wartsila 18V50DF dual fuel generators experienced a failure on crankpin #9. The generator's OEM was brought in to inspect the damage and provided a report that resulted in the generation of a public tender for the completion of the repairs and the 36,000-hour overhaul.
Renew Mag
28 October 2022
Baxters Food Group had been using a Danfoss 18.5 KW drive at its Colchester site; however, it had failed completely. There had been reports of a strong burning smell and a loud bang from one of the stainless-steel agitator bowls used to mix a variety of sauces. Subsequently, the industrial mixer in question had stopped working entirely due to water ingress in the drive.
Renew Mag
27 October 2022
Wind power in Scotland is still one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies, with over 9,300 Megawatts of installed capacity reported as of June 2020, the vast majority being onshore. When looking at the whole of the UK, there are roughly 8,600 commissioned onshore wind turbines and 2,300 offshore turbines, but one of the lesser reported statistics is that many of the current turbines are well into their lifecycle. A recent report estimated that around 240 older and typically smaller, less productive turbines will be taken out of service every year between now and 2050.
Renew Mag
27 October 2022
Brazil has stood out on the global market for the manufacture of pectin, a soluble fibre obtained from citrus fruits, such as orange peel, widely used in the production of dairy products and confectionery, such as jellies, ice cream, yoghurts and juices.
Renew Mag
27 October 2022
Q&A
In our latest Q&A, EST AEGIS explains the difference between shaft grounding rings and inductive absorbers.
Renew Mag
27 October 2022
Where safety and compliance in hazardous environments are concerned, there are a lot of acronyms relating to standards, directives, regulations etc. To those unfamiliar with how the whole legislative landscape operates, it can easily and quickly become confusing. To help Renew's readers tackle the minefield, safety compliance expert and AEMT lecturer, Peter Rawlinson, looks at the key requirements you may come across concerning hazardous environments, what they cover and how they relate to each other.
Renew Mag
27 October 2022
A new study by Sage revealed advances in technology and innovation are the biggest driver of Circular Economy strategies in manufacturing and distribution. A sustainable future, powered by Circular Economy strategies, is now a priority for most senior leaders in manufacturing and distribution. Nearly one-third have already experienced significant benefits from their Circular Economy strategy, with one-third more expected to reap the rewards within three years.
Renew Mag
27 October 2022
Andy Patten, Business Development Director at ADC Electrical, illustrates what can be done by industry and individual companies in the engineering sector to address the skills shortage and inspire and grow a much-needed talent pool for the future.

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