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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Professor Bill Kaye

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Emerson Launches 'I Love STEM' to Help Mark 125th Anniversary

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Professor Bill Kaye Young Engineer Research Award

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SAACKE Boilerhouse Log Book

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Growth in NETPark - the 10 Year Master Plan

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CEA Organisation of the month

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Arkwright Scholarships Trust

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BOAS Achieves 2000th Pass

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Arkwright Scholarships Trust

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Full steam ahead for historic boiler company

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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Professor Bill Kaye

The Combustion Engineering Association were very proud to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Bill Kaye (Right) at our Annual General Meeting on 5th March 2015 in the Attlee room at the House of Lords, London. Presenting this award is Lord Chidgey (Left) and Chairman of the CEA, Mr Derry Carr (Centre).

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Professor William G Kaye (Bill Kaye) has been connected with energy and combustion for over 50 years. Bill is a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and a Chartered Engineer and was a Director of the British Coal Utilisation Research Association (BCURA) and formerly Assistant Director (Combustion and Pollution Control) at British Coal’s, Coal Research Establishment (CRE), Stoke Orchard.

The Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) has been privileged to work with Bill Kaye as an Honorary Vice President and past Chairman. Bill is currently a visiting professor in Energy Technology and member of the Engineering Research Centre at the University of Glamorgan, assisting with research projects and Post-graduate Research students.

Professor Bill Kaye is keen that the CEA should continue to support the industry through education and training. Bill wanted to add his own personal support and commitment to that end by offering a special Prize for research in combustion engineering; one which the Association is very proud to present on his behalf, the Professor Bill Kaye Award for Innovation and Excellence. 

The Innovation and Excellence Award is aimed specifically at students, graduates or trainees new to the industry, with project entries concerned with novel or innovative research conducted in combustion, combustion engineering and related fields (i.e. Environmental, biomass etc.). Previous winners of this award include 2012 - Ben Myatt, a student who was studying a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University; 2013 - James Wayman, a student in his final year at Aston University reading Mechanical Engineering; and in 2014 - Benjamin Ievins, a Product Design graduate from Brunel University, London. We are currently accepting entries for 2015.

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Emerson Launches 'I Love STEM' to Help Mark 125th Anniversary


Highlighting its devotion to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is launching a new ad, marketing and social media campaign, including YouTube star Hank Green in a television commercial set to launch February 19 on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. - See more at: http://www.emerson.com/en-us/News/Pages/STEM-125-Anniversary.aspx#sthash.q5hTvtuG.dpuf


To view the article visit www.emerson.com


About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The company is comp​rised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions.

 

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Professor Bill Kaye Young Engineer Research Award

The Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) is now seeking applications for its 2015 Professor Bill Kaye Young Engineer Research Prize and we have contacted many Universities for their help in promoting this opportunity to their most talented undergraduates.

The winner(s) will receive a £500 cash prize and a unique opportunity to attend the awards ceremony at the House of Lords in London. Awardees will have the opportunity to network with high profile industry experts, with the potential for this to lead to permanent job offers after graduation, as well as work placements.

The CEA welcomes entries from a person or group of persons, specifically undergraduates studying engineering. The project entry should be concerned with novel or innovative research conducted in combustion, combustion engineering and related fields. Qualifying projects may be of a pure scientific nature but should be innovations in either: planning, design, manufacture, installation, utilisation and maintenance of an energy-consuming industrial plant.

Suitable applicants will be those who have already demonstrated outstanding aptitude with their studies in addition to a commitment to engineering. Excellent examination results on their own are not enough; we expect suitable candidates to excel in other areas of endeavour including the social aspects of their undergraduate experience.  

More details about the award can be available to you by contacting the CEA office.

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SAACKE Boilerhouse Log Book

SAACKE have created a log book, designed for use with a typical steam shell boiler installation with modern controls and equipment. The day per page layout of this log book is to be filled in with the information listed in the tables as applicable and any other information that the trained boiler operator feels is necessary to record in addition to any other noteworthy observations, faults and incidents.

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HSE Guidance note BG01 lists information on record keeping in section 8 (BOILER OPERATION). This book has been designed to closely follow the best practice guides and recommendations laid out in BG01 and INDG436 however, it is the responsibility of the Owner/User on the site to ensure that all records are being recorded correctly. For this reason, on completion of a week’s records and operations log, a responsible person must countersign the weekly summary page along with the trained boiler operator.

The day per page layout of this log book has been designed for operation with a ‘Typical Arrangement №2’ installation as listed in BG01. Arrangement №2 is predominately the most common controls arrangement in the UK at present. Should your site still fall within the remit of an Arrangement №1 installation (low integrity water level controls mounted in external chambers), more frequent testing of limiters is required. This will need to be recorded in the ROUTINE OPERATIONS COMPLETED section of the daily log.

ALL tests and records must be completed and recorded by a trained boiler operator. Untrained staff should not work in the boiler-house. For training information and quotations please contact our Head Office in Havant.

Price: £75 inc VAT and P&P direct from SAACKE Spares dept. Please contact SAACKE on: 02392 333814 to enquire. 

For more information please click here

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Growth in NETPark - the 10 Year Master Plan

NETPark - Home to the CEA - has been featured in The Northern Echo newspaper.


The article explains about the plans for NETPark to expand by 30 acres, hosting 200 more companies, employing 3,500 people and supporting 7,500 local manufacturing and supplier jobs. 

 

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CEA Organisation of the month

"The trusted voice and authority for those in the combustion and steam industry”

Industrial Process News is extremely proud to present its Combustion and Engineering Solutions Organisation of the Month to The Combustion Engineering Association.

For over 80 years, the CEA has been providing information on how to improve the understanding and development of the combustion industry. It was set up by the Coal Board as a not for profit educational charity with a remit to help educate the nation in the most efficient use of fuel. This is currently being done through a series of conference workshops looking at the legal obligation of companies to carry out a risk assessment on their boiler plant. CEA’s Technical Boilerhouse Risk Assessment to achieve compliance with BG01 is designed to help companies meet this obligation.

Originally formed to promote the science of combustion engineering, the CEA today embraces the study of efficient energy use, the exchange of new technology information, the training of industry professionals, the development of standards and good practices and the provision of services for its ever growing membership.

David Kilpatrick, Director of the Combustion Engineering Association, commented: “With a long history of promoting efficiency in the utilisation of all types of fuel, we proudly continue this ethos in the 21st Century. Through education, representation, promotion and specialist advice, we continue our aim to promote the science of combustion engineering and to encourage best practice.

“We have a wide customer base which can be any company or individual that runs any sort of combustion plant, including anyone that uses boilers to produce hot water or steam as part of their processes. CEA and its members also work very closely with other organisations in the publication of guides and best practice information and play an active role in the formulation and development of British and European Standards and Directives.”

The core activities of the association include the organising of conferences, workshops and seminars, managing the CEA’s involvement in trade exhibitions, hosting an annual Memorial lecture and the presentation of the Lord Ezra award for innovation plus the AGM and a Members and Partners Dinner all of which are held in the House of Lords. CEA and its members also work very closely with other organisations in the publication of guides and best practice information and play an active role in the formulation and development of British and European Standards and Directives. (Lord Ezra a previous Chairman of the Coal Board has been associated with the CEA for over 21 years).

CEA are uniquely placed and are recognised as the trusted voice of the industries that it represents by Defra and The Environment Agency. CEA have also worked very closely in the past with The Carbon Trust designing and writing a Health and Safety Guide for Owners Operators and Designers of Biomass systems.

The Organisation is about to launch ‘I-GAS’ a new accreditation for people being trained on Industrial Gas Installations. The I-GAS first pilot course has been delivered at Kiwa Gastec in Stoke Orchard near Cheltenham and it will focus on some of the areas that are specific to industrial gas installations.

When asked about the company’s plans for the future, David concluded: “CEA already have the BOAS accreditation for industrial boiler Operators and Managers, which has recently been under review leading to the three distinct categories of boiler operation, Hot Water Boilers, Shell Steam Boilers and Water Tube Boilers having now trained and accredited over 2000 people in industry.” 

“We are constantly developing the activities of the CEA and we are guided in doing so by The Chairman, The Executive Committee and The Council of Members. One of the recent changes is the development of a new website to allow people to see who we are and what we do as the window to the world. Phase two of the website development is now underway and should be completed by the end of 2014 allowing more interchange of ideas between members.

“Part of this development will be the Experts Academy which aims to help and inspire young engineers and students by giving them access to experts in the world of boilers, burners and combustion including all other associated activities that the experts work on.

“Our aim is to continue to develop our services in order to bring the best solutions possible for each and every client.”

 

CEA will be holding a conference at the Crowne Plaza hotel Crawley, Gatwick on the 26th and 27th November 2014. Delegate_Booking_Form_Crawley.pdf 

 

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Arkwright Scholarships Trust

The UK’s future leaders in Engineering honoured

 

In an inspiring curtain-raiser to Tomorrow’s Engineers week, the Arkwright Scholarships Trust has made its largest ever award of Scholarships to future leaders in the engineering profession. 410 sixth form Scholarships have been awarded at Ceremonies in London and Glasgow.

These Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented younger STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students inspired by Tomorrow’s Engineers week and other outreach activities. The Scholarships help to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the STEM careers pipeline.

The new Arkwright Engineering Scholars received their awards at prestigious Ceremonies supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. This year’s Scholars come from all educational backgrounds acrossEngland,Scotland,Wales,Northern Irelandand theChannel Islands. 

Dr Martin Thomas, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust said: “Tomorrow’s Engineers week highlights that the UK’s economic prosperity requires hundreds of thousands of new engineers and technical designers over the next few years. But we must recognise that numbers, alone, will not ensure our country’s future economic success. We also need some of these new engineers and designers to be modern-day Sir Richard Arkwrights or James Dysons – outstanding technical leaders able to guide their country to engineering success. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships help to develop this pipeline of top talent into the engineering profession.” 

Scholars are selected for their potential as future engineering leaders by assessing their academic, practical and leadership skills in STEM. These are assessed through a rigorous selection process comprising: an assessed application form including a teacher’s supporting reference; a two-hour aptitude exam; and a university-based interview.  The Scholarships support STEM students through their sixth form studies and encourage them into top universities or higher apprenticeships.

The Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and to his/her school, and a range of enrichment activities, such as mentoring and industry visits, that enhance a Scholar's experience of engineering and technical design in a real-world context. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by universities and industry and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form student can achieve.

The Scholarships are supported by universities, professional institutions, trade associations, the armed services, charitable trusts, personal donors and companies such as: Atkins, ARM, Arup, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, Bosch, Caterpillar, Centrica, Costain, Cummins, Foster Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover, Laing O’Rourke, Lockheed Martin, Lundin Mining, Microsoft Research, National Grid, Network Rail, Nissan,  Pilkington, QinetiQ, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce, Royal Mail, Smurfit Kappa, Stannah, TATA, Thales, Sellafield, Selex ES and Ultra Electronics. 

Seven undergraduate Scholarships, totalling £82,000 in value, were also awarded at the Ceremonies generously funded by The Reece Foundation, The Eranda Foundation, personal donors Mr and Mrs Down, and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. 

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BOAS Achieves 2000th Pass

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On I6th October 2014 at  the CEA David Gunn Memorial Lecture held at the House of Lords, the Malcolm Dunphy Award was presented to the 2000th successful BOAS candidate, Lee Hopkin of Bentley Motors Limited.

The photo shows Lee (centre left) receiving the Malcolm Dunphy Award from Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan (centre right), watched by Stuart Walker of Bentley (left), CEA Chairman Derry Carr of Veolia (centre) and MD of Dunphy Combustion Sharon Kuligowski (right).

Named in memory after past chairman of the CEA, Malcolm Dunphy, who was instrumental in the development of BOAS through his work with the CEA. The Malcolm Dunphy Award was previously awarded in October 2013 in recognition of the 1000th successful BOAS candidate since the scheme began in 2004/05.

Just 9 months later in July 2014, Lee became the 2000th successful candidate after attending a week long BOAS course delivered by Chris Newton Steam services in Llangollen, North Wales.

David Kilpatrick, Director of the CEA commented "though Lee happened to be the lucky 2000th, it's as much recognition for the company to ensure their staff are adequately trained.  It also helps safeguard all employees who may be afffected should there be an incident with your boilers.

The CEA, is a membership organisation, it is a registered educational charity that aims to improve the understanding and development of the combustion industry. Formed in 1933 to promote the science and best practice of combustion and engineering, it has a strong heritage and reputation and a long history of promoting efficiency in the utilisation of all types of fuel.

CEA are the trusted authority to provide unbiased information on all combustion related activities helping to support the work of HSE, DEFRA, DECC and the EA). CEA organises and host conferences, workshops and seminars covering various aspects of combustion engineering including trade exhibitors at various workshops, examining new standards or technologies in the industry.


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Arkwright Scholarships Trust

Who is creating your pipeline of future engineering employees?

We are delighted to be working with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust across the UK to inspire and nurture the next generation of engineering leaders in the combustion industry. Why not get involved with us?

The benefits to CEA members:

  • Complement and enhance your existing schools’ outreach schemes; access to all 730 (and growing) Arkwright affiliated secondary schools across the UK
  • Guide and advise outstanding sixth form students at a critical stage in their education through the award of your own Arkwright Engineering Scholarships
  • Access all the 770 Arkwright sixth form Engineering Scholars and >2700 Alumni (aged 19 to 38) - promote your company as an employer of choice; advertise specific vacancies; run come-and-try-it events for groups of Scholars who have relevant interests; identify high-quality summer work placement students and future engineering employees
  • Strengthen your Skills, CSR and PR agendas - increased recognition of your brand
  • Develop the skills of your own ‘early career’ employees – mentor Scholars; manage Scholar visits to your premises; help Arkwright interview new student candidates
  • Alumni tracking – show the ROI of your investment in Arkwright.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships is the most prestigious scheme of its kind in the UK and has many prestigious and aspiring Sponsors from global leaders to local SMEs.  About 400 Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding engineering-minded students when they start their A levels / Scottish Highers. Candidates must pass a rigorous selection process comprising: a detailed application form with teacher’s reference; a two-hour aptitude exam; an interview hosted at a top university.

The Scholarships provide a two-year sustained programme of opportunities to guide high-calibre sixth form students into higher education, higher apprenticeships and careers in engineering.

Every Scholarship must be supported by a sponsoring company both to provide enrichment to the Scholar and to provide the £2000 investment (£1000 p.a. for two years) needed for each Scholarship. Limited matched-funding is available for SMEs.

The CEA encourages its members to get involved. Why not discuss your involvement with Arkwright’s Chief Executive, Dr Martin Thomas (a high-temperature materials engineer by profession) on 019126 333210; mthomas@arkwright.org.uk

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Full steam ahead for historic boiler company

It's full steam ahead at one of the UK's leading industrial boiler and furnace companies following a management buyout supported by £750,000 of funding to ensure the survival of the historic business.

Wellman Group, in Oldbury, is now a new company called Robey-Wellman Boilers and Furnaces Ltd, following the MBO by Steven Price, Leigh Bryan and Peter Gibbs.

The three directors, who have decades of experience in the industrial steam boiler and furnace industries, say the name recognises the long heritage and engineering excellence of the Robey and Wellman brands.

Wellman Group called in the administrators in the summer after a dispute with a key international supplier could not be resolved following 18 months of planning and negotiations.

The business continued to trade for four weeks until the MBO was finalised, supported by £750,000 funding enabling the company to move forward.

Director Peter Gibbs, who has worked with Wellman companies for nearly 25 years, said the new company consolidated previous divisions of the Wellman Group.

“We are now one company and focused on moving full steam ahead, building on the long heritage we have here and also looking to invest in both R&D and engineering talent as we progress.

“However, what remains unchanged is Wellman's commitment to excellent customer service. Our priority is to make sure our customers and potential customers are informed and engaged in what has happened in recent weeks, and reassure where needed that the company is already up and running and operating effectively.”

The new owners have vowed to build on Wellman's reputation for traditional values, cost-effective solutions and impeccable service. Wellman has been based at the Oldbury site for more than 150 years.

Director Leigh Bryan said: “We are delighted that 55 jobs were secured by this MBO, and as we grow and invest in our products and services, we have no doubt that we will be looking to recruit the next generation of talent to contribute to another successful 150 years of Wellman engineering excellence.”

Wellman's customers range from industrial steel processing giants such as TATA Steel to NHS Trusts, with more than 80 per cent of recent PFI projects at NHS hospitals across the UK opting for Robey-Wellman products.

For further information about Wellman, please visit  www.wellman-group.com or call 0121 543 0000

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