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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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Full steam ahead for historic boiler company

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Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating

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Brexit and The Machinery Directive - 'Game of Change'

Warren Spiers, Managing Director at Spiers Engineering Safety, looks at the possible changes that may come, following our exit from the EU.

Synopsis: 

The machine safety industry should be watching the Brexit process with baited breath. Nobody truly knows what the outcome will be. In fact, all we know is that our relationship with the EU will never be the same again and in this 'game of change' nobody knows the outcomes for sure. The purpose of this article is to explore the changes that could occur to the Machinery Directive and the machinery safety industry. 

As a professional in machine safety and as a machine safety consultancy business owner responsible for the livelihood not just of my own family, but also of the families of our employees, I am keenly focussed on what contingencies I might want to put in place to protect us all from the effects of the Brexit process.

To read the full article click here.

Warren Spiers will be delivering a one-day machine safety workshop at Cannock on Tuesday 21st March 2017. 

To view all of Spiers  Engineering Safety conferences and workshops for 2017 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. 

 

Read the article here

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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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Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating

One of the world’s leading heating and hot water manufacturers, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has extended its range of industrial steam plant solutions with the addition of a new heat recovery system, designed to operate in conjunction with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) modules, as well as other industrial heating system.

The new Heat Recovery Steam Boiler (HRSB) boasts the ability to generate between 400 and 4,100 kilogrammes of effective process steam per hour and provides an efficient way of converting accumulated heat in flue gases generated from combustion at a downstream CHP module. An integrated flue bypass is provided for situations where process steam is not required; this ensures that CHP running hours are maximised, along with their associated efficiency and economic benefits.

Geoff Hobbs, Business Development Director at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, said: “The new Heat Recovery Steam Boiler is a great addition to our already extensive product range which not only helps to reduce overall energy costs for commercial and industrial consumers, but provides an efficient generation of process heat. The simple design and advanced control technology used also ensure installation and operation remain easy and convenient.

“By introducing the new heat recovery steam boiler, Bosch can now offer an even more comprehensive and complete energy efficient system that can generate heat for industrial processes, hot water and space heating via peak load industrial steam boilers, hot water boilers and now a heat recovery steam boiler that supports the customer’s on-site generation of electricity.

If you would like further information on Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating’s new Heat Recovery Steam Boiler or our extensive industrial boiler range, please call 0330 123 3004 or visit  www.bosch-industrial.co.uk.

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BOSCH EXPANDS SALES TEAM TO MEET CUSTOMER DEMAND 

Following a significant period of growth, leading manufacturer Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has added two new heating and hot water specialists to its expanding sales team to meet increased customer demand. 

Shaun Garrod joins Bosch as Business Development Manager for the North and Scotland region. Shaun has over five years’ experience dealing with all major M&E contractors and with continued year-on-year improved sales results, will continue to raise the profile of the Bosch brand within this region.

Accompanying Shaun is Richard Ryland, who joins as Commercial Sales Manager for North London and East Anglia. Richard has a wealth of product and industry knowledge and is tasked with continuing to strengthen the Bosch brand in this area. 

Geoff Hobbs, Business Development Director at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, said: “As the strength of the Bosch brand continues to grow, it is important that we constantly look to improve upon the momentum we have built up. These appointments help to reinforce the presence of the brand by offering our customers a wealth of expertise across a range of products.

“The future is a very exciting prospect for Bosch and I wish both our new recruits every success in their respective roles.” 

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating are currently seeking candidates to join its growing sales team. For further information please call 0330 123 3004 or visit www.bosch-industrial.co.uk.

 

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BOSCH PROVIDES CHP WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG ENGINEERS

Young members of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) were able to gain an insight into how to reap the benefits of Combined Heat & Power, thanks to a guest lecture by a representative from one of the UK’s leading commercial and industrial heating manufacturers.

Alex Parkinson, UK CHP Sales Manager at Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating, ran the educational workshop which was attended by 25 members of the CIBSE Young Engineers Network’s (YEN) North West region. 

Primarily focusing on the fundamental design principles for successful CHP, the session was written by Alex for those engineers either new to CHP or wishing to refresh their knowledge on the technology, which is rapidly growing in popularity in the commercial and industrial sectors. Alex’s presentation detailed examples of the best and worst hydraulic arrangements, electrical connections, competing and complementary technologies, and importance of service and remote monitoring.

Alex, who has 12 years’ experience in the building services industry, works closely with contractors, consultants and merchants to develop commercial and industrial CHP led solutions, and has also published a number of technical papers on other aspects of CHP systems. 

Alex commented: “It was very flattering to be given chance to offer an insight into the benefits of CHP to such an esteemed group of engineers. There is no question that the incentives related to CHP technology are stronger than they’ve ever been in the UK, which is why it is important that our industry’s decision-makers of the future feel confident enough to design successful systems which reduce both utility costs and CO2 emissions.” 

For more information on Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating, its comprehensive range of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) modules, and its free CIBSE-accredited CPD programme, visit www.bosch-industrial.co.uk or call 0330 123 3004.

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Airedale Training

Airedale Training LTD was just an idea 6 months ago. My name is Ele Greenwood, formerly Marketing Manager of Byworth Boilers and Head of Training.

I could see that there was a genuine need to help guide Boiler Operators and Mangers to find the right training course to suit their individual requirements.  Not everyone is the same, learns the same way and doesn’t need to sit the same course for their current gaps in knowledge with the ultimate aim of course to become BOAS accredited.

Together with the support from the CEA, I could see there was an opportunity to pull together all the current and future courses available from the UK training providers and put all that information into one place.

This I believe will give employers, managers and engineers within the Boiler Industry  the confidence that they only need to make one phone call to find the right training course, a one stop shop.

There is no charge to the delegate for my services, I will take time to fully understand what is needed from a training course, look at any gaps in knowledge and find a provider that can offer the most suitable training with dates that suit nearest to you, taking the headache away from endless phone calls and course material to read through.

I work with a team of the very best trainers with reputations and experience that are known and respected throughout the UK and overseas. I can provide training courses and bespoke courses to be site specific at customers own sites, to avoid travelling and staying away over night, or I can find and book courses at training centres some which have a manufacturing plant so the boilers can be seen in production, all with classrooms for the theory part of the course and most with a live boiler and plant room for the practical elements.

Whatever you need I can help, visit my website or call for some information on 07539 829069.

www.airedaletraining.co.uk

 

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