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MatchTech are looking for a BOAS Qualified Operator

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Zeeco Europe Ltd Searching for Technical Sales Manager

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CEA on Plant & Works Front Cover

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CEA featured in the Industrial Process News

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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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NEW: Steam Boiler Water Treatment Training Course

Do you really know if your boilerhouse and steam systems are safe? 

You may have BOAS accreditation which touches on Steam Boiler Water Treatment (SBWT) within the BOAS assessment. But this SBWT course is a Full Bolt On addition to your accreditation covering all the things you need to know...

CEA are trying to help you and your industry understand the hidden potential risks when operating steam boilers - GSK have suffered as a result of the boiler explosion on one of their sites that killed a 24-year-old technician, All the facts have not emerged yet, but please take a look at this link and decide if  this could be you.
 Do you really know - What would be the impact on your business?
  • It is common knowledge in the industry that there are more boiler explosions in the UK than are reported to the HSE under RIDDOR. Luckily so far no recent fatalities in the UK.
  • The PSSR (Pressure Systems Safety Regulations) ACOP also highlights this issue of boiler water treatment and training for staff - The law
  • 95% of all boiler related accidents and incidents are as a result of poor management of boiler water treatment.
  • This is often because people are unaware of what needs to be done, why it needs to be done and what the results are telling you.  
  • The job of managing boiler water treatment is often left to contractors to do on a once a month basis, which is not adequate.
  • The water chemistry inside your boiler can change very quickly if something goes wrong therefore a minimum of daily testing is a must. A recent explosion at a site in Immingham highlighted this point.
  • People often glaze over when trying to understand the chemistry involved.
  • Designed for people who ARE NOT CHEMISTS and don't have any qualifications in boiler water treatment.
  • But are you responsible for operating or managing your sites boilers. See article - Who's responsible?

The CEA have launched a new two-day training course aimed at water testing and training:
 Certified by CEA to sit alongside BOAS as a Full Bolt On Addition. 
 Independent training by our team of CEA Experts.


Next Training Course to be advised

For more information on the Boiler Water Treatment Course please contact the CEA office, 01740 625538 

Click here for an introduction to BG04 Water Treatment Guide

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MatchTech are looking for a BOAS Qualified Operator

Matchtech.jpgare looking for a BOAS Qualified Operator

Job Description:

  • Work on manually operated steam boiler
  • 1-2 months work, possibility of a contract extension
  • Based in Dartford
  • Rate £250 Ltd, per day
  • Shift Work, likely to be 12 hour shifts, TBC

For more information please contact:

Steve Carter

Contract Consultant

Water & Environment

t: 01489 898215
f: 01489 898290
e: steve.carter@matchtech.com

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Zeeco Europe Ltd Searching for Technical Sales Manager

PRESS RELEASE

March 27, 2015

Zeeco Europe Ltd Now Searching for

Technical Sales Manager

Zeeco, the world leader in advanced combustion and environmental systems, has announced it is actively recruiting for a Technical Sales Manager to join Zeeco Europe in the company’s Power Burner Department. Zeeco, whose product lines include ultra-low NOx burners, flaring systems, incinerators, flare gas recovery systems and vapour control systems, continues to report impressive growth as the world’s energy industries build and update existing plants to operate more energy efficiently. Zeeco Europe, based in Rutland, UK, has recently embarked upon a multi-million pound expansion of its facility and now operates an ISO 9001:2008 accredited manufacturing facility and research and testing facility. Do you want to be part of their success?

Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Implementing a sales strategy and driving it to successful completion
  • Meeting and delivering agreed targets through proactive new business development
  • Growing the existing customer base
  • Establishing and executing a budget and technical marketing strategy that focuses on the oil and gas and petrochemical industries
  • Analysing enquiries and optimising offers in coordination with Applications Managers
  • Building relationships with suppliers and service groups to assist our customers and grow business through strategic partnerships
  • Ensuring Zeeco is on the vendor’s list for all Zeeco products
  • Maintaining and improving the Zeeco Quality System whilst adhering to ISO 9001:2008 requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A degree in engineering
  • Proven technical selling and business development experience
  • International and European sales experience and must enjoy regular international travel
  • Strong plant experience
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong organisation, detail orientated

For more information on career opportunities within Zeeco Europe, visit www.zeeco.com or contact Clare Scott, Resourcing Officer at hr_europe@zeeco.com

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CEA on Plant & Works Front Cover

The CEA has been featured on the front cover of Plant & Works Engineering Magazine in their March 2015 Edition, Issue no. 393. To view the entire magazine please click here.

This advertises our Technical Boilerhouse Risk Assessment Conference on 29th & 30th April 2015 at The Hallmark Hotel, Manchester.

We also have another Technical Boilerhouse Risk Assessment Conference being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham on 1st & 2nd July 2015.

Both conferences are ran over 2 days, with a practical workshop on the 2nd day. The CEA received lots of very positive feedback about the technical content and quality of the conference, from the first event ran in 2014 at Crawley, Gatwick. 

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CEA featured in the Industrial Process News

The CEA is featuring in the Industrial Process News next week (March 23rd 2015), this is our article:

To book or view more information about our conferences and events please click here

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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. 

 

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 

 

T 01740 625538

info@cea.org.uk

www.cea.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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