Bushings

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Webster-Wilkinson Ltd would like to invite you to an Industry Seminar. The event will be held at 10am on  Wednesday 24th October at the Holiday Inn Telford TF3 4EH

Lunch, served at the Hotel, will be followed by a tour of Webster Wilkinson Factory,Telford TF7 4QP
This is a free event supported by the Association, in order to help inform and educate. We attach a ‘Flyer’ with the event details.
The seminar is likely to be useful to new engineers, quality (QC/QA) personnel, asset managers and anyone using bushings in the field – to help inform and broaden their knowledge.

The Seminar will broadly cover –
Bushings
* What is a high-voltage bushing?
* Mechanical Requirements
* Electrical Requirements
* Bushing design / construction in order to achieve both Mechanical and Electrical requirements
* Insulation choice
* Porcelain
* Conductor / Stem materials
* Gaskets
* Bushing Categories
* Applications
* Design of a ceramic insulator
* Standards – Current and historic
* Testing

Ceramics
* Manufacture of electrical porcelain
* Glaze – what is it? Why is it necessary?
* Inspection
* Testing
* Applications

kA Testing

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

kA Testing Ltd held an Open Day at their premises in New Basford Nottingham on Wednesday 23rd May
During the Open Day EIA Members and their CUSTOMERS visited a well-equipped, UKAS accredited test facility, to see first hand the specific testing which kA Testing Ltd, an EIA Member, can offer including:

Electrical – Particle Discharge, Lightning Impulse & Power Frequency.
Mechanical – Tensile, Compression, Flexural, Impact, Charpy, Izod, Static Load, Torsional, Shock Load
Environmental – Salt Spray, Accelerated Aging, Climatic, Ingress Protection.
Flammability – Flame and Glow Wire.
Demonstrations of several of the tests, felt most relevant to our industry, were demonstrated during the tour.
The seminar was followed by lunch at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Nottingham.

Holiday Inn and Veolia

27 September 2017

 

On 27th Septemeber 2017 the EIA held their Autumn meeting in the Salmon Suite of the Holiday Inn Birmingham North, Cannock, followed by a hot buffet lunch served in the hotel restaurant.  The meeting was well attended and there was good participation in a full agenda.

Following the meeting, members transferred to the Veolia waste recycling power plant for what proved to be a very interesting and informative meeting.

veolia-4-ashes

Veolia Environmental Services opened this 26 MW waste to energy facility in May 2014.  It will process around 300,000 tonnes of residual waste each year in Staffordshire.  The facility was developed as a part of Staffordshire County Council’s target of sending zero waste to landfill, while maximising recycling.

EIA SOCIAL EVENT ON FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017

13 OCTOBER 2017

 

harddaysnighthotel

The 2017 social event was held in the vibrant city of Liverpool at the centrally positioned Hard Days Night Hotel, a Beatles themed hotel renowned for its quality. Members enjoyed a complimentary champagne reception in Hari’ s bar followed by a presentation by leading authority Joseph Sharples on the history of Liverpool through its architecture, before  enjoying dining in the Hard Days Night Suite.

Accommodation was provided in the hotels Luxury rooms including breakfast.

 

EIA GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM, WAKEFIELD

26 September 2018 at 10.30 am

coalminer

The meeting will take place in the Prince of Wales Room at the National Coal Mining Museum, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH.   Refreshments will be available from 10 am onwards.  A hot lunch will be served followed by desert and tea or coffee, from 12.30 pm. 
After lunch members will listen to a talk given by one of the mining engineers followed by an underground tour in two groups, lasting approximately one hour, as well as surface exhibitions.

EIA GENERAL MEETING AT THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS

24 January 2018 at 10.30 am

The meeting will take place in the Hexagon Room The Lowry, Pier 8 Salford Quays, M50 3AZ.
Refreshments will be available from 10 am onwards.  A hot fork buffet lunch will be served followed by desert and tea or coffee, from 12.30 pm.
Members can spend time in the afternoon exploring the Lowry Arts and Entertainment Centre

lowry

EIA SOCIAL EVENT AT THE BAILBROOK HOUSE, BATH

FRIDAY 14-15 OCTOBER 2016

bailbrookhouse

The EIA Autumn Social Event was held in the 4* Bailbrook House, a Grade II listed property, set within 20 acres of private grounds, with commanding views towards central Bath and the countryside.
As usual, by a free bar for guests, was available from 6 pm and 7 pm, the guests were entertained by a talk on Bath by an enthusiastic representative of ‘Tailored Walking Tours’. Dinner, preceded by champagne was served in the Lansdowne room. Up to two couples were given complimentary entry from each Member company and 39 people attended.
On the Saturday morning, many of the guests took advantage of one of those walking tours, although those who left it later in the day took a soaking for their troubles and had to take refuge in a local hostelry

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT THE MERCURE HAYDOCK HOTEL

FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017

The EIA held its Annual General Meeting at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Haydock Park.   Presentation of the Eddie Porter Shield was made for a consecutive year to Paul Mullins, who won the EIA Annual Golf Competition in the morning at the Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club. Other winners were Nearest the pin – Rickie Moore and theTeam Prize – Steve Nolan, Michael Aaron, Neil Priest, Lee Buckley.

The meeting concluded with the Tom Eland Memorial Lecture which this year was given by Guest speaker John Young.  John is responsible for assessing and reporting back to the Bank of England on business and the economy in the North West. John spoke informatively and with some humour about recent economic factors, explaining how forecasts and decisions on interest rates were made   A complimentary bar tab opened at 6 pm and dinner was served in the hotel restaurant at 7 pm.  As usual, the dinner, drinks and overnight accommodation on a B&B basis were paid for by the EIA up to a maximum of two representatives from each Member company.

CWIEME – 2016

The CWIEME was held in Berlin during second week of May 2016. To break the intensity of the exhibition, the EIA delegates liked to have some fun and let off steam. They also organised a guided bike tour of former Soviet East Berlin to include Alexanderplatz, Karl Marx Allee, Café Moskau, Friedrichshain and Berlin Wall’s East Side Gallery, ending up with a stein or two in a bierkeller.

  • Wall
  • Riders
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Easy Riders
  • Cycles