EIA GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM, WAKEFIELD

26 September 2018 at 10.30 am

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

EIA GENERAL MEETING AT ROCESTER & JCB FACTORY TOUR

WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY 2017

 

A meeting of the EIA at a hotel near Rocester, Staffordshire, is to be arranged with lunch included. It will be followed in the afternoon by a guided tour of the nearby JC B factory. The visit cannot be arranged until 3 months beforehand and so at present it is unconfirmed. J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited, universally known as JCB, is a British multinational corporation, with headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, manufacturing equipment for construction, agriculture, waste handling and demolition. It is the world’s third-largest construction equipment manufacturer and produces over 300 types of machines, including diggers (backhoes), excavators, tractors and diesel engines. It has 22 factories across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and its products are sold in over 150 countries.

 

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JCB back hoe

GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE, LEICESTER

WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2016

This meeting has been arranged to take place in the Shuttle Suite at The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS. The Centre is on the North side of the city.  Registration will be at the front desk of the museum where staff will be prepared for your visit.    The meeting will start at 10.30 am with refreshments available from 10 am.  At 12.45 pm a lunch will be served in the same room.

Delegates will be welcome to tour the museum from 13.30 onwards with no extra charge.  Visit the 3 story 42 m tall Rocket Tower and the themed galleries displaying rockets, satellites and interactive exhibitions about space travel.

GENERAL MEETING AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM, SOLIHULL

WEDNESDAY 27th JANUARY 2016

The National Motorcycle Museum is close to Junction 6 of the M6, at which point, visitors should leave the motorway and follow the signs to the Museum (B92 0EJ). Car parking is free.

The meeting will start at 10.30 am in the Balcony Suite which is on the upper floor. On arrival, delegates will be offered refreshments and after the meeting is concluded at about 12.45, there will be a hot buffet lunch provided in the same room. At the end of the lunch, delegates will be free to tour the museum where some 850 motorcycles are on display. All costs will be met by the Association.

NOMEX SEMINAR

Thursday 13 November 2014 at the Novotel Hotel, Birmingham

Malcolm Hems (EIA), Hendric Stattmann (DuPont), Martin Shanel (DuPont) and Radoslaw Szewczyk (DuPont)

A seminar on Nomex was held in collaboration with DuPont to introduce their products to engineers and scientists in the UK. The event was chaired by Mr Malcolm Hems from the EIA and the speakers from DuPont were Hendric Stattmann, Martin Shanel and Radoslaw Szewczyk.

There were 34 delegates, of whom half were from EIA Member companies and half from industry and universities. This was the largest seminar hosted by the EIA and the first to be held in a hotel. As with all EIA seminars, the cost of the event, including lunch and refreshments was borne by the Association.

Industry Seminar on HV Cable Technology

6th November 2013 at Alstom Grid, St Leonards Avenue, Stafford

The programme for the day comprised three morning presentations and two technical visits in the afternoon.

Morning programme:
1. Power transmission and the need for HVDC (LCC and VSC) – Mr Colin Davidson from the Alstom Power Electronics Business Unit.
2. XLPE cables vs oil-paper cables – Prof. Steven Swingler from Southampton University
3. HVDC cables and the cable ageing project – Dr Antonios Tzimas from Alstom Grid R&T

Afternoon programme
1. VSC demonstrator (1 hour)
2. Cables ageing facility (1 hour)

26 delegates attended the seminar which was agreed to be a great success. The EIA expressed its appreciation to Alstom Grid RTC for hosting the seminar and for making the arrangements.

EIA INDUSTRY SEMINAR AT NAREC

WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2011

The sixth in a series of EIA seminars provided an insight into the development of power systems and verification of transmission and distribution equipment. The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) hosted the event. The organisation’s role in supporting the development of emerging technologies, especially in off-shore wind farms, formed the backdrop for the technical sessions.

The topic of insulation coordination was discussed relative to transmission systems, with views given on specific electrical systems going forward.

The seminar also included a site visit to the Narec Technology Campus at Blyth which provided delegates with an appreciation of the organisation’s existing capabilities and exciting developments which are underway.