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Autumn Scottish IChemE Events

This is a quick note detailing of some events coming up over the next few months.

Committee meeting: Next week

On Tuesday evening (4th of September) we will be holding our committee meeting of the Autumn in Glasgow. This is when we organise future activities and events.

If you would like to get involved, let me know ([email protected]) and I will forward on the event details.

September's Disastrous Dinner: By Gum

Wednesday 25th September 2019, Falkirk

Please join us for September's Disastrous Dinner presented by Ron Dalton.

Xanthan Gum is a very stable thickening agent used in many foods and industrial products. A new plant built on Merseyside by Tate and Lyle. Just after sterilisation, a major disaster occurred as the plant was being restarted. Further details and sign-up form is available on the IChemE website.

We hope to have two more of these events organised before the end of the year, one more in Glasgow and Edinburgh each.

Heat Exchanger Theory Seminars

Tuesday 1st October – evening event (6-for-6:30 ‘til 8pm) @ Edinburgh University
Wednesday 2nd October – lunch&learn event (12 ‘til 1pm) @ Petroineos Grangemouth
Wednesday 2nd October - evening event (6-for-6:30 ‘til 8pm) @ Strathclyde University

Plate heat exchangers have long been recognised as a compact and cost-effective alternative to the shell-and-tube heat exchanger in many process applications.

More recently, novel designs and configurations have also been developed for condensers, evaporators and reboilers. Developments include different innovative plate patterns to mitigate the fouling and different welding procedures to increase the reliability.

Alfa Laval will present the followings: 1. The theory of the Heat Transfer in relation to compact heat exchangers 2. The unique feature of the compact range of the heat exchangers.

Full details and signup pages will hopefully be available on the IChemE Scottish Members Events page in the near future.

Any other events?

Are there any other events you would like to see? Do you want to get involved with outreach or schools? Please get in touch and let us know.


Alistair Marshall
IChemE Scottish Members Group Chair

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