Firstly, apologies for the last minute planning here. The first
Disastrous Dinners Event will be on the 15th of January (a week on
Tuesday). The reason for trying to get it organised in such a short
period of time is to consider with the 100 year anniversary of the
Since the survey has been shared with IChemE members, there have been a over 70 responses, the vast majority of which have been very supportive.
There seems to be a great deal of interest for such an event, mixing both a technical aspect and social setting.
It was also ...
Within our plant, we use the PI as our main plant historian.
We can access process history using PI datalink to import the data into excel.
There was a situation last week where I was attempting to create a dashboard view
of the process.
At last week's party, one of the discussions lead to the power demand of your typical petrol station1.
What would the power requirement of a typical station be, if the energy from the fuel were supplied by electricity?
This is assuming you have some form of local storage ...
Today we had a school pupil shadowing our team, trying to work out what
a carrier in chemical engineering would be like.
Earlier in the week she spent time with developement and optimisation engineers
but today it was the turn of the automation team to explain what control
engineers do ...
Over the last few weeks, I have been commissioning a couple of new Advance Process Control (APC) schemes within the refinery and it occurs to me that this is very similar to looking after a toddler in the house.
This Presentation was delivered on behalf of the IChemE Scottish Members Group
on Thursday 2nd June 2016 at Ineos Grangemouth. I have attached a copy of the
slides however they are not very descriptive on their own.
This post is a summary of what ...
I am just back in the door from this year's
Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) AGM which was held in Edinburgh.
This post is to document a couple of quick thoughts that I had as I left the
A significant proportion of the incoming president's ...
I was recently asked by a current student at Edinburgh University
about my insight with finding a graduate job and the employment
prospects someone in their final year would have. Below is my
To be honest, I got very lucky with my graduate job, I didn't apply for ...
Just watched The Constant Gardner. It was a little heavier than what I needed to watch at this time of night but then it was my own fault; I knew what type of film it was anyway. The film was about pharmaceutical companies that were testing drugs in Africa (and ...