Due to the Net-Zero target, carbon emissions of the boilers need to be reduced and eventually removed entirely both for conventional types and boilers powered by alternative fuels. This has further encouraged huge growth in the global Waste to Energy sector which is predicted to have a CAGR of 4.6% from 2020 to 2027.
This year’s user group will take place within the context of aiming towards a zero-carbon future covering topics including emissions, CCS and preparing boiler technology for net-zero.
It will address issues relating to all aspects of the design, operation, and maintenance of power boilers (fired boiler plant associated with power generation) with a wide scope of plant areas and fuels, including waste, biomass, and fossil fuels.
The 2021 user group will also consider the impact of Brexit on power boilers, from the revised Industrial Emissions Directive BREF to procurement of replacement plant components.
In addition, many of the more recently built boiler plant e.g., energy from waste and biomass have seen or are planning their first round of substantive pressure part replacements and/or other modifications/improvements and the event will aim to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with this.
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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
- Ben Jenkins, Head Office Engineer, British Engineering Services
Gavin Edley, Technical Manager, Hartford Steam Boiler UK Limited
Charlotte Dickin, Senior Policy Advisor, Goods Regulation, Trade and Investment Negotiations, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
David Kilpatrick, Director, Combustion Engineering Association
Davey Wharrier, Fuel Handling Manager, Lynemouth Power Ltd.
- Jon Dean, Senior Project and Mechanical Engineer, Tata Chemicals Europe
2021 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Drax will be sharing about chemical suppression and barrier system installation for risk mitigation in their biomass handling and storage facilities
- Hear about developments in boiler cleaning systems for energy from waste and biomass plants from KRR
- Uniper will share best practice boiler efficiency testing for energy to waste plants
- Combustion Engineering Association will give insight into Boiler Guidance documents BG01 to BG11
- Catch up with peers, friends and colleagues at the User Group networking drinks and dinner at the end of day 1 and make valuable connections
What are the main reasons you attend the Boiler User Group?
"To gain knowledge, share ideas and pick up best practices from other companies in the industry."
Andrew Corbally, Lead Engineer, Drax Power Limited
"To communicate with peers and gather best practise and experience from others."
Juergen Schaper, General Manager, FCC Environment
"Professionally I attend as a Risk Engineering Consultant to gain understanding of how the industry and technology is developing. I gain knowledge of the users, both their potential issues and solutions which are put in place. This allows me to talk to clients with understanding and hopefully to offer opinion which is informed and relevant. Personally, I attend to ensure I remain relevant in this field, improving my engineering skills and following the Continued Professional Development journey required by a Chartered Engineer."
Simon Schofield, Risk Engineering Consultant, Risk Consulting, RSA Insurance Group Ltd
"To understand the issues faced by clients, the latest developments and to meet with people who work in the sector."
Simon Cadwallader, Director – Integrity and Performance, Doosan Babcock
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All engineers and professionals involved in the following areas are strongly recommended to join and benefit from the knowledge sharing and networking opportunities at this user group:
- Pressure asset design and maintenance
- Operations engineering
- Integrity engineering
Safety and Risk management
Development and Technology engineering
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
Drax Power Limited
John Zink Hamworthy Combustion
Uniper Technologies Ltd
Greenbank Group UK
Scottish & Southern Energy Ltd
Lakeside Energy From Waste Ltd
Veolia Mobile Water Services
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS USER GROUP:
"A very well presented event over the 2 days, would recommend highly"
Assistant Regional Manager, Howden UK
"An enjoyable and informative event"
Metallurgist / Director, Stainsby Brown Associates Ltd
"IMechE and their supporting company partners do a very good job organising relevant conferences and bringing together like minded experts in the relevant field of interest"
Director Business Development , KRR ProStream
"The energy from waste content was particular interesting this year"
Combustion Systems Engineer, WH Power Ltd
"This 2016 conference has raised many of the concerns the industry is facing. For me it has been a very worthwhile two days to understand the options for older plant and the potential options and damage mechanisms facing other thermal plant such as waste to energy"
Pressure Parts Engineer, SSE Engineering Centre
"A good opportunity to meet and learn from peers within the industry."
Project Engineer, Doosan Babcock,
"Excellent opportunity to meet & share problems with those who also share responsibility for addressing them."
Head of Engineering-Techncial Services, RWE
"Good blend of technical, commercial and legislative presentations."
Technical Manager, Diamond Power
"Interesting cross-section of subjects."
Senior C&I Engineer, Alstom
"Overall an enjoyable & informative couple of days."
Senior Tendering & Proposal Engineer, Alstom
"Overall an excellent event, I hope to be involved in future events."
Boiler Engineer, Drax Power Ltd
"Overall a very well organised and professional event."
Sales Engineer, Intech Power Services Ltd/Dekomte
"Some very practical presentations."
Boiler Specialist, Stork Thermeg
"Very professional & relevant topics for the specfic problems in the industry."
Engineer, Drax Power Ltd
"Very well organised - super niche which makes it very good one stop shop for networking sharing views and experiences and meeting industry peers"
Director Business Development, KRR Prostream
We are keen to return to in-person events and enjoy the benefits of connecting face to face. Whilst Covid-19 continues to circulate in the UK, we are taking steps to keep event participants as safe as possible. You can attend IMechE events with the confidence that the following safety measures will be in place:
Attendees are requested to maintain a distance of 1m+ from each other. Where possible, room layouts and seating will be arranged to facilitate this.
Masks / facecoverings
The wearing of masks/face coverings is encouraged (although not compulsory), unless satisfactory social distancing, ventilation or air sterilisation is not possible, in which case it will be compulsory.
Attendees are requested to undertake a Covid test (lateral flow or PCR) a maximum of 24 hours prior to the start of the event/meeting.
Ventilation and air sterilisation
Where possible, rooms will be well ventilated or fitted with air sterilisers to significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
Where possible, catering will be provided in such a format as to facilitate social distancing.