Our past presentations can be found in the list below. These sessions are arranged by the Home Counties South East Committee and feature special guests to present on a variety of topics.
To suggest an idea for a future presentation, either speak to the Committee members at the next meeting or email [email protected]
Past Presentations in Detail
This seminar asks the question why, despite many good standards and guidelines for corrosion protection of systems, there are still so many problems caused by waterside corrosion. It will explain that there are many forms of corrosion but that by far the biggest contributor is oxygen. It will explain the role of oxygen in the corrosion process and the importance of keeping it out. The course will look at the various ways oxygen can enter a system and goes on to explain that corrosion can be controlled to very low levels even without the use of inhibitors. However, as water condition can change rapidly in a system either due to mechanical failure or chemical processes the case will be made that corrosion monitoring is a vital aspect in maintaining a reliable and efficient system. It will look at various methods of monitoring and conclude that modern sensor based monitoring is the future. Speaker: Gordon Pringle, Director, Heating Appliances & Spares Ltd t/a HASL
Presented January 2023
Speakers: Barrie Walsh and Gary Banham, Hamworthy Heating
In this seminar, we:
- Gained improved knowledge of hydraulic design
- Identifed the challenges and find solutions to overcome common problems in plant room refurbishment projects
- Learnt about the different methods of connecting new boilers to existing heating circuits
- Evaluated the pros and cons of different hydraulic separation methods
- Gained an understanding of low loss header sizing including a handy guide to take away
- Had the chance to discuss related industry topics with our presenter
With the need to decarbonise heating in all buildings the content will focus on the deployment of large heat pumps (200kW and above) into communal and district heating systems. The importance of flow and return temperatures on the efficiency of heat pumps will be highlighted for both retrofit and new schemes.
presented by Darren Wilkinson, 15 November 2023
Renewable technologies, the energy crisis, carbon reduction and heat networks of all sizes have placed significant demand on BPHE globally and we’ll cover application, selection, design and the importance on transfer medium in achieving the optimal performance of these devices. Speakers: Adam Raymond, SWEP Regional Manager UK North & Ireland and Gordon Pringle, HASL Managing Director
Presented June 2022
The UK faces a significant challenge with respect to the decarbonisation of heat. Heat networks are set to play a key role in the UK’s transition to low carbon heat. To deliver on the carbon reduction potential, the heat network industry will have to grow quickly, at the same time as transitioning to low carbon generation sources. Heat networks in the UK have just benefited from a major update to the CIBSE Heat Networks Code of Practice, CP1 2020. As Steering Group Members of CP1, Michael Ridge, Principal Engineer at FairHeat, and Gareth Jones, Managing Director at FairHeat, will present and share insights on how to implement its requirements on Low-Temperature Heat Networks.
Presented in September 2021