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Welcome to the London Section home page. We hope you will find here the information you need about our section, our program of events and our officers and committee. Our meetings are open both to members of the Institute and visitors, we invite you to come and share with us.

If you need any information that is not given here, or want to apply for Institute membership, please contact one of our officers or committee members using the details provided here in our web pages

Technical and Social Events

LATEST EVENTS - TECHNICAL

The London Section Programme of Upcoming Events may be found on our home page.

Evening Technical meetings normally take place at the headquarters of the Energy Industries Council (EIC),

89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP, generally on the second Tuesday evening of each month starting at 6.15pm.

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Please note that the EIC offices are within the extended London Congestion Charging Zone, and no parking is available on site. Vauxhall tube and overground is less than 5 minutes walk away. Vauxhall Bus Statioon is also adjacent.

The operating time is from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Meetings at the EIC office are scheduled to begin at 6:15 pm, allowing drivers to enter the Congestion Charging Zone after 6:00 pm. 

News

2017 BiteNite 23rd November- Tickets selling fast: Contact Alfy Patel for tickets.

2017/2018 Season Lecture Reports

October- Capital Change for Projects by Scott Turner of Emerson. Scott discussed the are areas of application for wirelless HART instrumentation, along with the potential capital and operating benefits.

 Copies of the presentation can be found in the Recent Events Section

 

2016/2017  Season  Lecture Reports 

February - Modern DNA Analysis and it`s Impact on Society. Mr Jim McDonald, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd

Jim introduced the latest technique for DNA seqencing, which potentially brings DNA sequencing into an affordable and immediately techniqe with a myriad of potential uses.  This small look into a future rapidly approaching gave an inkling into the vast changes that are still to come in medical diagnosis.

Copy of the presentation can be found in the Recent Events Section

January- HIPPS Don't Lie!!  Mr Niels Huttenhuis   Yokogawa

A challenging lecture going through all the aspects of High Integrity (Pressure) Protection Systems, from why and when to use, what to use and how, how to design, install and maintain such systems. There was a lively interchange of ideas throughout the lecture.

Copies of the presentation can be found in the Recent Events Section

November- Integration ofTelecommunication Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry.

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Gavin Doyle took us through all the  steadily increasing numnber of systems and their related communication links found in modern oil, gas and petrochemical installations onshore and offshore.

Copies of the presentation can be found in the Recent Events Section

 October-Oil & Gas Custody Transfer Solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions.

Addy Baksteen gave us a view of where the metering world may be be in a few years, utilising the data and the new technolgies now available. This was followed by Mike Thackray giving a down to earth presentation of the current application of Condition Based Monitoring techniques in Ultrasonic Flowmeters.

Copies of the presentations can be found in the Recent Events Section.

Educational Activities

2017

Tuesday Oct 10th 89 Albert Embankment, London

The Capital Project Challenge

Presenter: Scott Turner, Emerson

To download presentation click pdf here (10.55 MB)


 

Tuesday May 9th 2017 89 Albert Embankment, London

IIoT and Wireless Gas Detectection

Presenters: Dave Maloney and Terry Alberti, Honeywell Analytics

To download presentation slides click pdf here (3.59 MB)

 


Tuesday April 11th 2017 89 Albert Embankment, London

Mobile Data Communications in Hazardous Areas

Presenter: Carl Henderson, Ecom Instruments

To download presentation slides click pdf here (7.19 MB)


 

Tuesday March 14th 2017 89 Albert Embankment, London

Developing a Breathyliser to detect Diseases.

Presenter: Mr Chris Hodkinson, Owlstone Ltd.

To download presentation slides click pdf here (3.84 MB)


Tuesday February 14th 2017 89 Albert Embankment, London

Entering The DNA Information Age and its Impact on Society

Presenter : Mr Jim McDonald, CFO, Nanoporetech

To download presentation slides click pdf here (11.78 MB)

Past Events

The full calendar of events may be found above.

Annual Dinner 2018 - Thursday,3rd May  LONDON LANCASTER HOTEL- for Bookings contact Brian Jones 07970477508

 

Chairman's Wine Challenge - Thursday 15th December -

Another wonderful evening , with Andrew Mulford ( Master of Wine) leading us through the delights to be found in in Aldi, Tesco, Co-op and Majestic. And it wasn't always the more expensive voted the best. An interesting and entertaining evening for 50 members.

Bite Nite 2016

held on Thursday 24th  November 2016 at the Railway Tavern, was a sellout. 120 Members enjoyed a convivial networking evening, enlivened by a Champagne Raffle, with over 20 prizes provided by over 20 our supplier supporters. Many thanks to Alfy Patel for organising the event, and to Rebecca Hubbard and her niece for energetic raffle sales.

 

Photos to follow.

 

49th Annual Dinner 2016

The London Section 49th Annual Dinner was held on 14th April 2016 at the Lancaster London Hotel, with over 250 guests from across the measurement and control industry attending to make it another memorable occasion. We had the pleasure of again welcoming Professor Sarah Spurgeon -P Institute President, to our top table.

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Our President presented the London Section Prize for an Outstanding Contribution to Instrumentation Engineering to Mr David Otterson for his leading role in the creation of the of the “Tech Talk” series of basic real world application techniques in measurement and control. His work and commitment to the Institute were also acknowledged : Institute Vice President, Member of Board of Trustees, Member of Communications Board, Member of Professional Registration Committee.

 

The raffle was generously supported by all guests, the proceeds going to support the work of the Institute

As in previous years the London section took the opportunity to honour students from  sponsored universities. These students were presented awards all of whom have outstanding achievements in their particular Measurement and Control subjects.

The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award Students and Company Sponsors were:-

Miss Erum Hoque                         City University –London            Hima-Sella     
Mr Jieng Ye                                  City University –London            Swagelok   
Mr Jean -Philippe Limoi                University of Greenwich           Honeywell    
Mr Aidan Hallett                            University of Reading               Rockwell

 

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Prize winners with former President, John Morley, Dr. Sanowar Khan, Stewart Yang and  Robert Jenner.

 

The formal part of the evening was wrapped by entertaining speech from Alfie Moore, a serving policeman on a sabbatical.

Many thanks to our organiser, Brian Jones, already hard at work for our 50th next year. Book early to avoid disappointment.



48th Annual Dinner 
The London section 48th Annual Dinner was held on 16th April 2015 at the Lancaster London Hotel, with over 300 guests from across the measurement and control industry attending to make it another memorable occasion. We had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Sarah Spurgeon -President of the Institute, to our top table.

As in previous years we took the opportunity to honour students from our sponsored universities. These students were presented awards for their outstanding achievements in their particular subjects.

Our President presented the London Section Prize for an Outstanding Contribution to Instrumentation Engineering to Ron BellOBE, BSc, CEng, FIET for his leading role in the development of the international standards for integrity of Design and Installation of Safety Instrumented Systems.

The Outstanding Academic Achievement  Award Students and Company Sponsors were:-

Gabriela Soffer                     City University –London                 Yokogawa

Joseph Akl                            City University –London                 Hima-Sella
Stephen Collin                     University of Greenwich                 Honeywell
Mathew Hopkins                  University of Reading                     Autronica

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The raffle was generously support by all guests, the proceeds going to support the work of the Institute.

A Special mention was given to the sad news of Ian Parry’s passing away on the 6th April. Ian was known to by many of us in the Institute and will be greatly missed.

The formal part of the evening was preceded by an interesting and witty talk from our guest speaker and former Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London - Bill Callaghan.

The Committee wish to thank all the sponsors for their support.

Brian Jones

Event Organiser

(Visit our Photo Gallary to view the past photographs).

 Golf Day

16th Anniversary Annual London / Herts Local Sections Golf Challenge 22nd September 2017

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15th Anniversary Annual London / Herts Local Sections Golf Challenge 9th September 2016

The 15th Anniversary of this very popular local sections event was held this year at Redbourn Golf Club Redbourn, Hertfordshire on the 9th September and proved to be another very successful event.

16 teams and 64 players participated in a shotgun start occupying the entire golf course.

Overall individual winner with 39 stableford points and the winner of a handsome trophy and a set of golf clubs was 15 year veteran organiser Steve Evans playing on the Valve Solutions team. Second was Jonathan Martin also playing on the Valve Solutions team with 37 stableford points beating Adrain Maelzer on the Eaton Valves team into third place on countback.

The winning team was Valve Solutions with 95 points.  Joint second were Eaton Valves and GE OIL and Gas with 89 points, followed by Yokogawa NLS in third with 86 points.

The organisers would like to thank all of this year’s companies and team participants with special thanks to all the sponsors:

  • Alderley - bar and wine at table
  • GE Oil & Gas - Goody Bags
  • OGSL - individual first prize
  • Protex Systems - second individual prize
  • Valve Solutions - third individual prize
  • Eaton Valves - first team prize
  • ABB PA - second team prize
  • Pepperl and Fuchs – third team prize
  • Able Instruments – four nearest the pin prizes and the two longest drive prizes
  • Koso Kent Introl – best front nine
  • Yokogawa Marex – Best back nine
  • Metso – the two nearest the pin in 2 prizes
  • Yokogawa NL – Sum of the par three prizes.

Next year’s event will be the 16th Anniversary to be held on Friday September 22nd 2017 at Redbourn Golf Club

Committee Members

COMMITTEE

     

Chairman

 

 

 

 Vice Chairman

 

 

 Honorary Secretary

 

 


 

Past Chairman

 

Gary Hopkins 
Tel: 0161 495 3355
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 Malcolm George
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 Barry O'Regan 
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Ian A Craig 
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Honorary Treasurer   Steve Day
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Henry J Downes
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Webmaster & IT Representative   Ilyas Malik
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Golf Day Organiser   Brian P Parkes
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Annual Dinner Organiser

   Brian Jones
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Mini Exhibition Organiser

 

Rebecca Hubbard
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Chairman's BiteNite Organiser   Alpesh Patel
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Education Officer   Sanowar H Khan
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Committee Adviser

 

Roger Sturgeon 
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 John Morley
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Other Committee Members

Russell Baker
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Malcolm Emms 
Tel: 07826 552689 
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 Martin Green
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 Steve Smith

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