About Us

Get more from your Institute Membership - engage with the local Wessex Section.....

  • Attend technical seminars
  • Participate in profession related visits
  • Meet new and established Members along with other practising engineers and suppliers
  • Help inspire the young to join our profession
  • Maintain your Continuing Professional Development - CPD
  • Get involved, be part of your Institute
  • For more information contact:  alan.franks@instmc.org

Seminars, Visits & Social Events

Seminars.....

  • Wessex Seminar programme endeavours to reflect the interests of its members and their CPD requirements
  • Members and visitors are welcome
  • Your suggestions are important to ensure we cover a wide range of interests contact:  andrew.hudson@instmc.org
  • Next Seminar:
    • Date:  17 October 2018, 6:30pm Onward
    • Subject:  Control Valve Design & Selection
    • Pesenter:  Bill Chell, METSO
    • Location:  The Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst SO43 7AS
    • Detail: 
      • 6.30pm Arrival
      • 7:30pm Presentation by Bll Chell
      • 8:10pm Social Buffet provided by METSO
      • 8:45pm Close
    • Our Speaker Bill Chell provides Mentoring, Training and Support for METSO in the UK.  He has 42 years experience in Control & On Off Valves.  His particular specialist areas are refining, petrochem and pulp & paper.  Topics include valve style overview, positioners, valve selection factors - noise, cavitation, characteristics, rangeability etc
  • Planned Seminar TBC:
    • Date:  TBA
    • Subject:  TBA
    • Presenter, Location & Detail:  TBA
  • Previous 2018 Seminars:
    • Date:  07 March 2018
    • Subject:  An Overview of Level Measurement Technologies
    • Presenter:  Gordon Lindsay, ABB
    • Location:  The Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst SO43 7A

    • Date:  06 June 2018
    • Subject:  Industrial Cyber Security for Measurement & Control Systems
    • Presenter:  Cevn Vibert, Vibert Solutions Ltd
    • Location:  University of Southampton, Building 19, Room 3011 (Nav Post code SO17 1BJ) 

 

Visits.....

  • Visits are organised when appropriate opportunities arise.  
  • Typically these will be plant operations, suppler manufacturing works, education facilities etc. evenings preferred, 1 to 2 hours duration and nominally 20 attendees 
  • Your suggestions invited contact:  alan.franks@instmc.org
  • Planned Visit TBC:
    • Date:  TBA
    • Visit:  TBA
    • Location & Detail:  TBA


Social Events.....

  • The section organises Social Events throughout the year including in   previous years Dinner Dances, Golf Days, Social Dinners etc
  • These serve  as opportunities to meet and socialise with other members, engineers, academics, suppliers etc 
  • They enable the Section to raise funds to support the Institutes activities in the area
  • The Section also makes donations to local charities including Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Oakhaven Hospital Trust
  • Next 2018 Event
  • Date:  TBA
  • Event:  October Social Evening & Meal
  • Location:  TBA

 

 

Wessex Section Committee & Meetings

Wessex Section has an elected Committee to organise Institute activities in the area. An AGM is held in January/February followed by the first of a further three committee meetings throughout the year.

These are open meetings, members and guests are encouraged to  participate.  Whilst the Section is centred on Southampton we are keen to involve remote support via Skype.

Contact:  alan.franks@instmc.org

Wessex Section Committee 2018

            Chairman                                             Alan Franks 

            Vice Chairman                                     Nigel Bushrod (Past Chairman) 

            Secretary                                              Vacant (Covered by Andy Leagas)

            Treasurer                                             Alan Lawes

            Seminars                                              Andy Hudson

            Visits                                                      Vacant (Covered by Graham Dunkley)

            Education                                             Cevn Vibert

            Website & Data Protection                Vacant (Covered by Alan Franks)

            Social                                                     Vacant

            Committee Member                           Andy Leagas

            Committee Member                           Graham Dunkley (Past Chairman)

            Committee Member                           Andy Hunt

            Committee Member                           Vacant

 

Committee Meetings 2018

26Feb’18                  AGM & Committee Mtg               Wellow Golf Club

??Nov’18                  Committee Mtg                             TBA

 

Wessex Diary 2018

26Feb’18                  AGM & Committee Mtg               Wellow Golf Club

22Feb’18                  SETA Apprentice Open Eve         SETA

07Mar’18                 Seminar - Overview of Level       Forest Lodge Hotel

                                 Measurement Technologies

06Jun'18                  Seminar - Industrial Cyber

                                 Security for M & C Systems

15Jun’18                  Annual Golf day                            Wellow Golf Club

26Jul’18                    SETA Apprentice Awards             SETA

17Oct’18                  Seminar:   Control Valve Design & selection   The Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst SO43 7AS  

      • Pesenter:  Bill Chell, METSO
      • Location:  The Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst, SO43 7AS
      • Detail: 
        • 6.30pm Arrival
        • 7:00pm Presentation by Bill Chell
        • 8:10pm Social Buffet provided by METSO
        • 8:45pm Close
      • Our Speaker Bill Chell provides Mentoring, Training and Support for METSO in the UK.  He has 42 years experience in Control & On Off Valves.  His particular specialist areas are refining, petrochem and pulp & paper.  Topics include valve style overview, positioners, valve selection factors - noise, cavitation, characteristics, rangeability etc

??Oct’18                  Social Evening & Meal                   TBA

??Nov’18                  Committee Mtg                             TBA

05Dec’18                 Brockenhurst STEM Awards        TBA