Friday, 27 January 2017

Process Plant Design Training

We enrolled the first few people on our process plant design course this week(brochure here).

Other than that, I've been busy with my new book, and arranging next year's teaching at Manchester and Chester.

The new year has got off to a slow start with respect to real engineering, but that suits me, as I had a massive backlog of company, university and IChemE paperwork to get through, as well as a book to write.

It would be convenient if I can get past the UK and overseas teaching and training I've got booked in before my engineering clients come back for more, but I'll manage.

It's good to have two thirds of the new book down with almost a year to go to my submission deadline, and all of that admin out of the way. 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Process Plant Design Training

Just booked the venue for the first UK delivery of my IChemE accredited Process Plant Design course , followed by two day masterclasses in water and pharma design from me and Eur Ing Keith Plumb respectively. It's at the Hilton Manchester Airport, 27th-31st March. £1750 ex VAT per head for all five days. Contact to book a place

Friday, 13 January 2017

Water and Effluent Treatment Expertise

I've been making good progress on the new book (on water and effluent treatment plant design) this week, and concluding arrangements with the University of Manchester for some lecturing on water engineering.

I'm due in at Chester soon to teach their final year students about plant layout, so preparing for that as well as for the first couple of deliveries of my IChemE accredited course on process plant design, one UK and one overseas.

Three expert witness and troubleshooting jobs, (all to do with effluent treatment) are still ongoing. It's a nice steady start to the year.      

Friday, 6 January 2017

Water and Effluent Treatment Plant Design Expert says Happy New Year!

I have spent the week like many people arranging the next few months. I've got live contracts for expert witness and troubleshooting work, but it is the teaching and training jobs which have been booking me first. A couple of process design training courses overseas, and a couple at home ( one process design, one water and effluent treatment plant design) have booked a day or two a week until Easter between them.  

Not much else happening this week, so I've taken the opportunity to make some progress with the new book, "An Applied Guide to Water and Effluent Treatment Plant Design". I'm at 63,000 words, (more than halfway through the agreed word-count) into the rough draft, but there is a lot of polishing to do once I have made the required word-count, and in any case the difficulty with this book (on my specialist area of design) will be fitting in all in.