Burton upon Trent and District Engineering Society


2017/18 programme

26th October

DC HV Transmission is replacing AC by David Alston

Dr David Alston has a degree in Electrical Engineering, plus a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He has worked and lived on 5 continents, project managing large electrical projects for GE. David has a breadth of experience which is unrivalled and knowledge of how to get things done in many cultures, flying abroad most weeks for personal contact. His talk will focus on the resurgence of Direct Current High Voltage Transmission to cope with our changing electrical demands. This is an opportunity for everyone who takes an interest in our changing infrastructure, with the rise of wind and solar power and the demise of coal.       

7th December          

Restoration of the Weaver Swing Bridge by Sally Boddy

25th January

Joint meeting with I Mech E
The New Train Set for the Elizabeth Line by Joe Bednall, Production Director of Bombardier.

22nd February

Mobile Crushers by Simon Unwin – Sandvik Mining & Construction Ltd

22nd March

Burton Engine Shed by Mark Ratcliffe

26th April

"Liquid Engineering" presented by John Cranshaw of Fuchs Lubrications (UK)

24th May

Joint meeting with I Mech E
Space Technology – University of Leicester