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Smart software solutions for Surface Engineering companies


Energy & utilities analysis - Getting the best deal

Liam Conway, Control Energy Costs Ltd.

Noise in the workplace

Robert Lomax, Wakefield Acoustics

Training & development of sales staff

Chris Kealy, Consultant


Chief Executive’s Introduction 

David Elliott, Surface Engineering Association

Replacing hexavalent chrome in the pre-treatment of aluminium

Duncan Beckett, Coventya Ltd

REACH and the automotive supply chain

Matt Griffin, Jaguar & Land Rover 

REACH authorisation of chromium trioxide -Latest news

Dirk Wiethoelter, MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions

Trivalent hard chromium plating

Dr Rami Haidar, Atotech

Environmental legislation post BREXIT

Caroline Almond, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Key environmental priorities and pressures for the surface treatment sector 2017 - 2021

Neil Goodlad, Environment Agency

HSE Key priorities

Sarah Palfreyman, Health & Saftey Executive


Mike Potts, Health & Saftey Executive

Rapid, safe and reliable cyanide detection, anytime, anywhere

Benedikt Kirchgaessler, Cyanoguard

Getting the best deal for your water supply & treatment

Philip Davies, Access Utilities UK


Chairman’s Introduction 

Alan J Hick, Contract Heat Treatment Association, UK

Lightweight Jigs and Fixtures: Process and Quality Improvements with Oxide Fibre Ceramics in Heat Treatment Furnace Applications

Mathias Kunz, WPX Faserkeramik GmbH, Germany   

Lightweight Jigs and Fixtures: Carbon Composites in Controlled-atmosphere Furnaces with Oil Quenching 

Florian Heck, GTD Graphit Technologie GmbH, Germany

Efficient Radiant-tube Gas Heating of Industrial Heat Treatment Furnaces with “Flameless Oxidation”

Lee Rabe, WS Wärmeprozesstechnik GmbH, Germany

Reducing Operating Costs with EndoInjector™ and ExoInjector™ 

Daniel Panny, Atmosphere Engineering Company, Germany

Operating Experience with Modular Controlled-atmosphere Heat Treatment Systems

Philippe Warter (Codere, Switzerland

Operating-cost Reduction with ZeroFlow® Nitriding

Leszek Małdziński, Poznań University / Seco/Warwick, Poland 

Technology of Vacuum-furnace Cooling-rate Control with Gas (and Oil) Quenching 

Philippe Lebigot, BMI, France

The Practical Use of Ipsen’s PdMetrics™ Software Platform for Predictive Maintenance

Oliver Obladen, Ipsen, Germany, and Mike Long, Vacuum & Atmosphere Services, UK

The Industrial Internet of Things (Industry 4.0) and the Heat Treater

Peter Sherwin, Eurotherm by Schneider Electric, USA


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