NEWS BYTES 3 Building Information Modelling (BIM) The Europump Standards Commission have agreed to establish a Building Information Modelling (BIM) working group and are now looking for interested experts. The BPMA have agreed to provide the secretariat of the new WG and have nominated a volunteer to be Chairman. The proposed Chairman is Mr Wayne Rose of Armstrong Fluid Technology and his position was sanctioned at the Standards Commission meeting held in Zurich on 18th September. We understand that many members of Europump are already working internally on BIM and BPMA’s goal is to identify an acceptable way forward for the pump industry and other parties involved. To explain further , Level 1 BIM has been used across Europe for some time. It involves 3-D modelling, often termed 3-D CAD. We believe the construction industry now faces Level 2 BIM. Level 2 promises to transform the design, construction and operation of buildings by involving all participants in a ‘complete’ digital model of a building. What this actually means to the pump industry still needs to be defined and hopefully addressed so we have a mutual approach across Europump. Accordingly, a meeting has been convened in Brussels in November to: • Define what is currently happening across Europe • Identify what has already been done • Identify an acceptable way forward for Europump and the construction industry • Identify a work program and timescales. Pump Technology Training We have had a very successful 2013 calendar of lecture based- training (“the course catered to all levels”) presented both abroad and in the UK with almost 40 courses taking place both in-house and at our facility in West Bromwich and over 200 delegates attending the various modules we are currently able to provide. (“the lecturers were very knowledgeable within their fields”) Feedback from both delegates and companies give us great encouragement that BPMA are definitely providing the right sort of knowledge-based modules created to arm the student with a sound technical ability to enable them to either progress further in their chosen career in the pump industry or for those wishing to widen their expertise. (“Lecturers were friendly, knowledgeable and took time to explain”) In-house bookings taken for 2014 are already well ahead of schedule. Courses are held throughout the year at the National Metalforming Centre and dates already fixed for 2014 are as follows:- 11 February 2014 - Module 001 Part 1, Pumping Fundamentals 12 February 2014 - Module 001 Part 2, Pump Selection 4 June 2014 - Module 001 Part 1, Pumping Fundamentals 5 June 2014 - Module 001 Part 2, Pump Selection 16 June 2014 - Module 007, Pump Testing 17 June 2014 - Module 008, Pump Systems 23 June 2014 - Module 009, Hydraulic Design of Centrifugal Pumps For further details on costs or availability please contact Jeanne Page at email@example.com MDS visit to Redditch drives home efficiency Redditch, Worcestershire (06 November 2013) - The Motor Driven Systems Conference visited Redditch on Tuesday in the third of five UK dates aimed at helping industry to generate huge financial savings from motor driven apparatus. Hosted at the UK headquarters of WEG Electric Motors in Redditch, the presentations from BSI, Energy Solutions Associates, Mitsubishi, GAMBICA and Siemens Financial Services, among many others, once again contributed to a lively debate on how to reduce energy and make these potential savings a reality. Patrick O’Neil, Managing Director at WEG Electric Motors, commented “We are delighted to have hosted the Midlands leg of the MDS Roadshow and to have played our part in helping industry better understand the key issues surrounding improved energy efficiency. The theme of the event is synonymous with our own core beliefs, and it was gratifying to witness such in depth discussion between Speakers and Delegates. I feel sure all the attendees will have taken away some extremely valuable information, which can hopefully be converted into practical application. We look forward to attending the remaining the events”. The second presentation of the day was given by Mike Malina of Energy Solutions Associates, who argued that ‘Short Termism - Damages Sustainability’ He said after the event, “MDS has created a fantastic opportunity for discussion and dialogue, in what has to be one of the most important issues affecting UK industry today. The overall theme of these events clearly presents and underpins the need for ‘joined-up thinking’ when dealing with matters of energy efficiency; something which is sadly long overdue”. Next stop for MDS is Hatfield at the UK headquarters of Mitsubishi Electric. The final event in the 2013 programme will be held at ABB’s Motion Control Centre in Bristol on 4th December. For more information about this event and to book your place, please visit the dedicated MDS website - www.motordrivensystems.com. BPMA 2013/14 Directory and Buyers Guide 2013/14 now available Our every popular and much in demand Directory and Buyers Guide is now available from BPMA. Over 80 pages packed full of member articles, technical information, latest innovations as well as a comprehensive pump sourcing guide. Apply direct from our website www.bpma.org.uk or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
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