Welcome to the RCEA(Sussex)
An Association for Retired Professional Engineers
President: Derek Webb CEng FIEE
I would like to introduce myself as the incoming President of the RCEA. I have been a member since 2002 and have enjoyed coming to the talks on a Tuesday afternoon at Field Place in Worthing. I have also taken part in several visits and outings. Partners are welcome to join us on the outings and come along to our monthly coffee mornings. I am a retired Electrical Engineer and spent my whole career in the rail industry with British Rail and its successors. My expertise was mostly in the Electrification Department on the Southern Region with its third rail system. If you are browsing this site and meet the criteria of retired professional engineer (mainly Incorporated or Chartered) of any discipline, I encourage you to come along to a talk and say ‘hello’?
Hon Secretary: Tony Tomkins MA CEng MIEE CITP MBCS
Industrial Process Automation-a skim across the surface
Dr David James CEng FIET RCEA
A chemical engineer might scale up the manufacture of a speciality chemical from lab scale to full production; a process engineer will design the process plant to manufacture the product, including sizing vessels, motors and pumps; a mechanical engineer might design the vessels and pipework; an instrument engineer will specify the sensors and transmitters needed to measure various physical quantities; and an electrical engineer will design the power supplies to motors, pumps and heaters. But it is the automation engineer who makes all these elements come together to manufacture the product. This talk aims to provide an overview of the automation of industrial production by briefly looking at some typical processes and examining the various parts that make up a process control system.
Tuesday 14th March 2017 at Field Place.
Coffee mornings with Partners at the Swallows Return; last Thursday of the month.
Members coffee morning at the Spotted Cow; third Thursday of the month.