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BMTA NEWSLETTER – SUMMER 2022

BMTA Newsletter Summer 2022

Welcome to the Summer issue of the BMTA Newsletter

In this issue, we feature a variety of articles related to the test and measurement industry, collated to inform you and your organisation on the latest developments in our sector.

In the article written by Paul McComb, Director – UK Exports, Department for International Trade, we look at how the ESS can help your UK business get answers to practical questions about exporting to Europe.

Our article on the National Metrology Skills Alliance considers why the metrologist is emerging as a key role in data validation but receives poor recognition. The MCDDM is taking a lead in the development of a framework for metrology skills.

We have two articles from TÜV SÜD – the first describing how TÜV SÜD is taking digital analytical technologies that have been developed for the oil and gas industry and applying them to the water industry. The second article describes how the organisation is building a range of hydrogen test facilities, as well as the development of a gas primary flow standard test facility.

EVs are a critical component of the drive to decarbonise the transport sector. Gareth Hinds’ article, discusses how EV battery testing has an important role to play in the cost-effective triage of EV batteries at the end of their first life.

Joe Neame at NCFE provides us with an update on the Science T Level – the metrology occupational specialism, while we continue our theme of AI ethics in the article by Maya Carlyle at NPL on rogue chatbots.

The BMTA Council member profile for this issue is on Dr David Gurden-Williams – BSc (Jt Hons) Biochemistry / Chemistry, PhD Chemistry, Chartered Scientist. Our BMTA Company Member Profile features Markes International.

Our Autumn 2022 theme is: Alternative Fuels

To help us provide our BMTA members with useful information we would like your help to:

  • identify and share relevant topics;
  • provide research on new technologies or techniques;
  • let us know industry news;
  • promote events and training sessions;
  • inform us of publications you think may be of interest to your fellow BMTA members.

Contact me at editor@bmta.co.uk

Laura Vallis
Editor – BMTA Newsletter
editor@bmta.co.uk

THE FEATURES INCLUDE:

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Page 2 – Editor’s Note

Page 3 – Meet our Newsletter Contributors

Page 4 – News

Page 10 – The Export Support Service (ESS) 

By Paul McComb, Director – UK Exports, Department for International Trade 

Page 12 – National Metrology Skills Alliance 

By Charlotte Blake, Trevor Toman, Phil Bamforth and Steff Smith

Page 14 – Digital Water Network Analysis

By Carl Wordsworth, Head of Water Sector at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory 

Page 18 – EV Battery Testing

By Gareth Hinds, NPL Fellow and Science Area Leader, Electrochemistry Group, NPL

Page 20 – Rogue Chatbots

By Maya Carlyle, Principal Enterprise Architect, Technology Delivery, CIO Office, NPL

Page 24 – TÜV SÜD Offers Hydrogen Test Facility to Help Solve Technical Challenges of Adopting Hydrogen

By Carl Wordsworth, Head of Water Sector at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

Page 26 – Update on the Science T Level

By Joe Neame, Subject Specialist Science, NCFE

Page 28 – My Jubilee – 42 Years Working in the Test and Measurement Industry

By Andy Morris, NPL North of England Operations Manager, National Physical Laboratory

Page 30 – BMTA Council Member Profile

Dr David Gurden-Williams – BSc (Jt Hons) Biochemistry/ Chemistry, PhD Chemistry, Chartered Scientist

Page 32 – BMTA Company Member Profile

Markes International

Page 33 – Member Notices

To help us provide our BMTA members with useful information we would like your help to:

  • identify and share relevant topics;
  • provide research on new technologies or techniques;
  • let us know industry news;
  • promote events and training sessions;
  • inform us of publications you think may be of interest to your fellow BMTA members.

If you would like to contribute to the next issue of the BMTA Newsletter please contact editor@bmta.co.uk with a brief synopsis.

Equally, should your business produce any information, white papers or interviews that you would like to share, please submit this to enquiries@bmta.co.uk.

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