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BMTA Newsletter Autumn 2022

Welcome to the AUTUMN 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 the market sector.

Heading up our features is an interesting, anonymous, viewpoint on why the UK is struggling to engage conformity assessment bodies. It’s one organisation’s experience detailing the story of how frequent Government changes have negatively impacted the UK conformity assessment industry.

Sam Turner at Trescal considers apprenticeships as the alternative career path. He describes why they could be the key to the UK test and measurement industry. 

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology is making significant strides in helping businesses in many industries handle critical tasks, such as employee training. Dijam Panigrahi, the co-founder of GridRaster (AR/VR for manufacturers), tells us why he thinks virtual training technologies will begin to replace everyday training for manufacturers in 2023.

Carl Wordsworth, Head of Water Sector, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, discusses the plans for the partial or full replacement of natural gas with hydrogen in grids. Carl also talks about the ambitious targets to enhance the production of fuel cell vehicles and the development of hydrogen refuelling stations.

While hydrogen fuel is emerging in the clean energy market, it can contain impurities that can limit fuel cells’ efficiency and contribute to pollution. Dr Caroline Widdowson at Markes International advises on how to clean up the fuel of the future.

The BMTA Council member profile for his issue is on Matthew Gypps, UK Technical Manager at Trescal. And finally, we introduce a new BMTA Honorary Member, Paul Stennett MBE, Hon FRCPath, BSc (Hons).

Enjoy the read.

Laura Vallis
Editor – BMTA Newsletter



Page 2Meet our Newsletter Contributors

Page 3Editor’s Note

Page 4News

Page 10Here’s Why the UK is Struggling to Engage Conformity Assessment Bodies


Page 12Apprenticeships – The Alternative Career Path

By Sam Turner, UK Marketing & Communications Executive, Trescal

Page 16 – Why Virtual Training Technologies Will Begin to Replace Everyday Training for Manufacturers in 2023

By Dijam Panigrahi, co-founder of GridRaster (AR/VR for manufacturers)

Page 20Mobile Hydrogen Refuelling Station Flow Meter Standard

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

Page 24Cleaning up the Fuel of the Future

By Caroline Widdowson, Head of Market Development, Markes International


By Matthew Gypps, UK Technical Manager, Trescal

Page 32Member Notices


By Paul Stennett MBE, Hon FRCPath, BSc (Hons)

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