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.
Editor – BMTA Newsletter
Page 2 – Meet our Newsletter Contributors
Page 3 – Editor’s Note
Page 4 – News
Page 10 – Here’s Why the UK is Struggling to Engage Conformity Assessment Bodies
Page 12 – Apprenticeships – 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 20 – Mobile Hydrogen Refuelling Station Flow Meter Standard
By Carl Wordsworth, Head of Water Sector, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory
Page 24 – Cleaning up the Fuel of the Future
By Caroline Widdowson, Head of Market Development, Markes International
Page 30 – BMTA COUNCIL MEMBER PROFILE
By Matthew Gypps, UK Technical Manager, Trescal
Page 32 – Member Notices
Page 34 – NEW BMTA HONORARY MEMBER
By Paul Stennett MBE, Hon FRCPath, BSc (Hons)
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