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The SPP Tour of Coleford Test Facility - Virtual

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Technical lecture
16 February 2022 14:00 - 15:15
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Presentation of SPP Pumps Ltd products and pump fundamentals.

Virtual tour of SPP Pumps Ltd manufacturing facility in the Forest of Dean. This event will give an insight into manufacturing and testing of pump packages; SPP has one of the largest pump test facilities in the UK with a 1.3 million litre test tank. Engineering complex projects through collaboration with our parent company Kirloskar Brothers Limited, based out of Kirloskarvadi India.

The speakers biographies are

Joseph Clark MSc CEng MIMechE| Engineering Manager

Graduated Bournemouth University in 2008 having successfully completed studying for a BSc (Hons) Design Engineering. I joined SPP Pumps in 2007 on placement as part of my sandwich degree, I continued to work for them during my final year in developing a prototype Vacuum Priming Unit, for the Water & Waste industry, this project led to me later being awarded Engineer of the Year at the British Pump Industry Awards in 2012.

During the next 15 years I have worked through a graduate training program, working in various departments, including a 3 month placement at SPP Pumps parent company facility in India. I was then promoted to team leader in the Energy sector, where to support the business in meeting the ISO 14001 requirements and out of personal interest, I volunteered to become the Environmental Manager alongside my Engineering Team Leader role. I complete an MSc in Engineering Management at the University of the West of England, I am now a Chartered Engineer and the Engineering Manager at SPP Pumps.

Thomas Best MEng AMIMechE| Graduate Engineer

Currently employed at SPP Pumps for over 2 years as a mechanical engineer, having concluded studying a Master of Mechanical Engineering at Swansea University graduating in 2015 achieving first class honours, with the aspiration of becoming a Design Engineer.

 I grew up on a farm in Cornwall before moving to Wales to work for SPP Pumps, where I have continued my professional development in my first job as an engineer, learning the systems that are used in industry and the real world way work is carried out in comparison to that of an education environment. Former to working at SPP Pumps I worked as a sous chef and kitchen porter for 6 years.


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