Last week we gave you a brief progress report on the development of the new test furnace and peripheral facility for the High Efficiency Combustion Project.
We also announced that for the first campaign a concept test programme has been developed and is now available for downloading at the IFRF NET HEC Research Programme website. The complete HEC Phases 1 and 2 Planning Report written by Peter Hoppesteyn and Mark Boss, IFRF Doc No D108/y/1, IJmuiden July 2002, can be downloaded as a pdf file (489kB) from: http://www.research.ifrf.net/HEC/index.html.
The report contains the programme background and objectives, a description of the facility, fuel properties, the concept programme and a summary of the temporal planning.
We invited Members Organisation to make their comments on this concept programme and we indicated that we would be contacting all Individual Members for their reactions.
This we did over the weekend by now all Individual Members of the IFRF should have received an emailed Questionnaire through which we request feedback on the High Efficiency Combustion Programme.
THIS QUESTIONNAIRE HAS BEEN EMAILED ONLY TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE IFRF , THE REPRESENTATIVES OF IFRF MEMBER ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE CO-FUNDING THE PROGRAMME.
We strongly urge recipients to take the time to fill in the questionnaire and email it back to HEC@ifrf.net – all you have to do is answer 15 questions and press the “back button”; your email browser will do the rest.
Why should you do this? Well, as we recalled last week, in March 2002, the IFRF agreed to become a co-funder of this programme in the period 2002 – 2004 with finance to be taken from the IFRF Members Research Fund.
The Members Research Fund is developed from a portion of the fees of all IFRF Member Organisations. Therefore we are spending part of your company’s annual fee. For that reason, we strongly encourage you study the documentation published so far, and by filling in the Questionnaire, let us know your views on how your money is being spent.
As we announced in the MNM, 8th April 2002, (“Green light for purchasing new HEC test facility at IFRF Research Station” – http://www.mnm.ifrf.net/2002/0204art01.html) – the proposals made at the Joint Committee meeting were accepted and the IFRF agreed to become a co-funder of this programme in the period 2002 – 2004 with finance to be taken from the IFRF Members Research Fund.
Please recall, that the Members Research Fund is developed from a portion of the fees of all IFRF Member Organisations. But in this case there is very extensive “gearing” from funding by CORUS, Nederlandse Gasunie and NOVEM, all of which gives IFRF Individual Members direct access to the planning of, and experimental results and Research Reports generated by, what is becoming a major International research programme. Therefore we strongly encourage you study the documentation published so far, and let us know your views on how your money is being spent.