The first new IFRF member, Greens Combustion Limited, gathers together some of the leading specialists in the combustion industry having over 150 years of experience across all disciplines including research and development, design, manufacture and project management through to site services, surveys, trouble shooting and consultancy.
Greens Combustion supports end users mainly in the refining, gas processing and petrochemical sectors with a particular focus on supply of oil and gas burners for fired heaters, reformers, crackers, and boilers, the design and supply of incineration systems for liquid and gaseous waste streams and design and supply of fuel trains and burner control systems and other thermal equipment. The company is based in Poole in the UK and has overseas affiliates in China, India, Singapore and the USA. Greens Combustion also offers services such as:
- Supply of spare parts
- Site surveys & trouble shooting
- Consultancy on combustion and burner applications
- Installation and commissioning
The company is part of Greens Holdings plc which has subsidiaries and agents around the world. Sister company Greens Power is well-known for economisers, heat recovery steam generators, fin tubes and boilers and has manufacturing facilities in China and in the UK.
University of Leuven with its Faculty of Engineering Technology joined IFRF as a new academic member at the beginning of 2015. This faculty is not only the newest faculty of KU Leuven, the model is quite unique: they offer Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Engineering Technology and BioEngineering Technology at no less than 7 campuses in Flanders. This multi campus model not only leads to strong local ties and a large network of companies and enterprises, but also to in-depth knowledge and expertise that can be exchanged and developed. This turns the faculty into a very dynamic, future-oriented and research-based environment where almost 7000 students are studying.
The long standing tradition of intensive research collaboration with industry has been further strengthened by merging the research groups in 7 technology clusters: Bioengineering Technology, Construction, Computer Science Technology, Electrical Engineering, Materials Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Sustainable Chemical Process Technology.
In addition to their research activities, most lecturers have practical experience in the implementation of knowledge and technology in different companies or in spin-offs. The link to the professional field in research and scientific service creates a learning and working environment very close to the application of knowledge and new technologies, and functionally linked to industrial practice. That’s how we can provide our future engineers with a strong and specific position in the innovation chain, close to implementation.
The third new IFRF member, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India since 1964, engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation(Railway), Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas and Defence with over 180 products offerings to meet the needs of these sectors.
With 20,000 MW per annum capacity for power plant equipment manufacturing, BHEL’s size of operations involve among widespread network of 17 Manufacturing Units, 2 Repair Units, 4 Regional Offices, 8 Service Centres, 8 Overseas Offices, 6 Joint Ventures, 15 Regional Marketing Centres and current project execution at more than 150 project sites across India and abroad. BHEL also has a widespread overseas footprint in 76 countries with cumulative overseas installed capacity of BHEL power plants nearing 10,000 MW including Malaysia, Oman, Libya, Iraq, the UAE, Bhutan, Egypt and New Zealand.