Principal Technical Consultant & Leading Lecturer
Peter Dix is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has over thirty years' experience in the valve industry, working as a Technical Director and General Manager for some of the industry's biggest companies including IMI, Dresser, Tyco, Alco and Kent Introl.
Peter is the Chairman of BSI's technical committees on valves, and the UK's representative to international standards organisations. He is hugely experienced in the design and manufacture of gate, globe, check, quarter-turn, safety-relief and control valves. Peter has devised PED compliant systems and worked with the PED since its inception.
Ron has a background of over 40 years in the valve industry and has wide and extensive knowledge of all processes involved in the design, manufacture and inspection of industrial valves. Ron is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has been involved in the implementation and execution of directive compliance at a high level since their introduction at several valve companies as a technical director.
Paul Reeve is a Chartered Engineer and a registered functional safety engineer (with the Institute of Measurement & Control). Paul has over 20 years’ experience of delivering training, consultancy and independent assessments in the field of “functional safety” and SILs for clients around the world. Paul believes that functional safety is something we should all be aware of as there is so much reliance these days on the integrity of modern automated systems.
Control Valve Consultant and Lecturer
Geoff Newman has over 45 years’ experience in the safety valve industry working mostly with a major safety valve manufacturer in sales roles, technical support, and engineering. Has represented the UK on various Technical Committee’s including chairing the BVAA Valve Working Group, BSI (PVE 12/ PSE 18.6), CEN (TC 69 WG10 convener) and UK leader to ISO (TC 185). As member of CEN TC 69 WG10 was part of the UK delegation that participated in the writing and development of the EN/ISO Standards for safety devices against excessive overpressure (EN/ISO 4126 parts 1 to 7+).
For the last 31 years Graeme has worked for Rotork, one of the leading actuator manufacturing companies in the world. He joined as a service engineer travelling extensively into many process industries including oil & gas, power generation and water treatment. After 15 years of site work, gaining experience in installation, repair and commissioning of electric valve actuators, he joined Rotork’s training department, and for over 16 years has delivered training courses on electric actuators all over the world.
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