Steve Vick Ingénieur International Design remporte IGEM YPPC 2017
Matthew Maclennan, Ingénieur conception mécanique avec Steve Vick international (ALL), was announced IGEM’s 2017 Young Persons Paper Competition winner at a prestigious event held at the IET Birmingham, Austin Court, on Thursday 15th June.
The grand final of this year’s competition saw nine heat winners showcase the best engineering and management talent from around the industry and compete to be crowned the winner. The finalists were drawn from across IGEM’s District Sections in the UK as well as from New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Matt’s winning paper was based on the new SVI SMARTester – a highly accurate Bluetooth pressure sensor
Matt won the title for his Paper on the development of the SMARTester, a product developed by SVI as an NIA project for Wales & West Utilities, in which Matt played a key role amongst other members of the design team. He wins an iPad Mini and an all-expenses paid trip to the World Gas Conference 2018 à Washington DC.
In summarising the new gas pressure tester, Matt dit, « Ceci est un produit qui donne l'ingénieur un capteur de pression de haute précision connecté à un téléphone intelligent App, developed specifically to test gas installations and mains for tightness and strength. It allows evidence traceability and offers a simple, accurate way to report live pressure tests back to an office database.”
Le capteur fournit des mesures de pression allant jusqu'à quatre fois par seconde en utilisant la connectivité Bluetooth. Il dispose d'un certificat d'étalonnage embarqué qui est téléchargé et vérifié chaque fois que le capteur est connecté à un smartphone ou une tablette.
L'application utilise les dernières normes iGEM et quand un test est terminé, les données sont transmises au back office où les certificats de test peuvent être générés et une carte en direct de l'activité de test vue.
All finalists had already submitted an abstract on their chosen subject and made a presentation before judges to win their individual Section heats during March and April. To compete in the final, they had to prepare a 1,500 word report, make a 15 minute presentation and answer questions from the panel of industry experts.
YPPC 2017 judges Industry experts
This year’s YPPC judges have together clocked up almost 130 years’ experience in the Industry! They were Andy McPhee, Director and Partner of Rune Associates Limited and Chair of IGEM Professional Development Committee, Pauline Walsh, Director of Gas Transmission at National Grid, Graeme Cleeton, Vice President UK Operations, ULC Robotics, Inc, Sheila Lauchlan, IGEM President and Director of Edinburgh based consultancy Perfect Dimensions Ltd. and Rob Lumb, Mechanical Design Engineer with Synthotech and YPPC 2016 runner up.
Matt takes centre stage with YPPC 2017 runners up and the prestigious judging panel
Having won the South West & Wales Section heats on 21st March in Newport, Matt will now have his name engraved on the prestigious IGEM YPPC trophy and will receive a mini replica trophy to keep. All the competition finalists have their papers published in IGEM’s journal Gi.
Matt Maclennan is 34 and studied mechanical engineering. His career path has taken him via building engines for race cars and aircraft components for GKN Aerospace before joining SVI two years ago. Matt says, “I’m honoured to win the YPPC 2017, especially against such talent from all over the world, not just the UK.”
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