CEA, The Combustion Engineering Association

The Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) first established in 1933 as a spin out from the National Coal Board at a time of serious fuel shortage in the UK and the Government of the day wanted to encourage industry to burn fuel more efficiently. 

CEA became a Not for Profit, Engineering Educational charity between 1964 & 1967, its aim is to help educate industry on all aspects of Boiler, Burner and other Associated equipment in steam and hot water equipment and systems. CEA has been involved in spreading the word and informing industry around Government initiatives over the years such as Climate Change Levy, IPPC, IED, LCPD, MCPD, Permitting with the EA, today it’s also about Hydrogen, Electrification and Environmental issues. 

CEA’s activities today, www.cea.org.uk are still to support all of industry with advice and guidance in the safe and efficient operation of all industrial boiler, burner and associated equipment, to comply with legislation and regulations such as the PSSR, PED, MHSWR, PUWER, GSIUR etc. Where there are big gaps in the availability of information the CEA have written a series of guidance documents called Boiler Guidance (BG..), starting with BG01 which was compiled by CEA, SAFed & HSE through to – BG11 for water tube boilers. 

As part of the ongoing CEA activity, it includes training and accreditation programmes to help prove competence of individuals;

·       BOAS (Boiler Operations Accreditation Scheme) for Operators, Maintainers, and Managers

·       SBWT (Steam Boiler Water Treatment) for anybody involved in industrial boilers

·       CCBWT (Closed Circuit Boiler Water Treatment)

·       I-GAS (Industrial Gas accreditation Scheme) Accreditation for natural gas systems in industry where the GSIUR state factories and others are exempt.

·       Other programmes in development for the Water Industries

If you require any further information, please contact CEA, info@cea.org.uk; Tel. 01740 625538


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ESA, The Environmental Services Association

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is the trade association representing the UK’s resource and waste management sector. 

ESA Members provide essential resource and waste management services to the public and private sectors, and manage waste on behalf of the whole of society, be it through recycling, recovery or landfill.  We work with our members to transform waste and resource management across the country.  

We work with all levels of government and regulators to deliver more sustainable resource management solutions for the UK, and our work helps enable our Members to turn Britain’s waste into valuable resources while protecting the environment. 

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ESWET, European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology

ESWET (European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology) is the European association representing manufacturers in the field of Waste-to-Energy Technology. 

The purpose of ESWET is to raise awareness of the positive implications of the technology in terms of better waste management, energy and the environment and, thus, to foster the development and the dissemination of Waste-to-Energy technology at the European level. 

Technology from ESWET members is the heart in most of the Waste-to-Energy plants in Europe, treating non-recyclable municipal solid waste. This technology is also used by most plants worldwide. 

Twitter: @ESWET_EU | LinkedIn: bit.ly/2O5ntO2

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PREWIN, Performance, Reliability and Emissions Reduction in Waste Incinerators

A European network with over 130 participants from around 18 countries, with a range of activities including courses, benchmark studies, maintenance working  group meetings and more.

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The Society of Operations Engineers

The Society of Operations Engineers represents 16,000 individuals and organisations.

Our professional sectors directly influence best practice among those working in road transport, plant, environmental engineering and as engineer surveyors. Our members work to improve maintenance and inspection processes and champion safe, efficient and sustainable engineering. The society is licensed by both Engineering Council and Society for the Environment and use our remit from them to improve the careers of its members and the wider engineering community.

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Wood Recyclers' Association

The WRA has more than 100 member companies representing over 90 per cent of the UK’s wood recyclers and reprocessors.
The Wood Recyclers  Association works on behalf of its members to provide a voice for the sector at the highest levels, working closely with the Environment Agency, DEFRA and other trade associations and recycling bodies to influence and advise on issues affecting the waste wood industry, including legislation. WRA members include wood recyclers and reprocessors, renewable energy suppliers, panel board mills,technology manufacturers, consultancies and specialist insurance and health & safety companies. The trade body also enjoys reciprocal membership with its German equivalent BAV and the UK-based Resource Association and Chartered Institute for Waste Management (CIWM).

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