Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is continuing to offer free training courses to those involved in the process industry. The courses on Steam, Gas Handling, Sensors, Valves and Hygienic Processing are run regularly at the company’s new headquarters in Cirencester, UK.
Course coordinator and Marketing Manager Helen Christopher comments: “We are passionate about sharing knowledge and our training programmes are designed to deliver the greatest benefit and education to those who attend. Our training is based firmly on the knowledge and experience we exercise on a daily basis. Our course structure is well established and the course content is generated immediately prior to the course starting. You will experience the best of both worlds; comfortable and professional delivery, and the very latest data.”
The courses provide theory-based learning, backed up with practical applications, for a hands-on approach. Bürkert use examples and case study materials throughout the courses to highlight typical applications, all delivered by its industry experienced staff. The recent move to the new Cirencester headquarters has made travelling more convenient and easy to access by car and train, with free parking onsite.
Bürkert aims to provide information on the real physics of batching, cleaning and sterilising, water producing and distributing, filling, heating, cooling, separating, fermenting, distilling, or evaporating, where engineers can share experience in complete control loops for flow, conductivity, pH, temperature, pressure, and level.
The training courses are modular and are independent of each other so people can attend any or all of the courses. All courses are free to attend with lunch and refreshments available throughout the day. Helen Christopher says: “One of the reasons we decide not to charge for training is that it removes a barrier preventing people from attending. Delegates expectations are generally surpassed after each course, so much so that most training requests are from word of mouth referrals.”
Feedback by companies sending trainees to Bürkert has been very positive, resulting in courses being booked up early. Donald French, Yeo Valley Engineering Technical Manager, says: “We are really grateful here at Yeo Valley for the excellent training provided by Bürkert over the last few years. We have found Bürkert’s trainers, facilities and general hospitality all first class and would happily recommend their services to others.”
Nick Doughty, Hall & Woodhouse Limited Site Manager, says: “Our Engineering team at the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery have attended several of Bürkert’s free training sessions. We have increased our knowledge of steam and hygienic systems, bought practical information back to the Brewery which has now been successfully implemented, and has enabled us to drive health and safety forward in this field. This is a great initiative from Bürkert and I would urge any company to take up their generous offer”.
Responding to customer demand and feedback, Bürkert has drawn up its training schedule for 2013. February will see a one-day Sensors Training Course which will cover the basics of flow management; different measuring principles and how to select the most appropriate type for various applications. The agenda proved so popular that spaces were fully booked within 48 hours of release. March sees the first of the steam training sessions which are repeated in July and November, with valve training being delivered in May.
A new course has been devised for September on Gas Handling, where Bürkert experts will share their experience in complete gas control loops. Gas control architecture will be considered as well as assessing what is happening in typical plants.
In October the Hygienic Processing course is back by popular demand with many delegates coming from the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. In each course, the trainers will show how to apply the basic principals in real factory and plant layouts.
2013 training dates
- February w/c 18th – Sensors Training
- March w/c 18th – Steam Training
- May w/c 13th – Valves Training
- July w/c 15th – Steam Training
- September w/c 16th – Gas Handling Training
- October w/c 14th – Hygienic Processing Training
- November w/c 18th – Steam Training
Further Information: For free copies of Bürkert’s Training Brochure, and for information on Bürkert’s Training Courses, please contact Helen Christopher, email .