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IFHTSE began to make contributions to energy and environmental studies almost 40 years ago. A Technical Committee ‘Safety and protection of the environment’ was formed in 1973 and, until its dissolution in 1982, encouraged submissions of themed papers to appropriate conferences. From 1982 to 1992, the Technical Committee ‘Energy saving in heat treatment’ generated input to various conferences and its work led to the IFHTSE 4th Seminar held in Beijing in 1993.
The IFHTSE Global 21 Project quickly and predictably identified energy and the environment as the main ‘external’ drivers for the future of heat treatment and surface engineering. The processes are energy-hungry and like other similar parts of industry have been subject to a great deal of uninformed opinion as well as expert scrutiny. So far as governments are concerned, these matters also have fiscal potential, so that the pressure is unlikely to go away or diminish. Actually, most companies are really interested in the use of clean practices, low waste and the development of environmentally benign processes. The answers are all, to a greater or lesser extent, a question of energy management. A great deal of progress has been made and of course more can and will be done. It is unfortunate that insufficient public recognition is given to the successes and the impressive scientific and technical knowledge and expertise that have been deployed to date by the heat treatment and surface engineering industries.
It should also be remembered that heat treatment and surface engineering processes represent absolutely critical stages in the design and manufacture of engineering components and systems, and that all advances in the field contribute to the better performance of industry and its products in general. New challenges are posed by the design and manufacture of not only conventional power generation systems but also, and perhaps more strongly, in the development of alternative systems and sources, especially the need for enhanced reliability and extremely low maintenance e.g. in wind-power and tidal generators.
Who should attend?
In many ways this is a pioneering Conference in which new ideas and solutions, as well as contributions describing exemplary practice will be presented. The programme will appeal to plant and control equipment designers and manufacturers, plant operators, fuel, energy and atmosphere suppliers, process modellers.