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IQ Academy Lunch & Learn Webinar | Basis of Plant Design | July 2018

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 30, 2018 4:54:00 PM / by Dave Tebbutt


Our IQ Academy lunch and learn session for July welcomed Nick Peatling of NIRAC to provide us with an insight into the basis of plant design. With over 35 years’ experience in the quarrying industry, Nick originally apprenticed as a draughtsman, his development has seen him use these skills as a Contracts Engineer and later as an Engineering Director. 

His company NIRAC benefits from many years of expertise within the quarrying industry, with the team working extensively on aggregate crushing and mechanical handling projects. As design engineers, they specialise in quarry plant and materials handling. Their designers have an in-depth knowledge of plant installation and commissioning. With forward thinking, they utilize the latest 2D and 3D design platforms. This wealth of experience combined with innovation ensures the team can design practical solutions, resulting in successful project delivery.

Our bitesize webinar session covered: 

  • Specialist contractors and suppliers
  • Transport, dump trucks or conveyors
  • In pit crushing
  • Storage
  • Time scales
  • Costs

If you missed out, you can catch up on a recording of the session or view a copy of the slides here.



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Topics: CPD, IQ Academy, Knowledge and Innovation

Dave Tebbutt

Written by Dave Tebbutt