Dr. James Mulcahy and Mr. Kuo Wong winners of the
Mike Ackrill Award 2017
The 2016 award went to Paul Button of Vahterus UK Ltd for his
presentation on plate-and-shell heat exchangers where he discussed the
beginnings of the technology, the reason there was a need in the Market, and
the development and construction of these exchangers.
The 2015 award went to Dene Halkyard of Flexitallic for his
presentation on the latest developments in sealing shell-and-tube heat
The 2014 award went to Blazo Ljubicic of Koch Heat
Transfer for his talk on Twisted-Tube heat exchangers.
The 2012 award went to Ian Gibbard of Progressive
Thermal Engineering for his presentaion on troubleshooting steam surface
presentation slides (pdf 1.6 mb).
The 2011 award went to Simon Pugh of IHS-ESDU for his presentation on
on crude oil fouling.
The 2010 award went to Nigel Palfreeman and Robert Debes of Zeeco Europe for
their presentation on "New Technology for Flares and Burners".
The 2009 award went to Glenn Sibbick of Centrica Storage Ltd for his
presentation on the ROUGH incidents at a joint hts/SONG
The 2008 award went to Adam Slater of Heatric for his talk on
diffusion bonded heat exchangers.
The 2007 award went to Luc-Stéphane Schroeder of Chromalox
International for his talk on, "Impedance Heating Heating and
Melting using TPC Technology."
The 2006 award went to Gerry Francis of Davy Process Technology for a talk
he gave on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Stainless Steel Heat
The 2005 award went to Derek Jackson for a talk outlining Osborne Reynolds' major research
interests whilst he was Professor of Engineering at the University of
Manchester. The talk focused on Reynolds' pioneering contribution to subject of
convective heat transfer.
The 2004 award went to David Butterworth for a talk on why some heat
exchangers fail to operate to the design duty.
The 2003 award went to Robert Ashe and Richard Barker of Ashe Morris
for their forum titled New Areas in Heat Transfer which described a
method of controlling heat exchangers by varying the heat transfer area.
The 2002 award went to Colin Weil for his presentation on the
guideline and recommendations arising from the joint industry study on tube
failure in a shell-and-tube exchanger with high pressure in the tubes.
The 2001 award went to Hugh Goyder for his presentation "Flow-Induced Vibration and Noise" which he
gave at the January Forum. Hugh is a Senior Lecturer at Cranfield
University and an expert in noise and vibration.
The 2000 award to Richard Jibb for his presentation at the November
1999 Forum entitled "Reflux condensation - integrating heat transfer
and separation". This described work done by Richard while working
for his engineering doctorate under the joint industry/university EngD
scheme. In this case the partnership was between UMIST and Cal Gavin.
There is a full report on this in the December
The 1999 award went to Simon Noble of Flexitallic Ltd for his
presentation on the selection and design of gaskets for heat exchanger
applications entitled "High Integrity Joint Sealing".
The 1998 award went to John McCutchen, the President of Yuba Heat
Transfer who came over from the US in April 97 to give an informative and
entertaining presentation entitled "Improve high pressure process heat
exchangers by thermal transient analysis with fatigue evaluation".
The 1997 award went to Peter Jackson and Roy Godwin of Callidus
Technologies for their presentation "Emission control by Callidus LE
Series low NOx burners".