Record numbers attending the BVAA’s Annual Spring Conference this May!

BVAA Spring Conference and Golf Day 2022

BVAA Spring Conference and Golf Day 2022

Over 90 attendees have now booked for our Annual Spring Conference and Golf Day taking place 18-19th May 2022 at Formby Hall near Liverpool.

Rob Bartlett says “It has been three years since we held this event, and we are absolutely delighted that so many of our members will be joining us. This is a fantastic opportunity to network, gain knowledge and insights from our guest speakers and enjoy food, entertainment and golf – all in one place!” 



BVAA Spring Conference Programme 2022

Welcome and Introduction

Colin Findlay, Chairman, BVAA

Rob Bartlett, Director & CEO, BVAA

The Why, What, Where & How of Hydrogen

Tackling climate change is the largest challenge facing humanity today, and that will largely be achieved by decarbonising the energy sector.  Hydrogen is set to play a key role in the transition to clean energy.  In this session, David Watson will set out the scale of the challenge, how hydrogen will play a role and what we can expect as the change unfolds. 

Speaker: David Watson, Head of Energy Transition, Cadent

The Practical Challenges of Handling Hydrogen

Hydrogen is great, it has a very low ignition energy, it is flammable over a very wide range, it is obviously colourless, odourless, and has a very low density. Easy to handle right? The only saving grace is the how quickly is disperses when accidentally released. 

Within this session we will explore the routes leading members of the field are utilising new liquification, compression and storage mediums to overcome hydrogen’s challenging nature. We’ll also be discussing the options for the H2-ammonia economy. 

Speaker: Prof. John Oakey, Professor of Energy Technology, Cranfield University

Bringing The Hydrogen Dream into Reality

The UK Government has set the ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, in order to meet this, hydrogen has been identified as one of the major enablers to decarbonise UK industry and its transport sector. 

This presentation will share Stopford’s recent experience gained from the BEIS funded Fuel Switching projects to replace natural gas with hydrogen, identifying the safety and engineering considerations and focusing on how trade organisations such as the BVAA can help facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy. 

Speaker: Debnath Pal, Director, Stopford

Testing Materials in Hydrogen

TWI has been examining the effects of hydrogen on materials and particularly welds for over 75 years. This presentation will cover some of the testing techniques and equipment employed at TWI to examine the effects of gaseous hydrogen on both metals and polymers. 

Speaker: Andrew Leonard, Consultant, TWI Ltd

JIP33 – Adding Value Through Standardisation

As JIP33 approaches its 50th specification published after 5 years of development, we will discuss a valve supplier case study on cost and schedule impacts of JIP33 standardized procurement requirements. 

There will be a review JIP33 valve and actuator related activity plans for 2022 and into 2023, adoption rates for these specifications and how JIP33 specifications are being operationalised through an Equipment Hub. 

Speaker: David Harris, Manager – JIP33 Published Specifications, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)

Energy Transition in Action

How as the regulator we are stewarding the UKCS towards a sustainable future in accordance with North Sea Transition Deal towards 2050 net zero target and low carbon future. 

Speaker: Bill Cattanach OBE, Head of Supply Chain,  North Sea Transition Authority

Energy Transition – Energy Pathfinder

Energy Pathfinder provides a real-time view of energy projects including information on upcoming tenders which provides the supply chain with visibility of future work opportunities. 

Speaker: Sylvia Buchan, Energy Supply Chain Manager, North Sea Transition Authority



Networking, Evening Drinks, Dinner and Entertainment

Following our Spring Conference, enjoy evening drinks, dinner and fabulous entertainment in the form of comedian and novelist Mark Watson - Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark's recent TV credits include Taskmaster (Dave) and Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island (Channel 4).


The Golf Day is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself, & rivals, on the Par-72 Championship Old Course, boasting excellent pedigree & an established venue for European Seniors Tours, European Challenge Tours, & the PGA Euro Pro Tour.

Sponsorship Packages Available

We still have opportunities for you to be part of this popular event through a sponsorship package or there’s still time to book an exhibition stand.

Book your Place Today!

There’s still time to join us… Contact

Oliver Valvetek Ltd, Second Time Winner of the Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Cheshire based Oliver Valvetek Ltd is to be recognised with a prestigious ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

CHEMUK 2022 Exceeds all Expectations

May is always a busy month for the BVAA, with so many events converging, but ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Meet the Member - Moontown

For over 25 years Moontown Ltd have been acknowledged as a UK seal manufacturer ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Hot Spot IOGP JIP33 Publication of S-729 Specification for Control Valves

What is it? IOGP JIP33 have released a new specification S-729 Specification ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Meet the Member - WIKA

As a family-run business acting globally, with over 10,200 highly qualified ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Justin Wiggan takes on new opportunity

Albion Valves (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s leading valve suppliers, has ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article