Chesterfield Special Cylinders’ technical design engineer James Taylor has achieved first class honours in his Bachelor of Engineering degree, adding to his existing qualification of FdSc. A key member of the integrity management team, James is currently working towards Chartered Engineer status.
James studied his Foundation Degree Course in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Chesterfield College, gaining accreditation with Leeds Beckett University. He went on to study his BEng at Sheffield Hallam University, passing with first class honours.
James’s knowledge of British, European, International and Defence standards, along with national and international regulations, has proved invaluable to integrity management team customers. His recent work includes the design and manufacture of equipment and procedures for in-situ machining of pressure vessels, eliminating costly downtime, removal and installation costs.
He has previously developed a full oxygen cleaning facility including automated vessel washing, a clean room for component assembly and a remotely operated high purity nitrogen leak testing area. Both have been utilised in recent jobs yielding excellent results for the defence customer.
James’s other notable projects include designing the UK’s first 500bar composite hydrogen trailer for alternate fuels and a £1.1m project for a saturation dive system on vessel Deep Explorer. He has also been calculating and designing blast walls for on-site testing purposes.