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7th Energy Magazine Published

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In this, the seventh issue of Cochran’s company magazine, we’ve got some great features on the all-important launch of our new MCPD-ready ST28 boiler, some of our current apprentices, the Company’s Caulkers and news on our expanding range of training courses.

We start this edition of Energy with a feature on three of our excellent young apprentices.  Cochran has a long tradition of utilising apprenticeships as a vehicle for training new engineers to the exacting standards we require. I have to say, I think that there’s no better grounding for a craftsman engineer and have many fond memories of my own time as an apprentice with Cochran.

We then proceed from our newest people to some of our oldest team members as we use this issue to celebrate three long standing Cochran stalwarts. David Tait and Dougie Crosbie have been with us for twenty years, whilst Andrew Glendinning is a REAL veteran. He has been working as a Plater with the Company for more than forty years now.


Tom Ritchie, MD at Cochrn Ltd

Next we move on to a major event for Cochran with the official launch of our ST28 boiler. Based on the much-loved Wee Chieftain, we’re really proud of this new boiler. The ST28 retains all the key features that have made the Wee Chieftain SUCH a global winner over the (almost) 50 years since it was launched.  It also includes a number of key modern tweaks; expanding the output range and matching it with a dedicated Economiser to achieve ground breaking ‘best in class’ efficiency stats - in excess of 95% across the ENTIRE load range.

Of course, with the arrival of the stringent new MCPD rules governing European emissions standards, it’s the ST28’s CO2and NOx figures that are all important – and the fundamental reason it was developed. The new boiler is of course built to be ‘MCPD-ready’ – meaning that, as long as all your other equipment measures up, you can breathe easy about being compliant when you install an ST28.

There’s also an interesting case study on major food processor, Dalehead Foods in this issue. Whilst the name ‘Dalehead’ isn’t one you’d instantly recognise, they produce numerous premium quality meat products for some of the UK’s best known retailers.  Our relationship with their Spalding site came about because of increased steam demands that reflect on going production expansion. The Company sought to engage the ideal British boiler suppliers to deliver significantly increased volumes of process steam –much more efficiently; with the plan expected to form a template for their many other sites around the UK. The project proved very successful, with a highly efficient new plant delivering fully on expectations to another happy Cochran customer.

Based in a rural area of southern Scotland, Cochran is easily the largest local employer. We take our responsibilities towards our surrounding community seriously and the feature on our support of Cummertrees Primary School highlights this well. This tiny school, with just 41 pupils, is only a couple of miles from Newbie. They approached us to support their new playground development. The youngsters visited Cochran to deliver an excellent presentation and we were only too happy to help.

Continuing our series on Cochran crafts, in this issue we highlight our Caulkers. These multi-skilled craftsmen play a key role in preparing parts for shaping and welding and carry out much of the work required in the early stages of boiler construction.

Finally you’ll also note that we’ve expanded the training section in the magazine. With so much new legislation on the horizon, ensuring your staff are getting the maximum efficiency and reliability from your boilers, whilst meeting benchmark emissions standards and cost pressures, has never been more important. In recent months we have invested heavily in expanding our well-respected training offering; introducing important new courses and publishing comprehensive new notes to offer customers, what I believe is, simply the best boiler training resource in the country.

Please enjoy the read and should you want a hard copy, please call 01461202111.

Thomas P Ritchie, Group Managing Director

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