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Young Engineers’ workshop

“Lubrication for Performance”

A practical approach to the technology of power plant lubrication

Lubrication for Power Engineers

Castrol Technology Centre, Pangbourne, Berks, UK.

2 day workshop, specially designed for Young Engineers

Course Overview

See Course Information and Application form for more details.

Day 1:

11.00:      Arrival and Registration

Lubricant Technology: The basics, Properties, Performance


Failure modes. Case Studies and Group Work with Castrol Specialists.

17.00:      Close

19:30:      Course Dinner

Day 2:

8:30:         Case Study Reviews

Analytical Test methods, Tour of Technology Centre, Practical Aspects of Lubrication.

15:30:       Young Engineers CPD Competition Launch and Close.


2 day Workshop with Castrol Specialists

Tour of Laboratory

Lunch and refreshments on both days

Overnight accommodation at nominated hotel

3 Course Dinner

Free First Year Membership of IPowerE

Follow up contacts to support CPD YE Competition

Travel and Location Details

If travelling by train, closest rail station is Pangbourne (regular services to Reading). By Taxi, please allow 20mins to the Technology Centre and 30 mins to ‘The Swan at Streatley’. Subject to timings, we may be able to arrange for a car pick up; please advise your travel arrangements and contact mobile when booking.


Castrol Technology Centre,


Hotel and Venue for Course Dinner

Additional night(s) accommodation are available at reduced rates; please request IPowerE when making your booking. Payment for additional nights to be made directly with the Hotel; please advise them you are with the IPowerE Workshop.

The Swan at Streatley

Streatley on Thames




Tel: 01491 878 800

Fax: 01491 872 554


Young Engineers             

This workshop is a sample of the type of events that are being planned for 2014 and may be repeated.  If you are interested in attending a similar workshop please e:mail

Young Engineers' Workshop at Pangbourne Young Engineers' Workshop October 2012 - Pangbourne

Presenting partner

Parsons Brinckerhoff Castrol Power

Workshop hosted by

Engineering inspiration for a new generation

Inspired by Team GB success at the Olympics and  engineering innovation on the public stage, I am delighted to announce our first Young Engineers event.

Following our Invitation to Inspire’ in May 2012, Castrol Power answered the call.  In conjunction with Castrol specialists, we have formulated a 2 day workshop specifically aimed at Young Engineers in the early stages of their careers, whether postgraduates or technicians in first or second appointments. The workshop reveals the hidden treasures of lubrication – the lifeblood of anything that moves! You might only think of oil when you have to fill up your car or lubricate your bike chain, but during the course of the workshop when you will visit the test laboratory and discuss case studies, secrets and skills of engineering lubricants for specific purposes will be revealed.

During my day at the Olympic Park in August, I discovered the BP 360 degree cinema and experienced the 3D video presentation of the BP Sports ambassadors where they talked about the key attributes that made them successful, how these qualities underpin BP’s exploration and how they overcome engineering challenges.

Creating strong building blocks of knowledge, expertise and contacts are the foundations of any young career. The IPowerE vision is that by enabling our young engineers to tap into the technical excellence of our experienced network of engineers, we will be a catalyst for a new generation of engineers to be inspired to achieve their own goals and aspirations.

It seems fitting therefore for Castrol Power, one of the lubrication specialists within BP, to launch us on our first leg to carry the engineering flame to inspire a new generation of young engineers.

Judith Packer

Chairman of IPowerE Young Engineers Initiative