Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Processing Division Mixer: Measurement in Science and Industry

How did a nuclear reprocessing plant lose 30 kg of plutonium and how can you use careful measurement to get the most out of an edible oil refinery? Alan Paine, Consultant, UK, will provide answers to these questions as well as insight into achieving precise measurement in science and industry. 

This presentation will be followed by a discussion about the Processing Division's needs for the upcoming 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, May 1–4, 2022.

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5)

Register for free.


Alan Paine
Alan Paine retired in 2020 after a long career with Desmet Ballestra and is now working as a part time consultant. His work has mainly been in the field of edible oil refining. He has been involved with sales, process engineering, project management, commissioning, trouble shooting and plant audits.  

He is an active member of AOCS, regularly posting on the Inform|Connect Open Forum, and is vice chair for the Processing Division. He is helping to organize the processing program for the 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta.

Away from work he enjoys, amateur theater and writing among other diversions. He has had several short stories published. In 2020, he completed the NaNoWriMo challenge by writing a short novel of 51,000 words entirely within the month of November.

He lives in Horncastle UK with his wife Jane. They have have three children and three grandchildren.

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