Here, at Reynolds Training Services, we’re proud to announce the opening of The National Centre for Process & Manufacturing (NCPM).
The NCPM offers the very latest equipment emulating the conditions learners will go on to find in any contemporary bulk storage or processing facility, mirroring operational and maintenance standards around the world.
Our impressive system consists of a range of SIL-rated equipment, including tanks, pumps, pipes, filters, meters, radar and servo gauges with independent high-level sensors linked through to a Remotely Operated Shut Off Valve (ROSOV); control is achieved via either the Emerson Delta V or Honeywell Experion Distribution Control Systems. This has all been designed to allow for transferring liquids internally and externally emulating road, rail and shipping as well as internal or external pipeline transfers, reproducing the exchanges that happen in Process and Storage facilities worldwide.
The NCPM is a state-of-the-art Tank Farm and Process Plant training facility which is the product of a strategic partnership between ourselves at Reynolds Training and the national skills centre at CATCH. The NCPM cements our joint commitment to providing exceptional training in an industrial environment.
The mission of the NCPM is to bring ‘real world’ experience to our joint provision, giving learners the ability to train in a full scale replicated environment where we can emulate real world processes within the high hazard sector and associated industries.
Every one of us at Reynolds Training is excited to expand our horizons, playing our part in training young people, as well as reskilling and upskilling experienced adults; all to provide and maintain a competent and qualified workforce for our industries’ future.
Real time, real world workflow
The NCPM is changing the way people learn. We’re providing the unique blend of knowledge and hands-on operational skills underpinned by experience that is needed to not only launch your career, but enhance it, underpinning full work life competence.
This is why we offer advanced safety and technical training for careers across operations, maintenance, control & instrumentation, process and occupational safety, management and quality control.
Within the NCPM, our experienced Reynolds Training instructors help businesses and learners build knowledge, skills and experience relevant to their site, industry and sector. Then, within this, we’re able to blend-in a range of human factors and behaviours demonstrating competence.
Specifically, our Tank Farm and Process Building offer an emulated environment for transferring, processing and storing bulk liquids, while receipt and discharge can replicate a wide range of operations including road, external and internal pipeline, ship and rail transfers, allowing discharge of raw material into any of our tanks, through an array of pipes, actuated and switched valves.
The material can be metered, filtered, stored and transferred into the Process Building for processing. It can then be transferred back to any tank in our Tank Farm and, ultimately, delivered to a waiting vehicle, ship, train or transferred out via external pipeline.
That’s a real time operation, emulating the whole process life-cycle from raw material to finished product. The cutting-edge equipment and associated controls we offer at the NCPM align directly with a range of industries within the UK and internationally.
Forty years of expertise
By combining the forty years of expertise and experience that Reynolds Training and CATCH have gained in industrial training, the NCPM represents our joint focus, which is very much on developing contextualised training in a live operational environment.
The NCPM was realised due to a £250,000 investment by Reynolds Training Services Ltd and supported with additional funds from a £195,000 grant from the Government Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
John Reynolds, co-creator of the NCPM, also commented:
“Here at Reynolds Training, we are all proud to be founding members of the NCPM. This new equipment epitomises the modern tank farm and associated safety features and control equipment. There is no better training available for a safe and secure career in the high hazard sector – including process manufacturing, bulk storage, petro-chemicals, oil & gas or pharmaceuticals.”
David Talbot, co-creator of the NCPM, said:
“The continued investment in the NCPM facilities by both CATCH and Reynolds Training means that we are one giant leap closer to cementing our vision to be a national skills centre and technical services hub for energy intensive and energy producing industries in the clean growth era.”
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:
“We are thrilled to contribute towards The National Centre for Process & Manufacturing through our allocation of the Local Growth Fund. This new facility will enable more learners to access high quality training, focused specifically on the chemicals and renewables sector, in an environment that mirrors conditions in industrial settings. This will benefit many across the Humber area, who wish to develop their skills in this important sector.”
The next key area of the model, the all-important issue of Hazard Recognition