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The Vital Spark, Clyde Puffers and their Cochran Boiler

Date: 17/12/2015

A Cochran Boiler was showcased on a recent BBC 2 Documentary about Clyde Puffers, in particular The Vital Spark


Are You Ready for the Medium Combustion Plant Directive?

Date: 30/11/2015

One of the single most important directives for many years in the combustion industry is about to become EU law and will soon be transposed into UK law. If you own or operate any combustion plant with a thermal input of between 1MW and 50MW you will be affected. This means anyone with a boiler generating around 1.5 tonnes of steam or more, or using a CHP or diesel generator of around 500kVA or more, will need to know about this directive. There are estimated to be at least 15,000 such plants in the UK alone.


New Cochran Coalmaster Boilers Launched in Southern Africa

Date: 23/09/2015

In partnership with Steam Generation, our partners in Southern Africa, we have re-engineered our famous Coalmaster range of boilers to suit the needs of the local market. The boilers are supplied as a complete package including MK4 chain grate stoker, grit arrestor, trolleys, ID & FD fans, ducting, sootblowers,


Coal Fired Boiler positioned aboard the 'Vital Spark' Steam Puffer

Date: 28/08/2015

Further to our news story in April 2015, the restoration of the famous Steam Puffer vessel named VIC 27 or 'Auld Reekie', (possibly best known as the 'Vital Spark' in the 1990's TV series) continues apace. Last week the Managing Director of the Crinan Boat Yard, John Dunlop along with a film crew from Caledonia TV, visited Cochran to document the Coal Fired Boiler's despatch for a 3-part BBC series following this restoration project.


Cochran to attend CEA Conference Workshops - Clydebank, Glasgow

Date: 28/08/2015

Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) are holding the latest in their popular BG01 Compliance Conference Workshops on 18th - 19th of August 2015. The venue is the Beardmore Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow. They are also holding a one day Biomass Health & Safety Workshop at the same location on 20th August. These events can be booked separately or you can take advantage and attend both events.


Boiler Operation & Safety Awareness One Day Seminars

Date: 05/08/2015

Bookings are now being taken for Cochran Ltd's popular one day hotel based training seminars. The next regionally arranged events are scheduled for: Wetherby - Venue: Mercure Wetherby Hotel on 18th August 2015. Although this seminar is nearly sold out there are a few spare places remaining.


Cochran attend Royal Opening of The Lakes Distillery

Date: 30/07/2015

Cochran were proud to be present at the recent opening of the new £7m development, The Lakes Distillery, by HRH Princess Anne. A Turnkey project - Cochran manufactured, installed and commissioned a 2000 kg/hr Wee Chieftain Steam Boiler, accompanying hotwell tank, blowdown vessel and water treatment equipment. Cochran also project managed the installation of the chimney and of the pipework both in the boilerhouse and the still house.


Cochran Apprentice Scheme Achieves Further Recognition

Date: 12/06/2015

An awards ceremony was recently held to celebrate the latest batch of Cochran apprentices successfully completing their training. The ceremony was attended by local MSP Joan McAlpine, who presented the awards.


Powerful New Force in Biomass

Date: 28/05/2015

Two of Scotland’s leading companies in their fields have announced a new joint co-operation to revolutionise the use of biomass for energy production in the industrial market.


TV Crew & 'The Vital Spark' Steam Puffer Visit Cochran

Date: 28/04/2015

Cochran recently played host to a television company documenting the restoration of the famous Steam Puffer, the VIC 27 or ‘Auld Reekie’. This vessel is possibly best known for her starring role as the Vital Spark in the 1994 TV series ‘The Tales of Para Handy’.

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