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Welcome to IDGTE

Our mission is to serve our members and the industry by encouraging the sharing of knowledge and advancing the design, development, manufacture, application, operation and maintenance of reciprocating internal combustion engines, gas turbines and their related fields. We strive to be the place where all involved in the power and engine industries can develop their knowledge in the field of diesel engines, gas engines, gas turbines and related technologies.

You are invited to be part of IDGTE. Join a unique professional organisation dedicated to your industry and extend your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by participating in IDGTE meetings, technical visits and networking opportunities.

Join now: Get access to online library and receive past technical papers published in the Power Engineer free of charge. Pay no registration fee.


It is intended that the programme includes topics of interest to our membership and the industry worldwide. In 2018 we plan to continue delivering high quality papers days as well as our seminars and conferences.  The theme of these events will include current and topical subjects relevant to members, plant users and today’s reciprocating engine and gas turbine industries.  

We invite you to send in your ideas and get involved in the organisation of these events.  You are invited to propose papers for consideration.

Your help is welcome and needed. To be part of the programme please contact IDGTE Bedford office with your comments now.


In March 2016 ICE, IET and IMechE commissioned John Uff QC to lead a review of UK professional

engineering. In response the three institutions have agreed to put in place five work streams. These are:

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IDGTE needs people to volunteer to take on various very rewarding tasks that open opportunities for personal development and achievement of CPD.  

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If would like to become an IDGTE Ambassador please contact IDGTE Bedford office.

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As promised, please find below links for pdfs of the presentations given at this year's technology seminar:

Advanced Engine Coolants

Andrew Moseley, Chevron

Preventive maintenance strategies and effective lubrication for aggressive gas engine applications

Sandy Reid-Peters, ExxonMobil

Materials Solutions - A Siemens Business; Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

Phil Hatherley, Siemens

Low cost oil analysis can be expensive!

Don Wootton, Spectro | Jet-Care

Are we meeting the real world diesel emissions controls challenge?

Malcolm Bull, Ricardo UK Ltd, Shoreham Technical Centre


As announced IDGTE has formed a team to prepare the 2018 Annual Operational Report since we realise how important this report is to all our members. An announcement has previously been sent out to members with the Power Engineer. Ronald Hunt has agreed to head up a team leading the revival of report and all assistance will be welcomed.

We have made excellent progress and are greatly encouraged by the returns already submitted. Past Contributors are asked to URGENTLY send their return and assist us to have a report prepared and issued by the end of 2018. Potential contributors are asked if it will be possible to provide data for additional years. IDGTE is keen to have the report cover all generating plant including reciprocating engines, gas turbines, combined cycle plants and conventional steam plant.

An updated return is now available with a Renewables tab and all contributors are invited to include a Renewables report as appropriate.

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IDGTE Gas Turbines Papers Day, University of Lincoln

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Current Developments and Development and History of Industrial Gas Turbines

This will follow the same format as our previous highly successful Papers Days.  

There will be 3 papers presented followed by a tour of Siemens’ International Training Centre.

Detailed programme>

Attendance at this event is being limited to 45 persons and it is therefore important that all wishing to attend register prior to the event.   If you wish to register please e:mail or telephone 01234 214340.

AGM and Presentation

Wednesday 31 October 2018

This year’s AGM  is once again being held at the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Prince Philip

House in St James.


Following the AGM, an open invitation (including non-members) is extended to join us for lunch and the

afternoon events:

11:15  AGM  - AGM Agenda

12:30   Buffet lunch

13:45   Tribute to Dr Meherwan P Boyce

14:15   Presentation on Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers:  Flagships for the Future

            by Mark Dannatt, Head of Acquisition Queen Elizabeth Class, MOD

15:45   Finish - Refreshments

Full afternoon programme       

If you wish to register please e:mail or telephone 01234 214340.    



Minutes of 2017 AGM

Annual Report & Accounts to 30 June 2018

Proposal for 2019 Subscriptions

Proposal for Change of Name and Objects