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Thursday, August 20, 2020 

Global technical and scientific consultancy Brookes Bell has recently begun construction of a high-end testing laboratory in Liverpool, UK, and has hired Jenny Davies as manager of the lab's fuel services facility.

The new lab will give Brookes Bell the capacity to deliver comprehensive metallurgy, fuel testing, paint analysis and non-destructive testing facilities. Scheduled to be fully kitted out and operational at the end of October (COVID-19 permitting) the fuel testing service, which includes advising on new equipment, drafting all management procedures and securing necessary industry accreditations, including the ISO17025 standard, will be run by Davies. She has worked for many years in the environmental sector developing methods for persistent organic pollutants. She specialises in analysis environmental forensics by mass spectrometry and is skilled in laboratory management, ISO 17025 Quality Management Systems, test methods and analytical techniques.  Her last role saw her develop a laboratory and its services from just ten chemists to 180 specialist technicians with an accompanying range of services.

Brendan Cuffe, Head of UK (Marine Engineer) Brookes Bell said: “Our new fuel testing facility will be equipped with the latest industry equipment to offer a full range of technical services, enhancing our existing range and enabling us to develop new offerings across new industries. This is an exciting development and will enable us to transform our business services and scope moving forward.  Jenny will be joined by a newly hired fuel technician at the end of this month, and together they form the beginning of a team with enormous potential.”

Davies said: “The new laboratory equipped with the very latest equipment will enable us to apply new technologies and to operate to a far higher industry standard.  This really is an exciting opportunity for all of us, to deliver bespoke solutions to meet customer requirements and to develop an exceptional industry-leading facility”.

Brookes Bell’s fuel chemistry specialists currently advise on fuel specification issues and interpret laboratory test and investigative analysis data. In cases of dispute, they offer advice on sampling and testing and will formulate and arrange detailed analysis programmes, investigating the presence of adulterants and exploring causal damage mechanisms.

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