Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers
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|Motto||The independent technical forum for power generation|
|Legal status||Private company and registered charity (1139906)|
|Purpose||Diesel engine and gas turbine industry in the UK|
|700 diesel and gas turbine engineers|
|IDGTE Council (President - Tom Woodford)|
The Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers is the professional association for engineers in the diesel and gas turbine industry in the UK.
Diesel engines and gas turbines are broadly related because they use a similar thermodynamic cycle, and both are often used (and interchangeable) for power generation for heating and electricity in large installations. Many engineers in the industry also belong to the IMechE.
It was established in 1913 as the Diesel Engine Users' Association. It initially held its lectures at Caxton Hall in London. The diesel engine was invented in Britain by Herbert Akroyd Stuart in 1892. Akroyd Stuart differed from Rudolf Diesel because he was an experimenter, whereas Diesel was a theorist (whose engines took years to even work safely).
It worked with the British Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers' Association. It changed to its current name in 1984.
Types of membership are Student, Associate, Member, Fellow, Company and Subscriber.
It represents engineers in the diesel and gas turbine industry in the UK, enabling current knowledge to be widely known. It organises conferences and industry-based training.
It registers Chartered Engineers in the industry, and is one of 36 licensed institutions to register technicians under the EngTech recognition scheme. This ability to register with the Engineering Council was removed due to a number of concerns