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Spadeadam Visit

Many thanks to DNV GL, for inviting us back for our third visit to the Spadeadam world leading test site in Cumbria. With the invitation extended to all School students and staff, 25 people attended this year. As in previous years, a range of highly impressive demonstrations were witnessed, including full-scale pool and jet fires, gas explosions and one rather large solid explosive detonation.

Clara Huescar Medina (former ERI PhD student), based at Spadeadam, is now the pilot of the drone used to film explosions and other high hazard research activities on the site – on the day it was a too windy to see a demonstration of her piloting skills – maybe next year Clara!