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Peter Kinley

Peter Kinley, MSE., P.Eng - The Inventor and Chief Engineer (Mechanical)

Peter J. Kinley, MSE., P.Eng.Peter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lunenburg Foundry & Engineering Limited. He is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Peter also serves on a number of community and professional boards and organizations.

Peter has always shown interest in finding new ways to to do things at LIFE. His areas of research include Concentrated Solar energy systems, Investment casting and lost foam techniques, blockage and movement systems, and the development and implementation of computerized design systems. Peter has been involved with various marine vessel designs, including tall ships, fishing vessels, and pleasure craft. He has conducted R&D in; Hydrogen powered marine propulsion, micro-processor controlled fuel monitor, propeller design, engine marinization, CNC machining, trawl door design, development of aquaculture related equipment, as well as conducted ship-repair and modification projects.

Peter graduated from Lunenburg High School in 1975 and was then accepted at Dalhousie University in the new four year Engineering Program. In 1977 he received his Engineering Diploma from Dalhousie and the began studies at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS). Upon graduating from TUNS with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 he completed a Masters degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, with specialty in hydrodynamics at the University of Michigan, in 1981. Peter was elected Commodore of the Quarterdeck Honorary Society and became the worlds first student representative to the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Professional Organizations of past and present positions:
Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association Board Member, Chairman. Lead a delegation to New Zealand in 2004 to learn about their training methods in the boatbuilding industry.  Subsequent efforts lead to the designation as “boatbuilder” as an apprenticieable trade in the Province of Nova Scotia and adoption  of the New Zealand program.
Canada/Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Development Board – member and acting Chair. Oversaw as a regulator, the most rapid period of growth of Nova Scotia’s offshore. Lead to the establishment of independent safety staff.
Member - Technical Advisory Group, Metals Technology Laboratory
CANMET,  Department of Natural Resources, Canada Industry Boardmember.
Offshore Trade Association of Nova Scotia, OTANS - Board Member
Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering - Vice-President
Canadian Foundry Association - Director
APENS - Zone representative for Lunenburg-Queens County
SNAME - Associate Member

Community Service Organizations
Bluenose Atlantic Coastal Action Program, BACAP - Director
Lunenburg Board of Trade - Vice-President and Board Member
Lunenburg Municipal Industrial Commission - Board Member
Lunenburg Harbour Port Commission - Board Member
Lunenburg-Queens Transportation Committee - Board Member
Lunenburg Economic Development Commission - Chairman

Prometheus News

Beta Gamma Runs Steam Engine - 2 August 2009

The Beta Gamma Prototype of the Kinley Dual Mirror System was successful in producing steam that ran a small Steam Engine on the 2nd of August 2009. The Prometheus Team had set out to test a new receiver that was developed to produce steam at greater efficiency. It wasn't long after the Sun's rays hit the receiver that steam came rushing out the discharge. Connecting the steam line to a model steam engine the Team showed how easy mechanical energy could be created using the Prometheus Technology.

To read more on Steam Generation click here.

 
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