This is a Scottish Branch event, organised and hosted by our Scottish Branch Committee for members of The Welding Institute's Sottish, North Scottish and Highland and Islands Branch members. Other members and guests are very welcome to join us.
This is a joint event with the Scottish Association for Metals
Overview: A brief review of fracture mechanics from its inception to how it is currently used in industry, and a look forward to how it is an essential tool in the journey to a Hydrogen economy.
Speaker: Andy Barron MSc, MIMMM, CEng (Global Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Specialist, Element)
Speaker Biography: Andy is a highly respected and internationally recognised technical specialist with over 30 years experience in the fields of mechanical testing, fatigue, fracture mechanics and structural integrity.
His role at Element is to be the lead technical specialist in the development of our emerging Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) services that will be used to test the structural integrity and Fitness For Service for our Oil and Gas clients’ pipeline installation s throughout the world.
During his career Andy has been involved in the development of a number of global industry standards, for the Oil and Gas sector. He is currently an active member of the British Standards committee ISE/NFE/4/4 for fracture toughness testing responsible for the BS7448 series of standards and working on BS8571 for SENT geometry fracture toughness testing.
Please note, a separate meeting link for the Branch AGM will be sent directly to Branch members by email.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development. You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event. As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.
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