This is a London Branch event organised and run by our London Branch for members of the London and Kent Branches. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.
Overview:- At ArcelorMittal, steels are constantly being improved to optimise their performance and cost and - particularly nowadays - lower their environmental impact. In this presentation, some examples are highlighted of research and development work performed at ArcelorMittal Global R&D Gent's research centre in Ghent (Belgium) for linepipe steels from coil. This type of work is performed to give modern linepipe steels the required combination of properties that make them suitable for use in critical oil and gas pipeline applications. Firstly, some of the metallurgical mechanisms available to the steel maker and their influence on the properties are covered. Secondly, some weldability studies are discussed, covering both spiral submerged arc welding for pipe manufacture and gas metal arc girth welding in the field. Lastly, investigations dedicated to the characterisation of the materials properties are discussed. These address for example the issue of the influence of the forming operations on the tensile properties and the implications thereof for establishing the tensile properties of pipe, pipeline toughness measurements for the avoidance of brittle running fracture.
Speaker:- Christoph Gerritsen (Senior Project Engineer Welding, ArcelorMittal Global R&D Gent/OCAS NV)
Speaker Biography:- Christoph started his professional career in 1999 at TWI Ltd, working on high power laser materials processing. In 2005, he moved to ArcelorMittal Global R&D Gent in Belgium as a senior project engineer. Here, he runs welding projects covering a very wide range of industrial applications and welding processes, mostly for C-Mn steels. More recently, he has also started to get involved more and more in industrial asset reliability studies, both for existing equipment and new builds. In support of this, he added the International Welding Inspector- Comprehensive diploma to his International Welding Engineer diploma.
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The is a hybrid event. For those wishing to attend online, please see the separate event announcement. There will be tea and coffee available before the event and a sandwich buffet afterwards for those attending in person.
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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