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Sheffield Branch AGM and Talk: Learning from Failures – The John Thompson Pressure Vessel

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • TWI Technology Centre, Wallis Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5TZ AND online (Zoom)


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Sheffield Branch AGM and Technical Talk

This is a Sheffield Branch event organised and run by our Sheffield Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

Overview: In December 1965 a large pressure vessel being manufactured by John Thompson (Wolverhampton) Limited for the ICI Immingham plant fractured during a hydraulic test. Damage to the vessel was extensive with four large pieces being thrown from the vessel. One of these, weighing approximately 2 tonnes, went through the workshop wall and landed some 46m away. One minor casualty was reported. In this talk, Joanna Nicholas will look at the lessons that can be learnt from such failures. 

Speaker: Joanna Nicholas

Speaker Biography: Joanna Nicholas is a welding engineer and ferrous metallurgist. She has worked for TWI since 1999 and is a specialist in steels. She lectures on the IWE Diploma on the Materials and Behaviour Modules and provides a number of other training courses, alongside her main role as Team manager to a group of metallurgists and corrosion engineers who are failure investigation specialists.

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.

Additional Information:

  • Sandwich Buffet served from 17:30
  • Registration for this event will close 48 hours before the start.
  • Live event only
  • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.

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