Events

From technical group webinars, global institute webinars to branch activities that include technical talks, visits and social events, there are so many opportunities for you to develop both your professional and social networks.

Forthcoming events:

Upcoming events

    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Online (Zoom)
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    Global Institute Webinar

    All members of The Welding Institute are invited to attend the first of what we hope will be regular global member meetings.

    Meeting Overview: Our Member Meetings are an opportunity for members to hear directly from our Committee Chairs on their committee’s current work and achievements, to put forward suggestions and to ask questions from our volunteers who oversee the running of The Welding Institute on behalf of our members.

    Please register your attendance in order to access the meeting.

    Please note, this meeting is for Professional Members only

    Speakers

    Dr Claire Kimpton MWeldI CEng

    Chair of Professional Board


    Martin Boyd MWeldI CEng

    Chair of Membership, Education and Registration Committee


    Adam Saxty MWeldI CEng

    Vice Chair of Branch Management Committee


    Lois Appleyard AWeldI

    Team Manager - Professional Membership


    Programme

    • Overview of our governance arrangements (Claire Kimpton)
    • The value of Professional Registration (Martin Boyd)
    • Networking and personal development at the grassroots (Adam Saxty)
    • Benefits of Membership - Lois Appleyard
    • Q & A 
    (Please submit questions in advance to Theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk)


    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:

    ·         Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the event starts.

    ·         Live event only


    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3AL
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    London Branch Technical Talk

    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:- The consequences of even low concentrations of hydrogen sulphide in the working environment of metallic materials are well documented. What is possibly less well-known is the effect of the presence of hydrogen sulphide on fatigue properties and on the fracture properties of metallic materials and notably steels and their weldments. This talk will address those issues.

    Speaker:- Olivier Ravier of Element Materials Technology

    Speaker Biography:- Olivier Ravier is a materials testing specialist specialising in fatigue and fracture testing, including the design and commissioning of complex instrumented test rigs. He has a BSc in Applied Chemistry and an MSc in Materials Characterisation and Modelling. He has over 17 years experience working in ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories.

    Event poster can be downloaded here 

    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.


    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register
    London Branch Technical Talk

    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:- The consequences of even low concentrations of hydrogen sulphide in the working environment of metallic materials are well documented. What is possibly less well-known is the effect of the presence of hydrogen sulphide on fatigue properties and on the fracture properties of metallic materials and notably steels and their weldments. This talk will address those issues.

    Speaker:- Olivier Ravier of Element Materials Technology

    Speaker Biography:- Olivier Ravier is a materials testing specialist specialising in fatigue and fracture testing, including the design and commissioning of complex instrumented test rigs. He has a BSc in Applied Chemistry and an MSc in Materials Characterisation and Modelling. He has over 17 years experience working in ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories.

    Event poster can be downloaded here

    The is a hybrid event. For those wishing to attend in person, please see the separate event announcement.  

    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:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    Register
    Eastern Counties Branch Technical Talk

    This is an Eastern Counties Branch event organised and hosted by the Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members and non-members are very welcome to register for the talk. 

    Overview: In his talk, Ujjwal will discuss his work on asset life management and the use of software in measuring risk and life cycle sustainability.

    The Speaker: Ujjwal Bharadwaj (Manager, Asset Life Management, TWI)

    Speaker Biography: Ujjwal leads a team of experts developing approaches and software to enable asset operators make optimum decisions based on a variety of criteria, particularly those leading to measurements of risk and life cycle sustainability. The team support industry in their journey towards digital transformation - from digitization to digital twins.

    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:

    • Registration will close 48 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the event.
    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • Innovation House, Unit 7 Lancaster Rd, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne BH21 7SQ
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    This tour and talk is a Southern Counties Branch event organised and run by the Southern Counties Branch for Branch members. Other members are also very welcome to join us.

    Overview: This talk, given by our host, Jim Ballentine (Senior Special Techniques Engineer) will give an introduction to vacuum induction brazing. The talk will be preceded by a tour of the Ultras neutron flux detector manufacturing facility at Winfrith House.

    The talk will be hybrid (online on Microsoft Teams and in person).

    Spaces on the tour are limited (10) so book your place soon! Spaces will be allocated on a first come - first served basis.

    Programme for the evening

    18:15 – Onsite visitors to arrive meet/greet.

    18:40 – Tour of Ultras neutron flux detector manufacturing facility.

    19:25 – Light refreshments.

    19:30 – Presentation  by Jim Ballantine.

    20:15 – Meeting close.

    Speaker: Jim Ballantine - Senior Special Techniques Engineer

    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:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the running of the event


            




    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Bucher Municipal, Curtis Rd, Dorking RH4 1XF
    • 14
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    London Branch Works Visit

    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:- Bucher Municipal are an international manufacturer of road sweepers and maintenance machines for drainage, sewers and winter snow clearance. London Branch have been invited to see their manufacturing facilities in Dorking. Bucher Municipal pride themselves on doing things better, driven by the application of new and better engineering technology and with a strong focus on improving the environment with their products. This promises to be a fascinating visit but numbers are limited, so book early.

    Event poster can be downloaded here

    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:

    • The tour will last 2 hours. 
    • Please wear suitable clothing for a workshop environment
    • Priority will be given to Professional members should the tour be over subscribed.
    • Limited parking is available but must be reserved (see booking form)
    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers and hosts to help facilitate this event.

    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Online (Zoom)
    Register
    Australian Branch – Technical Talk

    This is an Australian Members event organised by the Australian Members Working Group on behalf of Professional members in Australia. All members based in Australia are invited to join our meeting and technical talk. 

    Overview: An overview of the key quality requirement of structural steel fabrication to Australian Standard (AS/NZS 1554 series). With focus on the qualification of procedures, welder, supervisors, and weld quality to AS/NZS 1554 Part 1 Welding of steel structures.

    The Speaker: Andrew Devlin, Quality Lead, Solidus IQ

    Speaker Biography: Andrew is a Quality Assurance Lead with over 20 years industry experience across the Commercial, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas and Mining sectors. Starting an early career as a pipefitter welder and going through welding inspection, welding supervision and project quality roles on large fabrication and construction projects.

    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:

    • Registration will close 48 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the event.

    Please note this event is for Australian members only.

    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 424
    Register
    Technical Group Webinar

    JOIN THE SECOND BACK-TO-BASICS WEBINAR FROM THE WELDING AND JOINING PROCESSES TECHNICAL GROUP (TG2)

    This second back-to-basics webinar will be looking at the three most important cracking mechanisms that may occur in C/Mn and low alloy steels:

    • hydrogen induced cold cracking
    • solidification cracking
    • lamellar tearing

    The cause(s) of these cracking problems will be explained drawing on some of the metallurgical principles that were discussed in first back-to-basics: An Introduction to Steel Metallurgy*.

    Importantly, the measures that can be taken to avoid or mitigate the cracking will also be covered.

    * You do not need to have attended the first back-to-basics webinar to attend this one.


    Who should attend?

    • those with little or no knowledge of welding technology
    • those just entering the welding industry
    • those wanting to gain an appreciation of the subject
    • engineers who feel the need for a refresher
    • anyone with an interest in welding

    What is the format?
    The webinars are informal with ample time for questions and will be around an hour in length, given by a highly qualified professional with extensive experience in the relevant subject.


    MEET OUR SPEAKER 

    Eur Ing Eugene Mathers CEng, MSc, Dip IIM, FWeldI, EWE, IWE

    Gene has over 40 years industrial experience working in pipeline, power generation, heavy engineering, nuclear and the pressure vessel fabrication industries.

    He worked for NEI-International Combustion Ltd. as the company’s Welding and Metallurgy Manager and latterly Quality Manager for some 10 years before joining TWI Ltd in 1991 as Manager, School of Welding Technology. He then moved into the role of Principal Consultant in the Manufacturing Services Group before taking retirement. Since then he has provided a welding engineering consultancy service as a private consultant.


    FEES

    • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
    • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

    TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney Butcher if you wish to register.

    Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


    CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

    If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

    *presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

    You will also benefit from:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
    • Information transfer from experts
    • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
    • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
    • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

    The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

    Please contact bethaney.butcher@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.

    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
    East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

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

    Overview:  An overview of welding and joining activities at Rolls-Royce including some of the work underway to achieve zero emissions.

    Speaker: Richard March (Global Process Lead - Welding and Joining)

    Speaker Biography: Richard joined Rolls-Royce Plc in 1985 after gaining a Physics degree from the University of Birmingham.  He is currently the Global Process Lead for Welding and Joining in Rolls-Royce, with responsibilities in: aerospace, nuclear and energy sectors. Richard is a Chartered Engineer with the Royal Aeronautical Society.

    Richard’s career started in the NDT department, where he developed inspections for nuclear steam raising plant.  He has subsequently undertaken a range of roles within the field of joining, including Rotatives’ Chief of Joining, with responsibility for joining processes applied to the critical rotating parts within gas turbines.  Richard’s current role takes an overview of Rolls-Royce’s joining activities.


    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:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.



    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ
    Eastern Counties Branch Annual Dinner

    All members of the Eastern Counties Branch and guests are invited to join us for this year's annual dinner to be held at Madingley Hall near Cambridge.

    Dress code - Formal (Black tie)

    Tickets £35 per person

    Our dinner will be followed by a talk, 'The Weaver's Way Walk'

    by Keith Dixon.


    Please purchase your tickers in advance by the 12th October from our Branch Secretary, Peter Mudge - see our poster here for details.

    We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd October!

    • 24 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • TWI Technology Centre, Wallis Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5TZ (IN PERSON ONLY))
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    Sheffield Branch 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: Scissors and shears are often over-looked, yet are a ubiquitous and much needed tool. Their function appears simple, yet unique and nothing as yet replaces a good pair of scissors for those jobs that, well, only a pair of scissors can and will do. However the apparent simplicity in use of scissors and shears belies the complex processes involved in their manufacture. This requires the making of two blades married together to perfectly cut from pinch to point without any hassle, which only occurs as a result of the skills learned by the tradesmen over a number of years.

    A brief history will be given of how and why the manufacture of scissors and shears, (which comes under the umbrella title of the “Cutlery Industry”), was established within the town centre area of Sheffield. The Industry was always a very fragmented trade, each company specialising in the manufacture of specific items, usually with some form of cutting edge,  items such as scissors & shears, pen & pocket knives, butchers & boning  knives, catering & cooks knives, secateurs, scythes & sickles, as well of course all the major range of table cutlery.

    Virtually all of the 150+ patterns of scissors and shears which are required in a multiplicity of trades will be on display at the talk.

    Speaker: Philip Wright

    Speaker Biography: Philip Wright was employed in the Sheffield Cutlery Industry for 53 years and joined the family business of Ernest Wright & Son Limited in 1960, which had been established by his Grandfather, as a Little Mester, in the year 1902, manufacturing Scissors & Shears.  Philip commenced by doing a 3 years Cutlery Apprenticeship Course at Granville College of Further Education and worked for 10 years on the shop floor before eventually becoming M.D. & Chairman. By the mid 1970's the company under their trade name of Kutrite of Sheffield and Horse's Head Registered Trade Mark was trading to 45 countries which, in the main, were British Commonwealth countries throughout the World.

    A poster for your workplace can be downloaded here

    Please note, this event is IN PERSON only.

    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.
    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 494
    Register
    Technical Group Webinar

    A STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY TECHNICAL GROUP (TG6) WEBINAR

    Academic research has always been important to industry – especially with regard to factors like asset management, lifecycle assessments, and for combatting materials and environmental problems including stress, materials corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, fracture mechanics, and more.

    Research has allowed us a better understanding of how materials and structures are impacted by different operating conditions, providing asset owners scientifically proven methods for monitoring, measuring, and mitigating against problems.

    Structural integrity findings from academia have been used in industry sectors ranging from chemicals and oil and gas through to power generation and renewables.

    The creation of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) in 2012, supported by government funding, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BP sponsorship, has continued this tradition, delivering innovative new research to industry through partnerships between TWI Ltd, Brunel University and 35 other affiliated universities.


    JOIN OUR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY TECHNICAL GROUP (TG6) WEBINAR

    This webinar will illustrate how NSIRC has contributed to industry with presentations from current students and Alumni.


    Who should attend?

    Academics and engineers who are interested to find out how academic research can contribute to structural integrity which is increasingly used  by many industry sectors such as transportation, power generation, oil and gas, renewables, and chemicals.


    Programme:

    • What is NSIRC? by Hannah Stedman, NSIRC Operations Project Leader, TWI Ltd

    • Using a Constraint Loss Approach to Assess Notch Fracture Toughness by Oliver Logan, ECA Engineer, Subsea 7, University of Bristol

    • Improving reliability assessment of offshore structures using Bayesian methods by Hadi Khalili, Senior Structural Engineer, Aker Solutions Ltd.

    • Characterization and Early Detection of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Offshore Bolts using Acoustic Emission by Nokhaiz Sabir, PhD Student, University of Warwick and TWI Ltd

    • Probabilistic methods for treatment of welding residual stress in integrity assessments by Matthew Weltevreden, PhD student, TWI Ltd/University of Bristol

    • Development of Novel Coating Systems for Mitigating Corrosion of Offshore Wind Turbines by Adamantini Loukodimou, PhD Student, University of Leicester and NSIRC


    FEES

    • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
    • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

    TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney Butcher if you wish to register.

    Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


    CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

    If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

    *presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

    You will also benefit from:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
    • Information transfer from experts
    • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
    • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
    • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

    The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

    Please contact bethaney.butcher@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


    MEET OUR SPEAKERS

    HANNAH STEDMAN

    Presentation title: What is NSIRC?

    Hannah started her career with TWI and NSIRC in 2019. She manages the recruitment process for all PhD students in to the Centre, supports the students on a day to day basis with anything from Conference approvals to Lab Inductions and is responsible for managing relationships with key personnel within Universities and our major grant holders.


    OLIVER LOGAN

    Presentation title: Using a Constraint Loss Approach to Assess Notch Fracture Toughness

    Oliver is an Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) Engineer for Subsea 7. His research has focused on materials and structure integrity, concentrating on the effects on non-sharp defects in a fracture toughness assessment.


    HADI KHALILI BEng MSc PhD MWeldI IEng

    Presentation title: Improving Reliability Assessment of Offshore Structures using Bayesian Methods

    Hadi joined NSIRC in 2017 to develop his study at PhD level. His PhD was about improving the reliability assessment of offshore structures using Bayesian methods to incorporate new information. He achieved his PhD in Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 2022.

    Hadi joined TWI Ltd in June 2020 as a Project Leader in the Asset Integrity Management (AIM) section. Hadi is a structural engineer with seven years of experience in the design and assessment of offshore assets. He recently joined Aker Solutions as a Senior Structural Engineer.


    NOKHAIZ SABIR

    Presentation title: Characterization and Early Detection of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Offshore Bolts using Acoustic Emission

    A second year Ph.D. student at NSIRC, Nokhaiz has registered with the Department of Engineering at University of Warwick, and is currently on a funded PhD studentship in partnership with Lloyd’s Register Foundation, TWI Ltd and University of Warwick. She also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Warwick and support the academics with teaching engineering undergraduate students.

    Prior to starting her PhD, she completed an MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering at Brunel University which was also in partnership with TWI Ltd. She was a recipient of the NSIRC Scholarship as well as the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship in recognition of academic achievements. Nokhaiz’s first degree is BSc in Chemical Engineering from University of Lancaster which was completed with First Class Honours.


    MATTHEW WELTEVREDEN

    Presentation title: Probabilistic Methods for Treatment of Welding Residual Stress in Integrity Assessments

    Matthew is in the final year of his PhD at the University of Bristol, his project focusses on pipe girth weld residual stress treatment in integrity assessments with specific interest of probabilistic methods.


    ADAMANTINI LOUKODIMOU

    Presentation title: Development of Novel Coating Systems for Mitigating Corrosion of Offshore Wind Turbines 

    Adamantini graduated from the University of Patras, Greece with a Degree in Chemistry in 2016 and later she undertook an MSc in Synthetic Chemistry and Advanced Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials, graduating in 2018.

    She was sponsored by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) in 2018 to carry out a PhD with the University of Leicester while being based at the National Structural Research Centre (NSIRC) at TWI Ltd. This programme is in collaboration with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (IMPaCT). Her PhD research focuses on the development of novel corrosion resistant coatings.


    OLIVER LOGAN

    Presentation title: Using a Constraint Loss Approach to Assess Notch Fracture Toughness

    Oliver Logan i

    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    Register
    North Scottish Branch – Technical Talk

    This is a North Scottish Branch event run by our Branch volunteers for members of North Scottish and Highlands and Islands Branches of The Welding Institute. Other members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: In this talk, Giuseppe Rizzo (Technical Sales Manager for Oceaneering International Services limited will give a talk on the benefits of Grayloc Clamp connectors compared to ASME/API Flanges based on his 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry.

    Speaker: Giuseppe Rizzo Technical Sales Manager, Oceaneering® International Services Ltd

    Speaker Biography: Giuseppe is a Chartered Engineer, member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a MEng in Polymeric Science and a BEng in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Palermo (Italy). With almost 20 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, he had covered different leading roles from Project Management to Commercial.As a Technical Sales Manager within Oceaneering® Energy Products, he is responsible in Europe and Africa for the provision of solutions for Pipeline Repair Systems, Distribution Systems,Flowline Connectors, ROV Monobore Fly To Place M5 Connectors for Chemical Injections,Flow assurance and Hydrate remediation and Grayloc® Clamp connectors.

    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:

    ·         Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.

    ·         Online event only

    ·         Registration information will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the event.


    • 1 Nov 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 455
    Register
    Technical Group Webinar

    JOIN OUR MATERIALS TECHNICAL GROUP (TG3) WEBINAR

    Failure investigation or analysis is an essential activity and skill that is frequently applied to provide an understanding of how and why failures arise in engineering components and structures.

    Lessons learnt from failure investigations are crucial for increasing our understanding and can lead for example, to improved design, better material selection, improved fabrication methods and better training of personnel, all of which can reduce the risk of similar failures arising in the future.

    Furthermore the process of undertaking a failure investigation can be very stimulating and technically rewarding and it is important that the information and learning is shared within the industry wherever possible.

    The meeting will clarify what is meant by a failure investigation and how the scope differs to that of a root cause analysis, a phrase which is commonly mistakenly used to describe the technically focussed scope of a failure investigation. Laboratory equipment and techniques used will be described and several case studies will be presented. Presentations will be given both by TWI Ltd staff and external experts. 

    Who should attend?

    Relevant to engineers, technicians, project managers, consultants,  metallurgists, materials scientists, students with an interest in failure analysis.

    Experts from industry and TWI will be presenting on a range of topics:

    • Joanna Nicholas CEng IWE FWeldI FIMMM, Team Manager - Metallurgy, Materials and Structural Integrity Group, TWI Ltd on Introduction to Failure Analysis and Root Cause Analysis
    • Matthew Haslett CEng MIMechE FWeldI IWE, Team Leader - Environmental Testing, TWI Ltd on Catastrophic Failures - A Case Study
    • Ashfaq Khokhar CEng MWeldI MIMMM, Metallurgy Laboratory Manager, Sandberg LLP on Testing Laboratory Failure Analysis Viewpoint - Equipment and Experience 

    • Neil Gallon MA CEng FIMMM IWE/EWE Eur.Ing, Principal Materials and Welding Engineer, ROSEN Group on Failure Investigation Techniques in Action – Example Case Studies

    PROGRAMME


    FEES

    • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
    • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

    TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney Butcher if you wish to register.

    Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


    CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

    If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

    *presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

    You will also benefit from:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
    • Information transfer from experts
    • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
    • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
    • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

    The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

    Please contact bethaney.butcher@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


    MEET OUR EXPERTS

    Joanna Nicholas CEng IWE FWeldI FIMMM

    Presentation title: Introduction to Failure Analysis and Root Cause Analysis

    Joanna joined TWI Ltd in 1999, and has been involved in research, materials selection and failure investigations, mainly with ferritic steels. Joanna has also supported engineering critical assessment activities by undertaking post-test metallographic assessment on fracture toughness test specimens. She has also been involved in various aspects of computer modelling.

    Joanna has broad knowledge of ferritic steels with particular emphasis on hydrogen cracking and hydrogen diffusion, HAZ hardness, mooring chain, fasteners, in-service welding and 9% Ni steels. She has carried out numerous investigations in these areas including failure investigation as well as production qualification and research. She currently serves on several BSI committees, providing welding and metallurgy input to the standards as required and lectures on the IIW/EWF diploma.


    Matthew Haslett CEng MIMechE FWeldI IWE

    Presentation title: Catastrophic Failures - A Case Study

    Matthew is Team Leader - Environmental Testing in the Fatigue and Fracture Integrity Management Section, with experience in mechanical and structural engineering. His main areas of expertise lie in fracture toughness testing, mechanical testing, Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA), full-scale testing and bespoke mechanical testing.

    Matthew also organises TWI’s training course on Structural Integrity Assessment to BS 7910 and lectures on the Design and Construction module of the EWF/IIW Welding Diploma.


    Ashfaq Khokhar CEng MWeldI MIMMM

    Presentation title: Testing Laboratory Failure Analysis Viewpoint – Equipment and Experience 

    Ashfaq is a Metallurgist and Chartered Engineer with experience in heat treatment, optical microscopy, mechanical testing and failure investigations. Experience on failure investigations includes parent metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) and weld failure from the marine, oil and gas, chemical, automotive, power generation and construction industries.

    Ashfaq joined Sandberg LLP in April 2021 after leaving TWI Ltd, where he was a project leader in the Materials department. Ashfaq has gained a wide experience in metallurgy, having worked on arc, friction, laser, electron beam welding projects and failure investigations. 


    Neil Gallon MA CEng FIMMM IWE/EWE Eur.Ing

    Presentation title: Failure Investigation Techniques in Action – Example Case Studies

    Neil Gallon is a Principal Materials and Welding Engineer with the ROSEN Group in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He holds a degree in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge and is a Eur. Ing., a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of IoM3 and a European/International Welding Engineer. He has performed, coordinated and assisted in multiple failure investigations over his 25 year career.


    • 9 Nov 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 498
    Register
    Technical Group Webinar

    JOIN OUR STRUCTURES AND INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICAL GROUP (TG1) FOR THEIR SECOND BACK-TO-BASICS WEBINAR

    Attendees will get information on the manufacture of reinforcing bars, the certification system CARES, the application of BS EN ISO 17660, Parts 1 and 2, weld procedure qualification testing, welder qualification testing, production testing and the setting up of the required welding controls.

    We will also look at the common causes of failure and a review of things to avoid when planning and undertaking reinforcing bar welding.


    Who should attend?

    This webinar will be of interest to all involved in designing, specifying, controlling, testing and inspecting the welding of reinforcing bars, i.e., designers, welding engineers, inspectors, supervisors, etc.


    There will be two presentations and ample time for questions.


    • The manufacture of reinforcing bars and the CARES Scheme by Matt Palmer, CARES Scheme Manager – Steel, CARES Certification

    • A practical approach to site based welding of reinforcing bars by Yohann Guellil CEng MEng, Associate/Welding Engineer, Sandberg LLP


    FEES

    • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
    • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

    TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney.Butcher if you wish to register

    Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


    CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

    If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

    *presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

    You will also benefit from:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
    • Information transfer from experts
    • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
    • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
    • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

    The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

    Please contact bethaney.butcher@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


    MEET OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS

    Matt Palmer

    Presentation title: The manufacture of reinforcing bars and the CARES Scheme

    Matt is a metallurgist who has worked in the steel industry for 30 years, initially in quality and production management at a rebar and wire rod rolling mill, then as an auditor and scheme manager at CARES where he has been for 14 years.

    Matt is chair of the BSi committee for reinforcing and prestressing steels and a member of the equivalent European and ISO standards committees.

    His work at CARES has meant that he has visited hundreds of steel plants and rolling mills all over the world as well as many rebar fabricators both in the UK and Middle East.

    • 15 Nov 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 500
    Register
    Technical Group Webinar

    JOIN OUR WELDING AND JOINING PROCESSES TECHNICAL GROUP (TG2) WEBINAR

    Experts from industry will be presenting on some of the latest developments in welding processes and power sources, quality improvements in spot welding, additive manufacture of bespoke components in a variety of materials and the use of composite materials in automotive applications.

    How these developments may be used to improve vehicle design, quality and productivity will be discussed.


    Who should attend?

    Designers, production engineers, welding engineers and anyone interested in how improvements and developments in materials, joining processes and computer technology are affecting the automotive sector.

    Most of the topics will also be of interest to those in the aerospace industry.


    Experts from industry and TWI Ltd will be presenting on a range of topics:

    • How Joining Technology Innovation is Enabling the Electric Vehicle Revolution by Sullivan Smith, Consultant, TWI Ltd

    • Laser Seam Stepper LSS- 5M System by Ralf Raimann, Sales LSS System, IPG Laser GmbH

    • Resistance Welding Improvements in an Automotive Body Shop by Mark Verney, BMW 

    • TBC - Andy Smith, Gordon Murray Designs

    • Low Heat Input MIG/MAG Welding Processes by Paul Conquest, Application Engineer, Fronius UK

    • Developments in Additive Manufacture for the Automotive Industry by Stewart Williams, WAAM3D


    FEES

    • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
    • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
    • TWI Training School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)

    TWI Staff - please contact Bethaney Butcher if you wish to register.

    Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


    CAN'T MAKE IT ON THE DAY?

    If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

    *presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.


    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

    You will also benefit from:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
    • Information transfer from experts
    • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
    • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
    • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

    The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

    Please contact bethaney.butcher@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


    MEET OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS

    Sullivan Smith

    Presentation title: How joining technology innovation is enabling the electric vehicle revolution

    Sullivan Smith joined TWI Ltd in 2011 where he holds the position of Automotive Programme Manager. Prior to that he was employed by Tata Steel from 1998 through to 2011, working in resistance welding R&D and support for the automotive industry.

    Sullivan’s specialization is in resistance welding and mechanical fastening processes. His main tasks have been to provide technical support to the European automotive and general manufacturing sectors. In recent years Sullivan has worked on the joining of dissimilar metal alloys and metal to composite joining, and the joining of electrical connections for EV applications. He is also the UK expert on the ISO standard committees for resistance welding and mechanical fastening.


    Professor Stewart Williams

    Presentation title: Additive manufacture inspired opportunities for welding and joining developments in the automotive sector

    Stewart has been involved in manufacturing process research for more than thirty years including welding, cutting surface treatments and additive manufacture. Currently Stewart is Centre Director at the Welding and Additive Manufacturing Centre at Cranfield University and also Technical Director of WAAM3D.


    Paul Conquest

    Presentation title: Low Heat Input MIG/MAG Welding Processes

    Paul is a Welding Application Engineer for Fronius and specialises in MIG/MAG welding equipment for all industry sectors.

    Several welding processes focus on low heat input welding and are currently used in the automotive industry.

    Paul has been involved with weld development for the automotive industry for many years on a wide range of applications and materials. 


    Ralf Raimann

    Presentation title: Laser Seam Stepper LSS - 5M System

    Ralf has over 20 years' experience in laser with robotic automation systems and has worked at IPG since 2019. He will demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of the LSS system, not only in comparison with the spot welding gun.

    Ralf will also cover new approaches and opportunities to use laser technology without the previous complex devices and protective enclosures.


    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
    East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

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

    Overview:  Presentation about underwater joining processes of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels and ways to minimize the main problems. Firstly, different underwater welding methods will be described. Secondly, the most important problems and their results. In the next step, the differences of the quality of the joints during different welding conditions. At the last step, proposed improvement methods will be presented. The most important are: modification of welding parameters, criterion of steel selection, temper bead welding technique, modification of filler materials.

    Speaker: Prof. Jacek Tomkow (Gdansk University of Technology)

    Speaker Biography: Engineer in 2011, Master of Science in 2012, Philosophy Doctor in 2018, Doctor of Science (habilitation) in 2022 – each graduated at GUT. Associate Professor since 2022 at GUT. Expert in the field of underwater welding processes, especially manual metal arc welding and friction stir welding, both in wet welding conditions. Mostly focused on the weldability of steel, especially HSLA, AHS and UHS steels. In scientific work he discovered the methods of minimizing susceptibility to cold cracking, and improvement the quality of wet welded joints.

    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:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.



    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • WB Alloys site visit Glasgow. Head Office Innovation House 70 Montrose Avenue Glasgow G52 4LA
    Register
    Scottish Branch Site Visit

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

    Branch members are visiting WB Alloys recently opened Welding and Cutting Academy which also includes augmented reality welding, laser welding and TIPTIG Focus capability.

    Our host will be Paul Houston.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    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:

    • Guests will need to register before the visit
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers and host to help facilitate this event.



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