Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Live plus Zoom evnt
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    This is a Sheffield Branch event organised and run by the Sheffield Branch Committee on behalf of Sheffield Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

    Overview: In this talk via Zoom (and for 12 people live followed by a tour), Carl Hauser will talk on laser based additive manufacturing, Carl will give an overview of the development and application of this technology prior to a tour of the new facilities at TWI Sheffield. (Please note places are limited for the in person tour which follows the talk)

    Speaker: Carl Hauser (TWI)

    Speaker Biography: 

    Dr Carl Hauser joined TWI in June 2010 and is section manager and technology consultant in the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) section. Carl has been involved in additive manufacturing for more than 25 years. Carl steers technical strategy for both PBF and DED-L and still conducts some experimental research in large scale AM. This includes the development of certification procedures and CAM software tools for DED-L processing.

    Carl has published over 30 scientific conference and journal papers, has given many keynote presentations on Additive Manufacturing, and is an expert reviewer for several international additive manufacturing journals. Carl also sits on the advisory committee for the International SFF Symposium, held annually in Austin, Texas. Carl is a chartered engineering and has attained Fellow status with the Welding Institute.

    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:

    • Talk will be via Zoom
    • Optional tour of TWI Sheffield. Limited places (12) which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • This event is hosted and run by the local branch volunteers


    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This is a North Scottish Branch event, organised and hosted by our North Scottish Branch Committee  for members of The Welding Institute's  North Scottish and Highland and Islands Branch members.

    Overview: The role that hydrogen could play in the transition to low-carbon economy has refuelled the emphasis on hydrogen-related cracking mechanisms, and how these could affect the integrity of the energy infrastructure. Hydrogen-cracking mechanisms can nonetheless occur on our existing pipelines, when the effect of CP or H2S is considered. Such mechanisms will actually occur at a greater scale that what would be considered when looking at the sole effect of gaseous hydrogen. The purpose here is to get a better understanding of the problem of HISC due to CP on materials, used onshore and subsea, and how to address it.” 

    Speaker: Daniel Sandana, (Principal Engineer ,Rosen) 


    Speaker Biography: Daniel is a Principal Materials & Corrosion Engineer at ROSEN. Holds a MSC in Materials Science and Engineering from ESIREM in France, and a PhD in SCC of pipeline steels from Newcastle University in the UK.

    Daniel has over 15 years’ experience in Asset Integrity Management within the upstream and transmission markets worldwide. A large part of his experience resides in ensuring assurance of operational integrity of ageing process plants and pipelines, providing Materials & Corrosion consultancy for front-end-engineering and design projects. He has managed Research, Development and testing (RD&T) programs to support design and integrity management activities, and to address operational integrity of Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) systems.

    His current interests include supporting pipeline operators addressing Stress-Corrosion-Cracking and crack management strategies for the existing transmission infrastructures, and for the repurposing of natural gas lines to hydrogen service.

    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.
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to facilitate the running of this event
    • Live event only
    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • Via Zoom meeting
    • 80
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    This is a Member only event, specifically for members of the South Western Branch of The Welding Institute. Other members are very welcome to attend.

    Overview: This talk will cover manufacturing, specification, subgrade selection, certification and traceability of structural hollow sections. The presentation addresses compliance with the Construction Product Regulations and CE Marking. Guidance regarding fabrication and galvanising. Differences for tubes between BS5950 and EC3. It gives an overview of the important differences in mechanical properties between fully normalised, hot-finished and cold-formed sections, which have significant implications for design engineers. Guides and software available to assist with design. Current tube developments and finishing with some recent building case studies.

    Speaker: David Chapman (Technical Manager, Tata Steel Tubes) 

    Speaker Biography: Dave is a Chartered Structural Engineer with 35 years’ experience in the steelwork industry. He is an engineer with Tata Steel Tubes, involved in the sharing of technical information through presentations, consultant queries and literature. Previously Technical Director at two large steelwork contractors where he was responsible for the design and construction of many Premier League football stadia, office buildings, residential blocks and warehouses.  

    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 24 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • 9 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
    • 475
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    An Offshore Energy Technical Group Webinar

    This Advances in Offshore Pipeline Repairs technical group webinar will cover the current state-of-the-art in subsea pipeline repair systems. Subsea pipelines are subjected to a range of environmental factors that can cause them to require maintenance.

    The event will include details of actual examples from recent pipeline repair projects, plus a glimpse of the future with the development of a new robotic friction stir welding system at TWI.

    This event will be of interest to professionals working in the oil, gas and energy industries.


    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 Becki Parratt 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.

    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

    DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS

    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.


    Speakers 


    Giuseppe Rizzo

    Technical Sales Manager, Europe and Africa

    Oceaneering®


    Presentation Title: Oceaneering Pipeline Repair Systems - Technical and Case Study Review

    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 has 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.






    Stephen Cater

    Principal Project Leader - Friction and Forge Processes
    TWI Ltd


    Presentation Title: Friction Stir Welding of Steel for Pipelines

    Stephen Cater is a Principal Project Leader at TWI’s Yorkshire Technology Centre, responsible for research into the friction stir welding (FSW) of both thick section light metal alloys such as aluminium and magnesium, and high plasticisation point materials such as steel, titanium and nickel based alloys.

    A metallurgist by training, and winner of the Richard Weck Award for his work on steel, Stephen led TWI’s Core Research Programme (CRP) into the development of FSW for steel, and also led the welding elements of projects looking at FSW for marine construction. Stephen also developed the capability to friction stir weld steel under oil in the FSWBOT programme which is currently developing a robotic system able to conduct patch repairs of defects inside live oil pipelines.

    Stephen has led a number of single client projects on the welding of thick section (>25mm) aluminium for safety critical applications and is currently leading two major projects in this area. Stephen also led a SCP for a customer in the Power sector who had a requirement for high integrity aluminium FSW in cryogenic service. Stephen also leads TWI’s FSW training programme, having developed a series of FSW courses in accordance with the requirements of the ISO FSW Standard, ISO 25239:2011.

    Prior to joining TWI, Stephen served as a soldier with experience of both combat and technical attachments to DSTL (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory).






    Ron James

    Sales Director

    STATS Group 


    Presentation Title: Engineered solutions and innovative technologies to solve complex pipeline integrity challenges

    Ron James is the Sales Director at STATS Group where he leads the global sales team through their 6 regional offices around the world. Ron brings with him a vast experience having worked for over 30 years in the oil and gas industry.

    After serving an apprenticeship Ron spent 7 years in a drawing office before moving into technical sales. Prior to joining STATS Group in 2014, Ron spent 11 years with GE Oil and Gas PII Pipeline inspection as Regional Sales Manager for Europe and Africa.



       















































    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM
    • Online meeting
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    This is a North Western Branch event organised and hosted by the North Western Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. 

    Overview: In this talk, Peter will talk about the Duplex family of stainless steels; what are they, what are their characteristics, what is their history, what properties do they have that makes them so special? Plus an explanation of PREN and how it relates to different grades of stainless steel and advice and tips on how to weld them successfully.

    Speaker:  Peter Stones IEng MWeldI IWE B.Eng

    Speaker Biography: As part of the ESAB Specialty Alloys Group, Peter is technical support for stainless and nickel alloy filler metals. Peter is actively involved with TWI and is a non-executive director of The Welding Institute. Peter worked for Sandvik for ten years and was Global Product Manager for Sandvik Welding until 2018 when ESAB purchased the filler metals business. Email:peter.stones@esab.com

    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 24 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • Registration information will be shared with our volunteer Branch members to facilitate the running of this event.


    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
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    This is an Eastern Counties Branch event organised and hosted by the Eastern Counties Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

    Overview: In 1913, Frank Barnwell designed the Bristol Scout, which was the fastest and most manoeuvrable warplane for the first eighteen months of the First World War, and became the prototype single-seat fighter from which all later fighters were derived. In 1916, Flt Sub Lt Francis (Bunnie) D. H. Bremner RNAS flew Bristol Scouts for No. 2 Wing in the eastern Mediterranean. In 1983, his grandson David discovered three aircraft parts from Scout no. 1264 in his late grandfather's workshop and twenty years later he, together with his friend Theo Willford, researched the possibility of rebuilding her from these three parts.

    This Talk covers the challenges faced by David, his brother Rick and Theo, in recreating 1264 and getting her airworthy

    Our poster can be found here

    Speaker: David Bremner 

    Speaker Biography: David Bremner started flying hang gliders in the 1970s, progressing to microlights and light aircraft. He is an inspector for both UK sport aircraft associations and has flown most of the current microlight models on the market. To fund this, he is a part time quality systems auditor specialising in pressure equipment

    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.


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Online
    • 453
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    A Materials Technical Group Webinar

    Due to global popular demand, we are re-running this popular event first delivered in May this year.

    The properties of steels and steel welds are influenced by many factors. Certain elements when present can punch well above their weight. In many cases these effects are well understood and are used to positive effect. However the mechanisms and trends can be complicated and consequently pitfalls can and do arise.

    This webinar will focus on elements in steels that are present in small quantities but whose impact can be highly significant with problems often only come to light at the stage of weld procedure qualification or worse still, during construction or service. 


    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 Becki Parratt 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.

    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

    DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME

    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.


    PRESENTERS


    Joanna Nicholas

    Metallurgy, Materials and Structural Integrity Group Team Manager

    TWI Ltd

    Presentation Title: Microalloying – a brief history and Some thoughts on impurities in carbon steels

    Joanna joined TWI 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, particularly for research projects.

    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. Joanna lectures on the IIW/EWF diploma, and provides training and mentoring in other areas of welding metallurgy specialisms.

    Joanna was awarded CEng in 2005, IWE in 2016, FWeldI in 2017 and FIMMM in 2018. Joanna is a STEM Ambassador, and delivers various activities to local schoolchildren, aiming to retain their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and was awarded the Welding Institute/Armourers and Brasiers Award for Best STEM Ambassador in 2015.


    Dr Phil Kirkwood

    Managing Director

    Micro-Met International Ltd

    Presentation Title: Carbon equivalent formulae - knowns and unknowns


    Dr Kirkwood joined the Colvilles research organisation in Motherwell, where he worked in a group engaged in both high temperature properties and brittle fracture research.

    Dr Kirkwood spent most of 1971 on secondment living in Niteroi in Brazil as an assistant welding engineer working on the fabrication of the steel centre spans for the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and on his return to England he joined a newly formed Welding group, within the steel industry, on Teesside, England, and quickly became heavily involved in studying various aspects of the weldability of structural and linepipe steels.

    For the remainder of the 1970’s he continued to work for British Steel and published some 60 technical papers covering various aspects of the development and welding of steels for offshore structures and high strength pipelines. In 1980 his ongoing contributions to welding technology were further recognised by the award of the TWI Leslie Lidstone Esab Gold Medal.

    Dr Kirkwood is currently retained by Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineracao (CBMM) as an advisor on welding related activities and am particularly concerned with publicising the advantages of lower carbon steels and demonstrating how this approach allows more effective use of niobium in a wide range of HSLA steels for linepipe, structural and pressure vessel applications.

    His overall career contribution was recently recognised by the award of the CBMM, Charles Hatchett - Life Time Achievement Medal in July 2016.


    Eur Ing Alan Denney

    Consultant Metallurgist/Welding Engineer

    AKD Materials Consulting Ltd

    Presentation Title: Centreline plate segregation cracking


    Alan Denney is a freelance consultant in materials and welding. He has over 50 years’ experience in materials, welding and corrosion issues. prior to setting up his consultancy in 2012 he had major roles with Saipem, Wood Group, Kvaerner, John Brown and Arup. His broad experience covers offshore oil and gas platforms and pipelines, terminals, process engineering projects, building structures, nuclear reprocessing, naval ships, submarines and offshore wind farms.

    Alan has a BSc in Metallurgy and an MSc in Welding Technology. He is a Chartered Engineer, a European Engineer and an International Welding Engineer.


    Martin Connelly

    Technical Director

    Liberty Pipes (Hartlepool) Ltd

    Presentation Title: Weldability considerations affecting seam welding of modern SAW linepipe

    After graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials, Martin has worked in the steel industry for nearly 30 years, first with British Steel, then Corus, Tata and finally Liberty Pipes. His experience covers welding, steel design, mechanical testing, pipe forming, operations, product development, NDT and many other aspects of SAWL pipe making. With this background, Martin has led the technical and quality aspects of the manufacture of more than 2million tonnes of line pipe. He is a member of the EPRG Plenary and Materials committees, as well as sitting on the API Task Group on Line Pipe and Task Group on Oil Country Tubular Goods, where his expertise is used to develop line pipe standards and developments.


    Dr Graeme Barritte

    Senior Lecturer

    Cranfield University

    Presentation Title: The effect of inclusions in the development of weld metal microstructure

    Technical manager for various welding supply companies. Involved in the design of high toughness welding consumables for critical offshore and power generation industries.



    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    This talk is a Southern Counties Branch organised and run by the Southern Counties Branch for Branch members. Other members are also very welcome to join us.

    Overview: This presentation will explain the background and development of welding software for qualification of welding procedure and welders. Welding Qualifier software is designed to help create, manage and maintain PQRs and WPSs as well as welder qualifications and continuity.

    The Software has the latest welding code rules from ASME, ISO and AWS codes and standards.

    Speaker: Andy Brightmore (TWI)


    Speaker Biography: Andy started work with TWI Ltd in 1985 and has worked with welding software products since then. Andy's knowledge of welding standards has been invaluable in his work in developing new software and also for his training and sales role with TWI.

    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


            




    • 22 Nov 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online (via Zoom) and in person at Middlesbrough College (STEM Centre), Dock Road, Middlesbrough. TS2 1AD
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    This is a Teesside Branch event organised and run by the Teesside Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

    Overview: TWI was challenged to weld a repair patch inside a 36” diameter steel pipe which was suffering from internal corrosion at the 6’o clock position. The solution had to be deployed offshore, subsea and with the oil still flowing…  Interesting given that we need friction to make a friction stir weld, and oil is good at eliminating that.  It’s now being considered for other types of repair, including processing existing but fatigued weld roots in pipelines, subsea risers and wind turbine towers

    Speaker: Stephen Cater (Principle Project Leader, TWI) 

    Speaker Biography:Steve is responsible for research into the friction stir welding (FSW) of both thick section light metal alloys such as aluminium and magnesium, and high plasticisation point materials such as steel, titanium and nickel-based alloys. A metallurgist by training, and winner of the Richard Weck Award for his work on steel, Stephen led TWI’s Core Research Programme (CRP) into the development of FSW for steel, and also led the welding elements of two recent projects looking at steel FSW for marine construction

    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
    • The talk will be preceded by a Branch Committee meeting which starts at 5pm
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers in order to facilitate the running of the event.
    • 25 Nov 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This is a North Scottish Branch event organised and run by our North Scottish Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: The presentation discusses some of the past and present metallurgical problems experienced when using super duplex stainless steel on major projects.

    Avoiding intermetallic phases or deciding what may or may not be an acceptable level of intermetallic precipitation has been challenging in both the manufacture and fabrication of components.

    The presentation outlines a series of interconnected metallurgical problems that occurred over a period of time. These involve sigma phase in solution treated and water quenched products and in “as welded” joints, HISC failures and nitrides in forgings. These problems raised many questions and had significant implications for project activity. While the timeline of these experiences ranges from the early 1990’s to today, the continued development of the global supply chain means that the issues remain current and very relevant. The presentation concludes by considering the role of nitrides in limiting the low temperature impact toughness of forgings used in subsea applications and how this is metallurgically managed to achieve acceptable impact properties at minus 70°C.

    Speaker: Dr Glenn Byrne (Director - Projects and Technology, Rolled Alloys)

     

    Speaker Biography: Glenn was educated at the University of Sheffield where he achieved a B.Met Hons in Metallurgy. He has also been award with a prize in Metallurgy by the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers and has a PhD on the Manual Metal Arc Repair Weldability of Rail Steels) Glenn is a Fellow of the IoM3, MWeldI and CEng.

    Glenn initially joined Corrosion and Protection Centre for Industrial Services at UMIST (a contract metallurgical and corrosion R&D and failure investigation business based in the University) and in  1989 joined Weir Materials and Foundries (WM&F). Here he worked on application, development and sales of duplex and super duplex stainless steel in all product forms. In 2008 WM&F was acquired by Rolled Alloys, a specialist metal stockholder, processor and pipework system packager. Rolled Alloys deal internationally in the supply of aerospace, heat and corrosion resistant stainless steels and nickel alloys to a wide range of industrial users.

    Glenn is a physical metallurgist with a strong interest in understanding the relationship between method of manufacture, microstructure, properties and application of steels. How they work, why they fail and how they can be improved.

    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.

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