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    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Via Zoom Webinar
    • 405
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    This is a joint event with the Institute of Corrosion

     

    Overview: This talk, on problems with bolts and threaded fasteners, is intended to take a topical view of this long-standing issue.

    Alan starts with the threaded components used as shear connectors for the earthquake resistance on the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, the failures and their causes.

    The talk will briefly mention of problems with V grade and Y grade bolts in the 1970s, due to hydrogen embrittlement due to manufacture and recent problems with high tensile bolts in building structures in London and then moves into the modern offshore environment with issues due to environmental corrosion in offshore wind turbine structures, and the work in Germany to define and limit the conditions for its occurrence.

    Speaker: EurIng Alan Denney CEng FWeldI - AKD Consulting, President, London Branch, The Welding Institute

    Speaker Biography: EurIng Alan Denney CEng. FWeldI, is a Director of AKD Materials Consulting Ltd.

    Alan is a metallurgist, welding engineer and corrosion engineer. He has worked in many project areas including: building structures, offshore platform construction and design, chemical process systems, and also onshore and offshore pipelines.

    He started with Ove Arup and Partners in 1969 and worked for a number of John Brown Companies for more than 20 years before joining Wood Group to set up Ionik Consulting in London. Alan then moved to Saipem UK in 2003, heading up the Welding and Materials Engineering Group.

    Alan retired from Saipem in 2012 and since then has been working as a consultant performing ‘expert witness’ work for arbitrations and court cases.

    He holds BSc and MSc degrees, is a Chartered Engineer, a European Engineer and an International Welding Engineer.

    Alan is the President of the London Branch of The Welding Institute and he chairs the Technical Groups co-ordination committee for The Welding Institute.

    He is also on the committee running the Young Engineers Programme for the Institute of Corrosion.

    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.


    • 28 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Via Zoom.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This is a Member only event, specifically for members of the Sheffield, Leeds and East Midlands branches. Other members may be able to attend should spaces become available.

    Overview: Electron beams are a versatile and controllable heat source which are known for making very narrow, high integrity welds for the assembly of aero turbine engines, automotive turbochargers and similar products. Using very similar equipment it’s possible to join thin and very thick sections. From thin foils right up to heavy section structures for the power industry, the process can deliver fantastic single pass productivity. Mike will cover conventional in chamber EB welding and processing, as well as the growing focus of research to allow EB welding to escape the constraints of the vacuum chamber and address large structures.

    Speaker: Mike Nunn

    Speaker Biography: Mike Nunn is the Manager of the electron beam (EB) processes team at TWI and is responsible for EB technology and strategy; he also has corporate oversight of all manufacturing activities at TWI - where on occasion unique R&D facilities are applied for low volume, high value, production. The EB team at TWI is engaged in welding, additive manufacture, surface engineering and provision of advanced equipment solutions.

    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 the event will close on 25 September 2020
    • Please note that a recording of the event will be uploaded to our Membership Portal for members to view at a later date, if agreed with the speaker. A copy of the presentation slide deck will not be shared unless agreed with the speaker.
    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
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    Overview: This talk will  introduce the concept of transition joints and focus on the explosion weld and rollbond (metallurgy and performance of the interfaces) as well as looking at existing applications showing benefits in the management of weight, strength, conductivity or corrosion.

    Speaker: David Gauthier, Business Development Manager - Transition Joints products, NobelClad Europe GmbH.  David is a Mechanical Engineer  (Universities of Lyon and Warwick) and started work with NobelClad in 1998. David has two decades of experience in welding dissimilar metals with explosion welding and rollbonding processes, strong R&D experience and market knowledge. In 2008, as an R&D engineer, he took part in the development of a hybrid bar designed for welding aluminium pannels to steel chassis. It is still produced today and equips more than 2000 cars.

    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.

    Please note that a recording of the event will be uploaded to our Membership Portal for members to view at a later date, if agreed with the speaker. A copy of the presentation slide deck will not be shared unless agreed with the speaker.



    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Via Zoom Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    This is a Member only event, specifically for members of the Sheffield and East Midlands branches. Other members may be able to attend should spaces become available.

    Overview: The talk will provide a basic introduction to nickel alloys and their use in the most corrosive environments. A summary of the most popular nickel based filler metals, their chemistry, metallurgy and practical applications will be given covering both joining and weld overlay.

    Speaker: Peter Stones IEng MWeldI IWE B.Eng

    Speaker Biography: Peter is a graduate engineer with 35 years’ experience in Senior Management roles, working for multi – nationals, medium sized and private companies in aerospace, oil & gas, petrochemicals, nuclear and medical market segments. He was the Global Welding Product Manager with Sandvik for 10 years before the business was bought by ESAB and continues to produce the Sandvik portfolio under the brand name Exaton. Now part of the ESAB Specialty Alloys team responsible for all high alloy stainless, duplex and nickel alloys.

    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.

    Please note that with the speakers permission, a recording of the event will be uploaded to our Membership Portal for members to view at a later date. A copy of the presentation slide deck maybe available subject to the speaker's consent.


    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online
    • 500
    Register

    Pressure and Process Plant Technical Group: Welding and Related Standards and their Application in Pressure Equipment - Session 1

    This online meeting is structured over an afternoon on 29th October and a morning on 30th October to cover how standards for pressure equipment are developed, their interdependencies, relationship with PED and the process of harmonisation particularly with Brexit on the horizon.

    Since the 2014 revision of ASME B31.3, there has been concern in some quarters about PWHT requirements and this will be addressed by two of the presentations along with presentations on welding standards and welding requirements in sour service and electro-slag cladding.

    Benefits of attending

    • 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

    Session times

    Session 1 on 29th October - 12pm-2pm
    Session 2 on 30th October - 9am-11.45am 

    Please download the programme for both days here.

    Fees

    Non-members - £25 + VAT per session 1 (afternoon of 29th October)
    Non-members - £25 + VAT per session 2 (morning of 30th October)
    Non-members - £50 + VAT for both sessions 1 and 2

    The event is free of charge to:

    • The Welding Institute Members
    • Industrial Members of TWI
    • Retired Members/Students

    Speakers



    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online
    • 500
    Register

    Pressure and Process Plant Technical Group: Welding and Related Standards and their Application in Pressure Equipment - Session 2

    This online meeting is structured over an afternoon on 29th October and a morning on 30th October to cover how standards for pressure equipment are developed, their interdependencies, relationship with PED and the process of harmonisation particularly with Brexit on the horizon.

    Since the 2014 revision of ASME B31.3, there has been concern in some quarters about PWHT requirements and this will be addressed by two of the presentations along with presentations on welding standards and welding requirements in sour service and electro-slag cladding.

    Benefits of attending

    • 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

    Session times

    Session 1 on 29th October - 12pm-2pm
    Session 2 on 30th October - 9am-11.45am 

    Please download the programme for both days here.

    Fees

    Non-members - £25 + VAT per session 1 (afternoon of 29th October)
    Non-members - £25 + VAT per session 2 (morning of 30th October)
    Non-members - £50 + VAT for both sessions 1 and 2

    The event is free of charge to:

    • The Welding Institute Members
    • Industrial Members of TWI
    • Retired Members/Students

    Speakers

    Session 1 (29th October)

    Walter Sperko, President, Sperko Engineering Services
    Stuart Bond, European Area Manager and Technical Advisor, NACE International
    Gene Mathers, Welding Consultant

    Session 2 (30th October)

    Phil Bygate, Consultant, Bygate Manufacturing & Quality Solutions Ltd
    Marcello Consonni, Principal Project Leader, TWI Ltd
    Kevin Millican, Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer, Shell UK
    Isabel Hadley, Technology Fellow, TWI Ltd

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