Structural Integrity Technical Group (TG6)
Structural integrity assessment (also termed Fitness for Service (FFS) assessment) encompasses many disciplines from materials testing through to sophisticated engineering analyses. Engineers working in this area must deal with the many uncertainties which in turn lead to discussion and some controversy.
Whilst great strides have been made in formalising structural integrity assessment procedures those involved recognise there remains a great deal to understand in executing assessment methods and these continue to develop. This Technical Group strives to satisfy all from those hoping to learn more about the basics through to advanced practitioners looking to keep up with recent developments.
The Structural Integrity Technical Group invites the participation of all those involved in industrial sectors where high integrity is required and structural integrity assessment methods are applied. Examples include the oil and gas, nuclear power and advanced structural sectors. All involved are welcome from those applying structural integrity assessment as part of their portfolio of responsibilities to assessment specialists and academics working on the development of assessment methods and those involved in relevant research.
Presentations encompass all aspects of structural integrity from theoretical developments, the introduction and interpretation of assessment methodologies and standards, through to highly practical experience dealing with their applicability and reliability.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)