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News in Brief - November/December 2011

Connect no. 173


TWI is a partner in the European FP7 project NozzleInspect. The project objective is to develop a robot mounted system capable of detecting millimetric defects in nozzles and other a crucial components of a nuclear power plant.

Dimos Liaptsis of TWI's facility in Wales explains: "By using these data, we can identify any defects, and then we can characterise them. They can be either cracks, or porosity, or other defaults inside the material.'

A report and video on the project is now available on the Euronews website and will be accessible week beginning Monday 12 December week on YouTube and other smaller regional streaming online websites.

TWI reach £1m in the US

TWI are delighted to report that they have just passed the £1m threshold in income from Members in the USA. Following the establishment of an office in Houston, Texas offering US-based engineering services the number of prestigious American companies coming into Membership has increased dramatically and now stands at 60.

New WJS Technical Group to be launched in 2012

In response to requests from WJS members, The Welding Institute are launching a new Technical Group 'NDT and Condition Monitoring'. The Chairman will be Steve Kenny of DoosanBabcock and the Secretary Angelique Raude from TWI. If you would like to know more, please contact

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