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News in brief - Connect - July/August 2012

An expansion in demand for plastics welder training and certification is being driven by global changes in legislation that require certification to guarantee the skill and knowledge of welders when installing plastic fabrications. TWI can respond to this demand by delivering quality training in plastics welding processes and supporting this with recognised CSWIP certification.

A unique £4M rail project tailored to the needs of railway asset managers is about to complete its first quarter, already with considerable success.Mainline, as it is called, is an FP7 project and is aimed at maintenance, renewal and improvement of rail transport infrastructure to reduce economic and environmental impact.

During its three year duration, the project will develop methods and tools that will contribute to a more cost efficient and effective improvement of European railway infrastructure, including earthworks, bridges, tunnels and track, based on whole life considerations.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has recently awarded TWI Certification Ltd with status to carry out conformity assessment for steelwork manufacturing companies under the Construction Products Directive. With the new scope, TWI Certification is able to offer accreditation to ISO 3834 (Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding) and Factory Production Control (FPC), helping companies to gain the CE mark for their products.


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