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Connect+ January/February 2015

Issue 8


  • Engineering laboratory handover marks new era of research and development at TWI 
  • New video takes an in-depth look at TWI underwater inspection courses
  • National Structural Integrity Research Centre to begin its operations from new, expanded facilities at TWI
  • SDC completes new building to house TWI's structural integrity expertise
  • New fracture toughness testing standard published based on TWI findings
  • 2015 Business Excellence Awards featuring the TWI Award for Technology Export
  • Laser research institutes move into a new phase of collaboration in the drive to increase take-up of cutting technology
  • TWI to welcome nine PhD students from Brazil
  • Volumetric testing of polyethylene pipe joints with PolyTest
  • TWI experts available for consultation at NACE Corrosion 2015
  • Plant Integrity opens new premises in the United States of America

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Case studies and project news


  • ASME 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Structural Integrity Technical Group Meeting: Benefits of using finite element techniques for weld flaw assessment
  • CORROSION 2015
  • 3rd International Linear Friction Welding Seminar 2015
  • Introduction to the nuclear industry: The UK Nuclear market is in revival - how can your business capitalise?

Published papers

Joint Industry Projects (JIP)

  • An Effective Methodology for Implementing Structural Health Monitoring and In-Service Inspection of Mooring Chains
  • Reliability of Detection of Surface Cracks in Offshore Joints
  • Validation and Standardisation of Novel Local Mechanical Characterisation Techniques for Metals
  • An exciting new JIP has recently started: Service Performance and Life Prediction of Polymer Lined Steel Pipe - “Polymer Lined Pipe & OCTG”
    For further information on how to join this project please contact

JIP Buy-Back

  • High Temperature Materials and Packaging for Electronics & Sensors

Training and examinations

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