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Fracture Toughness Testing Standards

Webinars 30 September 2021

Equinor Exclusive Webinar: Fracture Toughness Testing Standards

TIME: 3pm Norway Time/2pm UK Time

Fracture toughness – it is important to get the testing right; but do you ever get confused between a CTOD test and a J R-curve test? Is there a difference between the American and British standards for CTOD? What does the reference temperature,T0, mean? Is a single edge notched tension specimen the same as a compact tension specimen?

TWI’s Matt Haslett will provide information on the range of current national and international standards for fracture toughness testing. This webinar will see Matt explain what’s covered in each standard, so you can compare where they differ and where there is commonality, allowing you to feel more confident in specifying which standard you wish to carry out your testing to. 

Continuing Professional Development

TWI awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of a webinar will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact Becki Parratt if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


Meet the team

Matthew Haslett CEng MIMechE FWeldI IWE - Principal Project Leader

Matthew Haslett CEng MIMechE FWeldI IWE

Principal Project Leader

Matthew is a Principal Project Leader in the Fracture Testing and Management Section, with experience in mechanical and structural engineering. His main areas of expertise lie in fracture toughness testing, mechanical testing, Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA), full-scale testing and bespoke mechanical testing.

Matthew has worked with a number of clients including Sellafield, Rolls-Royce (Nuclear), BAE Systems, ESA and Thales Underwater Systems and has prior work experience in Nuclear Engineering (REACT Engineering, working mainly at Sellafield), the Armed Forces (Royal Navy as a Marine Engineering Officer) and the Ministry of Defence (Operational Analyst).

Matthew also organises TWI’s training course on Structural Integrity Assessment to BS 7910 and lectures on the Design and Construction module of the EWF/IIW Welding Diploma.

Amina Boughrara Salman - Oil and Gas Sector Manager

Amina Boughrara Salman

Oil and Gas Sector Manager

Amina Boughrara Salman joined Industrial Membership Services (IMS) in September 2020 as the O&G Sector Manager. Her current activities include developing industrial membership for TWI, identifying and exploiting new opportunities for business growth and providing efficient service to key customers. Prior to this, Amina was a Senior Project Leader in Arc processes and Welding Engineering (AWE) section from June 2018 until august 2020 and in Condition and Structural Monitoring (CSM) section from August 2016 to May 2018. Prior to TWI, Amina worked for Schlumberger as a Senior Reservoir Engineer for nine years.

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