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Weld Cracking - Mechanisms and Mitigation

Technical Groups 01 May 2019

Materials Technical Group Meeting: Weld Cracking - Mechanisms and Mitigation

Weld cracking is a serious issue that has in the past led to catastrophic failure of welded structures, vessels, pipelines and other assets and continues to pose a threat going forward. Knowledge of crack types and an understanding of the mechanisms by which cracking can arise are both essential to ensure the avoidance of cracking. Also required is a knowledge of the factors that give rise to cracking. Materials susceptibility, joint design, welding process and procedure details including consumable selection, pre-heat, heat input and post weld heat treatment etc. all play an important role. Capability and selection of non-destructive testing techniques is also of paramount importance, as are in-service conditions and inspection strategies.

This meeting will delve into this crucial subject drawing on the knowledge and experience of several TWI experts and external speakers from industry. Cracking types and mechanisms will be described and several case studies will be presented. Mitigation methods and management strategies will also be explored.


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Registration Fees

TWI Industrial Members: £35 + VAT (£42)
The Welding Institute Professional Members: £35 + VAT (£42)
Student or Retired Members: £15 + VAT (£18)
Non Members: £95 + VAT (£114)




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