TWI plastics welding trainers Andy Knight and Tony Kraus will be available at Aquaculture 2014, 28-29 May in Aviemore, Scotland, to explore with companies how to improve the skill level of their workforces, and to demonstrate how proof of competency through certification can save money and increase sales.
TWI is supporting the rapidly developing and worldwide aquaculture industry by providing high quality training and approved certification in plastics welding.
Polyethylene is increasingly becoming the material of choice for pens, pontoons and service boats. Due to the harsh environmental conditions encountered by the fish-farming industry, there is a risk that fabricated plastic pens become damaged and in worst case, fail catastrophically. The most likely cause of failure will be due to poor welding and fabrication of the plastic pen. Therefore, it is essential that these pens are made and, where needed, repaired by fully trained and qualified plastics welding personnel.
TWI has been training and certificating plastics welders for over 20 years and now delivers tailor-made courses to the fish-farming industry in:
In the last six months alone, TWI plastics welder trainers have been globe-trotting to India, Kuwait, New Caledonia, Ireland and Scotland! Although based at UK training centres in Cambridge and Teesside, TWI works with clients to develop specialised courses that can be delivered on site worldwide.
During Aquaculture 2014 Andy and Tony will be available to discuss:
- welding processes for the manufacture of fish-farming equipment
- techniques used for manufacturing robust offshore pens
- repair methods for fish-farming equipment, including work boats
- advantages of having trained and certificated welding personnel.
TWI, as a world expert in the field of plastics welding, has extensive knowledge across the whole range of plastics welding processes, and the internationally recognised CSWIP certification provides role-specific competence for people engaged in welding and inspection - especially important in the fish-farming industry.
TWI is one of the world's foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in solving problems in all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management technologies.
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