TWI teamed up with Member Company DNV GL, an international certification body and classification society, to host the annual 'Welding Experts' meeting at TWI's new facility just outside Cambridge.
The event was organised to connect DNV GL's network of global staff and provide a forum to discuss topics of common interest across the industry segments the company serves. Twenty-three representatives from eight global offices took part in the annual meeting.
The event was opened by TWI's oil and gas industry sector manager David Galbraith, followed by a welcome and introduction by DNV GL's Bill Bruce.
A series of presentations from DNV GL engineers provided an update on the company's activities across a range of industry sectors, preceding presentations from TWI's fracture testing and materials characterisation team manager, Philippa Moore, on the topic of crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) testing, and Caroline Young, oil and gas programme manager, on the benefits of Industrial Membership of TWI.
The day finished with a tour of the buildings and facilities making up TWI's £60 million onsite development to support the advancement of engineering technologies. Feedback on the event, which was organised by Bill Bruce, was universally positive.