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TWI to hold oil and gas industry panel event

Fri, 08 February, 2019

TWI are holding an oil and gas industry panel event on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. The event, which will be held at the ADNOC Refining Research Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will bring together representatives from a number of Industrial Member companies to discuss the latest developments in this field, including environmental-assisted cracking, additive manufacturing, and early stage detection of HTHA in carbon steels.

Attendees will be given an overview of the latest capabilities and processes available to them as Members of TWI as well as gaining an insight into potential future collaborations.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

08:30 – 09:15

Registration, coffee and breakfast

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome, introduction and membership

Caroline Young

09:30 – 09:45

Overview of current Research Programmes at TWI

Caroline Young

09:45 – 10:20

Feasibility of FMC-TOFD for inspection of pipeline girth welds

Channa Nageswaran

10:20 – 10:45

Environmental-assisted cracking of duplex stainless steels

Kasra Sotoudeh

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:30

Additive Manufacturing: Materials characterisation and corrosion testing

Kasra Sotoudeh

11:30 – 12.00

Full Matrix Capture Ultrasonic Inspection of girth welds in CS pipe and CRA clad pipe

Channa Nageswaran

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch and voting on new proposals (Posters)

13:00 – 13:25

Early stage detection of HTHA in carbon steels

Channa Nageswaran

13:25 – 13:50

Development of qualification and design guidelines for mechanically lined pipes

Briony Holmes, Kasra Sotoudeh, Channa Nageswaran

13:50 – 14:20

Overview of corrosion testing at TWI - Traditional methods and more recent developments

Briony Holmes

14:20 – 14:40


14:40 – 15:10

Determination of design and microstructural acceptance criteria to prevent hydrogen embrittlement in high strength nickel alloys

Kasra Sotoudeh

15:10 – 16:00

Open floor discussion and feedback


16:00 – 16:15

AOB – Next panel meeting date and ideas





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