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Materials Technical Group Event: The Welding Institute

Thu, 29 April, 2021

The Welding Institute’s Materials Technical Group is hosting an online event looking at the ‘Metallurgical Impact of Minor Elements in Steel Welds,’ on 18 May 2021.

This Materials Technical event will look at how the properties of both steels and steel welds are influenced by multiple factors including considerations of how certain elements play greater roles. It will address how, in numerous circumstances, the effects of these impacts are understood and therefore used for positive effect, and yet, it will also look at how these mechanisms and trends can still be complicated, subsequently enabling pitfalls to occur.

The webinar will look at the elements in steel which are present in small quantities but can still have highly significant impacts, with these problems often only coming to light at the stage of weld procedure qualification, or worse, during the construction or service stages.


Overview of event:

- Introduction – Materials Technical Group Chair, Peter Boothby (FWeldI)

- Microalloying: A Brief History – TWI Materials and Structural Integrity Group Team Manager, Joanna Nicholas (CEng FWeldI)

- Carbon Equivalent Formulae Knowns and Unknowns - Dr Phil Kirkwood

- Centreline Plate Segregation Cracking - Coordinator for The Welding Institute Technical Groups, Alan Denney (CEng FWeldI)

- Some Thoughts on Impurities in Carbon Steels - Richard Pargeter, Consultant


Why attend?

  • Develop your knowledge of subject matters presented
  • Gain Continuous Professional Development points
  • Non-Member registrants get Associate Membership (AWeldI) of The Welding Institute for a year included

Find out more and register to attend here.

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