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Welding Institute Structural Integrity Tech Group Meeting

Thu, 01 April, 2021

The Welding Institute’s Structural Integrity Technical Group will be hosting its first online technical group meeting of 2021 this month. The event, titled, ‘Latest Developments in Fitness for Service Procedures in BS7910, R6 and ASME/API579,’ will be held online via Zoom on 15 April 2021.

The online event, being hosted over the afternoon, will be looking at the three codes and standards that dominate the application of fitness-for-service procedures within global industry, namely:

  • BS7910
  • R6
  • ASME/ API579

With each of these codes/standards having already been revised or currently in the process of undergoing revision, The Welding Institute’s Structural Integrity Technical Group will be hosting a programme of expert speakers who have extensive experience and knowledge within the development of each of these codes/standards to present at the event, highlighting the most significant changes to the codes/standards.

Outline of Talks and Speakers:

The R6 Assessment Procedure: Recent Developments in Revision 4 Amendment 12 and Beyond - Cory Hamelin, Materials Engineer at EDF Energy.

BS 7910:2019 - What's New? – Isabel Hadley, Technology Fellow at TWI Ltd

Transporting Carbon Dioxide / Hydrogen in Pipelines. What are the Implications for Structural Integrity? – Andrew Cosham, CEO of Ninth Planet Engineering Limited

Recent Developments in Fracture Mechanics Aimed at Reducing Conservatisms in Defect Assessment Methodologies – John Sharples, Senior Consultant in Materials Science and Structural Integrity at Jacobs

ASME/ API579: 2021 and Beyond - Benjamin Hantz, ASME Fellow Technology Advisor Mechanical Reliability at Valero

Group Discussion and Q&A – all speakers

All of the speakers for this event are highly experienced engineering personnel with experience of either chairing or sitting as Members of the committees overseeing the development of these codes/standards.


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This event is run jointly with FESI

FESI provides a forum for the development and enhancement of best practice for engineering structural integrity practitioners, for academics and across all industry sectors in the UK and overseas.


Employees of TWI Ltd Industrial Member Companies are also able to access this event at a reduced fee through registration as a TWI Industrial Member or, alternatively, can capitalise on the opportunity to join The Welding Institute through registering as a Non-Member and gaining Associate Membership (AWeldI) for a year!

Why Join The Welding Institute as a Member?

The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution for the professional registration of welding and joining personnel.

Professional Membership of The Welding Institute offers industry professional recognition with the registration fee as a Non-Member including a discounted Associate Membership (AWeldI) for a year!

Join as a Professional Member by registering as a Non-Member now and begin benefiting from the professional status you can gain.

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