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Institute Event: Weld Cracking Mechanisms and Mitigation

Mon, 04 April, 2022

Join The Welding Institute’s Materials Technical Group for their upcoming ‘Weld Cracking – Mechanisms and Mitigation,’ online event on 10 May, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UK Time).

Event Description

Weld cracking continues to pose a very real and significant risk that can lead to the catastrophic failure of welded structures, vessels, pipelines and other assets,

Knowledge of crack types and an understanding of the mechanisms that enable cracking to arise are both essential to ensure the avoidance of cracking, along with a knowledge of factors that cause cracking.

Materials susceptibility, joint design, welding process and procedure details, including consumable selection, pre-heat, heat input and post weld heat treatment and more, all play an important role. Capability and selection of non-destructive testing techniques is also of paramount importance, as are in-service conditions and inspection strategies.

This Welding Institute Materials online Technical Group event will delve into this crucial subject, drawing on the expertise and experience of TWI experts and other speakers from industry.

Cracking types and mechanisms will be explored, including several case studies, along with mitigation methods and management strategies.

This event will be of particular interest to metallurgists, materials scientists and engineers, welding engineers, project engineers and managers in the power generation and process plant, oil and gas, structural and construction industries.


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