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TWI Expert Dr Kai Yang to Present at Marine Corrosion Forum

Mon, 27 February, 2023

TWI Senior Project Leader, Kai Yang will be presenting his work on artificial intelligence for automatic defect recognition (ADR) at the Marine Corrosion Forum (MCF) AGM.

This hybrid event is taking place at The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), London on 1 March 2023 between 10:30 and 16:00.

Kai started work at TWI in 2014, following completion of his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and his PhD on the use nonlinear acoustic techniques and guided wave methods with machine learning for monitoring various materials/structures with different defect types.

Kai is now a specialist in artificial intelligence, long-range ultrasonic testing, signal processing, and structural health monitoring, leading the AI roadmap for the NDE group.

Since joining TWI, he has developed machine learning-based monitoring systems for storage tanks and pipelines to detect defects and corrosion. He has also designed vision inspection systems for various applications, including fresh produce, molten weld pools, wind turbine blades, pores in laser welds and marine vessel hulls.

TWI’s NDE Inspection Services (NIS) section provides a team of highly skilled engineers to deliver:

- Conventional, advanced and automated NDE inspection services to industry

- Focussed research and development aimed at improving site deployment (e.g. ultrasonics in lieu of radiography)

- Development and qualification of techniques to required standards and regulations

Our NIS staff are qualified to ISO 9712 Level II and Level III, in the full range of NDT methods with an outstanding track record in application of NDT to ensure equipment, plant assets and products remain operational, reliable and safe. The inspection team are supported by 150+ engineers within TWI covering various technologies including integrity management, metallurgy, welding and allied technologies.

You can find out more and register for this event at the MCF website, here.

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