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A Refresher on High Strength Steels and Modern Systems of Welding Data Collection and Monitoring

  • 29 Feb 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • ESAB / GCE Empress Works, Penny Lane, Saint Helens, WA11 9DB
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This is an opportunity to benefit from sharing knowledge and experience of the use of high strength structural steels, and experience modern systems of welding data collection and monitoring at the ESAB Process Centre in Haydock, St Helens.

Presentations on high strength steels (HSS) will be about their manufacture, properties and weldability, the development of ultra-high strength filler metals, case studies covering issues in the use of HSS and examples of their application. We will see the ESAB Process Centre and see state-of-the-art welding equipment systems and learn about advances in weld monitoring and control software.

Who should attend? 

Welding engineers, production personnel, inspection and QC personnel, welding metallurgists working in the structural, offshore, and process industries. The event will also be of interest to engineering students, welding technicians and industrial project personnel.

This event is limited to a maximum of 40 attendees so early registration is essential.

Accommodation is available locally and should be booked by the attendee: 

  • Mercure Haydock, WA11 9SG, is a 5 minute walk
  • Holiday Inn, Haydock, WA12 0JG, is less than a mile away

How to get there?

By train:

Nearest train stations are Earlstown or Newton-Le-Willows - just over 2 miles away.

By air:

  • Manchester airport - 21 miles, 45 minutes by car or taxi
  • Liverpool John Lennon airport - 21 miles, 45 minutes by car or taxi 

Experts from industry will be presenting on a range of topics:

  • Welcome by Peter Stones ESAB and Peter Boothby 
  • Tom Cosgrove, Sandberg - The Use of High Strength Steels for Structures 

  • Dr Vahid Hosseini, Research Scientist, ESAB - Filler Metal Development for 1100 MPa Yield Strength Steel 

  • Alan Denney, Consultant - Centreline Cracking in High Strength Structural Steel

  • Hugo Costa, ESAB Digital Solutions - Introduction to the INDUSUITE Cloud-based Digital Solution Suite

  • Darren Clews, ESAB Arc Equipment Manager - Live Welding, Real-time Data Collection and INDUSUITE Applications Demonstration

    This is coupled with a tour of the centre and demonstration of welding involving Real-time Data Collection and INDUSUITE Applications Suite. This will be given by Darren Clews, ESAB Arc Equipment Manager, Dean Owen, ESAB Sales Engineer and Charlie Marshall, ESAB Demo Welder.

  • Hugo Costa, ESAB Digital Solutions – Review of Collected Data within INDUSUITE.


  • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
  • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • TWI Training Customers: £75 + VAT (£90)
  • TWI Training School Customers with professional membership: Free: Please contact us with your Training Customer ID Number  

TWI Staff - please contact Hafiza Rahman if you wish to register.

Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.


Registering on this Technical Group event as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer without Professional Membership gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

You will also benefit from:

  • Information transfer from experts
  • Discussion, questions and answers on the specific topics
  • A broader understanding of the extent of standards in the industry
  • Attendance of this event qualifies for CPD 


The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this event. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.



Centreline Segregation Cracking

Alan Denney is a metallurgist and welding engineer with 50 years experience in the structural, offshore, process and pipeline industries. He has performed a number of failure investigations into failures in building structures, process plant and pipelines and one failure prompted him examining centreline cracking and its occurrence in general.


WeldCloud Traceability

Hugo has been an International Welding Specialist since 2007 as well as working in the welding industry for over 20 years. 



Vahid Hosseini is welding metallurgy specialist with doctoral degree in welding and processing of steels. He worked as assistant professor of welding at University West, Sweden. He has joined ESAB since 2021, now leading research activities in the Research Team. The team works on different areas related to welding filler metal design and fabrication, welding performance and arc physics.


Sandberg LLP

Tom Cosgrove, a Fellow of The Institution of Structural Engineers and a Welding Engineer, has a wealth of experience in steel construction. Tom has worked for steelwork contractors in Belgium, Britain and Ireland, plus The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) in Ascot and The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) in Whitehall.

Tom is currently employed as a Consultant ay Sandberg LLP with a focus on all aspects of Fabrication and Welding. Tom has an Msc/DIC in Structural Steel Design and has jointly authored; High Strength Steels for Structural Applications - A Guide for Fabrication and Welding while at the BCSA which addresses structural design issues. Tom was the BCSA's representative on the Project Steering Committee for the SCI's: High Strength Steel Design and Execution Guide.

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