Events

From technical group webinars, global institute webinars to branch activities that include technical talks, visits and social events, there are so many opportunities for you to develop both your professional and social networks.

Forthcoming events:

Upcoming events

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Shimla Spice Burnley, 45 Church Street, Burnley BB11 2DW
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    North Western Branch AGM 

    The North Western Branch AGM will be held online on the 19th January.

    Branch Members are invited to attend the AGM which is being held at:-

    Shimla Spice Burnley,

    45 Church St,

    Burnley

    BB11 2DW

    http://shimlaspice.co.uk/burnley/

    Please register your attendance so that we can confirm numbers with the venue.

    Individual menu choices should be made in person on the evening itself.

    The AGM will start at 5:30pm to be followed by dinner for those who wish to stay on.

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    London Branch AGM and Technical Talk

    This is the London Branch Annual General Meeting and technical talk  organised and hosted by the London Branch Committee.

    Other members and non-members are very welcome to register for this talk.

    Our talk will cover the history of welding from 1600 BC to the present day is presented described against its social, cultural, agricultural, military and industrial background.

    Our speaker is Charles Barraclough. 

    Charlie Barraclough retired in 2015 from his consultancy business after a working life as a metallurgist and welding engineer. He started doing  work experience at Erlangen University and Hoesch steelworks and obtained his degree in Metallurgy at Surrey University. He has a distinguished career with Redpath Dorman Long,  WSAtkins and John Brown before establish his own consultancy business. He became a Chartered Engineer in 1981 became a Registered Welding Engineer in 1987 and has an MBA from Kingston Business School.  and was a professional member of the Welding Institute, the Institute of Corrosion, a member of NACE and latterly a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals.

    Downloadable poster can be found here.

    Please note, only Branch members can vote at the AGM.

    Papers for the online AGM can be found via the links below;

    If you are unable to attend the AGM but would still like to raise a query or put forward a proposal, do let us know (theweldinginstitute@two.co.uk) so these can be considered at the AGM.

    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    East Midlands Branch Technical Talk

    This is an East Midlands Branch event organised and run by our East Midlands for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: EN 15085 is the core standard for welding of railway vehicles throughout Europe. Comprising of 5 parts, the standard was first published in 2007 and has not been revised / updated since that time. Over the past few years all parts of the standard have been the subject of extensive review by a European Working Group. As a result of this review, all parts of the standard have been extensively revised with new versions expected by the end of 2022. This event discusses the changes made to all parts and the challenges faced in updating a key industry standard. 

    Speaker: Jeff Garner( Consulting Welding Engineer, Manor Welding Technology Ltd)

    Speaker Biography: A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Welding Institute and International Welding Engineer, Jeff has over 40 years experience in fabrication and welding in a range of key industry sectors including construction, rail, nuclear, petrochemical and Oil & Gas. Along with general welding engineering services, Jeff currently provides Responsible Welding Coordinator (RWC) services to a number of suppliers to the railway industry and support to clients looking towards compliance with the EN 15085 series of standards. He represents the UK railway industry on the European Working Group (WG 31) responsible for revision of the EN 15085 series of standards and is a EN 15085 and ISO 3834 Lead Assessor for TWI Certification Ltd

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.



    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Churchillian, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LS
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    This talk is a Southern Counties Branch organised and run by the Southern Counties Branch for Branch members. Other members are also very welcome to join us.

    Overview: The Branch are hoping to hold a face to face meeting (subject to Covid) with free food and drink (2 drinks) to be provided. 

    Paul Bryant (Chair of the Association for Welding, Fabrication Training and Education) will be discussing his role and future work of the AWFTE.

    Steve Parnell (Lincoln Electric) will be demonstrating their Virtual Reality Welding Equipment 

    The AGM will start at 5:30pm followed by the talk at 6pm

    All attendees are requested to take a lateral flow test prior to attending the event and to only attend with a negative result.

    Speakers: Paul Bryant (Chair of the AWFTE) and Steve Parnell (Lincoln Electric)

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.


    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the running of the event


            




    • 24 Jan 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Online
    Teesside Branch AGM 

    The Teesside Branch AGM will be held on the 24th January starting at 5pm.

    The AGM will be held on online using Zoom.

    An Agenda for the meeting can be found here.

    The AGM is an opportunity for al Branch members to have their say in the running of the Branch, to offer ideas and support.

    All current members of the Branch will be sent a separate invitation and meeting link before the event.   


    • 24 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Hydrogen - Future plans and 75 years of testing welds.

    This is a Sheffield Branch event organised and run by our Sheffield Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: TWI is actively engaged with its Members in the Energy Transition. The presentation will introduce some of the areas and provide examples of where TWI is supporting its Members in their drive to Net Zero and the Hydrogen Economy. It will demonstrate the 75 years of experience available at TWI in characterising the influence of hydrogen on the performance of materials and welds in particular

    Speaker: Dr Andrew Leonard (TWI)

    Speaker Biography: Dr Andrew Leonard is a Chartered Engineer with a track record in delivering multi-million-dollar ($MM) materials and welding engineering solutions in upstream Oil and Gas. He has led diverse, geographically spread materials, corrosion and welding teams on major projects and capital equipment delivery with worldwide scope.

    Dr Leonard has a background in metallurgy and has worked as a subject matter expert in subsea materials selection. He chaired the DNV JIP that delivered DNV RP B204 Recommended Practice for Welding Subsea Equipment and was a subject matter expert for the Oil and Gas Producers Association Standardisation.

    After studying at The University of Sheffield, he first worked at TWI between 1996 and 2004, working predominantly with stainless steels and non-ferrous alloys. Between 2004 and 2020 he worked for an Oil and Gas Major leading teams responsible for materials selection and welding engineering on major projects. He has been active in the standardisation and assurance for the specification, fabrication and installation of subsea equipment (including flexible pipe, umbilicals, pipelines, manifolds and subsea trees). Andrew re-joined TWI in 2021 as a Consultant supporting its Oil and Gas Industrial Members

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.
    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    North Scottish Branch AGM and Technical Talk

    This is a North Scottish Branch event organised and run by our North Scottish Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: This talk on Hydrogen Embrittlement by TWI's Mike Dodge will consider some of the challenges and opportunities presented when working with nickel alloys in this context.

    The talk will start at 6pm and will be preceded by the Branch AGM which starts at 5:30pm

    Speaker: Mike Dodge (Principal Project Leader, TWI)

    Speaker Biography: Mike first joined TWI approximately ten years ago, whilst working towards a PhD on hydrogen embrittlement. His thesis, entitled ‘The Effect of Heat Treatment on the Embrittlement of Dissimilar Welded Joints’, furthered the understanding of hydrogen-assisted cracking mechanisms in dissimilar metal welds.   

    Mike now works as a Principal Project Leader and metallurgist at TWI. His role involves managing confidential projects for TWI’s members within the oil and gas, defence, aerospace, automotive, and nuclear sectors. He has a particular interest in the performance of non-ferrous alloys and is currently involved in projects assessing how nickel alloys perform in different environments, including gaseous hydrogen, seawater with cathodic protection, and sour solutions.

    Mike is also a lecturer on TWI’s failure investigation course and has been involved in over 50 failure investigations, ranging from 1” corrosion resistant alloy tubes to catastrophic rupture of large bore pipelines.  Mike uses the lessons learned during these investigations to supplement workshops and training courses for TWI’s Members and partner universities.

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Voting at the AGM is restricted to current members of the North Scottish Branch 
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.
    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    South Western Branch AGM 

    The South Western Branch AGM will be held on the 27th January starting at 7pm.

    The AGM will be held on online using Zoom.

    An Agenda for the meeting can be found here.

    The AGM is an opportunity for al Branch members to have their say in the running of the Branch, to offer ideas and support.

    All current members of the Branch will be sent a separate invitation and meeting link before the event.   


    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online
    South Wales Branch AGM 

    The South Wales Branch AGM will be held on the 31st January starting at 7pm.

    The AGM will be held on online using Zoom.

    An Agenda for the meeting can be found here.

    The AGM is an opportunity for al Branch members to have their say in the running of the Branch, to offer ideas and support.

    All current members of the Branch will be sent a separate invitation and meeting link before the event.   


    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Engineering and Manufacturing T Levels

    This is a South Western Branch event organised and run by our South Western  Branch for its members. Other members and non-members are welcome to join us.

    Overview: In this presentation, our speaker will deliver a presentation on the content of the new Engineering & Manufacturing T Levels and explain how they fit into the qualification landscape from September 2022.

    Speaker: Rob Stott (Industry Sector Manager, City and Guilds)

    Speaker Biography: Rob is the Industry sector manager with City and Guilds

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration for this event will close 24 hours before the start.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details maybe shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate this event.
    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
    • 472
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    Technical Group Webinar


    This Welding and Joining Processes Technical Group webinar is the second half of a two-part series on the welding and repair of high temperature plant - it is a standalone event, you do not have to have attended part one in order to attend this event. It will be of interest to anyone working in the power generation or process plant industries, either in manufacturing or those responsible for the maintenance and repair of pressure equipment. 

    It will be of particular interest to welding engineers and designers, covering developments in joining technologies and welding consumables, production of bespoke items in high temperature materials and the justification for the lowering of PWHT temperature for P/T91 steel.

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

    • Mark Golding, Director of Mark Golding Consultants will present on electro slag cladding – past, present and future

    • Stephan Marre of Lincoln Electric on the orbital welding of high pressure pipework

    • Ronny Krein of Voestalpine Bohler on the challenges in developing welding consumables for creep resistant steels, particularly P/T91 and P/T9

    • Emily Davison of TWI on advances in the additive manufacture of high temperature materials

    • John Siefert of EPRI will be talking about the perspective on minimum post weld heat treatment temperature for grade 91 steel

    FEES
    • 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 School Customers: £70 + VAT (£84)
    • TWI Staff - please contact Becki Parratt 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.

    ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (AWeldI) OF THE WELDING INSTITUTE

    Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer 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:


    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WEBINAR
    • 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 

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

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

    Please contact becki.parratt@twi.co.uk if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.

    MEET OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS


       
    Mark Golding Stephan Marre Ronny Krein  Emily Davison John Siefert

    Mark Golding - Director - Mark Golding Consultants

    Presentation title: Electro Slag Cladding – Past, Present and Future

    40+ year experienced professional with a demonstrated history in the mechanical and industrial engineering industry. Previous experience in gas, petroleum, power plants, pipelines, repair and reclamation industries. Strong support professional with a metallurgical/engineering bias. Development of welding processes such as GMAW, GTAW, SAW and ESW in synergy with the welding consumables to develop process efficiency and the metallurgical benefits.

    With previous experience with companies such as Oerlikon, Soudometal - Bohler and Lincoln – Metrode, Mark has developed consumables, managed procurement and supply chains, developed sales in export markets in the EMEA, India, Africa and managed a technical support function and development.

    Stephan Marre IEng MWeldI EWE/IWE - Industry Segment Manager, Lincoln Electric

    Presentation title: Orbital Welding of High Pressure Pipework

    Stephan is currently working in a welding consumable and welding equipment manufacturing company providing industry leading welding solutions with my extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of all major welding processes.

    Qualified European and International Welding Engineer and registered as Incorporated Engineer at the British Engineer Council having spent the first 4 years of his career working as a Welding Technician and Engineer in France. After moving to the UK, he worked 2 years for a global oil and gas company.

    Since March 2018, Stephan’s position is in Industry Segment Management, supporting top accounts and developing full industry solutions in order to solve customer issues and needs.

    Dr Ronny Krein - Specialist Welding Technology - voestalpine Böhler Welding Germany

    Presentation title: Welding Consumables for Creep Resistant Steels

    Ronny is experienced in the development and qualification of creep resistant steels and in the assessment of creep rupture data for base material and welded joints.

    He is also a member of national and international high temperature material committees, an international welding engineer and technical consultant for global customers at Böhler Welding. 


    Dr Emily Davison - Project Leader - Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM), TWI Ltd

    Presentation title: Additive Manufacture of High Temperature Materials

    Emily joined TWI as a Project Leader in the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) section in 2018. Her current role focuses primarily on Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technologies, including leading the development of wire LMD (w-LMD) capabilities at TWI’s Yorkshire facilities. She completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2020, investigating LMD parameter optimisation for repair applications.


    Dr John Siefert - Program Manager, Materials and Repair (P229) of EPRI

    Presentation title: Perspective on Minimum Post Weld Heat Treatment Temperature for Grade 91 Steel

    John has executed and led research and development activities in the power industry for 15 years. His background includes extensive exposure to in-service failures, life management and repair challenges. Over his career John has published >150 documents specific to these challenges.

    The presentation will provide the rationale for recent rule changes in ASME B&PV Code rules for reducing the minimum post weld heat treatment temperature from 705 or 730°C to 675 or 705°C. The information will include supporting evidence and data for these reductions.


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