The annual Optimising Structural Integrity seminar builds on different themes each year, with 2021 addressing the structural integrity challenges of operating in different environments.
The seminar will have a balance of practical and theoretical applications, supported by case studies from those working across different engineering sectors. Presentations will address asset management strategies when considering the long-term effects of diverse environments that may have not been considered during the design stages, including oil and gas, nuclear, aerospace, biomedical and pharmaceutical.
Join us live and online to discuss the common challenges involved and take away strategies to more accurately predict the integrity of your assets while reducing inspections: book your place today!
KEY THEMES THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
- Accurately predicting the effects of harsh environments, including radiation, extreme temperatures, pressure, water and more
- Building and enhancing existing prediction models to reduce maintenance and inspections
- Fundamental understanding of material performance
- Novel technologies for cost-effective and accurate remote condition monitoring and inspections, including drones, remote cameras, robots and more
- Accounting for demanding environments in the design process and using data to inform future equipment development
WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND:
- Hear successful methods for the effective monitoring, prediction and prevention of stress corrosion cracking, corrosion and fatigue
- Find out about new technologies and techniques to maintain structural integrity that will reduce unnecessary costs and improve safety
- Take back new strategies for generating and accessing useful material data to enhance your assessments and testing
- Explore different approaches to predict structural integrity in demanding environments that have extreme temperatures, radiation, velocity, and corrosivity
- Identify the most effective prediction methods and material
technologies that reduce the inspection requirements for your assets
- Learn best practice for remote condition monitoring and
maintenance strategies to address accessibility challenges
- Meet and network with your peers in other industries who share similar challenges and take away transferrable strategies to enhance your organisation's processes
WHO SHOULD JOIN THIS SEMINAR?
All professionals involved with structural integrity will benefit from the knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, particularly those involved with the following:
- Structural integrity
- Safety integrity
- Residual stress
- Compliance and regulator
- Inspections and NDT
WHY OUR SPEAKERS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SEMINAR:
|"We do not design and operate perfect spheres in a vacuum…appropriately accounting for the effect of environment on structural integrity is critical to many of the most challenging issues in engineering and increasingly so as we look to optimise and remove gross conservatisms that may once have covered an ignorance of these interactions."
Andrew Morley, Principal Methods Engineer – Design, Engineering and Technology, Rolls-Royce
||"Despite considerable research efforts over the last 50 years, the mechanisms responsible for the creep-fatigue interaction are not understood. This prevents us to achieve the commercialisation of high-temperature nuclear power plants such as the Generation IV nuclear systems with a design life of 60 years or more."
Bo Chen, Professor of Engineering Materials, University of Leicester
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS SEMINARS:
Feedback from Optimising Structural Integrity, 2019
"A really informative event that gave a great perspective to optimising structural integrity using advanced manufacturing. The structure and flow of the presentations throughout the day was excellent."
"Very well organised event, excellent speakers from industry, government, and academia."
"Fantastic event with a great breath of speakers across industry exploring the topic from an in depth technical viewpoint and also a regulatory viewpoint."
"This was a very informative and interesting seminar which brought together legislative, corporate and government organisations together; furthering the discussion on technology and business cases for additive manufacturing techniques. I very much enjoyed everyone's presentation."
"Promoting structural optimisation is an imperative requirement in delivering engineering excellence and safety, requiring improved interaction between the design, manufacturing and through-life service communities. The success in permeating this as a conscious competence must be delivered as a mandatory activity through adopting seamless integration of such disciplines that avoids 20th century silo manufacturing philosophies. This can only be brought about if supported by highly respected engineering institutions, such as the IMechE working in conjunction with Industry and its supporting RTOs/Catapult organisations. The University of Sheffield's Nuclear AMRC was proud to be part of this initial step and we hope the IMechE and industry continues to promote this initiative, where we will once again be proactive in supporting."
University of Sheffield - Nuclear AMRC
Feedback from Advanced Fracture Mechanics, 2019
"Excellent event, showcasing current and possible future methodologies."
Principal Stress Engineer, Assystem UK
"Extremely knowledgeable speakers, providing insight into ground-breaking advances in fracture mechanics and reliability."
Consulting Engineer, Finglow Consultants Ltd
"Good and relevant topic, well presented with knowledgeable presenters and intelligent audience participation."
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Spirit Energy
"The seminar provided me with a great networking opportunity within the field of fracture mechanics."
Science and Engineering Graduate, EDF Energy