Register now for The Welding Institute’s Structural Integrity Technical Group Meeting

Engineers, managers and researchers with responsibility for weld quality and performance are encouraged to register for next month’s Structural Integrity Technical Group Meeting taking place at Manchester Conference Centre on Thursday 5 March 2015.

The seminar runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm and covers the benefits of using finite element techniques for weld flaw assessment.

Presentations from eight industry experts, including TWI’s Simon Smith and Tyler London, cover a range of topics such as finite element analysis, calculating residual stress levels in welds, treatment of residual stresses in weld flaw assessments, using strain based design for fracture assessment, FEA in the power generation industry, using FEA for weld integrity management in the oil and gas industry, and using software and FEA solutions for weld integrity management.

Benefits of attending include identifying opportunities for cost and time saving through improved weld flaw assessments, knowing how finite element techniques can be used to advantage, learning about potential future improvements in finite element applications for assessing weld flaws, and influencing the direction of future research by contributing to the discussion.  

The day delegate rate is £30 + VAT for members of The Welding Institute and Industrial Members of TWI and £95 + VAT for non-members. Students qualify for a discount rate of £15 + VAT.

The seminar takes place at Manchester Conference Centre, The Leader Suite, Weston Room 2 and 3, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB.

To register online and view the programme visit

The seminar is organised by The Welding Institute Structural Integrity Technical Group. For more information, please contact us.


About The Welding Institute

The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution responsible for the professional registration and certification of welding and joining personnel worldwide.  It embraces a professional institution, a learned society, a certification body, a training organisation and a world renowned research and technology centre (TWI). 

As a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council, The Welding Institute has a responsibility to nominate and submit appropriately qualified candidates for registration as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, or Engineering Technician.

The Welding Institute also fosters a deep-seated knowledge base in the development of occupational standards and vocational qualification.  As an influential lobbying group it offers authoritative guidance to statutory bodies like the British Standards Institution, the Engineering Council and even central government, charged with making the rules.

Professional Membership of The Welding Institute provides professional qualifications for engineers and technicians in welding and joining related activities.  Classes of membership are matched to the requirements of the UK Engineering Council and confer professional status on appropriately qualified individuals.  Assessment of experiential learning is provided via the Individual Route to registration.

The Welding Institute, Granta Park, Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL. Tel: 01223 899000.  Fax: 01223 892588. E-mail: Web:

Issued by Kim Barratt 13/05/2015


About Us

TWI is one of the world's foremost independent research and technology organisations, with a specialty in welding. With headquarters six miles south of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, since 1946, and with facilities across the UK and around the world, the organisation has a long history of invention and knowledge transfer. TWI works across all industry sectors and has expertise in all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management technologies. TWI services include consultancy, technical advice, research and investigation for Industrial Member companies and public funding bodies. It also offers Training and Examination Services in NDT, welding and inspection across the globe. TWI employs over 700 staff, serving 700 Industrial Member companies across 4500 sites in 80 countries. It houses a professional institution, The Welding Institute, with a separate membership of 6000 individuals.