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SAIW BRINGS WORLD-LEADING FATIGUE EXPERT TO SA

The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), in line with its vision of continuously improving the standards of the southern African welding industry, is bringing to South Africa Prof Adolf Hobbacher, of the University of Applied Sciences, Wilhelmshaven, Germany and one of the world’s leading fatigue experts.

Prof Hobbacher has an extensive background in engineering as a designer, researcher and educator in matters concerning, in the main, chemical plant equipment, heavy machinery, pressure vessels/pipes and structural steel.

SAIW executive director, Sean Blake, says that while Prof Hobbacher has broad and vast experience he is best known globally for his work on fatigue. “His research activities are mainly on the fatigue of welded structures and he was instrumental in establishing the new fatigue design recommendations of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) through Commissions XIII: Fatigue of Welded Components and Structures and XV: Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Welded Structures,” Blake says.

The seminars, which will be held in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town in February 2019 will deal with the following: brittle fracture fatigue; Interaction of brittle fracture and fatigue; imperfections; repair and improvement.

The seminars are intended for a wide audience including: Inspection and maintenance engineers/managers; NDT personnel and technicians; Plant and system engineers; Project managers; Risk management professionals; Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineers; International Welding Engineers (IWE’s); International Welding Technologists (IWT’s) and Designers, structural engineers, consultancy engineers.

The benefits of attending are many and include: Reviewing process terminology and diagrams; Gaining insight into the damage mechanisms; Discussing factors influencing the acceptance and sizing of defects; Gaining insight into repair best practices with regards to brittle fracture and fatigue; Gaining insight into equipment fracture mechanisms and Understanding major factors contributing to equipment failures.

The cost is R2 990 including VAT per person and the dates are: Johannesburg 11th February 2019 at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg; Durban 12th February 2019 at the Master Builders Association Westville and Cape Town on the 14th February 2019 at the SAIW offices in Milnerton.

TO REGISTER GO TO WWW.SAIW.CO.ZA OR FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT DIMITRA KREOUZI ON 011 298 2102 OR THE SAIW SWITCHBOARD ON 011 298 2100

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