It’s all about Pressure!

25 October 2018


EEMUA held its annual Pressure Systems seminar on an unusually warm, sunny Autumnal day in Leeds on 18 October 2018. The event attracted nearly 50 delegates from the professional engineering community, encompassing household names in the energy, power, storage and nuclear sectors as well as representatives from inspection and non-destructive testing providers. The seminar was chaired by long-standing EEMUA Board Director, Stuart Turner of BOC who did a great job at ensuring the day ran seamlessly!

We managed to secure an impressive line-up of speakers, which in addition to BOC, included high-profile organisations such as Shell, the University of Strathclyde and Eddyfi Technologies. The content-rich agenda explored a diverse range of topical issues from the perspective of both the asset owner and the service provider, such as:

  • The relevance of PD5500 in a fast-changing world
  • Drone inspection from the point of view of an end-user
  • Site management strategies for corrosion in the power sector
All in all the seminar reinforced the key point that continued collaboration across sectors and even amongst competitors in the technical sphere can be of enormous benefit when safeguarding lives, maximising asset welfare and driving innovation in a rapidly changing world.

During coffee breaks and throughout lunchtime delegates were able to enjoy the exhibition space, where Axiom, Eddyfi Technologies and TesTex NDT Ltd were showcasing their products and services.

We’ve already received fantastic feedback from delegates! See some examples below:

“The day was well-organised with excellent speakers”
“The whole day was very useful and the content applicable to my role”
“Good venue, well organised, interesting variety of presentations”.

If you weren’t able to attend the seminar, rest assured that pressure is very much an area of concern for EEMUA and we continue to work closely with the wider pressure community to address the challenges this issue presents. A prime example is the fact that we will shortly be releasing two essential publications, i.e. EEMUA 235 guidance on PWHT for P1 CMn steel (supplementing the ASME B31.3 2014 edition), as well as the EEMUA 239 guidance on how best to manage a high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) in the downstream petrochemical sector. So be sure to watch this space!

In the meantime, please take a moment to view our events calendar which highlights our forthcoming programme of seminars and training courses. We hope you find something that interests you!

Jeevan Abraham 
Technical Executive