EEMUA Webinar - Standard Parameters and Site Welding Instruction Sheets

Location:

Online, 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

Date(s):

29/4/2020

Summary:

For various reasons, the industry has not been able to fully benefit from the efficiencies created by Standard Parameters and Site Welding Instruction Sheets. This webinar hopes to revive interest in this approach and will be useful to all types of operators and welding fabricators where welding is not fully automated. 

Detail:

The first (1991) edition of EEMUA Publication 158 - Construction specification for fixed offshore structures in the North Sea - introduced two important concepts: Standard Parameters and Site Welding Instruction Sheets (SWIS). These offered significant benefits to both fabricators and purchasers compared to the conventional Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and were successfully applied to structural and pipework applications by several major EPC Contractors. Unfortunately, with the depletion of the North Sea Oil & Gas fields, the need for new platforms and jackets in the industry has declined and many of these fabricators are no longer operating. 

Early development of offshore wind farms concentrated on monopile substructures that are sub-arc welded – an automatic process that does not benefit from the SWIS approach. However, as wind turbines have become larger, many use tubular jacket structures that do involve manual and semi-automatic welding.

The industry has therefore not been able to benefit from the efficiencies created by this type of work instruction. This webinar hopes to revive interest in this approach and will be useful to all types of operators and welding fabricators where welding is not fully automated.

Please click here to register for the webinar.

Presented by Kevin Millican, Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer, Shell.

Kevin Millican is Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer at Shell, and Technical Authority covering all southern North Sea, Land and Groningen projects. Kevin is Shell’s TWI representative, a TWI Research Board Member, and is regularly involved in the EEMUA Materials Technical Committee and BSI WEE/36 Welding Standards Committee. Kevin is also a member of the Technical Panel that oversees EEMUA's Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate, a blended online training course.

Who should attend:

Operators and welding fabricators where welding is not fully automated.

Cost:

EEMUA Member £ Free of charge
Non-member £ Free of charge

Programme

TimeDescription
14:00 - 15:00Presented by Kevin Millican, Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer, Shell