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Advanced Materials

Transmissions and Differentials

Dr Stephanos Theodossiades, Reader in Dynamics at Loughborough University talks about challenges and some recent developments in the modelling of transmissions and differentials.

Vertical Aerospace Making Air Travel Personal, On Demand and Carbon Free

Development of electric Urban VTOL aircraft over 3 prototypes

The Secret History of Fighter Aircraft Engine Development in WW2

Authoritative account of wartime engine development.

Tech Talk number 7: Pipeline Failure and Inspection

Osorio Goncalves from Rosen UK gives a talk titled “Structural Integrity and Pipelines - Failure is not an option". In this webinar, the main elements of structural integrity management for critical structures and equipment are presented. A special focus is given to pipelines where the main damage mechanisms and the strategies for detection, mitigation and avoidance of threats are presented. Following a brief Q&A session, Dr Qing Wan From Durham University presents on “Structural Health Monitoring for Detecting Cracks in Oil Pipelines” This short talk introduces an impedance-based structural health monitoring method for detecting cracks in oil pipelines, to assess the properties of the materials without causing any damage to the materials in the process. The study looks at utilising piezoelectric properties of surface-bonded PZT transducer patches to measure and locate damage in oil pipelines.

Taking Technology Off-Piste with the HVM Catapult

Taking Technology Off-Piste with the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Watch former Paralympic downhill skier, Anna Turney, take to the slope to trial test novel instrumentation and support with data capture, allowing the HVM Catapult centres to use a wide variety of advanced manufacturing technologies in this completely new application. Interested in finding out about the technology centres behind the project? Click here: https://hvm.catapult.org.uk/hvm-centres/ For more information on the HVM Catapult, click here: https://hvm.catapult.org.uk Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/HVMCatapult Follow the HVM Catapult on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HVM_Catapult

Recent developments in advanced materials

Dr Helen Meese, Head of Engineering in Society at IMechE, talks about how advanced materials will strengthen the UK’s future.

Superior corrosion protection of high pressure water and steam cycles

Superior corrosion protection of high pressure water and steam cycles during cyclic operation and off load periods using the non-toxic and OEM compliant Anodamine technology. Industry’s expectations for metal passivation and off load protection of high pressure water and steam cycles, plant availability and reliability are continually evolving. The future holds challenging operational and modern plant design configurations, erratic cyclic operation, and stricter environmental and safety regulations; all of which are placing an increasing demand on asset availability, while burdening conventional chemical treatment options. For decades, basic oxidized-treatment or even still reduced-treatment performance and declining expectations have fuelled complacency as the new norm. An unfortunate disconnect exists between a client’s expectations for their plant protection and the for decades existing and unchanged basic chemical treatment options. A client’s inferior operational reliability is often the direct result of poor cycle chemistry and poor off load protection. Conventional cycle chemistry innovation and performance development has stalled. Conventional chemistries have defined limitations for erratic cycling operation. Many modern chemical additions to conventional chemistry have proven to be OEM noncompliant. These treatment limitations result in inadequate metal protection, chemistry-related utility failures, water losses, downtime, forced outages and high-maintenance costs. The non-amine based Anodamine technology offers the world wide only OEM compliant addition to the basic conventional chemistry to provide trustable metal passivation during cyclic operation even at two phase conditions and provides off load protection without auxiliary steam, dehumidified air or nitrogen capping. In this webinar we explain the theory behind the metal protection technology of Anodamine, achievements of applications in the power industry and 1:1 practical comparison with film forming amines.

DIY Engineering and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Stephen McEvoy, founder of Furness 3D Printing, discusses how he adopted a new hobby and started a new business in response to COVID-19. He'll be discussing the benefits of additive manufacturing, the technical aspects of manufacturing safety visors, the ethics of producing safety equipment with minimal testing, and future opportunities for engineers to help in a national crisis. Speaker Bio: Stephen McEvoy is a Systems Engineer at Sellafield Ltd. who, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, adopted a new hobby and began to put it to use in the production of safety visors for frontline workers.

Superior corrosion protection of high pressure water and steam cycles

Superior corrosion protection of high pressure water and steam cycles during cyclic operation and off load periods using the non-toxic and OEM compliant Anodamine technology. Industry’s expectations for metal passivation and off load protection of high pressure water and steam cycles, plant availability and reliability are continually evolving. The future holds challenging operational and modern plant design configurations, erratic cyclic operation, and stricter environmental and safety regulations; all of which are placing an increasing demand on asset availability, while burdening conventional chemical treatment options. For decades, basic oxidized-treatment or even still reduced-treatment performance and declining expectations have fuelled complacency as the new norm. An unfortunate disconnect exists between a client’s expectations for their plant protection and the for decades existing and unchanged basic chemical treatment options. A client’s inferior operational reliability is often the direct result of poor cycle chemistry and poor off load protection. Conventional cycle chemistry innovation and performance development has stalled. Conventional chemistries have defined limitations for erratic cycling operation. Many modern chemical additions to conventional chemistry have proven to be OEM noncompliant. These treatment limitations result in inadequate metal protection, chemistry-related utility failures, water losses, downtime, forced outages and high-maintenance costs. The non-amine based Anodamine technology offers the world wide only OEM compliant addition to the basic conventional chemistry to provide trustable metal passivation during cyclic operation even at two phase conditions and provides off load protection without auxiliary steam, dehumidified air or nitrogen capping. In this webinar we explain the theory behind the metal protection technology of Anodamine, achievements of applications in the power industry and 1:1 practical comparison with film forming amines.



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