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20 OCT 2022 Technical Visit
essity – Prudhoe Paper Mill
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24 NOV 2022 Technical Lecture
Heat Pumps by Star Renewable Energy
Teesside University

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The NERCCU will be hosting several free webinars throughout 2022.  

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Products and services are available for all businesses from start-ups to multinational.

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The Webex link for this meeting is further down this e-mail.

Dear Members and Friends,
                                                  Our next event is our AGM, followed by a Panel Discussion.  We have now finalised the line-up for the Panel Discussion as you will see from the poster above.  It promises to be an interesting discussion.  This will be a live event at the STEM Centre, Middlesbrough College. Dock St, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD.  
Access is via Queens Square, Cleveland St, and Lower East St.  Please look at map below. 

We will also be live streaming the event, for those who are unable to attend in person.  
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Oct. 20th – Graham Thomson, “Steam and it’s effect on our civilisation”
Nov. 17th – Martin Slater,  Title unknown at present.
Dec. 15th – Dinner - to be arranged with caterer.
Jan.19th – AGM plus video, -“ Men 0f Steam” from Ted Parker, to be confirmed.
Feb.16th – George Carter, “Problems of energy storage”. to be confirmed.


17 Oct 2022
Subject:- Demolition of the Redcar Steelworks.
Monday 7.30 pm
Venue:- St. Mary’s Centre, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough.
Speaker:- Chris Twigg

Historical images of the demolition of local industrial sites are few and far between, however, the use of drones and social media has generated a vast amount of imagery of the recent demolitions across the Teesworks site. Additional information gathered from planning applications and satellite
imagery allows us to see what happened entirely behind closed doors in previous generations.

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ICFT2022: 24th UK Meeting on Integrable Models and Conformal Field Theory

STARTS  Fri 16 Dec 2022 11:00

ENDS  Sat 17 Dec 2022  16:00


Department of Mathematical Sciences
Durham University
Upper Mountjoy
Durham DH1 3LE
For further details, and to book, please look at --->  ICFT2022: 24th UK Meeting on Integrable Models and Conformal Field Theory | Institute of Physics (


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North East Railway Engineers' Forum - Designing, Managing and Controlling Trains in the North East
Event Type: Technical lecture
28 September 2022 18:00 to 21:00
Priory Centre - York
Four lectures in one evening, all centred on the North East of England: Sam Marchant - Azuma Fleet Performance Development Paul Staples - TransPennine Express Rolling Stock Hannah Lomas and Andrew Morgan - Transpennine Route Upgrade Robin Davis - Designing EMR's New Trains

Chairman's Address - Not a very good engineer! - the fallacy and effect of this mindset
Event Type: Talk or debate
13 October 2022 18:30 to 20:00
Priory Centre - York
In his address, Noel argues that if the industry were to shine a spotlight on the engineers that have succeeded in non-engineering jobs because they are good engineers, then it would open up to more diverse pool of talent. This in turn would retain engineers (such as Noel himself) in the profession, and battle the challenge of many engineers feeling they need to move out of the profession to have career success, because they think they are, in fact, “not a very good engineer”.

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Where welding goes wrong - flaws, reasons and consequences

This is a Teesside Branch event organised and run by the Teesside Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

When  26 Sep 2022  6:00 PM (UK Time)

Location  Online (via Zoom) and in person at TWI Technology Centre, Riverside Park Industrial Estate, Ferrous Rd, Middlesbrough TS2 1DJ

(Please note, this is a new date due to the unforeseen bank holiday for the Queen's funeral on the original date, 19th September.)

Overview: Welding is a critical fabrication process and, if not correctly applied and controlled, can lead to unacceptable flaws in the finished and operating structure that can render it unfit for purpose as design intended. These situations can be very costly to rectify and may also lead to expensive legal proceedings in order to determine liability. Unfortunately, the liability in these cases isn’t always straightforward. Whilst the product might have failed or be rejected around or in the weld area, there are many potential causes of this. The failure of the owner or purchaser to correctly specify the level of quality of welding required for service, the designer in neglecting to take account of critical environmental factors such as fatigue loading or corrosion, the supply of poor quality base material and/or the welding fabricator not carrying out the proper controls of welding or inspections to produce a fabrication that is fit for purpose, can all be potential causes.

This talk will cover some experience of the types of disputes related to welding that have occurred in recent years and that TWI has been involved with. Specifically in terms of how the failures in the welding process or otherwise were caused, how the liability was established and what were the consequences.

Speaker: David Howse
To register, please look at --->  The Welding Institute - Where welding goes wrong - flaws, reasons and consequences

Colin Galbraith Programme Secretary TWI Teesside Branch m: 07850 881 311
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Using OpenPHA Training Coming Online Today!

Training for Kenexis’ best-in-class HAZOP/LOPA facilitation documentation software, Open PHA, is currently being uploaded to our YouTube site.
 Not only is our standard desktop version of Open PHA available at no charge, but the training is also free! 
 You can start the Open PHA training at the following link.

Using Open PHA – Section 0 – Scope and Course Roadmap – YouTube




April 2022 InstMC North East Section - Technical Talk 
Reactive Technologies Inertia Measurement of the UK National Grid
Despite the subject being  about the electrical  power  grid and problems it encounters as a result of going green.

It is a very  interesting and informative talk. explaining how a simple measuring technique can be utilised to Measure, Monitor, Analyse and Control the power generation system across the whole country.

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 Mar 2022  CIE  - Technical Talk

The development of rail steels throughout the history of the railways

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