- Wednesday, April 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This Event Will Now Be Run as an Online Webinar.
The Victorian Branch AGM will now be held on the 15th of April 2020 and will mark the ACA’s first Online event.
5PM – 6PM AEST
During this section of the meeting, Candice Blackney will deliver the Presidents report, elections for the 2020 Victorian Branch Committee will take place and the floor will be open for any member questions and discussions. If you are unable to attend, please complete the attached proxy form. Please note, you are also able to vote in the committee elections via proxy. Fill out the corresponding form and return it to email@example.com.
The Presidents Report will be available for circulation in Branch emails.
6PM – 6:30PM
The second half of the night is a technical event ‘Hidden defects and defective process control’,. We are fortunate to have Sarah Furman from Aecom and Peter Wilson from Nuffield group presenting two topics related to defects and management of infrastructure. Now that we are all under lockdown, Sarah and Peter have kindly agreed to present our first technical webinars. Subsequently, this event will be open to all, so feel free to register regardless of your branch.
Presentation 1 – Hidden Defects in Bridges and Other Structures
Speaker: Sarah Furman, Associate Director – Advanced Materials, Aecom
Hidden defects can cause sudden and sometimes catastrophic failure of bridges and other infrastructure assets. Understanding of the type of hidden defects that might be present in an asset and the failure risk associated with a hidden defect is a very important step in the effective management of an asset.
Presentation 2 – Eliminating defective process control as a cause of corrosion
Speaker: Dr Peter Wilson, Nuffield Group
Unexpected corrosion damage is just as likely to arise from defective process control & lack of recognition of potential damage mechanisms, as incorrect alloy selection.
Operating plant is subject to variability of service condition arising from changes in feedstock, temporary process upsets, shutdowns for inspection and restart all representing a significant challenge to reliable operation. Corrosion damage mechanisms may proceed intermittently or steadily and time to failure may range from seconds to years and consist of initiation and propagation phases.
A management practice for avoiding defective process control will be described which requires identification of integrity operating windows (IOW) that define rates of damage propagation:
- target windows for safe and reliable long-term operation;
- standard windows for a known but manageable rate of damage propagation;
- critical windows: operating outside this critical window will lead to rapid failure of equipment.
Examples from hydrocarbon gas processing will be used to illustrate the IOW management practice which includes defining responses to excursions at each IOW, revealed by instruments and sensors which monitor and control the process.
Everyone who registers for this event will receive an e-mail on the day of the event with a link to the event.
It will be hosted using ZOOM.
We recommend that you sign into the meeting using a computer rather than calling in.
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Venue: Coopers Inn, Melbourne