Thursday, May 31, 2018

Welding & Fabrication Technology (WeldFab2018), New Delhi, India

Conference & Exhibition on 'Welding & Fabrication Technology (WeldFab2018)' on 5-6 October 2018
Hotel Holiday Inn, New Delhi

'Welding' is an essential part of everyday life and the use of welding in today’s technology is extensive. With the launch of the ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Government of India, to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub, developments in welding & fabrication Industry is the need of the moment to make Indian products globally competitive. Welding metallurgy is an important field because the welded material changes their micro-structure and properties due to heat cycle associated with welding. Qualified and competent welding engineers with multidisciplinary knowledge are essential for the success of the welding industry. Also, newer materials ranging from variations of existing metallic materials to advanced materials, composites, nano-materials and others has started. Welding of these materials posses’ technological challenges in welding fabrication, leading to development of superior welding processes and quality assurance criteria. The WeldFab 2018 conference will provide a dynamic forum for the attending professionals from industry, academia, research institutions and service providers to share, enhance and utilize the knowledge base in Welding, Fabrication and allied technologies to fill up the gaps and attend the problems faced by the Industry.

Tentative Technical Sessions
- Advances in Welding, Fabrication & Cutting Techniques
- Welder Training & Certification
- Metallurgy of Welding
- Characterization, Inspection & NDE of Welding
- Mechanical Behavior & Weld Integrity
- Pressure Vessels, Boilers and Pipeline Welding
- Automatic & Robotic welding
- Shipbuilding, Underwater Welding

Invitation for Abstract Submission
Welding & Fabrication technologists, scientists and professionals from the Industries, Academia, Research Organization are invited for technical paper presentation in any one of the suggested theme topics. Abstracts will be evaluated based on relevance, uniqueness/originality, technical content, and clarity. Authors are requested to submit abstracts not exceeding 300-500 words as per the guidelines through email (Email Id: To ensure a wider participation, POSTER sessions will be held along with the oral presentations. Authors desirous of presenting their papers in the poster session may indicate their preference while submitting the abstract.

Topics & Agendas to be covered
The seminar will cover the latest developments and advances in Welding & Fabrication Technology related but not limited to:

Welder Training & Certification
·         Welder Training, Certification & Performance
·         Welding Procedure Qualification, Welding Process Safety
·         Cost and Economics of Welding, Safety and Productivity in Welding

Metallurgy of Welding
·         Advances in Materials & Metallurgy of Welding
·         Welding Metallurgy & Weldability Analysis
·         Behaviour of Metals Subjected to Welding
·         Importance of Welding Consumables and Procedures for Conventional and Emerging Materials
·         Importance of Accurate Welding Procurement
·         Field Heat Treatment: An Essential Variable in Welding
·         Physicochemical processes (thermodynamics, kinetics, microstructure, phase transformations,
·         Corrosion)
·         Special electrometallurgy processes
·         The Physics of Welding
·         Surfacing and Wear

Characterization, Inspection & NDE of Welding
·         Using Advanced Equipment & Processes to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Safety
·         Welding Power Sources, Equipments
·         Inspection & Non-Destructive Examination: Cost vs. Value
·         Automation of welding processes, Robotics and related technologies
·         Computer Aided Welding Engineering
·         Process Monitoring, Sensors, Control
·         Cost & Economics of Welding, NDT, QA and Failure Analysis
·         Quality Management in Welding and Allied Processes

Advances in Welding, Fabrication & Cutting Techniques
·         Welding Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Fabrication Techniques & Processes
·         Arc Welding and Filler Metals
·         Recent developments in joining technology - welding, soldering, brazing and Diffusion Bonding
·         Mathematical modeling and simulations
·         Joining of polymer and ceramic materials, Micro joining and Nano joining
·         Thermal Cutting and Allied Processes
·         Laser Cutting & Welding Technology
·         Resistance welding, Solid State Welding and Allied Joining Processes
·         Power Beam Processes

Mechanical Behavior & Weld Integrity
·         Strength, reliability and life of welded structures
·         Repair, Reclamation, Maintenance & Surfacing
·         Mechanical and Corrosion Properties, Residual Stress and Distortion Control
·         Structural Performances of Welded Joints - Fracture Avoidance
·         Fatigue Behaviour of Welded Components and Structures
·         Assessment of Properties, Integrity of Weld Joints, Residual Life Estimation
·         Residual Stresses and Distortion
·         Non-Destructive Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Weld Related Failure Analysis

Important Dead Lines
Abstract Submission:             30th June 2018
Early Bird Discount:              14th July 2018
Full Paper Submission:          11th August 2018       
Presentation Submission:       22nd September 2018

Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Title:                Times New Roman; 14 Font, Bold
Author:            Times New Roman; 12 Font, Bold
Affiliations:     Times New Roman; 11 Font, Bold, Italic
Abstract:         Times New Roman; 12 Font, 300 – 500 words
Keywords:       Times New Roman; 11 Font, Bold, Italic, 3-4 max. Number of keywords

Who should attend?
Professionals from
· Welding & Fabrication engineers and practicing professionals
· Metallurgist, Heat Treatment professionals, Material Characterization
· Production managers, shop floor engineers & supervisors
· Welding Equipment Suppliers, Electrode Manufacturing companies
· Inspection and quality control organizations and personnel
· Consumable and equipment manufacturers and dealers
· Academicians, Scientists, Researchers
· Faculty and Students from Engineering Colleges and
. Engineering and Professional Technical Training Institutes
. Inspection & NDT professionals, Failure Analyst
. Professionals from Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petroleum Industry
. Energy & Power Industry, Nuclear
. Petrochemical, Fertilizer & Process Industries
. Upstream & Drilling, Offshore Facilities, Pipeline
. Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Railways, Shipping, Defense, Information Technology
. Maintenance & Construction Personnel.
. R&D organizations

For more information contact:
Mr. D Ghosh
Member of Organizing Committee
Mob: - +91-9971943010

Friday, May 11, 2018

Conference on Asset Integrity Management, Inspection & NDT in Delhi India

Asset Integrity Management (AIM), Corrosion Control and Advanced Inspection & Nondestructive Testing are vital in managing Industrial assets effectively to gain maximum value, profitability and returns while ensuring smooth operation of the plant without any failures, leaks, accident’s, unplanned shut downs, maintaining Integrity, Safety & Reliability of the Assets.

The understanding of Asset Management (AM) incorporates Design, Maintenance, Inspection,
Process, Operations and Management concepts, since all these disciplines impact the integrity of
infrastructure and equipment. The concepts of AIM (i.e. design, technical and operation integrity)
is moving along with the approaches to Operational Excellence, Corrosion Control & Monitoring,
Advanced Inspection & NDT techniques, Risk Based Inspection & Maintenance, Failure Mode Effect
and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), and Maintenance Planning of static process equipment, rotating
equipment, mitigating the challenges caused by human factors, effective project management
strategies and etc.

Around the globe, asset owners are facing major challenges to maintain aging assets and to ensure
their reliability. Therefore, Advanced Inspection & Nondestructive Testing plays an essential role to
ensure reliable operation and to meet the increasing world energy & growth demands.

To attain these major challenges, two concurrent events are planned to conduct on “Asset Integrity Management & Corrosion Control (AIM 2018)” and Advanced Techniques & Practices of “Inspection, NDT & Monitoring” (INM 2018) on 10-11 August 2018 in Hotel Holiday Inn, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi. The AIM 2018 & INM 2018 are the only Technical Conference in India, designed to address the main challenges in asset management and to help you effectively manage your equipment so that you achieve long term plant reliability, efficiency, safety and profitability.
The conference provides an effective platform for Asset Integrity, Inspection & NDE, Corrosion, Operation & Maintenance professionals from all over the world to interact, share and exchange
their experiences. We welcome you all to be an integral part of these initiative.

Call for Abstracts:

Technical Committee of AIM and INM invites authors to submit technical papers on specified technical topics for Oral Presentation or Poster Paper during conference. Authors are requested to submit abstracts not exceeding 300 words and as per the guidelines. Please send your abstract to:;

Who should attend AIM 2018 & INM 2018 ?

Asset Management professionals & Experts, Inspection & NDT professionals, Maintenance & Operation Managers, Process, Design & Reliability Engineers, Power & Energy Industry, Nuclear, Welding & Fabrication Professionals, Independent Testing Laboratories, R&D organizations,  Engineering and Professional Technical Institutes, Failure Analyst, NDE personnel and Regulatory
Authority Corrosion Control, Asset Integrity & HSE Professionals, Project managers and Technical Safety personnel, CGD, LNG and Natural Gas Industry, Modification projects and planning personnel, Design & Engineering Companies, Infrastructure Industry, Inspection & NDE Equipment Manufacturers, & Service providers, Corrosion Management Companies, Corrosion Monitoring & Leak Detection, Oil Refineries, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers, Chemical and Process Industries, Oil and Gas Production and Processing, Offshore, Onshore, Pipeline

“AIM” Theme Topics
Concept of Asset Integrity Management (AIM): Basic understanding & Philosophy of Asset Integrity Management, AIM System, Policy & Strategy, Importance & Benefits, Integrity Surveillance & Monitoring

Design, Operational & Maintenance Excellence: Process Optimization & Control, Design Review & Safety, Maintenance & Performance, Preventive Maintenance strategies, Turnaround Planning through value-added methodologies, Life Cycle of the asset, Integrated Maintenance Management, Best practices for life cycle evaluations

Risk Assessment and its Management: Identification & Assessment of risk, Risk management, risk matrix, risk register & hazard log, cutting edge software, analysis tools and benchmarking. Concepts of Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Risk Based Maintenance (RBM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). Predictive Analysis, Safety, Health, Environment & Quality

Corrosion Control & Damage Mechanisms: Damage mechanisms, Integrity Operating Windows (IOW), solutions and best-practice strategies, Development of Corrosion Management Plan, Corrosion Control through Material Selection, Cathodic Protection, Coating, Inhibitor etc. Preventive Corrosion Control.

Mechanical Integrity (RLA, FFS etc), Maintenance & Inspection, Failure Analysis:
Life Cycle Management, Remaining Life Analysis (RLA), Life Extension approaches, Engineering Health Evaluations and Fitness for Service (FFS), Life cycle, Performance measurement / KPI’s, Mechanical integrity program. Current trends & advanced techniques in NDE practices, Implementation of IMS (Inspection Management System)

AIM Program:Approaches used for Asset Integrity Management, Asset Management Plans, Standards and procedures, Case Study/ Demonstration of a specific Case.Integrated Approach to Process Safety and Asset Integrity, Ensuring Regulatory Compliance and Improving Operating Performance, New Integrity Challenges

Way Forward:
AIM Improvement Plan- Assessment of current Asset Management performance (specific aspects),
Drawing up an improvement plans to optimize the cost/ benefits. Difficulties, AIM program
implementation successes & key learning’s.

“INM” Theme Topics
  • Advances & Development in different Inspection & NDT techniques and its applications
  • Condition monitoring and Residual life assessment (RLA)
  • NDE for Corrosion Damage monitoring, Corrosion Monitoring Systems (CMS)
  • NDE for in-service inspection
  • Remote Inspection techniques, Robotics
  • Advanced Ultrasonic, TOFD, Acoustic, Guided Wave, Non-linear Acoustic, Digital Radiography,
    Phased Array Testing (PAUT), Eddy Current, Laser Testing, Thermal/Infrared Testing etc
  • Specific Inspection & NDT techniques for Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petroleum Industry,
    Petrochemical, Chemical Process Industries
  • Advanced Inspection practices for Upstream and Drilling, Offshore Facilities, Deep water /
    under water Inspection etc
  • Energy & Power Industry, Nuclear Energy, Infrastructure, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical,
    Railways, Defence, Civil engineering & structure etc.
  • Inspection of Welding & Fabrication
  • Plant Integrity Management, Risk Based Inspection &Asset Integrity
  • NDT Technologies for Non-Piggable Pipelines
  • Advanced Automation in NDE Investigation, reduction of human factors in NDE reliability
  • Under water inspection, inspection of buried structures
  • Fitness for Service, Aging Infrastructure, Structural Health & integrity Monitoring, plant life
  • Materials Characterization, NDT for advanced materials (Non-Metallic composites, polymers,
    ceramics, and biological materials)
  • NDT of Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Boiler and Heat Exchanger
  • Probability of Detection, Reliability of NDT, Investigation and qualification of NDE reliability
  • Robotic Applications, Smart Sensors, Transducers & Probes technology
  • Research and development of advanced NDE methods, mathematical models of NDE
  • NDT for Under Ground Piping / Road Crossing
  • Data Management, Digital and computed radiography
  • NDT Personnel, Safety & Training Requirement, standardization, certification and
  • Permanently Installed Monitoring Sensors
  • Inspection for Corrosion Under Insulation
  • Codes, Standards and Regulations