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Hawkins Webinars: The Materials Series

Engineering / Materials, Chemistry & Biology

In our latest series of webinars, our materials experts will be presenting on topics ranging from sprinkler systems to aeroderivative gas turbines.

Find out more about each webinar below and click the button to register.

Failures Encountered in Aeroderivative Gas Turbines

Presented by Stephen Rowbotham

Thursday 3rd August 2023 at 9.30am BST

Aeroderivative gas turbines provide a rapidly despatched generating asset which can assist in grid stability,  increasingly required as renewals such as wind and solar become dominant.

This webinar includes:

Inclusion Conclusion

Presented by Eleanor Jay

Thursday 17th August 2023 at 9.30am BST

Glass is often thermally toughened, and whilst this imparts strength, it can also leave it vulnerable to fracture by debris from  manufacture; inclusions

Elly will discuss types of glass and the manner in which they fracture, looking at some real life examples.

Sprinkler Systems, & the Potential Problems

Presented by Christabel Evans

Thursday 31st August 2023 at 9.30am BST

Christabel provides a review of sprinkler pipework including:

The Effects of Hydrogen on Materials Properties

Hawkins’ Experience in the Context of Insurance Claims

Presented by Lin Sun

Thursday 14th September 2023 at 9.30am BST

Introducing the basic characteristics of hydrogen, the current trend for its applications, and its effects on materials.  Lin includes recent examples of materials failures in the context of insurance claims. 

Fibre Reinforced Composite Pipes & Tanks/Pressure Vessels

Presented by Amir Hajdaei

Thursday 28th September 2023 at 9.30am BST

Amir explains what a fibre reinforced composite is, where they are used, and some of the methods for manufacturing pipes and tanks made from composites. He will also discuss the reasons why they are becoming ever more popular and some of the failures that can occur in pipes and tanks/pressure vessels.

Leaking Pipes & Cylinders – Common Themes between the Industry and the Airing Cupboard

Presented by Philippa Moore

Thursday 12th October 2023 at 9.30am BST

Reflecting on common themes that lead to leaks and failures in high-integrity industries, or the pipework in your home.  The topics divide into:

We look forward to presenting for you.

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