Alternatives to Welding – Creative Solutions for Pressure and Strength Retention

Tuesday April 30, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at

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Alternatives to Welding – Creative Solutions for Pressure and Strength Retention

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 Call for Abstracts – Deadline 28th January. Download details here.

Non-welded mechanical connectors is becoming a growth area as platforms are decommissioned or modified.  This conference will share knowledge, new technologies and provide clarity on industry guidelines, in line with the Regulatory requirements.

Important issues such as demonstrating integrity, achieving compliance approval, risk assurance and technical compliance will be addressed.

Themes include but are not limited to – vessel and flange repairs; composites; ice plugs; foam plugs; hot tapping; non welded piping connections; bolted joints; pressure systems; cold work solutions.

If you have experience or case histories to share then we invite you to submit a short 200 word abstract indicating which type of presentation you prefer from the following options:

  • Formal 20 minute presentations – include real field data; case histories demonstrating added value; positive impact; lower production costs; more reserves; enhanced production.
  • Informal 5 minute Techbyte presentations – new game changing technology or innovative applications for existing technology
  • Poster presentations in the exhibition area – for more detailed explanation and two-way discussion

Abstracts will close on 28th January.

A summary of up to 200 words including title, presenter, company affiliation and the presentation type* should be sent to  For any queries, call the Events Team on 01224 646311.  *The Organising Committee reserves the right to decide which session the presentation is best suited to.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, email or call 01224 646311.

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Book Your Place Below:

Early bird rate available until 5th March

Member rates apply to members of: SPE, IMechE, EI, AXIS, ICoTA, IMC, OGUK

Student rate applies to full time students only

All prices are inclusive of VAT

Remember to select the number of tickets you require. If you encounter any problems while making this booking please contact Diane Wood

Price Qty
Members - Early bird rate £330.00 (GBP)*  
Non Members - Early bird rate £390.00 (GBP)*  
Members - Early bird rate, book 4 places and get 5th free £1,320.00 (GBP)*  
Non Members - Early bird rate, book 4 places and get 5th free £1,680.00 (GBP)*  
Students £25.00 (GBP)  
Unemployed £25.00 (GBP)  

* price includes taxes

Full payment of the event rate you have selected must be paid in advance of the event day or you will be asked for payment on registration. If payment is not received then you will not be granted entry to the conference.

We recognise that on occasions delegates will book onto events and subsequently find that they are unable to attend. In these situations we ask that delegates notify us of their need to cancel an event booking as soon as possible.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Please send cancellation details to the event organiser by email or by telephone.

Please inform the event organiser if you wish to send a replacement delegate, including their requirements (e.g. dietary, access etc). Please supply their full contact details so that any advance paperwork can be supplied directly to the replacement.

If you notify the organisers of your cancellation up to two weeks prior to the event, we will provide a full refund.

If you notify the organisers of your cancellation less than two weeks prior to the event the full cost will be payable and only delegate substitution will be allowed.

Where you have booked a place and do not attend without notifying the organisers of your cancellation the full fee will be payable.