Our team recently welcomed students from Cranfield University to the Salford facility for an educational day full of discussions, demonstrations, tours and case studies. Cranfield University are the largest UK provider of master’s-level graduates in engineering and their mission is to create leaders in technology and management by partnering with businesses and governments to deliver transformational research, postgraduate education and professional development.
Throughout the day the students put their studies into practice taking part in the following itinerary:
- Shopfloor tour – a general overview of the Salford facility witnessing the welding and fabrication of pressure vessels. During the tour students were tasked to observe our safety culture, note down any H&S items and feedback upon completion of the tour with suggestions.
- Discussion on weld procedure qualifications – including – reasons to do so, relevant standards, documentation required for a complete weld procedure qualification record and practical demonstration of weld procedure monitoring using our latest ALXIII weld monitoring system.
- Discussion on weld quality monitoring in production using NDE as well as weld data logging. This included a quick demonstration of dye penetrant testing of weld test piece and brief explanation of the IOT type weld monitoring capability Salford invested in as an add on to our new welding sets (XNET for the EWM TIG sets).
- Case study – students were tasked to consider HSE requirements as well as outline a weld procedure for the repair of a fictitious site repair welding case study.
Terry Miller, Salford Facility Manager said: