Technical Forum: Corrosion under insulation

Technical Forum: Corrosion under insulation

The next online AIES Technical Forum on Tuesday 12 October 2021 will address the topic of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). The meeting will look at what is CUI, the conditions for it to occur, the implications of CUI, inspection strategies and testing as well as a brief on technological developments in CUI.

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Technical Discussion Forums

Three online Technical Forums are planned for 2021 on 13 April, 6 July and 12 October. These are open discussion formats which will enable all members to contribute thoughts and knowledge on selected subjects regardless of their background. The forum in 2020 on Risk Based Inspection was of great value to members who shared positive, constructive input on this complex topic.

Standards news

AS 3992:2020 Pressure equipment – Welding and brazing qualification has now been published and is available for purchase from SAI Global. In addition, AS 1796 Pressure Equipment—Qualification of welders, welding supervisors and welding inspectors is currently under revision, with one of the main objectives being incorporation of a section on the Qualification of Welding Inspectors. AIES members are encouraged to contribute to this process through their Standards Australia Representatives on committee ME-001.

Response to COVID-19

AIES, in response to social and economic impacts on its members and the Australian pressure equipment industry is:
1/ Waiving 2020/21 membership fees for existing financial members,
2/ Offering 50% discount on new memberships for 2020/21, and
3/ Conducting all AIES meetings via video conferencing
until current government restrictions are lifted.
Full services to members and the industry will be maintained throughout this difficult period.

AIES resigns from AICIP

AIES have officially resigned from membership and the Board of the Australian Institute for the Certification of Inspection Personnel (AICIP). AIES was a Foundation Member of AICIP in 1995 and represented the greatest number of AICIP Certified Inspectors, so the decision to resign has not been taken lightly and was reached with many frustrations.  Our resignation is an extremely disappointing situation for our association given our history and contributions to AICIP over many years. The reasons behind the unfortunate resignation and what this means to members will be communicated in the coming weeks.


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