Fusion reactor developers come to TWI for NDT training

Training session at TWI

Training session for F4E staff at TWI

When engineers from Fusion for Energy in Barcelona needed training in non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques, they looked to Cambridgeshire-based company TWI for a helping hand.

TWI is a research and technology organisation specialising in joining, integrity management and materials technologies. It also delivers training and certification, and is the world’s largest provider of training in welding, welding inspection and non-destructive testing.

So it was no surprise that F4E approached TWI in search of training that would provide its personnel with a better understanding of some of the issues associated with advanced NDT inspection for the ITER fusion project.

Fourteen F4E staff came to TWI’s Great Abington headquarters in February for a four-day training workshop covering advanced NDT techniques. The bespoke course covered a broad range of NDT-related topics, including typical welding process faults, NDT procedure and report requirements, relevant standards, validation processes and personnel certification.

Marcello Consonni, Principal Project Leader at TWI, said:

“We were very pleased to welcome the group of engineers from Fusion for Energy to TWI for this training workshop covering advanced NDT methods.

“As a forward-thinking research and technology organisation, we appreciate the need to push the boundaries of science to solve the problems facing us today and into the future, and can relate to the pioneering spirit embodied by the ITER project.

“We are very happy to have been able to contribute in this small way towards the success of the programme.”

For details of general NDT training courses from TWI visit www.twitraining.com. If you are interested in a specialised course encompassing NDT topics, contact Ivan Pinson or Malcolm Spicer at TWI, via www.twi-global.com or on 01223 899000.