communication

Update – Member survey: our new communication walk, talk and feel

Now more than ever, we know that delivering value doesn’t simply stop at the ‘doing’ stage – it also needs to be effectively communicated and shared with our members so we can spark conversation, bring insight and drive a future focused metals industry. That’s why, a specific section of our member survey concentrated on understanding…

pressure-equipment

Call for attendees – Second NZ pressure equipment workshop ‘working together’

HERA and the Pressure Equipment Workshop committee invite the New Zealand pressure equipment community to the Second New Zealand Pressure Equipment Workshop. This workshop will benefit designers, fabricator, inspectors, vendors, regulators, owners and operators. The goals for the workshop are: Sharing technical information, innovation and practical experiences Provide guidance and feedback for the application and…

paris

Can New Zealand play a part in the Paris Agreement?

“Yes We Can” says the recently held and aptly named symposium of low carbon associations – of which HERA is an active part. As a research levy funded organisation, R&D is in our blood. Our focus on clean energy technology development through our AGGAT programme and upcoming foray into the wave and tidal space, made our…

budget-2016

Budget 2016 – how does it affect innovation in our businesses?

Everyone has their views when it comes to the 2016 Budget. “Funding lift a thrill for scientists,” NZ Herald. “Top-ups for research bodies part of (business) growth agenda,” Minister Steven Joyce. “It’s likely that business will be feeling more rather than less confident,” BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. “Budget 2016 held few surprises for business and sent a strong…

quenching-tempering

Notice – Welding procedures for high strength quenched and tempered steel

“Quenched and tempered” (Q&T) steels for welded structures and pressure vessels provide enhanced hardness and strength properties compared to “regular” steels while maintaining adequate ductility, weldability and toughness. Steel manufacturers obtain these properties by using low alloy chemistries, heat treatment and controlled rolling. The regular structural grades of steel are designated by the specification, grade…

stress

Notice – Proposed new fatigue design provisions for the forthcoming AS/NZS 5100.6

A regular enquiry received by HERA has been the application of fatigue design in steel bridges. On one hand, some designers have had trouble interpreting the current design rules; whilst on the other, many fabricators have expressed concerns on more expensive butt welds being specified for fatigue details where this might not be entirely necessary.…