Pressure Equipment Conference 2020
The conference has been postponed to early November due to Covid-19.
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Registration is expected to open in early August.
This November, join HERA and the Pressure Equipment committee in Auckland for the 3rd New Zealand Pressure Equipment Conference.
A day packed with keynote speeches by internal presenters, two streams of local presenters, an update by the regulator and a panel discussion.
The Pressure Equipment Conference 2020 promises to be the outstanding technical forum for participants to further their knowledge-base by being exposed to diverse topics, and exchange opinions and ideas in a variety of topics related to Pressure Equipment industry. The conference is a great place to exchange ideas and to meet colleagues as we all work to create and advance Pressure Equipment technologies for our global community of practice. The Pressure Equipment Conference is a recognized forum for fruitful exchange of ideas.
The conference is run as a “by NZ industry for NZ industry” event and will cover a wide range of topics concerning the industry.
Who should attend?
The workshop will benefit designers, fabricators, inspectors, vendors, regulators, owners and operators.
The goals for the workshop are:
- Sharing of technical information, innovation and practical experiences
- Provide guidance and feedback; for the application and improvement of codes and regulations
- Promote New Zealand’s capabilities
- Promote consistency and best practice in the industry
Crispin Hales Workshop
On Thursday before the conference, conference attendees are invited to a workshop on Forensic Engineering.
“For various reasons I have been going through a number of my case files during the past weeks and one thing that stands out is how many times incorrect conclusions are arrived at by those investigating engineering failures. Sometimes this is from lack of knowledge, experience or training, sometimes it is from “going with the flow” on a particular theory, sometimes it is because of attorney interference and sometimes it is simply poor investigation work.
In recent years US attorneys and investigators alike have latched on to the term “root cause analysis”, which has become a buzzword so overused and misused that it is almost meaningless. It all depends on how far back you go along the root! A metallurgist might say that it was from low cycle fatigue, while a design engineer might say that it was from improper design calculations but taking a more holistic view it might be from the company CEO firing senior staff to save money on pension payouts. A current major example is the Boeing 737 Max fiasco. Although the real root cause of the problem was quite clear to many right from the first crash, for months Boeing tried to portray the root cause as nothing more than pilot error, poor airline training and a software code problem.”
The workshop will explore some of these issues with regard to the investigation and analysis of pressure system failures. It will feature selected examples from Crispin’s treasure trove of examples of faulty investigations in this area where he was in a position to observe, and mostly correct, quite erroneous conclusions that were becoming accepted by all parties. In one particular boiler explosion case a company paid out $16 million in settlement because their consulting engineers completely missed seeing the evidence that showed the cause of the explosion was nothing to do with the boiler itself, and therefore nothing to do with them!
Presenter: Crispin Hayles
Date: Thursday, 05 November, 3pm at HERA house
Cost: NZ$50 +GST ($57.50 incl GST).
Open to Conference attendees only, i.e. you cannot come for this workshop only.
17 – 19 Gladding Place
Manukau City, Auckland 2104
There is ample parking available on-site for conference attendees. Just drive in and park.
Introduce yourself to the industry
Become a sponsor
The Pressure Equipment Conference 2020 is coming, and it needs your support. We’d like to offer you the opportunity to present your products or services to the conference attendees.
Interested? Email Holger Heinzel to find out what options there are for your organisation in reaching out to the 100+ attendees.
All submitted abstracts have been reviewed by the workshop committee and successful authors have been invited to present at the workshop.
Following acceptance, presentations must be submitted in electronic format, by 15/05/2020.
Presentations are scheduled for 25 minutes followed by a 5 minutes Q+A session.
Presentations should be informative and technical in nature and not be used for marketing or promotion purposes.
Presenters must register via the conference website and paid to attend by 12/03/2020 in order to be included in the Workshop programme.
Publishing of presentations
Abstracts and presentations will be published in digital proceedings provided to all registered attendees and will be made available online following the conclusion of the Workshop.
It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all data and images referenced or reproduced in their paper has all necessary rights and approvals authorised by any and all relevant bodies. The submitting author gives permission for their presentation to be published. Copyright remains the property of the authors of each paper.
2019/12/13 Submission of abstracts + Speaker Profile
2019/12/15 Acceptance of presentations will be sent out
2020/08/01 Speakers required to confirm their availability
2020/10/23 Presentation submission in electronic format