WEBINAR: Durability Advances in Renewable Energy & Storage Technology
Date: Various dates November and December Presenters: Serena Margadonna (Swansea University), Graham Cooley (ITM Power), Peter Miller (UTAC) & Neil Glover (Rolls Royce)
Beyond Lithium-ion Batteries for Greener and more Sustainable Electrical Energy Storage
Serena Margadonna, Swansea University
17 November 1-2pm
An overview of the current state and future of electrochemical energy storage systems will be provided. Technologies will be discussed in terms of energy/power densities and cycle-life for applications including transport, buildings and the grid. Furthermore, the sustainability and environmental costs of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries considering material abundance and manufacturing processes will be introduced, highlighting how near to the market technologies (e.g. Lithium-sulfur and Na-ion batteries) will enable a more widespread and greener electrification of the economy.
Green Hydrogen and Energy Storage Graham Cooley, ITM Power 15 December 1-2pm NEW DATE
During this presentation, Dr Graham Cooley will explain the use of polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzers in green hydrogen production, in the roll out of renewable energy. Graham will discuss the importance of green hydrogen, the only Net-Zero gas, and how it can be utilised as a long-term energy storage solution.
Automotive Battery Testing Capability and Best Practice Peter Miller, UTAC
30 November 1-2pm
This presentation will start by giving an overview of the various automotive battery applications (from SLI to EV) and the battery requirements for each. It will then look at test methods and standards for automotive batteries for xEV’s that cover abuse, performance and life and give some examples of these. Finally, the split of testing between cells, modules and packs will be discussed.
Materials Challenges for Sustainable Aerospace Neil Glover, Rolls Royce
9 December 1-2pm
Neil will discuss the “de-carbonisation” of aerospace, the introduction of hybrid-electric power systems and sustainable fuels and the challenges these bring for materials engineering, performance and durability.
WEBINAR: Strain Gauges are everywhere
From first principles to real-world applications
Date: 19 January 2022 1-2pm
Presenter: Anton Chittey
Vishay Measurements Group
Strain gauges are absolutely everywhere. They interact with your daily life, both directly and indirectly, whether you are aware of them or not. From the food on your table, the vehicles you travel in, bridges your cross, supermarket self-checkouts and even biomedical applications. If you ever have dental work or are unlucky enough to undergo surgery, strain gauges are used in ways often beyond imagination. In this short presentation we’ll discover what a strain gauge is, how it works, a brief overview of how to install them and review some real-world application case studies.
Anton has worked with strain gauges for more than 30 years. In that time he has repaired and calibrated instrumentation, installed gauges and captured data on a variety of materials in many environments, including bone for evolutionary biology investigation, a hydroelectric power station, sea trials for a missile system, vehicle testing on a well-known test track. Presenting training workshops has been a key part of his career. Anton has also been a member of the British Society for Strain Measurement’s CERCO committee for several years which includes the role of examiner for the strain gauge installation certification scheme.
EXHIBITION: Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition 2022
Venue: Silverstone Wing, Silverstone Race Circuit
Date: 17 May 2022 10am - 4pm
The Engineering Integrity Society’s annual Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition will take place on 17 May 2022, at Silverstone Race Circuit 10am-4pm. The event covers a wide variety of disciplines including aerospace, automotive, motorsport, rail, off-highway, mechanical handling, industrial and power generation industries. On show and being demonstrated will be a range of products, testing equipment, transducers, data acquisition and analysis systems as well as the latest digital imaging techniques. The exhibition is enhanced by mini seminars on topical subjects held throughout the day. Entrance is free.