Edmonton

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Welcome to the Edmonton Chapter page. Thank you for visiting our page, and on behalf of the Chapter we hope to see you at one of our events.

The Chapter centers itself in the city of Edmonton and includes the surrounding communities of Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan and Leduc among others.  Almost every nearby community has industrial parks and construction sites that employ many in the welding industry.  Much of the welding fabrication work supports the oil and gas exploration and development projects taking place in Northern Alberta, along with structural fabrication for plant site modules and commercial buildings.  Edmonton also has the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) offering engineering technology programs and apprenticeship training, the University of Alberta with the Canadian Centre of Welding and Joining, and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF). 

The Chapter has been in the region beginning with the Welding Institute of Canada (WIC) over thirty years ago and part of the CWB Association for nearly the past twenty years. We have over 5000 CWB Association members in the region. The growth of the CWB Association has been reflective within the Edmonton Chapter, and we intend to offer our members and non-members alike educational and networking opportunities. The Chapter plans on dinner meetings, usually at the University of Alberta Faculty Club monthly from January to May. We also like to have a site tour for either the fall or spring trying to avoid the early or late winter storms that are part of seasonal living in Edmonton! We also plan joint meetings with our fellow technical societies like AWS and ASM, among others, in hosting mutually interesting topics.  We usually charge $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.

Technical Presentation Event

The recipients of CWBA Edmonton Chapter Graduate and Undergraduate Awards will present their work from the Canadian Centre Welding and Joining (CCWJ) at the University of Alberta.

Understanding the Interaction between Residual Stress and Non-Ideal Geometry in Pipeline Girth Welds
Presented By: Mitchell Grams

Microstructure Identification and Quantification of Structural Steels by Artificial Intelligence
Presented By: Kevin Wang

Date and Time:
Thursday, 25 October 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:
University of Alberta Faculty Club
11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G9

Click HERE for full details and to register

From Laser Cladding to Additive Manufacturing: Value Added Coatings and Features on Engineered Components

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 11:45 AM
Location: Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB Group)
206 - 19th Ave., Nisku Industrial Park

Cost: SPE & CWB Members: $25 (& members of associated technical societies CIM, SME, ASM, CSChE)
Non-Members: $30
Students: $10

TOPIC-

Laser cladding is a robust production weld overlay technique that provides a unique combination of benefits for wear resistant hardfacing, corrosion resistant overlays and dimensional repairs. Laser cladding provides all the benefits of a metallurgical bond that is characteristic of conventional weld techniques, but with a substantially lower heat input. This reduced heat input is a key advantage and allows for a minimized heat affected zone (HAZ) and reduced risk of distortion. Due to the nature of the process, dissimilar metal welding is not only possible, but commonplace.

SPEAKER- 

Dr. Douglas J. Hamre is the Research and Development Manager at Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding Ltd. (A Division of Apollo Machine & Welding). Originally from Edmonton, Doug attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, where he received a B.Sc. in 2001 and a Ph.D. in 2005 both in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. Doug returned to the Edmonton area in 2011 to join Apollo-Clad after working in the investment casting industry making Titanium and Superalloy investment castings for aerospace and power generation applications. Doug is also a Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta.

INTRODUCTION TO HOT TAPPING WITH LIVE DEMONSTRATION

February 7th, 2018
CWB Group Nisku Learning Centre, 206 19 Avenue, Nisku, AB T9E 0W8

Originating as a segment of Red Flame firefighting services, hot taps were utilized as a method of directing water and/or other solutions to prevent or kill pipeline blowouts or fires. In 1996, the company saw the potential for standard piping system applications and Red Flame Hot Tap Services was born. They have developed stringent in-service weld procedures, NDT inspections and fitting styles to suit nearly every application.

Reception at 5:30 PM
Dinner at 6 PM
Presentations at 7 PM

The cost is: 
$35 Members, 
$40 Non-Members
, $15 Student Members, 
$20 Student Non-Members. All members of ASM, ASME, AWS, CWA, NACE, and SME will be charged as members.

Register Online

Welding of the Walterdale Bridge and Bow Tower

January 17th, 2018
Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Dr. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G9

The Walterdale Bridge and Bow Tower are both engineering marvels built in the last decade that have become signature features of Alberta’s skylines. As a key figure in construction, Joe Vigneron will recount experiences, accomplishments, and lessons learned during these challenging projects.

Reception at 5:30 PM
Dinner at 6 PM
Presentations at 7 PM

The cost is: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members, $15 Student Members, $20 Student Non-Members. All members of ASM, ASME, AWS, CWA, NACE, and SME will be charged as member.

Register Online

HEAT TRANSFER EFFECTS DURING WELDING AND REPAIR OF AN ORBITAL WELDING GANTRY

October 25th, 2017
Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Dr. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G9
Presented By: Yi Lu and Syed Alam

The recipients of CWA Edmonton Chapter Graduate and Undergraduate Awards will present their work with the Canadian Centre Welding and Joining (CCWJ) at the University of Alberta.

Yi Lu (Louie) will describe the heat transfer during welding in a new and comprehensive way. The approach he proposes is fast, inexpensive, and reliable, and is based on formulas representing the most important welding parameters. Important metallurgical outputs like the cooling rate, which is essential in determining the strength and toughness of the weld, can be predicted using this method. Louie’s methodology is also able to determine the size of the weld and heat affected zone. The size of clad beads will be discussed as a case study.

Louie is in the second year of his MSc. in welding engineering on the topic of mathematical modeling of welding phenomena. Before coming to Alberta in 2015, he obtained his BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University, the premier university of China. The presentation is appropriate for anyone interested in the flow of heat during welding including welders and engineers.

Syed Alam will discuss his summer internship working on the repair of an orbital welding system at the CCWJ. Syed will discuss briefly the applications of the technology, the configuration of the system used, and the challenges faced in commissioning the system. Syed is in his final year of a BSc. in Chemical Engineering at the UofA.

The cost is $30.00 Members, $35.00 Non-Members, $10.00 Student Members and $15.00 Student Non-Members. All members of ASM, ASME, AWS, CWA, NACE, and SME will be charged as members. 

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Robotic Welding – How to adapt to real life conditions – Available technologies

May 16th, 2017
Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton

Robotics used to be applicable almost exclusively to repeat parts (hence the major use in automotive industry). It is no longer the case. Several tools have been developed to help users apply robotics to one-off parts, to deal with imperfect part fit-up and to allow higher tolerances to the automated processes. Some of those software/hardware tools have been around for quite a long time while others have only been released recently. This presentation gives an overview of those tools that are available today to help the industry deal with real life conditions and how simplified offline programming, combined with seam finding, seam tracking, and adaptive welding can be used together to apply robotics successfully to single parts. As automation is omnipresent in the welding industry, this presentation is of interest to welding technologists, manufacturing engineers & production staff.

The cost is $30.00 Members, $35.00 Non-Members, $10.00 Student Members and $15.00 Student Non-Members. All members of ASM, ASME, AWS, CWA, NACE, and SME will be charged as members.

Register Online

Underwater Projects – An Overview

March 21, 2017
Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton

This presentation is an all picture slide show, providing an overview of underwater water repair projects with emphasis on underwater wet welding. It introduces the audience to hyperbaric wet and dry welding, as well as top site welding as repair techniques on ocean going vessels and maritime underwater structures.

Uwe Aschemeier is a German born and educated Welding Engineer who has evolved through the metals industry by studying mechanical engineering and welding engineering at various advanced education institutions in Germany.

The cost is $30.00 Members, $35.00 Non-Members, $10.00 Student Members and $15.00 Student Non-Members. All members of ASM, ASME, AWS, CWA, NACE, and SME will be charged as members.

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Comparative Review of Welding Standards followed around the World: CSA vs AWS & ISO

February 21st, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CWB Group Nisku Learning Centre, 206 - 19th Avenue, Nisku Industrial Park

Presented by Cristian Zanfir, Assistant Manager Standards, CWB Group

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the audience with a comparative review of these Standards’ requirements and an overview of their similarities and differences. While in Canada and US welding requirements are driven by the building code and product standards, in Europe the welding requirements are driven by legislation and product standards. This presentation will describe the building code and legislation requirements. Also, some examples will be given to show the requirements for qualification of welding personnel and welding procedures as outlined in these standards.

Cost: $30.00 Members, $35.00 Non-Members, $10.00 Student Members and $15.00 Student Non-Members. (All members of ASM, ASME, AWS, CWA, NACE, and SME will be charged as members)

Register be emailing edmonton@cwamembers.or or purchse tickets online.