SPE: ANZ |Polymer Failure Analysis Course |NSW

Date: June 20, 2019

Start Time: 1:30 pm
End Time: 6:30 pm



Polymer Failure Analysis Course-NSW

* AIP Members will receive a discounted price

Dooleys Waterview Club,
Cnr Clyde St & Silverwater Road,
Silverwater, NSW 2128

Thursday, 20th June 2019
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Because of the expertise of John Scheirs and his team at Excelplas, you will benefit from their extensive experience obtained from more than 1000 failure analysis projects.

The training course will lead you from failure modes of polymers through to actual case studies in which root cause analysis is the main goal, so appropriate measures can be formulated to prevent failure in the future. The course will include an overview of tools used in failure analysis investigations. The afternoon will be concluded with a number of polymer problem examples.

Outline of the course:
The title of this course will be: "Failure Analysis". The course program will be delivered over one afternoon with interactive participation covering in detail the following topics:

The course will take 3 to 3½ hours with a short break in between; coffee and tea will be available throughout the course. Registrations for this afternoon course will open at 1:30 pm. The course will commence at 2 pm
and finish at about 5 pm.

The SPE: A-NZ Section will offer refreshments and finger food after the course when time will be available for networking and discussion with the instructor and representatives of the sponsors.

Who should attend?
The training course has been designed with three main groups of industry people in mind who will benefit from participating:

  • Those employees in plastics manufacturing who have some practical experience with Failure Analysis, but would like to have more structured knowledge about methodologies;
  • Technical staff (engineering and production) and management staff (sales and marketing) who want to be updated about Failure Analysis methodologies;
  • Staff of new entrants to manufacturing plastic products who would like to be aware of failure modes of polymers and potential solutions.

Expected Outcome
The course provides a basic understanding of:

  • Failure modes of polymers;
  • Tools and methodologies in Failure Analysis;
  • Practical examples of problem solving.

The training course will be presented by Dr. John Scheirs, who is the Founder and Managing Director of one of the largest polymer testing laboratories in Australia (ExcelPlas) with 15 full time staff.

Dr. John Scheirs has more than 25 years of experience in studying the composition of polymers, their structure-property relationships and their failure behaviour. His research and consulting has resulted in over 60 refereed journal articles, 6 textbooks on polymers, 12 patents, and numerous conference presentations both domestically and at an international level.

He has been an expert witness in the field of polymer analysis, structure-performance properties and polymer failure of polymers, rubbers, coatings and composites to various courts and tribunals including the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of NSW, District Courts, County Courts, VCAT, etc.

He has consulted to over 1000 companies and organisations in the area of polymer failure and polymer failure analysis.

ExcelPlas is a NATA-accredited, independent, analytical testing laboratory providing polymer testing and polymer analysis services for local and international clients.

Register: https://www.plastics.org.au/registration

* AIP Members will receive a discounted price

For more information contact Han Michel by email: hanmichel@bigpond.com and mobile: 0416 168 25

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.