South Wales Branch

Institute Branches 

Colin MacFarlane

Vice Chair
Michelle Clapham
Honorary Treasurer   
Michelle Clapham

Honorary Secretary
Steve O’Brien
Branch Welfare Officer
Stan Elworthy
Branch Representative to Council
Phil Edwards

To contact any of the above, email:

South Wales Branch Programme

All meetings commence at 6.00 pm and will take place on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise stated.

Thursday 21 September 2017*
Visit to RNLI lifeboat station

Venue: Barry, South Wales.

Thursday 19 October 2017*
Sewers to the sky – Real-life examples of the challenges of introducing advanced inspection techniques
by Gary Luckett, Olympus.
Venue: Village Hotel Cardiff, 29 Pendwyallt Road, Cardiff CF14 7EF.

Thursday 16 November 2017
Evening tour of Penderyn Distillery

Venue: The Welsh Whisky Company, Pontpren, Penderyn CF44 0SX.

Thursday 7 December 2017
Christmas dinner

Note: Joint event with the ASNT Group and West of England Branch.
Venue: JRC Global Buffet, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ.

Thursday 18 January 2018
President’s dinner

Venue: Village Hotel, Cardiff.

Thursday 15 February 2018*
Visit to GKN Aerospace – Western Approach

Venue: GKN Aerospace – Western Approach, Govier Way, Bristol BS35 4GG.

Thursday 15 March 2018*

Low profile ultrasonic transducers: How low can you get?
by John Skidmore, GB Inspection Systems.
Venue: Room TC013, Building Ty Crawshay, School of Engineering, University of South Wales, Treforest Campus, Pontypridd CF37 1DL.

Thursday 19 April 2018*
Forensic investigation and root cause analysis
by Peter Moore, Consultant Materials Scientist.
Venue: Minton, Treharne & Davies.

Wednesday 16 May 2018*
Annual General Meeting

Village Hotel, Cardiff.

*indicates CPD content

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.

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