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Welcome to FESI


FESI - the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity:
Working to assure the reliability, safety and economic viability of engineered systems, structures and components from design to end-of-life, and to reduce undesirable environmental impact.


FESI is the membership organisation for engineering structural integrity (ESI) in the UK. FESI disseminates the latest advances in ESI, promotes the exchange of ESI technologies and knowledge between industrial, regulatory, academic and professional organisations, encourages best practice in ESI, and provides a practical resource for anyone working in ESI. FESI aims to help improve the safe performance of and realise the economic potential inherent in the UK's engineering assets.

This is achieved through the organisation of CPD events, and the publication of a biannual journal, The FESI Bulletin, and textbooks through our wholly-owned subsidiary, EMAS publishing.

Increasingly, organisations are waking up to the fact that ESI's cross-industry, multi-disciplinary technologies, methodologies and practices underpin the success and safety of their current and future operations, although they may not, in the past, have regarded themselves as possessing an engineering component.

Sectors which recognise that ESI and the associated best practice makes a positive contribution to their survival range from the health, medical and healthcare industries, through architecture, construction, manufacturing, all branches of engineering and transport, to the renewable power generation, petrochemical, nuclear, and aerospace industries.

FESI's role as the UK's authority on ESI is supported and endorsed by a number of eminent and progressive organisations drawn from such sectors. These valued Sponsors acknowledge that the integration of ESI into their corporate policies has shown benefits for their development, operational safety, efficiency and sustainability. Sponsoring FESI is a way of helping to spread the positive message about ESI.

FESI is steered by a Council of distinguished ESI experts and specialists. See Who's Who in FESI.

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ESIA13 International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment

19 and 20 May 2015

Manchester, UK

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This prestigious and long running conference will bring together delegates from around the world to discuss how to characterise, predict and analyse the Engineering Structural Integrity (ESI) of plant, components and structures together with buildings and the infrastructure. ESI is the science and practice of increasing engineering reliability and safety. We will be considering how economic challenges can be safely accommodated in both new design and in the operation of existing plant.


Recent Advances in R6 Fracture Research - 1 Day workshop

11 March 2015

The Conference Centre, EDF Energy, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RS, UK

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The R6 defect assessment procedure has been continuously developed within the UK power generation industry since 1976 and has influenced many other codes worldwide, including the British Standard BS7910. It has been used in a range of industries for the assessment of real or postulated crack-like defects in both parent metal and weldment materials.

The presentations will be given by highly experienced developers of the leading UK flaw assessment methodologies; the R6 procedure and the British Standard BS 7910, covering a sample of work that has been performed within the R6 programme over the last few years. The workshop will be geared towards engineers involved in fitness-for-service assessments of metallic components containing real or postulated flaws, both in-service and at the design stage.


Developing Materials Ageing Models - 2 days

30 April 2015

Manchester Meeting Place, Sackville Street, Manchester

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This course will help engineers and scientists to draw valid insights and to produce empirical and physically-motivated materials behaviour models using collections of data from several sources. The course will also help managers to understand and review data analysis and modelling work performed for them. Although most examples involve nuclear power engineering materials, the approach is applicable in many other areas of engineering and science.




The FESI Bulletin

OUT NOW: Vol.8 No.2 Autumn 2014

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Inside this issue:


  • ESIA13 – Details and Call for Papers
  • Professor Mike Fitzpatrick: Leading change at the university-industry interface
  • Professor Brian Eyre: Obituary
  • Penspen: An Introduction
    Alan Chung
  • The Lloyd’s Register Foundation – Meeting Today’s Challenges
  • Sir Alan Cottrell: Bio-Verses
    John Knott
  • Asserting Failure Probability Associated with Degradation of Concrete Structures
    Bretislav Telpý, Dita Vorechovská
  • EMAS Publishing
  • Reliability of Damaged Structures
    Dan M. Frangopol, Duygu Saydam
  • Report – FESI’s Short Cracks CPD Workshop Mahmoud Mostafavi
  • News & Announcements
  • Situations Vacant
  • The What’s On Events Listing