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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.

Join FESI or renew your membership here.




Cold Work Repair Solutions – 1 day workshop

5 March 2014

Skene House, Aberdeen

To view the full programme or book now: download

Closing date for the workshop is 26 February.

Who Should Attend: Engineers involved in operations, maintenance and integrity of equipment containing flammable or explosive fluids, or equipment used within areas where flammable or explosive atmospheres may develop. The output from this workshop will be circulated to attendees, published in the FESI Bulletin and could form one of the keynote topics for inclusion in the ESIA13 conference to be held in May 2015 and posted on our website at www.fesi.org.uk . All attendees will receive a CFD Certificate of Attendance.


From design to maintenance:
Practical guidance for bolted flanged joints

Thursday 17 October 2013

Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

To view the full programme or book now: www.imeche.org/events/S1808

Attend this event to examine the problems associated with the use of bolted flanged joints in pressure systems. Practical sessions given by expert speakers will allow for more detailed examination of problem areas, giving guidance on the design, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of bolted flanged joints.

Benefits of attendance:

  • Reduce risk of hydrocarbon leaks and emissions
  • Avoid problems caused by inappropriate flange, gasket and bolt combinations Improve control over fastener tightening
  • More effective management of in-service integrity
  • Appreciate the reasons why bolted joints leak and fail


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.


The FESI Bulletin

OUT NOW: Vol.7 No.2 Winter 2013

Download a copy of the current issue here

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Inside this issue:


  • ESIA12: FESI’s 12th 7 International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity - Report Mahmoud Mostafavi Site-Bond Lattice for 9 Mesoscale Fracture Modelling of Nuclear Graphite and Other Quasi- Brittle Materials Craig Morrison
  • European Structural 12 Integrity Society - Perspectives Leslie Banks-Sills
  • Fabrication and 17 Characterisation of Metal- Encapsulated Regenerated Grating Strain Sensors for Structural Integrity Monitoring of High Temperature Components Yun Tu
  • Integration of Inspection 24 with Structural Integrity Assessment Keith Newton, Peter Thayer
  • Winners of the 2013 Keith 29 Miller Awards at ESIA12
  • ESIS Update 16 James Marrow
  • “Now listen my friends and 30 you shall hear...” John Knott
  • News & Updates 2
  • Beijing’s Bird’s Nest 6 Stadium – A Superior Welded Structure Book Review by Geoff Booth
  • Situations Vacant 31
  • EMAS Publishing 32
  • Events: What’s On