CPD Courses Accredited by SAIChE

SAIChE-380: Materials in Engineering Design, Important Trends and Innovations


CPD 2 credits. Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes Sub-Courses such as New Insights on many materials subjects, E4A’s Master Materials selection with Barriers, Corrosion, 3D Printing, Recycling, Innovative Materials - annual updates.

E4A has a wide-ranging content of engineering materials information and provides a valuable course covering selection of materials in a series of services such as engineering parts and equipment designs. The course covers selected applications in various processes, important materials properties and key details of manufacturing and assembly that should be carefully considered for successful long-term performance life in service. This course is thus to be considered as a broad-based overview of selection and design of materials for practical and reliable in-plant services. 

E4A focuses on key approaches to material selection (materials design), points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of each material and standard. The use of industry standards and ratings of institutes (such as API for rating of pipes) - both metal and plastic and the service conditions to which the nominal coding applies - are a special and interesting sub-section addressed.

Each year there are new materials developments added and in the 2022/3 edition we have also added content on the new E4A approach termed GREY INNOVATION. This leads on to savings and profit leverage that can be achieved through deeper understanding of design benefits from application of Grey Innovation design concepts. We take you through the simplified but very effective workplace economics models that E4A has developed and applied.

In the 2022/3 edition we have added new features on plastic recycling and discuss the grades of PVC, PP and HDPE, also with reference to applications in piping systems. Comparison between materials and grades is also addressed to enhance understanding of both virgin and filled material grades and how this greatly extends performance in industry.

Economic benefits are achieved by optimization of the total design of each material system.We strive through our course examples and case studies to drive the economic payback.

Attendee comments in 2021:
“Thank you for presenting an excellent and very relevant course. I am looking forward to the next one”, Wikus P.;
“The training content was very good for laying the foundation into material design”, Mbombi B.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A)

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