All the SAIW Awards

The SAIW 70th Annual dinner was a great success with the more than 450 people present having the time of their lives.

Most happy perhaps were the deserving SAIW Award winners!

 

SAIW Presidents’ Award for the best NDT student. – this year the award went to two recipients – Bronwyn Nadene Geel for achieving distinctions in Magnetic Testing Levels 1 and 2; Penetrant Testing Levels 1 and 2; Visual Testing Level 1; Ultrasonic Wall thickness Testing, Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 and Radiographic Interpreters Level 2.

And Collen Morithinyana Tseke for achieving distinctions in Magnetic Testing Levels 1 and 2; Penetrant Testing Levels 1 and 2; Visual Testing Level 1; Ultrasonic Wall thickness Testing, Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 and Radiographic Interpreters Level 2.
The Phil Santilhano Memorial Award – this is presented to the best student on the Institute’s courses in Welding Supervision and Inspection.This year the recipient was Chane Marais who achieved the highest mark for the SAIW Welding Inspectors Level 2 programme.
Harvey Shacklock Gold Medal Award is given to the author of the best technical paper presented at an Institute event.  This year it went to Kristian Kruger for his paper “Cold repair of Inconel 625 clad layer on medium carbon high strength steel”. The paper was co-authored by Frederic Laurent and Pieter Pistorius and was presented at the International Institute of Welding Annual Assembly Commission 2 in Indonesia (Bali) in 2018.
Best IIW Manufacturing Certification Company Award. This was the first year that this award was made. It recognises a company that has excelled in the ISO 3834 Certification Manufacturing scheme through the excellence of its manufacturing and its implementation its welding process control system.

There were many nominees for this award with the ultimate winner being Kelvion Thermal Solutions Services which specialises in the manufacture of heat exchangers and pressure vessels and process equipment. Kelvion has extensive knowledge and experience in the design and manufacture of this equipment and leads the way with innovative development and implementation of technologies having registered patents for these technologies and was a very deserving winner

Best Responsible Welding Co-ordinator Award – also Awarded for the first time this year, it is made in recognition of an exceptional welding co-ordinator for the IIW Manufacturing Scheme with implementation and maintenance of the welding processes and managing the welding quality. The winner was Lorien Chettiar, Quality & Responsible Welding Co-ordinator at Aveng Grinaker LTA.
Gold Medal Award for 2018 

The Gold Medal Award, introduced in 1966, is the SAIW’s highest award and can be made to a company or an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to welding technology or to the Institute.

This year the award went to the late Philip Doubell who was a dedicated contributor to the welding industry and made many valuable technical contributions and provided inspiration and mentorship to countless members of the welding industry.

The citation read: “In recognition of his dedication as a Welding Engineer, who inspired and developed welding technologies, which made significant contributions to the industry at large.”

Philip’s wife Grietjie and children accepted the award on his behalf.