MAY 18 2017

Structural Integrity seminar

OCAS and its MSC partners have the pleasure to invite you to their seminar on Structural integrity, May 18th, 2017 (PM).

Structural integrity evaluations serve to judge the acceptability of detected or assumed defects. This method relies on the actual performance of the material as used in the structure and has proven on numerous occasions to give the best performance at minimum cost. 

The MSC is now organising its 2nd seminar on industrial examples of structural integrity of metal structures.

This year the seminar will focus on practical examples of how structural integrity problems are dealt with in practice, with a prime focus on material behaviour.  Mark your agenda for 18 May 2017 and do not miss this unique opportunity to exchange market experiences across different sectors!

Discover the programme and register now for this unique event.

Location: Metal Structures Centre, Zwijnaarde, Belgium
SEP 26 2017


Flamac and OCAS join forces in COMMET 2017 – Combinatorial Metallurgy – the International symposium on “Accelerated exploring of novel metal systems”


  • Combinatorial synthesis
  • Accelerated characterization
  • Computational research
  • Scientific case studies of accelerated metallurgical R&D

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Location: Ghent, Belgium
MAY 29 2018

SteelyHydrogen 2018

OCAS is currently preparing the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Metals and Hydrogen SteelyHydrogen2018.

Former editions were mainly focused on hydrogen and steel. Based on feedback, we have decided to expand the scope of this 3rd conference to metals, including aluminium, titanium and nickel based alloys in addition to steel. This can be seen in the topics listed below. It will also be reflected in the conference programme.  

Back in 2010, during the preparation of the very first SteelyHydrogen Conference we opted for the adjective “steely” meaning “very strong and determined”. That is why we will keep using the name SteelyHydrogen for the expanded scope of SteelyHydrogen2018.

This conference with a focus on hydrogen embrittlement of metals, is organised to have a good balance between theoretical and industrial aspects. Therefore the topics for this conference are:

  • Hydrogen Embrittlement of metals in various industries  (high strength steels, enameling steels, sour service grades, Aluminum-based alloys, Titanium-based alloys, Ni-based alloys, etc.)
  • Prevention of hydrogen embrittlement (microstructural design, coatings, etc.)
  • Advanced methodologies to study hydrogen-material interactions (TDA, APT, TOF-SIMS, etc.)
  • Hydrogen transport, trapping and embrittlement modeling (from ab-initio to meso-scale)

Interested participants should send their abstract before May 1st 2017 to

The members of the Scientific Jury will chair the sessions and judge the “Best SteelyHydrogen2018 Paper” and “Best SteelyHydrogen2018 Poster” award competition.

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Location: Ghent, Belgium