Roger Griffiths

Roger managed the Refinery inspection department for 28 years at BP Refinery, initiating and leading the development of a number of world-class innovations, including systems for digital recording and download of thickness data, and the development of a 3D plant design model into an inspection tool operated by the plant inspectors. His association with Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) for over 30 years includes being a member of the Pressure Vessel Panel (as chairman since 1992), and the Pressure Equipment SMART group. He has contributed to development of Weld Australia Technical and Guidance notes, Australian Standards and many articles to the Australasian Welding Journal and presented many papers on welding, inspection and related issues to Weld Australia and other conferences. He has been a member of the Technical Panel for the Operating Pressure Equipment conference (OPE) since inauguration. In 2003 he received the Weld Australia Florence Taylor Award and is also an inaugural AICIP examiner. He joined the Weld Australia Council in 2008 and is a member of the Audit Finance and Risk Committee.