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Issue 3: Sustainable Process Industries - Symposium 2024 Preview

3 SPECIAL SECTION: MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2024
18 Heffner Named MTI’s 20th Fellow
19 MTI Virtual GlobalTAC Meeting a Success
20 October Meeting Delivers Technical Content, Project Development and BOD Strategic Vision
22 AsiaTAC Update
23 EuroTAC Update
24 2023 MTI Technical Projects Review
26 Failure Observed at Crossover Piping of Pyrolysis Furnace and Path Forward
36 2023 Awards Ceremony Showcases Collaboration in Action
40 Hansson Receives MTI Chair’s Leadership Award
41 Classics Corner
48 New MTI Website Feature Alert

Issue 2: Project Updates – TAC Meetings Yield New, Potential and Completed Projects
3 Virtual GlobalTAC Meeting Scheduled for September
4 MTI Welcomes Nippon Steel to its Worldwide Technical Community
5 Curt Graham to Deliver Keynote at MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2024
6 Tube to Tube Joint Application for Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
14 AsiaTAC Update
15 EuroTAC Update
16 AmeriTAC Update
18 FEA Used to Verify Fillet Welded Patch Plate Repairs for Corrosion Under Pipe Supports
24 Industry Icon Salot Still Turns to MTI Forum for Answers
25 MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2024 — Call for Exhibitors
26 200 Series Stainless Steels in the Chemical Process Industry
28 2023 Scholarship Recipients Announced
29 MTI 2024 Scholarship Applications
30 Refractory Reliability and Life Cycle Strategy of Process Furnaces and Vessels
40 Last Call for 2023 MTI Value Award Submissions

Issue 1: Responding to Industry Demand 
MTI Developing High Purity Learning Session
3 Technical Knowledge at Your Fingertips
5 How Shifting Perspective Can Improve CUI Program Efficiency
6 Hatch Brings Unique Materials Engineering Expertise to MTI
8 AsiaTAC Report*
9 EuroTAC to Discuss Use Restriction of PFAS Materials
10 AmeriTAC Update
11 One-step Method Produces Robust Superhydrophobic Surfaces 
18 MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2024 – Call for Presentations
19 MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2024 – Call for Exhibitors
20 Project Champions Spotlight
22 Update your MTI CONNECT Subscription – New User Portal
23 Remembering Sophie Wastiaux
28 Dual Laminate and FRP Course Scheduled in Saudi Arabia this Spring

Past Issues


Issue 3: MTI Processing Industry Projects Deliver Value
3 MTI Honors the Memory of Robert Sinko
4 MTI Elects 2022–23 Board of Directors
5 Ed Naylor Named 19th MTI Fellow
6 MTI Processing Industry Projects Deliver Value
14 Stainless Steel’s Sustainable Advantage in the CPI
17 FRP & Dual Laminate Training and EuroTAC
     Fall 2022 Meeting a Success in Amsterdam
18 AsiaTAC Holds 2022 Fall Meeting and Training Program In Person
19 Three MTI Member Companies Undergo Transitions
20 MTI 2022 Awards Banquet Highlights Member Accomplishments
23 EuroTAC Associate Director Patrice Houlle Retires
24 Project Champion Spotlight
32 Best Practices for Reactive and Refractory Metals Available to Public

Issue 2: PFA Sheets Used to Reduce Refinery Maintenance Costs (p 22)
3 MTI Website Upgrades
4 MTI Board Approves $480,000 Toward Projects in June
6 MTI’s Project Process
7 New MTI Supplier Member AGRU Eager to Participate
8 Hardness Conversion of Duplex Stainless Steel Between the Rockwell C  and Vickers Scales
13 AsiaTAC Update
14 EuroTAC Delivers Successful Spring Meeting
16 Project Champions Spotlight
18 Working With and Without Subject Matter Experts
20 MTI Hires Ganschow and Kirchheiner as Associate Directors
22 PFA Sheets Used to Reduce Refinery Maintenance Costs
32 MTI 2023 Scholarships Open for Applications

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2022-1_cover.png Issue 1: Renewable Diesel: A Hot Industry Topic (p 8)
3 Allain Transitions to MTI Executive Director
4 Whitcraft Retires as Executive Director
6 MTI Welcomes Phillips 66 to Membership
7 FRP & Dual Laminate Training Course
12 Failure Analysis of Natural Gas Compressor Turbine Blades
20 Predicting the Internal Corrosion Rate of a Free Water Knockout Vessel 
24 MTI Board Approves Funding of Four Projects
26 MTI Draws In-Person Attendance for Symposium 2022
28 Member Accomplishments a Highlight at MTI Awards Ceremony
32 MTI Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients
34 Technical Bulletins Available for Public Download
40 MTI Website Updates Coming Soon

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Issue 1: Reactive and Refractory Metals Best Practices – A Unique Resource (page 12)
3 Curtis Huddle Appointed to MTI Board of Directors
4 MTI Global Symposium 2022
8 New MTI Supplier Member Fluor Eager to Collaborate
10 AsiaTAC and EuroTAC Continuing Meetings and Project Work Amid the Pandemic
14 External Corrosion and Cracking of Stainless Steel
Equipment and Pipes
18 Forthcoming Changes to High Temperature Property Data
22 Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel
in Marine Environment
29 RFID Technology for Wear Monitoring of Non-metallic Pipes
32 Project Champions Spotlight with Maricela Johnson
34 Technical Bulletins Available for Public Download
40 MTI Mentor Match Offers Virtual Networking

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Issue 2: Sulfide Stress Cracking of a Pipe in a Sour Gas Processing Plant (page 8)
3 Steve Springer Named MTI Fellow
4 Focus on Technical Learning
6 Mistras Group, Asset Protection Industry Leader, Joins MTI
12 MTI Symposium 2022 Knowledge Management
Keynote Announced
14 Project Champions Spotlight with Maurice Wadley
16 Fracture Toughness and Weldability of High Temperature Alloys Literature Review Results in New Potential Project
18 MTI Names 2021 Scholarship Recipients
20 Technical Bulletins Available for Public Download
24 MTI to Conduct Electronic Voting for Annual Meeting
28 MTI Scholarship Applications for 2022 Open September 1

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Issue 3: Practical Knowledge and Innovative Solutions for the Process Industries – Special Symposium Issue (page 3)
16 Commemorating Commitment
18 Albemarle Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary at MTI
22 Oaks and Wadley Elected to MTI BOD
22 George Donald Retires from BOD
23 MTI’s Return to In-Person Meetings
24 Piping Systems and Circuits Enhance Mechanical Integrity Programs
28 Dual Laminate Program Provides Hands-on Learning Opportunity
30 PEKK and grafted PVDF
34 MTI Associate Director Pradip Khaladkar Retires
35 Dale Keeler Hired as Associate Director
36 Project Champions Spotlight
38 Technical Bulletins Available for Public Download

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Issue 1: Business Continuity in the Age of Coronavirus (page 18)

4  Former Board Member and Avid MTI Fan Robert Sinko Named Fellow
8  A Major Plant Upgrade Project for Reduction of Emissions
14  Leading AsiaTAC – Chair TP Cheng Discusses Strategy
16 MTI Delivers Successful 2020 Symposium
18 Business Continuity in the Age of Coronavirus
22 Project Champions Spotlight
24 MTI Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners
26 MTI Releases Updated TAC Bulletins
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    Issue 2: MTI Provides Ongoing Membership Value Amid Global Pandemic (page 6)
    6 MTI Virtual Training Programs
    8 Reactive and Refractory Metals Book Project
    Nearing Completion
    14 Project Champions Spotlight
    16 Technical Bulletins Available for Public Download
    20 MTI to Launch New Online Mentoring Program Fall 2020
    21 Guidance for Failure Mechanisms 

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    2020-3.png Issue 3: Corrosion Control Documents Provide Foundational Element of Mechanical Integrity Programs (page 16)
    6 Dual Laminate Training Program to Share Best Practices
    8 Nelson and Rentsch: AmeriTAC’s New Leadership Team
    10 Building MTI’s Additive Manufacturing Knowledge Base
    11 Best Practices for Working with SMEs Project Underway
    12 Titanium Grade 12 – UNS R53400
    19 MTI Hires Daniel Rasmussen to Fill New Membership
    Communications and Marketing Manager Position
    20 Project Champion Spotlight with Abdulmohsin Al-Sahli
    22 Technical Bulletins Available for Public Download

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