AsiaTAC Fall Meeting & Reliable High Temperature Materials for Heaters and Furnaces
September 18-20, 2023
Shanghai, China

Schedule of Events

Note: The schedule of events is subject to change. Please check back here closer to the meeting for an updated agenda. All times are in China Standard Time (GMT+8).


September 18, 2023

AsiaTAC Day 1
  • Meeting Purpose and Goals
  • MTI's Strategic Initiatives and Value Offerings
  • MTI as a Materials Engineering Knowledge Resource
  • Anti-Trust Statement
  • Self Introduction
Special Speech: Quality Sources of Information to Assist in Selection of Materials for Industrial Applications

Panel Discussion: Material Application and Selection

  • New Alloy Developed for Metal Dusting Environment
  • New and Established High Performance Alloys for Severe High Temperature Applications
  • Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Nickel Alloys
Highlights of MTI Ongoing and Completed Projects
Potential Project: "Corrosion Data Collection, Phase 3, High Alloyed Stainless Steels"
Project Developing and Brainstorming
Group Dinner


September 19, 2023

AsiaTAC Day 2

Panel Discussion 1: Material Application and Selection (Continued)

  • Stainless Steels for Chemical Industry
  • UNS S34752 for High Temperature Environment (anti-polythionic acid SCC and stress relaxation cracking)

Panel Discussion 2: Failure Analysis

  • Failure Analysis Method and Real Failure Cases Sharing
  • Severe Corrosion of 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel Heat Exchangers in HCI Service
  • Failure Analysis of FRP Tank
  • Failure Analysis of Bushing Housing Welds of Cooling Water Pump

Panel Discussion 3: Testing and Inspection

  • Case Study of Stress Corrosion and In-service Inspection
  • Comparison of Characteristics Between X-ray and Phase Array for Detecting Welded Joints of Tube and Tubesheet
  • Material Degradation of Alloy 825 Tubes by Fire Incident

Panel Discussion 4: Corrosion Prevention

  • Some Q&A Based on Actual Corrosion Cases
  • Corrosion in Acid Roast Kiln and Material Improvement
  • N08935, A New PRE 52 Alloy for Corrosive Environments



September 20, 2023

Reliable High Temperature Materials for Heaters and Furnaces

Mechanical Reliability of Heater Tubes

  • Damage Mechanisms
  • Inspection Methodologies

Heater Tube Design and Remaining Life Assessment

  • Creep Basics
  • Heater tube design
    • API 530 Elastic and Rupture Design
    • Larson-Miller Parameter
  • Remaining Life Assessment
    • API 579-1 Assessment
    • MPC Omega
  • Creep Testing of Service-Exposed Tubes
    • Omega Testing
    • Heater Tube Creep Testing Case Study
Introduction to Properties of Heat Resisting Alloys – Carbon and Alloy Steels / Stainless Steels / Nickel Alloys
Nickel Alloys for Heaters and Furnaces, Properties and Guidelines for Selection

Composite Tube for Waste Heat Boilers Advanced Alloys for Ethylene Furnaces

Case Studies for High Temperature Services


Member Pricing:

AsiaTAC Meeting Only: $150
Training Only: $100
Meeting & Training Bundle: $200

Nonmember Pricing: 

AsiaTAC Meeting Only: $300
Training Only: $200
Meeting & Training Bundle: $400


Courtyard Shanghai Xujiahui Hotel

100 HongQiao Rd Xuhhui District
Shanghai, China 200030

Tel: (86) 21 6129 2888
Contact Kathy Ma at ( to reserve a room.