AsiaTAC Spring Meeting
April 19-20, 2023
Da Nang, Vietnam

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 Vietnam Time (UTC+7).


  • Meeting Purpose and Goals
  • Introduction to MTI
  • MTI as a Materials Engineering Knowledge Resource
  • Highlights of MTI Ongoing and Completed Projects
  • Anti-Trust Statement
  • Self Introduction
Special Speech: Corrosion Status as Dung Quat Oil Refinery Plant
Quality Sources of Information to Assist in Selection of Materials for Industrial Applications
N08935, A New PRE 52 Alloy for Corrosive Environments
Corrosion Cases of Stainless Steels in Chemical Industries
Role of Metallurgical Aspects on Mechanical Failure of Superduplex Stainless Steel Tubing
Understand and Minimize Flange Face Corrosion During Plant Construction
Failure of DSS 2205 REAC in a Refinery Hydroprocessing Unit - A Case Study

Repair the Riser Pipe of Waste Heat Boiler

Failure Analysis for Bearing Housing Welds of Cooling Water Pump System

New Alloy for Metal Dusting Application

Fitness For Service Assessment for a Fire Damaged RDS Unit

Sharing the Practices to Manage the Low Flow Problem in Heat Exchanger


Training on Stainless Steels

Weld Repair of Stainless Steels and Nickel Alloys

Gary Coates, Nickel Institute

There is often a need to weld on or repair materials after they have been in service. This may be due to modifications to the process, accidental mechanical damage, or corrosion damage. There are many challenges for the maintenance team to weld on stainless steels and nickel alloys that have been in service. This training will review:

  • Knowing the exact material to be welded and if it can be weld repaired
  • Selection of filler metals and welding processes
  • Preparation for welding and post-weld treatments which alloys can change and what conditions will cause changes to the properties of the material
  • Difference between welding for high temperature services and corrosive services

The learning goal will be knowledge on how to weld repairs of stainless steel and nickel alloys quickly, long lasting and safely.

Properties and Applications of Duplex Stainless Steels

Jan Li, Outokumpu
Dragon Hao, Alleima

Part I covers microstructure and classifaction of DSS, common steel grades, properties (strength, physical properties and corrosion resistance), fabrication (cold forming, thermal processing, welding recommendation and machining), and standards for production and delivery.

Part II introduces applications in the industries of oil & gas production, oil refining, chemical synthesis, transportation, pulping, hydrometallurgy, sea water desalination, storage tanks, environmental protection and construction and building. Utilize characteristics of good corrosion resistance, high yield strength, low thermal expansion and cost saving solution of duplex stainless steels.



Member Pricing:

One Day Only: $60
Two Days: $80

Nonmember Pricing: 

One Day Only: $60
Two Days: $80



Haian Beach Hotel & Spa

278 Vo Nguyen Giap, Bac My Phu, Ngu Hanh Son
Da Nang
550000, Vietnam

Tel: (84) 236 2228 666

Please visit the hotel website or call the number above to inquire about room rates and reserve your room.