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Digitalization for Asset Reliability and Integrity in the Petrochemical Industry – REGISTER NOW The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is co-hosting a virtual roundtable with Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) on Digitalization for Reliability and Integrity in the Petrochemical Industry, on Tuesday, November 10 from 6 AM - 12 PM ET.  The roundtable will include discussions surrounding these key questions: What does digital transformation mean for the Petrochemical Industry? How could digital transformation improve plant reliability and integrity in the Petrochemical Industry? What are the challenges that can impact a successful transformational ...
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In this issue:  3  Letter from the Chair  4  MTI Adds New Producer and New      Supplier to Membership in 2020  6  MTI Virtual Training Programs  6  MTI Provides Ongoing Membership Value      Amid Global Pandemic  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 Offered to      MTI Members Only for a Limited Time 22 MTI Member Bookstore – Special, Member-Only Book Sale 28 MTI Scholarship Open for Applications this Fall Access MTI Connect 2020, Issue 2
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Experience a Live Demonstration of a Remotely Operated Crawler System Thursday, October 8 1:00PM EST   Learn More   Join ASME and experts at Eddyfi Technologies in this unique webinar that will give attendees a closer look at the Inuktun MaggHD ™ , a miniature magnetic crawler used for remote visual inspection in lieu of hazardous confined space entry or working at heights where humans cannot or should not directly access. During this webinar, Eddyfi Technologies experts, Louis-Philippe Dion, Mechanical Engineer; Christophe Bordeleau, Product Manager; and Kevin Bertrand, Applications Manager will discuss: How this inspection ...
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Inspectioneering Launches Specialized Integrity and Reliability Staffing Busines
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ST. LOUIS, MO – The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Daniel Rasmussen as the Membership Communications and Marketing Manager, a new position within the organization. Rasmussen will be an integral part of the communications and marketing team and will manage, execute, monitor and measure the association’s membership engagement efforts. His primary responsibilities include market research on prospective members to improve MTI outreach, managing the member ambassador and mentor match programs, and updating and managing the organization’s membership database. In addition, he will work closely with the Director ...
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Field Corrosion Testing of Metals and Alloys Author: Sheldon W. Dean, Jr. Copyright © 2018 Materials Technology Institute, Inc. All Rights Reserved Public Price: $100 – Add Book to Cart Member Price: $68 – (login to your profile and order at the member price.) Chapter 1.         Introduction The Chemical Processing Industries (CPI) manufacture a large number of products that are important to modern society. The manufacturing process often use large quantities of compounds which are both dangerous to human health and corrosive to many construction materials. An uncontrolled release of such compounds into the environment from a failure ...
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MTI Book Complements API Damage Mechanisms Recommended Practices MTI’s book, Guidance for Failure Mechanisms, provides an overview of the most prevalent failure mechanisms in the Chemical Processing Industry. The recently published guide (June 2020) is designed to complement API 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry, by focusing on the types of damage mechanisms found in the chemical process industry that are not common in the oil and gas industry. The book’s 39 chapters describe where, how, and why these types of failure occur, how they can be inspected and detected, and how to prevent them from occurring in the first ...
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Download PDF During our recent Global Solutions Symposium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a panel of Knowledge Management experts, led by Author Peggy Salvatore, gathered to discuss KM issues confronting our industry. Now, just two months later, we can see how important this topic has become and how valuable knowledge resources are to our member companies. MTI online TAC Forum use has spiked as members look for answers to their technical questions during the current COVID-19 crisis. Although the pandemic has changed nearly everything in the business world, the urgent need for reliable answers to engineering questions from Process Industries professionals hasn't ...
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COVER STORY Business Continuity in the Age of Coronavirus – Seize this Opportunity to Enact Your Knowledge Management Plan (BY PEGGY SALVATORE) "'We’re too busy doing the work to document it!' One of the main complaints I hear from people who are trying to get some time with their subject matter experts to work on knowledge gathering and training is that the experts are so busy doing the work at hand every day, they don’t have time for tasks like working with the training department or cataloging their knowledge. Well, they might be available now. If you want to know where to start, think about the things that would be most damaging to lose, the information ...
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The Stainless Steel World Americas team is excited to announce the third bi-annual Managing Aging Plants USA Conference and Expo, taking place on October 6th and 7th, 2020 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. The two-day event will bring together Principal Engineers, Materials Engineers, Corrosion Engineers, Metallurgists, Reliability Inspectors, Asset Integrity Managers, and Maintenance Directors to explore a vast range of subjects related to the management of aging plants and infrastructures. With both a conference and exhibition, the event will be an opportunity for anyone connected to the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, ...
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Preventing Aluminum Corrosion – A proposed ASTM International  standard ( https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/WORKITEMS/WK67493.htm ), initially created by a Materials Technology Institute  project team, aims to help industries obtain properly coated thermal spray aluminum coated carbon steel pipe, used to mitigate corrosion under insulation.  Read More: https://www.astm.org/standardization-news/?q=update%2Fpreventing-aluminum-corrosi
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St. Louis, MO – The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) has canceled the Spring EuroTAC Meeting scheduled May 25-27, 2020 at the Institute de Soudure due to the impact of COVID-19. The EuroTAC leadership committee has been monitoring the situation closely and made the decision today. The Fall EuroTAC Meeting is currently scheduled November 17-19, 2020 at the BASF facility, Ludwigshafen am Rhein. More information about the fall meeting will be made available at a later date
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St. Louis, MO – The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) has canceled the Spring AsiaTAC Meeting scheduled for the week of May 25, 2020 in Vietnam due to the impact of COVID-19 in the region. The committee has been monitoring the situation closely since reports of the virus spreading in China and the region. The meeting, which was originally scheduled April 8-10, 2020, was postponed until May. As the situation has continued to grow, the committee announced it will cancel the event this year and plan to instead visit Vietnam for the Spring 2021 meeting. The Fall AsiaTAC Meeting is currently scheduled for September 2020 near Shanghai, China. More information ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 St. Louis, MO – Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President and General Manager at BASF’s Geismar, Louisiana site will discuss “How to Optimize Assets while Assuring Safety” at MTI’s Global Solutions Symposium in Baton Rouge on February 19, 2020.  As the general manager of BASF’s largest chemical manufacturing complex in North America and one the largest facilities globally, Lebold and his team are faced daily with maintaining the integrity for billions of dollars in equipment and assets for one of the top chemical companies in the world. “We must optimize these assets to achieve profitability while balancing the responsibility ...
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According to Ed Naylor, a Materials Scientist and Asset Strategist for Nouryon, the required speed of decision making is increasing exponentially, but so are the safety and regulatory ramifications of those decisions. "We have to be faster and more efficient but no less accurate," points out Naylor. "MTI technical symposiums are becoming all the more vital to keeping pace with developing technologies, critical production challenges and the loss of expert knowledge. The MTI Global Solutions Symposium keynotes focus directly on today's challenges." He adds that the subject tracks are loaded with relevant technical content and knowledge sharing that can contribute ...
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St. Louis, MO – The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) will host a Global Solutions Symposium at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, in Baton Rouge, LA, February 18-20, 2020. The information-packed event will feature 23 presentations on Emerging Technology, Turnarounds, High Temperature Corrosion, Corrosion Under Insulation, and Knowledge Management.  The technical program, organized by MTI members from leading companies in the Process Industries, is designed for engineering, operations, and management personnel in Chemical Production, Refining, Mining, and other Processing Industry organizations. Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President BASF, Geismar, ...
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MTI Celebrates Member Achievements at Annual Awards Banquet MTI Awards were created to honor members who showcase their accomplished leadership, participation and industry expertise. In 2018, the MTI Board of Directors established two awards to recognize individual members – the MTI Distinguished Service Award and the MTI Chair’s Leadership Award. The first-ever recipients of the new awards were announced October 30, 2019 at the MTI Annual Awards Banquet in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dale McInytre (Phillips 66) and William “Bill” Salot (AdvanSix) received the 2019 MTI Distinguished Service Award. Curtis Huddle (Eastman) and Nina Young (Chevron Phillips Chemical ...
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By Peggy Salvatore We are firmly in the grip of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (see upcoming topic  at the Global Solutions Symposium 2020). Today, emerging opportunities include elements of artificial intelligence, robotics and quantum computing taking us well beyond the information age to the age of analytics where data becomes actionable intelligence. During this transition, as in all transitions, a few early adopters are champing at the bit to bring the world up the curve while the majority looks on cautiously. You might even say the majority are wary, if not downright skeptical, of what is coming that will disrupt the world as they have known it. ...
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In Transitional Times, Engage Experts to Capture Critical Knowledge that Ensures Continuity of Operations BY PEGGY SALVATORE A corrective and preventive action (CAPA) plan addresses problems, issues and deficiencies after they have occurred. However, companies can be proactive in avoiding the defects and problems that precipitate failures, product rejections, recalls and even regulatory action. By engaging your experts and experts-in-training to capture what they know and do, you can make critical information available to the employees who must access it at the point of need and avert the need for correction later. Knowledge Transfer as a Preventive Step ...
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REGISTRATION AVAILABLE! AsiaTAC Fall 2019 Date: September 17-20, 2019 Location: Nanjing, China   Special Event: In-Service FRP Inspection Training Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is sponsoring a two-day training program on Inspection of In-Service FRP Equipment & Piping. This unique program will provide a comprehensive overview of the areas that are of critical importance for evaluating the quality and conformance of plant FRP equipment and piping, as well as provide some basis around Fitness for Service. Meeting Information AsiaTAC Meeting 17 September 2019 Welcome ...
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