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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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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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Congratulations to MTI Champion Jay Schickling, Chemours, for leading and completing the Ceramics training project, Condition Assessment and Repair of Refractory Systems, on Monday, June 17, 2019. Mark Cook (Dow), AmeriTAC Chair, presents Jay Schickling (Chemours) with a project completion certificate. The successful one-day training session focused on condition assessment, failure analysis and repair techniques of refractory lined vessels and ceramic components. It included a morning visit to the Harbison-Walker International Advanced Technology and Research Center (ATRC) with gunnite and casting demonstrations and a tour of the analytical lab. ...
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The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is offering a new opportunity to connect with our diverse technical community comprised of key companies and leaders in Chemical Processing, Refining, Mining and other industries. In 2020, MTI will host the Global Solutions Symposium, February 19-20, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The symposium is a technical two-day conference designed with the focus on Upgrading Technology and Addressing Challenges in the Chemical Process Industry. In addition to the technical tracks and workshops, the symposium will feature an Exhibit Hall. With nearly 12 hours of exhibition and networking available, including all receptions, meals ...
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MTI is excited to announce the MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2020! The symposium is a technical two-day conference, which will take place February 19-20, in Baton Rouge, LA. Designed with the focus on Upgrading Technology and Addressing Challenges in the CPI, it will feature tracks on aging infrastructure and plant management, a program on utilizing subject matter experts and knowledge transfer, and an exhibit hall. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions and panels with topics in Emerging Technology, Turnarounds, High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA), Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Knowledge Management and Case Studies. ...
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ST. LOUIS, MO – The Materials Technology Institute is announcing new staff changes effective immediately. Lindsey Skinner, current Communications and Publications Manager, will become the new Director of Communications and Business Development and Kirk Richardson, current Director of Marketing, will become the new Director of Marketing and Sales.  As Director of Communications and Business Development, Skinner will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all the organization’s marketing communications and public relations activities, both external and internal. She will assume the editor’s role for the MTI CONNECT Magazine and annual ...
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MTI successfully hosted it's first-ever meeting in the Middle East, April 2-4, 2019, in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.  The meeting featured a two-day training session on FRP and a day-long roundtable focused on issues faced in the Chemical Process Industries for this region with approximately 30 members and non-members in attendance. The In-Service FRP Inspection Training, instructed by Pradip Khaladkar (MTI), was a two-day interactive training session, featuring nine training modules. The training topics included: FRP Design Overview Preparing for Inspection (Internal & External) Quality Assurance – New Fabrication Visual In-service Inspections ...
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Couldn't make it to past MTI webinars or want to see the presentations again? You’re in luck – MTI now offers webinar topics on-demand! Registration is free to MTI members and $50 for non-members. Webinars are located on the Education page under the Resources section of the MTI website. Past topics include: Webinar 1: Fitness for Service Determination of Polymer Based Materials Webinar 2: Understanding How to Use Corrosion Resistant Nickel Alloys Webinar 3: Inspection & Repair of Reactive Metal Equipment Not all topics are available yet; however, they will be added soon. In the future, most topics will be made on-demand approximately ...
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ST. LOUIS, MO – In 2019 (to date), MTI is pleased to add four new member companies – two producers and two suppliers – to the ranks of global materials experts. Let's give a warm welcome to ARKEMA, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Andronaco Industries and Enerfab! Modern-day engineers need real-time access to reliable answers and information, and for more than 40 years, MTI has has been tapping into a global network of industry experts to help member companies improve their safety, reliability, sustainability and profitability.  Interested in how MTI could help your company improve? Click here to learn more about th
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During the February 2019 AmeriTAC meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla., MTI recognized the following project champions for successful completion and leadership of MTI projects: Ken Kirkham, Equity Engineering – 2018 MAP USA Conference Jim Fritz, Nickel Institute – Guidelines for Measuring the Amount of Ferrite in Duplex Stainless Steels Debra McCauley, Chemours – Sensors in Metallic and Polymer Systems David Cole, Eastman Chemical – Carbonate Stress Cracking in Refinery Service Jeremy Nelson, Koch Industries – Carbonate Stress Cracking in Refinery Service    Not Present:       6. Keith Briegel, Dow – Design for Inspection MTI Project Champions ...
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MTI Website Tutorial

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Connect. Participate. Collaborate. – Website Tutorial and Quick Start Tips Member Guide Login: Visit mti-global.org and click the green login button in the upper right corner of your screen. Profile: After logging in, access your profile in the upper right corner and add your photo so fellow members can recognize you! While you’re there, go ahead and add some information about yourself so everyone can get to know you better. Communities: Begin signing up for * project teams. Simply visit the “Communities” tab from the main menu and click the "Join" button for each project team, PDC or other community ...
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It's finally here! MTI is pleased to announce the release of the first issue of CONNECT – the premier news and information publication of Materials Technology Institute.  Here's a quick preview of the issue: Leading into the Future FRP Training and Roundtable in Saudi Arabia Ceramics 201 Training MTI People: Watkins Retiring, Freed hired as new AD TAC Updates Industry Codes Atlas of Microstructures for Alloy C-276 Completed Project Champion Spotlight on Meghan Oaks, BASF TAC Bulletins Update The online version also features several new capabilities. You can now read it as an online magazine with flip pages, search within the magazine, ...
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ST. LOUIS, MO – The Materials Technology Institute is presenting a special Middle East/North Africa Technical Advisory Council (MENA-TAC) event. MENA-TAC is a three-day event featuring a two-day In-Service FRP Training Program and a special one-day Chemical Processing Industry Roundtable to learn about materials challenges in the Middle East and North Africa. The meeting will take place April 2-4, 2019 at the Al Reem Hotel in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. frp inspection training program 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 ...
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ST. LOUIS, MO –  MTI will host a seminar on drones, robots and remote visual inspection on Monday, February 18 from 9 AM to 3 PM in St. Petersburg, FL. The seminar is to be held in conjunction with the AmeriTAC 128 meeting on February 19-20. Registration is now open to everyone; please see the event information below for details and to sign up. Internal Inspections are expensive, require significant downtime, clean out time, and require stringent vessel entry safety protocols. Traditional inspections are often the best or only way to gather the information needed for an SME to determine the integrity and condition of equipment. There is significant incentive ...
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Participation is key at MTI. Be sure to join the projects that recently formed at the AmeriTAC 128 meeting in October. Four projects were formed. Two Potential Projects are currently available to join and the other two will be created soon, so be sure to check out the community listings for availability from time to time. Available Now: MTI Symposium (342) Repository of Damage Images (344) Coming Soon: Data Repository of Project Information (343) Membership Study (focus group) (345)
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We are excited to offer other opportunities to connect beyond the new website through social media, but we need the support of our members and visitors to make this campaign successful.  Here's how you can help: 1. We now have a Facebook page !  Help boost our visibility by liking, following and sharing our page. Continue the trend by liking and sharing our posts to your network.  2. LinkedIn If you don't already follow the MTI page , please do it now.  Comment, like and share our posts to your networks to help spread the word about all the great things MTI is doing! Each individual who participates in this effort is exponentially increasing ...
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MTI is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Freed will be joining the MTI Staff as an Associate Director on January 1. Bob received his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in Materials Engineering from MIT. He retired from DuPont in 2016 after 39 years. He has published a number of technical papers and articles and is recognized for U. S. Patent 6,042,702: Electrochemical Cell Having a Current Distribution Comprising a Conductive Polymer Composite Material. Bob is also Six Sigma certified. At DuPont Dr. Freed gained extensive experience in the failure analysis of CPI equipment and materials, and worked extensively in applied ...
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MTI is excited to announce a new opportunity to connect with its unique, highly focused technical community. Starting with the Winter (February) issue of our new, redesigned MTI CONNECT Magazine, we will offer a limited number of advertising opportunities. The new publication will include more technical content than ever before, including details on projects, MTI people stories, announcements and much more. In addition, you can tailor your own message and include it in a new section that showcases supplier and producer products and services. Seven Reasons to Connect: Reach hundreds of senior level engineers at 66 member companies worldwide Extended ...
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