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Loss of critical knowledge is a growing threat in Chemical Processing and Oil & Gas Industry companies, as subject matter experts leave the workforce for a variety of reasons. These important issues and potential solutions will be addressed in the Knowledge Management track at the MTI Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 1-3, 2022. Todd Hudson, CEO at Maverick Institute will share new ideas in his Keynote “Eliminate, Automate or Transfer? Create SME Knowledge Management Plans that Add Real Business Value.” Hudson’s Keynote will provide an overview of these three alternatives, their pros and cons, and how to determine the best path to pursue. ...
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Guidance for Failure Mechanisms Now Available in MTI Public Bookstore MTI’s book, Guidance for Failure Mechanisms , provides an overview of the most prevalent failure mechanisms in the Chemical Processing Industry. The guide (published for MTI members in 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 ...
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Results of a Field Exposure Program in Sweden Originally published in MTI CONNECT 2021, Issue 1. Download a PDF of the full article, including all tables and figures. Stainless steels are often found in process industries because of their high resistance to many corrosive environments. While the main concern may be the corrosivity of different process streams, the risk for external degradation from atmospheric corrosion cannot be neglected. Atmospheric corrosion occurs in the presence of a thin aqueous layer on the metal surface combined with pollutants from the atmosphere. The type of corrosion is most commonly local in the presence of chlorides, ...
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Q&A With ​PTFE Bellows Expansion Joints Integrity Project Champion, Maurice Wadley Q. Please describe your role at DuPont. A.  Materials Engineering Consultant for 10 years in non-metallic equipment materials specification, selection and inspection. Q.  How long have you personally been a member of MTI and how have you benefited from your involvement? A.  I have been a member of MTI since I joined DuPont in 2012, but I have been more involved in the last two years. My involvement has helped in generating useful training and documents to diagnose and prevent issues at our facilities. Q. How have your fellow MTI members helped you grow ...
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MTI ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is seeking candidates for an Associate Director for our European community otherwise known as EuroTAC. The Associate Director (AD) reports to the Executive Director. He/she must be capable of functioning independently within all areas of responsibility. Weekly time commitment will vary between 25% -100% of full time, averaging at least 50% over time. We anticipate commencement of employment to be in April 2022. The ideal candidate will be based in Europe and will be capable of effectively communicating in the English language.  The Associate Director for EuroTAC will be responsible for facilitating ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2021 MTI Announces 2022 Global Solutions Symposium Registration Event to Focus on Practical Knowledge and Innovative Solutions for the Process Industries St. Louis, MO – The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) will host its second biennial Global Solutions Symposium, March 1 – 3, 2022, at the Grand Caribe Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This information-packed event will feature two Keynote talks, four technical education tracks, a Knowledge Management track, and multiple opportunities to network with engineers, leaders and decision makers in the Process Industries. Keith Couch (Honeywell) will kick-off ...
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MTI 2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WILLIAM AND MURDOCH RECALL DEDICATION AND EXPERIENCES HELPED LEAD TO AWARD Get the full article from MTI CONNECT 2021, Issue 2 . Each year, the Materials Technology Institute offers two academic scholarships for students pursuing a career in the Process Industries, and each year it seems to become more challenging to select from the qualified applicants. MTI is pleased to announce that it has chosen two more outstanding students to award the 2021 Bert Krisher Memorial Scholarship. Camryn William, University of Alberta, and Owen Murdock, Ohio State University will each receive $5,000 toward academic expenses. Both students ...
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THE ROLES OF LOCAL HARD ZONES & MATERIAL INCLUSIONS On the Sulfide Stress Cracking of a Pipe in a Sour Gas Processing Plant For the full Article, including all Figur es and Tables,   Download MTI CONNECT 2021, Issue 2 1. Introduction Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC) from wet H2S damage is an established degradation mechanism with well-documented failure case histories [1]. In this article, an unconventional failure case where SSC was a main culprit is discussed. A leak on a NPS 12” pipe carrying sour natural gas was discovered by a major oil and gas producer. Further investigation found the specific leak source at the six o’clock ...
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The Dual Laminate Training is only four weeks away and the enthusiasm to attend in person November 9-10, 2021, in Baton Rouge, LA resulted in the decision to increase the seating capacity. We are opening an additional 30 spaces for attendees to register. It's a training program you won't want to miss! But don't take our word for it; here's a special note about the value of the Dual Laminate Training from Dale Heffner (Electro Chemical), MTI Board Member and Chair of Polymers Project Development Committee : “To be a truly outstanding technical training program, one needs to be engaging, it needs to be immediately relevant and it needs to have effective ...
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Download a PDF of the full article from MTI CONNECT 2021, Issue 1 . During the author’s 15-year career as a materials engineer dealing with a large number of corrosion and cracking incidents of process equipment and piping in various Asian chemical sites, there are some commonalities that can be summarized from these incidents. One of the prominent findings is that most of the corrosion and cracking incidents of stainless steel equipment and piping were initiated at the external surface due to chloride concentration from the environment. This article tabulates 24 stainless steel related incidents, which were investigated during a 10-year period from ...
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NEW MTI SUPPLIER MEMBER FLUOR FOCUSED ON PROJECT PARTICIPATION, SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND NETWORKING Originally published April 2021 in MTI CONNECT Magazine - Download Issue 1 Fluor is the latest addition to MTI after joining as a supplier member in the first quarter of 2021. The company was founded in 1912 and made its start in construction for a gas company. Throughout its more than 100-year history, Fluor has expanded into multiple industries, including chemicals and petrochemicals in the 1940s, as well as mining, petroleum refining, life sciences and several others, according to the company website. They offer services around the globe in engineering, procurement ...
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Q&A with Corrosion in Bio-oils Project Champion, Maricela Johnson Q: Please describe your role at Chevron Corporation. A: I have been a Chevron Materials Engineer for 13 years and held numerous technical roles across different Chevron operating companies, including the central technical group supporting both upstream and downstream business units, site refinery materials engineer, and project materials engineer. I have also served as the program manager for Chevron’s materials and reliability training for engineers and inspectors. Q: How long have you been a member of MTI and how have you benefited from your involvement? A: I joined MTI ...
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MISTRAS Group is the latest addition to Materials Technology Institute (MTI). MISTRAS Group is a leading “one source” multinational provider of integrated technology-enabled Access this and other articles from the latest issue of MTI CONNECT. Click to Download 2021 Issue 2. asset protection solutions, helping to maximize the safety and operational uptime for civilization’s most critical industrial and civil assets. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, MISTRAS serves customers around the world with over 100 field services branches and laboratory testing locations across North America, Europe, and South America. ...
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FORMER DUPONT TAC REP AND BOARD MEMBER HONORED AT AMERITAC 135 MTI’s TAC Meetings around the world have often felt like reunions, bringing colleagues together who haven’t seen one another for many months. The vibe at the June 2021 AmeriTAC Meeting was special in that regard since the North American members hadn’t met in person for more than a year. Among those attending was longtime member Steve Springer, who had taken a short hiatus from MTI after retiring from Chemours in 2018. Springer, who spent the great majority of his career with DuPont, was on hand to accept the organization’s highest honor. He was named MTI’s 18th Fellow. After earning a bachelor’s ...
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MTI Project 256 R&R Publication Complete and Available to Members Online MTI is pleased to announce the completion of Project #256 championed by Hardin Wells (Albemarle) and Wendy McGowan (Neotiss). The book will be shipped to fulfill member company allotments in the coming weeks, but the electroinic version is currently available to all members with website access in the e-Library. Members will soon be able to purchase a copy from the print-on-demand bookstore as well. The publication is currently available to members only and will be released to non-members for purchase at a later date. Summary   Compared to other materials technologies, ...
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“The goal is to provide lessons learned to short-cut member companies’ learning curve,” explains Keeler. “Nowhere is there training of the whole enchilada. I imagine when we end up having live training sessions, there will also be a ‘show and tell’ aspect to this. This is where many questions are answered, and attendees get to touch and feel what is being discussed.” Dual Laminate Training Article, MTI CONNECT 2020, Issue 3 - Download PDF The in-person Dual Laminate Training is rescheduled for November 9-10, 2021. See Details below. REGISTRATION INFORMATION November 9-10, 2021 Embassy Suites | Baton Rouge, LA The course will cover dual ...
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Submit abstracts by July 30 for the education tracks at the MTI Global Solutions Symposium, March 1-3, 2022, in Orlando.  Crunched for time? Don't sweat it  – abstracts should be 100-200 words based on any of the track topics below . Submit yours to mtisymposium@mti-global.org for consideration. Track topics include: Emerging Technology High Temperature Damage Mechanisms Sustainability in the Processing Industry Safety/Maintenance Knowledge Management Open the Call for Presentations flyer for complete requirements and additional track information. If you don't have a presentation that fits into the Symposium tracks, maybe you ...
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On the Cover: Reactive and Refractory Metals Best Practices Book - A Unique Resource In this Issue:  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 12 Reactive and Refractory Metals Best Practices Book  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 ...
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Practical Knowledge and Innovative Solutions for the Process Industries The Materials Technology Institute invites experts from the processing industries to submit abstracts for technical presentations or case studies focused on any of our session topics. Please include a relevant presentation title, the track you’re submitting to, and speaker contact information with the abstract. Formal papers are not required. Presentations should be prepared to fill 30 minutes including questions, fit within one of the session topics, and should avoid commercial or marketing content. Speakers will receive discounted meeting registration to attend the event. Please submit ...
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Curtis Huddle, Eastman ST. LOUIS, MO. – The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) would like to announce Curtis Huddle, Eastman Chemical Company, as the newest member of its Board of Directors (BOD). Huddle was nominated and appointed to the BOD in December 2020. He replaces outgoing BOD member Eileen Chant who resigned from member company Becht in November. Huddle has been at Eastman since 2008 where he started working in a co-op and became a full-time employee in 2010. His participation in MTI soon followed when he attended his first meeting in February 2010 in St. Petersburg, Fl. Huddle vividly recalls the meeting, “I could tell it was a very collegial ...
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