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The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is seeking candidates for Associate Director. The Associate Director (AD) reports to the Executive Director. He/she must be capable of functioning independently within areas of responsibility while keeping the Executive Director informed. Weekly time commitment will vary between 25% -100% of full time, averaging at least 50% over time. This North American based opportunity requires international travel.  Attendance at all three AmeriTAC meetings and the Members Meeting is expected. This AD position will also provide support for AsiaTAC meetings and will require periodic travel to Asia. The Associate Director must demonstrate ...
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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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On the Cover: Corrosion Control Documents Provide Foundational Element of Mechanical Integrity Programs Inside this Issue:  3 2021 MTI Board of Directors Convenes Following    Virtual Global TAC and Annual Meeting 4 Sitech Services Joins MTI as Supplier 6 Dual Laminate Training Program to Share Best Practices 8 Nelson and Rentsch: AmeriTAC’s New Leadership Team 10 Building MTI’s Additive Manufacturing Knowledge Base 11 Best Practices for Working with SMEs Project Underway 12 Titanium Grade 12 – UNS R53400 16 Corrosion Control Documents Provide Foundational      Element of Mechanical Integrity Programs 19 MTI Hires Daniel Rasmussen to Fill New Membership ...
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The Materials Technology Institute seeks college students who show an interest in pursuing a career related to Materials Engineering in the Process Industries to apply for the prestigious 2021 Bert Krisher Memorial Scholarship. MTI selects two applicants to receive the award, which includes $5,000 each to help cover educational expenses. Undergraduate students from around the world are eligible to submit their qualifications for the scholarships. Qualified applications include students enrolled in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Corrosion Engineering, and other relevant programs; relevant coursework (completed or scheduled); academic achievement; ...
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The virtual Digitalization Roundtable hosted by MTI on November 10 is now available to view online.  The roundtable focused the discussion around 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 journey? Do you think existing technologies can enable digital transformation needs? To address these questions and enrich the discussions, multiple distinguished Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) presented on different digitalization topics ...
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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 Business
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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 of ...
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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 resulting ...
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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 place.  ...
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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-corrosion
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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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