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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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The Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Board of Directors. The MTI membership voted and approved the slate of directors on October 17, 2018 during the Annual Membership Meeting at AmeriTAC 127, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pictured left to right: Dale Heffner (Electro Chemical), Srini Kesavan (FMC), Chuck Young (Tricor Metals), Debra McCauley (Chemours), Marc Cook – Ex-Officio AmeriTAC Chair (The Dow Chemical Company), David Barber – BOD Vice Chair (The Dow Chemical Company), Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard – BOD Chair (Haldor Topsoe A/S), Jeremy Nelson – Ex-Officio AmeriTAC Vice Chair (Koch Industries), Bill Bieber (Webco ...
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