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19 total

Ceramic Fundamentals for Industrial Use (377)  

Provide the industry with a comprehensive, introductory and overview book on ceramics and refractories for the Chemical Process Industry (CPI). A book will be written on new design and construction, repairs and inspections for all types of ceramic materials including acid brick, carbon brick, castables, ceramic fiber, graphite, high temp refractory, rammed materials, anchor, linings and ferrule materials. Installation and Inspection will also be covered. Each topic will be given approximately 10 pages. Additional topics that may be covered include mortar joint sizing, installation and repair, inspection and monitoring (Thermography, UT, Visual).

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Characterization of Aged 304 Stainless Steel (376)  

The objective of this project is to characterize the metallurgical condition and mechanical properties of AISI 304 stainless steel that has been aged continuously at 430 degrees C. for about 410,000 hours.

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Dual Laminate Training in Europe (388)  

FRP and Dual Laminate training course being developed for Europe based on previous MTI training of in service inspection of FRP and Dual Laminates

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High Temperature - Low Chloride Pitting, Crevice Corrosion and SCC (35 ...  

The project proposes an investigation of stainless steels corrosion resistance to Pitting, Crevice and SCC resistance in temperatures above 90oC (194oF) and low chloride amounts. The aim is to complete the existing engineering diagrams.

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Investigation of Low Toughness of Carbon Steel Piping Components (318)  

The goal of this project is to determine the root cause of ubiquitous low-toughness-testing results on carbon steel piping components used in the CPI. Using data collected from member companies and third party suppliers of piping components, a statistical analysis will be completed to look for a relationship between low toughness of the carbon steel components and other properties. When a relationship is found, a project scope will be developed to complete material lab analysis of metal samples to determine the metallurgical cause of the low toughness.

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Lithium Brine Corrosion Testing (383)  

The objective of this project is to identify corrosion data for aqueous lithium halide systems useful for CPI processes that is not available in the literature. Laboratory corrosion tests will be funded to create the needed data for use by MTI members.

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Metal Additive Manufacturing Qualification for ASME BPVC (386)  

Additive Manufacturing (AM) provides designers the ability to build parts directly from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Metal AM technology is rapidly maturing and offers a range of benefits to reduce cost, schedule and increase performance of Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) systems. The impact to the BPV industry has been limited by the availability of standards. Several American standard bodies are developing consensus-based standards. MTI has been invited to join a project developed by ASME and EWI which leverages prior initiatives in which EWI developed arc DED metal AM qualification schemes. The project objective is to use this effort to validate the qualification schemes for materials used in fabrication of BVP equipment.

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MTI Global Solutions Symposium 2024 (393)  

This project is to develop the purpose, tracks/content and other details for MTI's Global Solutions Symposium.

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MTI Podcasts (389)  

The main objective of this project is to capture and disseminate knowledge in a way that is broadly accessible to a wide audience. A secondary objective is to utilize the podcast to further establish MTI’s brand and attract new members.

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New Test Method for Titanium Hydriding (310)  

This project will search for a firm that is able to non-destructively detect titanium hydriding in plant equipment. Past MTI titanium hydride projects looked at one specific method with the aim to adapt the method to identify titanium hydriding. This project has a much broader perspective aiming to test all techniques that have the potential to detect titanium hydriding. Industry information suggests that a method already exists. A few companies indicate they can non-destructively detect titanium hydriding. With the goal of discovering the best method to detect titanium hydriding, the project team intends to find out if these firms can prove their techniques.

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P91 Steel Welding Guidance (374)  

P91 steel is one of the most cost effective but challenging options for constructing steam cracking and power generation plants with high operating pressures and temperatures. In such plants sound, reliable welds of P91 to dissimilar alloys are required. The objectives of this project are: 1) Survey and summarize industry codes, standards, and supplier information to provide concise guidance on P91 welding. 2) Gather or generate via testing P91 steel hydrogen embrittlement data to enable minimum pressurization temperature (MPT) determination of heavy wall Grade 91 equipment.

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PTFE Bellows Expansion joints Integrity (351)  

PTFE bellows expansion joints are routinely used in chemical plants. Typically they do not have a metallic housing the way other PTFE equipment and piping have. PTFE is not a structural material hence a housing is needed. Failures of them resulting in safety incidents have occurred resulting in lawsuits as well as banning their use in many companies. The project objective is to collect the state of the art information and create a guideline which promotes the safe and reliable use of them.. Of specific interest is the work done in Europe by a working group led by TUV, BASF and Bayer.

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Revising ASSET (359)  

ASSET (Alloy Selection System for Elevated Temperature) is a powerful high temperature corrosion prediction program that was developed in a JIP with MTI, Shell and others with DOE funding in 2000-2005. Action is required to update the software and improve its functionalities so that it can continue to be of value to MTI members.

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Small Sample Testing Techniques (372)  

The measurement of the mechanical properties of in-service metallic materials are important to obtain to determine the condition, to calculate remaining life and conduct fitness for service studies. Most methods for determining toughness and creep resistance are destructive and based on Charpy Impact Tests, fracture mechanics based CTOD (crack tip opening displacement) tests, and creep tests performed on standardized test pieces. The test pieces used for these types of tests must meet precise dimensional criteria and require material samples of substantial thicknesses due to their geometry. Therefore, sampling operations require shutting down equipment and cutting a material sample if it is possible to repair after sample removal or removing equipment from service. This is not always possible, particularly if a repair would require heat treatment after welding, so rather conservative estimates are often. Small Sample Testing Techniques (SSTT) allow for actual mechanical properties to be measured from field equipment without requiring repairs or damaging the equipment. - This project intends to Assemble a list of companies, academic institutions and other institutions doing the small sampling and testing applicable to the CPI. - Evaluate the properties needed for fitness for service (FFS) evaluations and determine which of those properties can be measured using “small sample testing techniques” (SSTT). - Conduct a literature review for SSTT capabilities of each of ...

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SMR Catalyst Tubes: "Strategies for Replacement" Survey (365)  

The overall reliability of ammonia, methanol and hydrogen plants is directly linked to the reliability of the steam reformer (SMR) units in the plant. The cost of reformers is a substantial investment for the entire plant. In addition to downtime production losses, SMR catalyst tube failures may result in significant safety risks and replacement costs. To maintain plant production and avoid unplanned shutdowns and production losses, an effective integrity management program for the catalyst tubes used in the SMR is critical. The objective of this project is to design, conduct and share a survey of the SMR integrity management programs used by member companies to understand practical, effective management options and potentially define best practices.

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Summarizing Requirements of ASME PCC-2 for Composite Repairs (394)  

Document summarizing requirements of ASME PCC-2 including when and why additional testing would be required for specific situations Develop document that would step through PCC-2 and provide explanation for various requirements - e.g., installation on different substrate (base material) than used in qualification testing.

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Thermal Mix Points (392)  

Full project name - "Thermal Mix Points - Screening guidelines for thermal fatigue"

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Tube to Tubesheet Joint Factors for Sealing (384)  

The objective of this project is to identify specific parameters of tube to tubesheet joining factors that have a strong influence on prevention of joint leakage.

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