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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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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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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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Develop standard, critical and operational IOW templates/guidance for the most common chemical plants. The common chemical process IOW templates will be a MTI stand-alone product and/or serve as an addendum to API 584.
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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.
last person joined 8 months ago
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.
last person joined 15 days ago
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.
This project is to develop the purpose, tracks/content and other details for MTI's Global Solutions Symposium.
last person joined 4 months ago
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.
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 ...
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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Full project name - "Thermal Mix Points - Screening guidelines for thermal fatigue"