AmeriTAC Meeting


Meeting Information

Please note: This is a list of highlights with tentative times and information. The schedule is subject to change. 

AGENDA: Final Agenda 6-6-19


Monday, June 17 | 8 am - 5:30 pm

Condition Assessment and Repair of Refractory Systems Training Session
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This ceramics training session will focus on condition assessment, failure analysis and repair techniques of refractory lined vessels and ceramic components. The one-day special event will feature a morning visit to the Harbison-Walker International Advanced Technology and Research Center (ATRC), which features ceramics development process equipment as well as a unique materials laboratory. The tour will include gunnite and casting demonstrations and a tour of the analytical lab. The afternoon training session will include case studies on failures that will be presented by Harbison-Walker and Koch Knight, followed by an ask the expert session.

Tuesday, June 18 | 8 am - 1:15 pm
TAC meeting part i 

  • Structured Forum: Insitu Toughness Testing Measurement
  • Extended TAC Forum Discussions: Participate in this interactive session to continue the discussion of current TAC online forum topics that require additional information or additional guidance from fellow attendees.
  • Structured forum: How to Incorporate Sustainability into Materials Engineering – Chris Taylor, DNV
  • Lunch & Learn (Speaker & Topic TBA)

PROJECT MEETINGS PART I | 1:30 - 5:30 PM (See FINAL agenda for schedule)

Optional Group Event: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers 7 PM EDT

Wednesday, June 19 | Project Meetings Part II
8 AM - 12 PM (see FINAL agenda for schedule)

TAC Meeting Part II | 1 - 5 PM

  • Structured Forum: (Topic TBA)
  • Forum & Information Exchange
  • Project Funding Proposals
  • Ice Cream!

Penn Brewery Dinner & Tour | 7-10 PM

Join us for dinner and a tour of historic Penn Brewery! Tickets include a dinner buffet with three beer pairing samples and a tour of the brewery. A cash bar will also be available.

"Penn Brewery began brewing craft beer back in 1986, making us one of the earliest pioneers in the American craft movement. Although the modern-day Penn Brewery was started in 1986, our roots actually lie far back in 1848, with the Eberhardt and Ober families, Germans who settled in the Deutschtown neighborhood in the City of Allegheny, now Pittsburgh’s NorthSide. The tour, led by one of our brewers, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how we make our fine Penn beers."

Thursday, June 20 | CPI, Ceramics Plant Tour
8 am-6 pm

MTI Members are invited to visit a production plant dedicated to acid resistant ceramic materials for the chemical process industry. Transportation to and from the Koch Knight LLC East Canton, Ohio factory and lunch there provided by MTI Member Koch Knight.
RSVP Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2019


Meeting Cost

  • Condition Assessment and Repair of Refractory Systems Training Session – $99.00
  • AmeriTAC 129 + Condition Assessment and Repair of Refractory Systems Training Session (Monday-Wednesday) – $250.00

  • Condition Assessment and Repair of Refractory Systems Training Session – $199.00

Optional Tickets:
  • Tuesday Baseball Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers – $34 (first come first served)
  • Wednesday Evening Brewery Dinner & Tour – $60/person (open to all attendees and their guests)

mti Policies

Late Meeting Registration Fee: Attendees registering on or after June 10, 2019 will be assessed a $25 late registration fee. 

Cancellation Refund Policy: Refunds for registrations cancelled before the refund deadline will be for all meeting charges minus a $15 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE REFUND DEADLINE. The refund deadline is June 3, 2019.


Hotel Information


Renaissance Pittsburgh (event Location) - sold out

107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
+1 412.562.1200

overflow hotel

Courtyard By Marriott
945 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
+1 412.434.5551
MTI Group Rate: $169/night + tax