MTI Learning Resources and Opportunities 

MTI offers a multitude of professional development opportunities for members to stay up to date with the latest materials technology information. Non-members may access select learning opportunities and training sessions for a fee. View the options below or email to inquire about additional information. 



Webinars are available to both members and non-members. Click the webinar titles below to learn how you can access the content.

Webinar 1: Fitness for Service Determination of Polymer Based Materials (2018)
Instructor: Pradip Khaladkar, PE, MTI Fellow
Description: This webinar includes the basic concepts of Fitness for Service and how they are applied to polymer based materials. The concepts are illustrated by a few case histories.

Webinar 2:
Understanding Where to Use Corrosion Resistant Nickel Alloys (2019)

Instructor: Gary Coates, Manager - Market Development & Technical, Nickel Institute
Description: This webinar will help engineers:

  1. Understand the differences between both the performance of the different families and alloys within a family
  2. Look out for certain pitfalls when selecting nickel alloys for corrosion resistance (including some practical experiences)
  3. Learn what MTI and other reference materials are of value in selecting nickel alloys
  4. Understand the basics which are important for further learning about proper welding and fabrication of each family.

Webinar 3: Inspection & Repair of Reactive Metal Equipment (2019)

Instructor: Richard (Rick) Sutherlin – President, Richard Sutherlin PE Consulting, LLC.
Description: This webinar will help engineers:

  1. Determine what options can be chosen to safely clean reactive metals equipment.
  2. What to look for during inspection of the chemical equipment.
  3. Understand the proper methods for repair of this equipment, when needed. 

Webinar 4:
Refractory Ceramic Selection for High Temperature Applications (2019)

Instructor: Jay Schickling, Chemours Inc.
Description: The purpose of this webinar will be to provide a general overview of the refractory ceramic materials that are available for thermal protection applications. General guidance will be provided on when to choose a brick or monolithic lining, and how to select a specific ceramic composition to resist the intended service conditions. This webinar Is this best suited for entry level engineers, technicians and experienced materials engineers with basic knowledge about ceramic materials

Webinar 5: Reliability of Flexible Hoses
Instructor: Steven P. Springer, Wehl Consulting Services LLC. 
Description: Flexible hoses are used for many purposes in plant environments. They are very useful and provide good service when maintained and used properly. Significant issues can occur when flexible hoses are defective, damaged or misused. The purpose of this webinar is to examine the reliability of flexible hoses generally used for chemical plant services in the context of a hose management program that emphasizes mechanical integrity of these essential pieces of equipment. This webinar is this best suited for all engineers, operators and technicians who work with, and rely on, flexible hoses in chemical service.

Webinar 6: Selection & Use of Duplex Stainless Steels
Instructor: Dr. Jim Fritz
Description: Over the last twenty years, the number of available duplex stainless steels and their use across all industry sectors has grown substantially. This webinar will provide an overview of available wrought duplex stainless steels and discuss their selection and use in the process industries. The physical, mechanical and corrosion properties are reviewed and advantages and disadvantages of the duplex grades compared to austenitic stainless steels are discussed.

Webinar 7: Introduction to Explosion Cladding for Chemical Processing & Refining Applications
Instructor: Steve Sparkowich, NobelClad
Explosion cladding is a solid state welding process that uses precision explosions to bond two dissimilar metals while retaining the mechanical and corrosion properties of both. The process is most commonly used to clad steel with a thin layer of corrosion-resistant alloy metal, such as stainless steel, brass, nickel alloys, titanium, zirconium and tantalum. This presentation provides an overview of the explosion cladding process with a focus on applications in the chemical process industry, including columns, towers, reactors, heat exchangers, piping and tanks.

Classes & Seminars

Many of the presentations for this list of courses are available to members in the e-Library. Please contact the MTI office for more information about courses noted as DVD or CD.

  • Ceramics 101
  • FRP Inspector Training - available as DVD
  • Training Team for Elastomers
  • Corrosion-Resistant Nickel Alloys Seminar - Adobe Portfolio (English version / Chinese Version)
  • Thermal Spray Coatings Training - CD
  • Manufacture of Today's CRA's Seminar - CD
  • Glass-Lined Steel Training Course for China - Adobe Portfolio
  • Bolting in China - Adobe Portfolio
  • RBI Inspection Training Seminar in China - Adobe Portfolio
  • Training Program to Introduce the Latest Fitness-for-Service (FFS) Technology - English Version and Chinese Version Adobe Portfolio
  • Second Training Program to Introduce the Latest FFS Technology - English Version and Simplified Chinese Version Adobe Portfolio
  • Duplex Stainless Steel Training Seminar at AsiaTAC - English Version and Chinese Version Adobe Portfolio
  • Clad Material Training
  • Ceramics 102 Training

Training Modules

Please contact the MTI office for details.

  • Mechanical Integrity of Flexible Hoses