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Benefits and Challenges of Plastic Lined Pipe

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

In this episode, David Yanik, Product Engineering Manager at Crane ChemPharma, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss plastic-lined pipe. They chat about liner manufacturing methods, permeation, liner flaring, factory versus field flaring, predicting remaining life, gaskets, retorque, torque values, Belleville washers and damage mechanisms...
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Corrosion Resistant Masonry Lined Systems

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

In this episode, Kevin Brooks, president of Knight Material Technologies, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss corrosion testing for linings. Tune in as they explore various topics including inspection methods for linings, the use of thermal imaging for inspections, core sampling techniques, equipment cleaning procedures, safe methods for equipment storage, equipment size ranges...
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Stainless Steel

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

In this episode, Gary Coates from the Nickel Institute sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss stainless steels. The three chat about: the various series of stainless steel; magnetism as an identification technique; changes in stainless compositions as a function of time; stress corrosion cracking; sustainability in the context of stainless steel; PREN number; material suitability evaluation...
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Fiber Reinforced Composites

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

In this episode, industry veteran Dale Keeler, Associate Director at MTI, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss fiber-reinforced composites (FRP). The three chat about: fabrication methods; the types of fiber, resin and additives; differences in design standards and practices around the globe; how material properties used in design are determined and validated; inspection and life assessment techniques; flange design; and thermal shock...
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Ceramic Refractories

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

In this episode, Jay Schickling, senior principal consultant at Chemours, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss refractory ceramics. The three chat about refractory linings details for process heaters, including: bricks, monolithic linings, ceramic fiber, thermal expansion, dryout, anchoring systems, inspection techniques, acceptance criteria for defects, and repair techniques...
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Polymer-Lined Steel Vessels

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

In this episode, industry veterans Debra Mc Cauley and Dale Heffner sit down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss polymer-lined steel vessels. The four chat about the end user drivers when purchasing polymer-lined steel vessels, including overall uses and costs; the supply chain and how the resins are produced; advantages and disadvantages of steel-lined equipment compared with... 
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Nickel Alloys

Wednesday, November 2, 2023

In this episode, Ajit Mishra, Materials Consultant at Corteva, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss nickel alloys. The three chat about the advantages of using nickel alloys, the overall market size; applications for nickel alloys; costs associated with various nickel alloys; minimizing weld corrosion; and lessons learned from being both a supplier and a chemical producer... 
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Duplex Stainless Steels (DSS)

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Jim Fritz, industry veteran and current consultant for the Nickel Institute, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss the capabilities and limitations of duplex stainless steels. The three chat about the primary advantages of duplex stainless steel, including cost and resistance to stress corrosion cracking; primary disadvantages, including reduced formability; welding and managing the quality process; controlling the austenite-ferrite balance of duplex; and the upper and lower temperature limits for... 
 

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Benefits and Challenges of Dual Laminate

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

In this episode, Brian Linnemann, engineering manager at RL industries, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss the pros and cons of dual laminate. The three chat about the differences between dual laminate and straight FRP laminate and the advantages of each, the art of forming thermoplastics, plastic welding, repair methods for dual laminate equipment, the difference between RTP-1 and ASME Section 10, and temperature limits for dual laminate versus bonded plastic liners...

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Benefits and Challenges of Graphite Heat Exchangers

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

In this episode, co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook sit down with Chris Cary, a 33-year industry veteran with 25 years of experience at Dow Chemical, to discuss the pros and cons of graphite. The three chat about how graphite components get connected together to make a heat exchanger, what kind of chemical services graphite is suitable for, what applications can be made out of graphite, how to inspect...

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Benefits and Challenges of Carbon Steel

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

In this episode, co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook sit down with Kevin Ganschow, associate director at the Materials Technology Institute, to discuss carbon steel. The three have an engaging conversation wrapped around the difference between carbon steel and iron, the complexities of the material, applications where carbon steel is preferable, common failure modes for carbon steel, why the...

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Benefits and Challenges of Glass-Lined Equipment

Thursday, June 1, 2023

In our inaugural episode, co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook sit down with Lisa Desai, director of technology sales at Pfaudler, to discuss glass-lined equipment. The three have an engaging conversation wrapped around the firing process, the art of spraying glass, benefits...