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Managing Aging Plants USA 2018

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Managing Aging Plants USA 2018

November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Stainless Steel World Americas

The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA will be held from November 13th to 14th, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. The aim of this dynamic event is to create a community dedicated to operating aging infrastructure safely & efficiently through the use of materials, inspection methods, best practices, etc.

The conference

Mr. Kenneth Kirkham, Principal Engineer with E²G| The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., is the Conference Chairman and he will develop an in-depth conference program alongside the Vice-Chairman Mr. Cody Kell, a Materials Engineering Specialist with 3M, and a steering committee made up of esteemed representatives from companies such as Air Liquide, AkzoNobel, Albemarle, Fluor, Suez, etc.

The conference schedule will consist of keynote lectures, presentation sessions, and workshops focusing on a variety of relevant topics such as:

Managing Aging Infrastructure
Counterfeit Materials
Damage Mechanism Reviews
Integrity Operating Windows
Life Extension
Maintenance & Repairs
New Problems in Aging Plants
New Technology for Managing Old Plants & Problems
Piping Inspection & Reliability
Remaining Life Assessment
Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
Testing Technologies
Upgrading Existing Assets

Management Challenges
Age & Gender Gaps in the Engineering Sector
Asset Integrity
Impact of Regulations
Increasing Efficiency
Knowledge Transfer
Managing an Aging Workforce
Reliability & Aging Assets
Training the Next Generation

Corrosion Resistant Alloys/Materials
Availability of Old Alloys & Compatibility with New Alloys
Duplex Stainless Steel
Failures & Solutions
Hydrogen Reformer Alloys and Problems
New Alloys to Solve New Problems
New Alloys to Solve Old Problems
Process Licensors Using Alloys to Solve Corrosion Problems
Reactive Metals
Sulfuric Acid Manufacturers Using Alloys to Extend Life
Worldwide Sourcing

The exhibition

Running alongside the conference is the exhibition, which will showcase the latest products and solutions for the processing, manufacturing, machinery, repair, and maintenance sectors.

There will be ample opportunities to meet and network with professionals specializing in procurement, production, maintenance, operations, and plant management. The exhibition will bring together end-users, buyers and specifiers from a variety of industries including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, power generation, etc.

Please view the 2018 floor plan here.



November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am
November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


Stainless Steel World Americas
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Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027 United States
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