Workshop: Minimizing the Cost of Corrosion in Refining and CPI

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December 6, 2016, Houston, Texas

Workshop Information

In the current economy, everyone is out to save money and do more with less. Understanding corrosion and high temperature damage mechanisms will help operators make smarter choices and reduce risks that can lead to costly failures. This one day workshop will provide an overview of corrosion and high temperature damage mechanisms associated with Refineries and the Chemical Processing Industry (CPI). The morning will provide an overview of associated damage mechanisms while the afternoon will provide in depth discussion of the corrosion mechanisms associated with specific processing units / plants.

Topics covered include:

  • Corrosion Mechanism Overview
  • High Temperature Metallurgy
  • Break out Session 1: CPI: Ammonia /Methanol Plants  |  Refining: Crude Processing Units
  • Break out Session 2: CPI: Olefin Plants  |  Refining: Hydrotreating
  • Acid Gas Removal
  • Increasing Reliability via Failure Analysis
  • Summary / Open Discussion

Who should attend the workshop?

Maintenance engineers, process engineers, inspectors, reliability personnel, management and anyone else associated with inspecting, maintaining and designing equipment.

This workshop is aimed at less experienced employees and those who are new to the corrosion / materials field. During the lunch hour, instructors will be available for one-on-one discussions of questions. Additionally, questions may be submitted before the workshop for discussion during the open session.


  • Kirk Brownlee, PE
  • Michael G. Burns, PE
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Dean Damin
  • Alphonse W. Hegger, Jr., PE
  • Krista L. Heidersbach, Ph.D. 
  • Liangzhe Zhang, Ph.D.

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