Press Release

The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA Conference Is Now Accepting Abstracts for Presentations

Managing Aging Plants USA, April 2, 2018

Don’t keep all your knowledge and expertise to yourself: Be a speaker at the upcoming conference!

Houston, TX The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA Conference, organized by Stainless Steel World and the Materials Technology Institute (MTI) will take place November 13 and 14, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas.

The Chairman, Mr. Kenneth Kirkman a Principal Engineer with E²G| The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., along with an esteemed Steering Committee, are now accepting abstracts for possible inclusion in the 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA conference program.

If you would like to present a 25-minute technical or keynote presentation during the conference please send your 250 to 500 word abstract outlining the topic and scope to the Conference Coordinator, Candace Allison, at by June 15, 2018. Please include a main title, your name, title, company, and contact information. Any abstracts containing commercial content will not be considered for inclusion in the program.

All abstracts will be thoroughly reviewed by the Chairman and Steering Committee and once this review process is complete everyone who submitted an abstract will be notified of their status. Final PowerPoint presentations are due by September 12, 2018 so the Chairman and the Steering Committee can review them in full.

The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA Conference is now accepting abstracts on the following subjects:

  • 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

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