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LAST CHANCE ITA Industrial Committee Sponsors Speaker Track at Managing Aging Plants Conference

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April 12, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Simpson, Executive Director

Denver, Colorado USA

1-303-404-2221 Telephone Email

Abstracts are being accepted until June 30, 2018

DENVER, Colorado —International Titanium Association (ITA), is sponsoring one full day track of presentations at the upcoming Managing Aging Plants Conference. The ITA Global Industrial Applications Committee is seeking a minimum of 10-12 technically related presentations on a variety of topics related to aging infrastructure, corrosion control and use of titanium or other Corrosion Resistant Alloys to solve issues in these aging plants in the Chemical Processing, Oil & Gas and related industries.


The Managing Aging Plants Conference will be held November 13-14, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas.


Topics of interest could include: New Alloys to solve Old or New Problems; Failures and solutions - including use of New MOCs; Availability of Old Alloys and compatibility with New Alloys; Materials solving problems in Chlor Alkali service; Explosive Clad Equipment with disbond areas – how to identify and how to repair; Differences and Similarities with repair of Corrosion Resistant Alloys in process equipment; On-site welding of CRAs in Chemical Plants; CRA welder training and quality assurance – in-house welders vs. contracted “expert” welders; Understanding Corporate Culture & Effect on Scheduled Maintenance vs Capital Expenditures; Analyzing Corrosion Failures of CRAs in Chemical Plants – methodology, MSE’s, plant culture; “Upgrading” equipment with newer alloys vs continuing use of “proven” alloys; Training of engineers on newer technologies in regards to Alloys and Corrosion Control; How to effectively monitor wall thickness in High Alloy vessels; Hydride detection methods on titanium; Pluses and Minuses of Having Multiple MOC’s in the same process stream


Experts are invited to submit an abstract for a detailed Power Point presentation at the Conference. Speakers will be allocated 25 minutes (to include 5 minutes for questions).


Abstract Submission Guidelines

100-200 words

A relevant main title

Clearly outline the presentation topic and scope

Should be technically based -- no sales or marketing content

Include your name, job title, company, and contact information – phone number and email address

Final presentations are due by September 30, 2018


Submit your Abstract here:


All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by technical experts at the International Titanium Association in conjunction with the MAP Conference Steering Committee. Authors will be contacted as soon as their abstract is accepted.


The Call for Presentations Deadline is June 30, 2018.


ITA is the global trade association of the world's primary titanium metal producers who together account for over 90% of worldwide titanium production.Visit ITA at



Managing Aging Plants will host slide presentations and will not require formal written papers from speakers. Questions may be directed to Jennifer Simpson, ITA 1-303-404-2221 Telephone or Email Additional information on the Managing Aging Plants Conference may be found at:



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