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Industrial Application Committee Update

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Committee's Mission

Announcing the first ITA
International anTi Corrosion Conference
October 11, 2017

NACE TEG 120X Reactive Metals

Life Cycle Costing Session Hosted by ITA

Evaluation of NACE Standard MRO 175

Event Reminder

Welcome New IT Members

Visit Us at the NACE Expo show this week in New Orleans

ITA Industrial Committee Members

Committee's Mission
The Industrial sub-group is part of the ITA Applications Committee. The group compliments the already existing Medical, Consumer, and Aerospace sub-groups. Each sub-group chair is a member of the Applications committee and meets on an as needed basis to discuss new proposals or funding requests.

The group's mission is to help facilitate the expanded use of titanium based products in existing and new market sectors and applications. The objective is to contribute to the growth of the overall titanium industry and to promote the selection of titanium as a competitive material by identifying new market sectors and applications and communicating this information to the other ITA committees in support of their annual goals and objectives.
International Titanium Association Presents...
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Join us for the first International anTi Corrosion Conference, hosted by the International Titanium Association. The event will be held in conjunction with the 33rd annual TITANIUM Conference & Expo taking place at the same location October 8-11th.

Distinguished speakers from the chemical processing and other industries using Titanium and other Corrosion Resistant Alloys will discuss topics of interest to owners, design engineers, plant engineers, maintenance engineers, reliability engineers and quality assurance engineers. Come to learn everything from how to specify materials of construction to how to ensure long lasting, cost effective equipment to how to inspect CRA materials during operations. Networking with fellow engineers and other experts in the field will allow you to develop information that will can be immediately used in your plant. Specific speakers and topics will be publicized soon.

General Sessions Include Topics Such As:
Market & Applications and Fabrication & Quality Assurance
  • Corrosion and Materials of Construction:
  • In Seawater Applications (Desalination, Offshore, Vessels, etc.)
  • In Chlor-Alkali I PTA I Refineries I Mining I Fracking I Water Recycling
  • Fabrication & Design I Welding I Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Inspection & Repair I NOE Monitoring I Welding in the Field I Quality Assurance
  • Failure Analysis I MIC Corrosion I Hydriding I Lab Testing vs Real Life Corrosion
  • Technical Knowledge I Developing Young Engineers I Knowledge Transfer from Retiring Engineers I Knowledge Transfer within CPI and Suppliers
The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to April 30th.
Click Here for more details
NACE TEG 120X Reactive Metals
Tuesday, March 28th - New Orleans
Steve Sparkowich of NobelClad is chair of the NACE TEG 120X Reactive Metals and will host a TEG 120X Reactive Metals Fabrication Roundtable at the NACE conference on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 8-10 a.m., at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Four speakers from the Reactive Metal Industry will discuss welding of titanium tubing for condensers, in-plant welding repairs of Titanium equipment, how to handle a request for field welding services and the use of zirconium in the CPI. The ITA Industrial Committee put together the speakers for this program at Mr. Sparkovich's request. . Any registered delegate of the NACExpo may attend this session. We hope to see you there.

Click Here to download the NACE TEG 120X Reactive Metals Agenda

The International Titanium Association has supported this effort assisting in locating appropriate presentations focused around repair of titanium equipment. Any registered delegate of the NACExpo may attend this session. We hope to see you there..
Hosted by ITA in New orleans
Thursday, March 30th
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
It is Not Too Late to Register!

Life cycle costing has long been put forth as a favorable metric to demonstrate titanium's "good value" as a material of choice in a host of industrial applications. However, despite the math and logic that supports the use of titanium compared with competing materials, industry executives admit that this argument, despite its merits, falls short. In some cases, titanium is passed over due to short-term budget constraints for so-called "less-expensive" metals. It's fair to say titanium's durability and affordability as a long-term investment for infrastructure or industrial projects simply doesn't convince everyone.

Barry Benator is looking to address that entrenched mindset and will provide titanium executives and sales representatives the tools they need to make a more convincing case to win business. Benator, the founder and president of Benetech Inc., Roswell, GA, a leadership and management consulting and training firm serving clients throughout the United States and internationally, produces an online seminar on life-cycle costing for the energy industry, and now looks to impart that knowledge to the titanium sector.

ITA has organized a full day session on Thursday, March 30th in New Orleans, LA to provide participants with knowledge and practical tools to help explain and prove to customers the financial benefits of the use of titanium over other metals. It is ideal for professionals from technical, sales, and customer service jobs who are focused on understanding and explaining the financial benefits of using titanium.

Barry wants to give the titanium industry the "ammunition" it needs to prove to potential customers how and why titanium can be a more affordable investment over the long term, even if there is an initial, higher "up-front" price tag compare with other metals.

Simply put, Benator defines life-cycle costing as a calculation to determine the long-term payback for an investment, taking into account the savings and cost over the entire life of a product or system. "The basic idea is: do I spend a bit more now to get a better system for the long haul," Benator explained. "Customers are always concerned about their return on investment. A lot of this is intuitive, but some people have to understand it and 'see' it before they truly believe it. I try to put together the rationale behind the numbers."

Businesses and governments make important decisions based on financial benefits (and risks) to their organizations. For industrial projects like desalination installations, heat exchangers, and chemical or food processing, factors such as annual maintenance costs, reliability, production speeds and long-term performance come into play. And of course, material costs are factored into the front end of the equation. Benator said his course will provide ITA members with practical tools to help explain and prove the financial benefits of titanium, especially when the application calls for corrosion resistance and high strength. The course will focus on sound financial comparisons of the strength, durability and other benefits of titanium.

Pre-Registration is Required - Sign Up Today!
Evaluation of NACE Standard MRO 175
Applications for titanium grade 12 in oil and gas production would include valves, pipes, fittings and heat exchangers. Such components, under MRO 175, must be certified to resist "catastrophic cracking" and failure when operating in a corrosive hydrogen sulfide environment.

The ITA Industrial Markets committee is conducting preliminary work to evaluate if modifying NACE Standard MRO175 may lead to a fairly abbreviated path in accomplishing this goal and would supply the Industrial sub-group with a roadmap of what would be involved in submitting a ballot to the NACE MRO 175 review committee, which in turn, would lead to a formal proposal for ITA Board consideration.

Sarah Standlee, Corrosion Engineer with Exova Houston and new ITA Industrial committee member reported to the Committee earlier this month on the status of the testing. Exova has 3 heats of materials from different places in the world. Exova needs to run some hardness measurements to collect the heat treatment route. Sarah provided a slide presentation to the committee on the progress of the testing and a copy is available to all ITA Members by contacting the ITA. There have been nothing but very positive results so far, no signs of cracking whatsoever, including the test result which had a slightly lower PH.

When committee members approached the NACE maintenance committee in 2016 to ask for guidance, they suggested the addition of elemental sulfur which is a more severe requirement within the NACE standard. On the Exova autoclave, the unit that was planned for our test program would not accommodate all the samples and the mechanical stirring device. Exova is in the process of having their autoclaves retrofitted but there has been some delay. New projection completion for the testing and reporting back to the committee is anticipated September 2017. ITA Members will continue to receive updated reports as soon as updated information becomes available.
Event Reminder
May 7-12, 2017
Hilton Anchorage, Alaska

In a spirit of professional stewardship, leaders of the International Titanium Industry (ITA) continue to reach out and provide support to a new generation of engineers, procurement managers and technical sales representatives, all of whom are eager to establish their place in the titanium industry.

One example of this interactive outreach is a new program that will involve Rick Sutherlin, a technical consultant of ITA, who will be mentoring these mechanical engineers with the ASME code work, especially as it relates to industrial applications for titanium.

The first mentoring meeting was held in February in Atlanta, coinciding with an ASME non-ferrous subcommittee gathering with only one ITA member company represented. It's expected that Sutherlin will provide training for the ITA on a quarterly basis.

Topics related to titanium will include how ASME standards committees work; the process for a technical inquiry into an ASME code; the use of the "design allowables" in the ASME code; how to get a new titanium material into the design code; and how to make titanium alloys more competitive with other materials by using "H" grades.

Any ITA Member organization may participate in this program. Contact Jennifer Simpson for more details.
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