2018 Stainless Steel World Americas / Managing Aging Plants Conference & Exhibition


The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA Conference and Exhibition 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, a Group Head & Principal Leader 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, AkzoNovel, 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

For more information about getting involved with the conference and/or exhibition please visit the Stainless Steel World Americas and Managing Aging Plants USA 2018 info page or contact:


For exhibition information contact:

Josh Gillen
Office: +1-416-361-7030
Mobile: +1-647-983-7030

For conference information contact:

Candace Allison
Office: +1-416-361-7030
Mobile: +1-647-998-7030
Email: c.allison@kci-world.com