2018 Managing Aging Plants USA - An event dedicated to operating aging infrastructure safely and efficiently



The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA 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, Principal Engineer 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, AkzoNobel, 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.

    Sponsored by:

    MRC Global
    Stress Engineering Services

    For more information about getting involved with the conference and/or exhibition please 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

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