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Submit your abstract for the 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA Conference today!

The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA Conference & Exhibition will be held November 13 & 14, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. Kenneth Kirkham, Principal Engineer with The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., and the Steering Committee are now accepting abstracts for Presentations until June 15, 2018.
 
Don’t keep all your knowledge and expertise to yourself!
The Chairman and Steering Committee for the Managing Aging Plants USA Conference encourage presentations to be made at the event on a wide variety of topics related to aging infrastructure, management challenges, and corrosion resistant alloys. (See below for a full listing of topics.) 

Experts from all aspects of the processing industries are invited to submit an abstract for a technical presentation or a keynote presentation. 

Present a technical presentation
Experts are invited to submit an abstract for a detailed PowerPoint presentation that they would like to present during the conference. Speakers will be allocated approximately 25 minutes (this includes five minutes for questions) for their presentations. Moderators will ensure speakers keep to their allocated time and direct questions to the speaker. 
If you would like to present a presentation during the conference, you can submit your 250 to 500 word abstract outlining the topic and scope to Candace Allison (c.allison@kci-world.com) by June 15, 2018. Please remember to include a main title, your name, title, company, and contact information! 

Deliver a Keynote Presentation 
Keynote lectures are generally technical presentations that ad- dress overall aging, management, or material issues that affect the processing industries as whole. End-users are particularly encouraged to come forward to give keynote presentations. If you are interested in presenting a keynote lecture, please submit your 250 to 500 word abstract to Candace Allison (c.allison@kci-world.com) by June 15, 2018. Please remember to include a main title, your name, title, company, and contact information! 

Abstract Submission Guidelines 
• 250 to 500 words

• Should have a relevant main title 
• Should clearly outline the presentation topic and scope of discussion 
• Should be technical-based: please do not include any commercial or marketing content 
• Please include your name, title, company, and contact details including phone number and email address 
• Please email your abstract to Candace Allison (c.allison@kci- world.com) by June 15, 2018 
• Final presentations are due September 12, 2018 

Submit an Abstract on One of the Following Topics! 
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 

Don’t let your company be the industry best-kept secret!
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 opportunity 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.

For more information please contact Mr. Josh Gillen at j.gillen@kci-world.com.

Exhibition Stand Information: 
-Single Booth (10 ft. by 10 ft.) $3,700 USD
-Double Booth (10 ft. by 20 ft.) $7,400 USD* 

*Prices include pipes, drapes set-up, and a basic stand furniture package. (Electricity not included.) 
 

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