Corrosion Chronicles

Materials Technology Institute

An original podcast series from the Materials Technology Institute, focused on materials in the processing industry and the experts within the community. read less
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Benefits and Challenges of Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Feb 7 2024
Benefits and Challenges of Fiber-Reinforced Composites
In this episode, industry veteran Dale Keeler, Associate Director at MTI, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss fiber-reinforced composites (FRP). The three chat about: fabrication methods; the types of fiber, resin and additives; differences in design standards and practices around the globe; how material properties used in design are determined and validated; inspection and life assessment techniques; flange design; and thermal shock.   Show notes Public bookstore – Guide for Repair and Alteration of FRP Equipment:  https://marketplace.mimeo.com/mtiglobal/product/e3fb7e600fb4423b9532394fd8e7ec7b   Members bookstore – Guide for Repair and Alteration of FRP Equipment: https://marketplace.mimeo.com/mtiglobalMEMBERS/product/1868c1a40bd94e05be701ab394d89498   Embedded RFID Sensor Technology https://www.mti-global.org/rfid-microsite/monitor-frp-vessel-integrity-with-rfid-sensors   Risk Based Inspection for FRP Tanks https://access.mti-global.org/record/562?ln=en   Global FRP Standards Comparative Report https://access.mti-global.org/record/337?ln=en   Accelerated Testing of FRP https://access.mti-global.org/record/78?ln=en   Corrosion Chronicles is hosted by Heather Allain and Marc Cook. Heather Allain is the Executive Director of Materials Technology Institute (MTI). She has been with the organization for 16 years and previously held an Associate Director position facilitating MTI’s Project work. Before MTI, she worked as a Materials Engineer at DuPont for 15 years, and has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rice University. Marc Cook has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Material Engineering from NC State. He has worked for Dow for 26 years and at a contracting company in Cincinnati for 3 years. His current role at Dow is leading the Technical Services Team for Ceramics and Refractory at Dow and providing materials engineering support to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site. Disclaimer: Marc Cook is an employee of Dow but is speaking purely in a personal capacity and is not talking about or recommending Dow products.   Corrosion Chronicles is produced by Association Briefings.
Benefits and Challenges of Ceramic Refractories
Jan 3 2024
Benefits and Challenges of Ceramic Refractories
In this episode, Jay Schickling, senior principal consultant at Chemours, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss refractory ceramics. The three chat about refractory linings details for process heaters, including: bricks, monolithic linings, ceramic fiber, thermal expansion, dryout, anchoring systems, inspection techniques, acceptance criteria for defects, and repair techniques.   Show notes For more information about MTI’s Global Solutions Symposium, visit https://www.mti-global.org/mtisymposium/home   Additional MTI resources: On-demand ceramics trainings: https://www.mti-global.org/participate/education   Corrosion Chronicles is hosted by Heather Allain and Marc Cook. Heather Allain is the Executive Director of Materials Technology Institute (MTI). She has been with the organization for 16 years and previously held an Associate Director position facilitating MTI’s Project work. Before MTI, she worked as a Materials Engineer at DuPont for 15 years, and has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rice University. Marc Cook has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Material Engineering from NC State. He has worked for Dow for 26 years and at a contracting company in Cincinnati for 3 years. His current role at Dow is leading the Technical Services Team for Ceramics and Refractory at Dow and providing materials engineering support to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site. Disclaimer: Marc Cook is an employee of Dow but is speaking purely in a personal capacity and is not talking about or recommending Dow products.   Corrosion Chronicles is produced by Association Briefings.
Benefits and Challenges of Graphite Heat Exchangers
Aug 2 2023
Benefits and Challenges of Graphite Heat Exchangers
In this episode, co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook sit down with Chris Cary, a 33-year industry veteran with 25 years of experience at Dow Chemical, to discuss the pros and cons of graphite. The three chat about how graphite components get connected together to make a heat exchanger, what kind of chemical services graphite is suitable for, what applications can be made out of graphite, how to inspect for degradation in graphite, and any special considerations when selecting and installing his graphite equipment.   Show notes Corrosion Chronicles is hosted by Heather Allain and Marc Cook. Heather Allain is the Executive Director of Materials Technology Institute (MTI). She has been with the organization for 16 years and previously held an Associate Director position facilitating MTI’s Project work. Before MTI, she worked as a Materials Engineer at DuPont for 15 years, and has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rice University. Marc Cook has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Material Engineering from NC State. He has worked for Dow for 26 years and at a contracting company in Cincinnati for 3 years. His current role at Dow is leading the Technical Services Team for Ceramics and Refractory at Dow and providing materials engineering support to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site. Disclaimer: Marc Cook is an employee of Dow but is speaking purely in a personal capacity and is not talking about or recommending Dow products.   Today’s episode on graphite includes a reference to a spiral graphite heat exchanger, which can be seen here:  Annular groove graphite heat exchangers - GAB Neumann (gab-neumann.com) Other manufacturers and different designs can be seen here: Equipment for Corrosive Applications | SGL Carbon Graphite & SIC Heat Exchangers | Fluoropolymers | CG Thermal MERSEN | Anticorrosion Equipment | Industrial Process Systems None of these manufacturers are endorsed or recommended by MTI, but are shown for informational purposes only.    This episode is produced by Association Briefings.
Benefits and Challenges of Carbon Steel
Jul 5 2023
Benefits and Challenges of Carbon Steel
In this episode, co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook sit down with Kevin Ganschow, associate director at the Materials Technology Institute, to discuss carbon steel. The three have an engaging conversation wrapped around the difference between carbon steel and iron, the complexities of the material, applications where carbon steel is preferable, common failure modes for carbon steel, why the Charpy Impact Test is significant, and repair considerations.    Show notes Corrosion Chronicles is hosted by Heather Allain and Marc Cook. Heather Allain is the Executive Director of Materials Technology Institute (MTI). She has been with the organization for 16 years and previously held an Associate Director position facilitating MTI’s Project work. Before MTI, she worked as a Materials Engineer at DuPont for 15 years, and has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rice University. Marc Cook has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Material Engineering from NC State. He has worked for Dow for 26 years and at a contracting company in Cincinnati for 3 years. His current role at Dow is leading the Technical Services Team for Ceramics and Refractory at Dow and providing materials engineering support to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site. Disclaimer: Marc Cook is an employee of Dow but is speaking purely in a personal capacity and is not talking about or recommending Dow products. Infographic reference in this episode: All the Metals We Mined in One Visualization (visualcapitalist.com)   This episode is produced by Association Briefings.
Benefits and Challenges of Glass-Lined Equipment
Jun 1 2023
Benefits and Challenges of Glass-Lined Equipment
In our inaugural episode, co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook sit down with Lisa Desai, director of technology sales at Pfaudler, to discuss glass-lined equipment. The three have an engaging conversation wrapped around the firing process, the art of spraying glass, benefits and value of using glass as a construction material, and discussions about gaskets, flanges and clamps. Show notes Corrosion Chronicles is hosted by Heather Allain and Marc Cook. Heather Allain is the Executive Director of Materials Technology Institute (MTI). She has been with the organization for 16 years and previously held an Associate Director position facilitating MTI’s Project work. Before MTI, she worked as a Materials Engineer at DuPont for 15 years, and has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rice University. Marc Cook has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Material Engineering from NC State. He has worked for Dow for 26 years and at a contracting company in Cincinnati for 3 years. His current role at Dow is leading the Technical Services Team for Ceramics and Refractory at Dow and providing materials engineering support to Dow’s Freeport, Texas site. Disclaimer: Marc Cook is an employee of Dow but is speaking purely in a personal capacity and is not talking about or recommending Dow products. Note:  The glass lining thickness measurement is indicated as "mils" in the podcast.  A mil is equivalent to a thousandth of an inch, not a mm.  For example glass thickness range of 40-90 mils is ~1-2.3 mm. Related videos: Cryo-Lock® impeller installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3F0gFzbqiQ Glass-lined process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpyPsUxLgqI (To see the glowing red reactor mentioned within the episode, check out the 8:14 mark.) Additional resources: For an in-depth look at the repair and damage assessment for glass-lined equipment, order MTI's comprehensive manual, "Operation, Maintenance and Repair of Glass-Lined Equipment:" https://marketplace.mimeo.com/mtiglobal/product/4f25e24a630a4ef79ec63d4088272516#name=17   This episode is produced by Association Briefings.