Corrosion Chronicles

Corrosion Chronicles

An original podcast series from the Materials Technology Institute, focused on materials in the processing industry and the experts within the community.

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July 3, 2024 48 mins

In our season 1 finale, host Heather Allain flips the script by interviewing her co-host, Marc Cook, for an in-depth discussion on tantalum. They explore the various alloys of tantalum, its market dynamics, pricing trends, and the types of equipment where tantalum is used. Tune in to learn about hydrogen embrittlement, fabrication basics, inspection and testing methods, and repair techniques. 

 

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In this episode, Richard Sutherlin, a metallurgical and corrosion consultant, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss titanium and zirconium alloys. They chat about the unique properties of specific grades of titanium, their various applications, and the challenges of identifying and assessing hydriding in titanium tubes. They also discuss safety considerations and proper procedures when working with pyropho...

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In this episode, David Yanik, Product Engineering Manager at Crane ChemPharma, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss plastic-lined pipe. They chat about liner manufacturing methods, permeation, liner flaring, factory versus field flaring, predicting remaining life, gaskets, retorque, torque values, Belleville washers and damage mechanisms.

 

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In this episode, Kevin Brooks, president of Knight Material Technologies, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss corrosion testing for linings. Tune in as they explore various topics including inspection methods for linings, the use of thermal imaging for inspections, core sampling techniques, equipment cleaning procedures, safe methods for equipment storage, equipment size ranges, chemical expansion of bri...

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In this episode, Gary Coates from the Nickel Institute sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss stainless steels. The three chat about: the various series of stainless steel; magnetism as an identification technique; changes in stainless compositions as a function of time; stress corrosion cracking; sustainability in the context of stainless steel; PREN number; material suitabilit...

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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; fl...

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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.

 

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In this episode, industry veterans Debra Mc Cauley and Dale Heffner sit down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss polymer-lined steel vessels. The four chat about the end user drivers when purchasing polymer-lined steel vessels, including overall uses and costs; the supply chain and how the resins are produced; advantages and disadvantages of steel-lined equipment compared with dual laminate equipment; the use of c...

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November 2, 2023 39 mins

In this episode, Ajit Mishra, Materials Consultant at Corteva, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss nickel alloys. The three chat about the advantages of using nickel alloys, the overall market size; applications for nickel alloys; costs associated with various nickel alloys; minimizing weld corrosion; and lessons learned from being both a supplier and a chemical producer.

 

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In this episode, Dr. Jim Fritz, industry veteran and current consultant for the Nickel Institute, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss the capabilities and limitations of duplex stainless steels. The three chat about the primary advantages of duplex stainless steel, including cost and resistance to stress corrosion cracking; primary disadvantages, includi...

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September 6, 2023 42 mins

In this episode, Brian Linnemann, engineering manager at RL industries, sits down with co-hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook to discuss the pros and cons of dual laminate. The three chat about the differences between dual laminate and straight FRP laminate and the advantages of each, the art of forming thermoplastics, plastic welding, repair methods for dual laminate equipment, the difference between RTP-1 and ASME Section 10, and ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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May 24, 2023 1 min

The Materials Technology Institute presents the all-new Corrosion Chronicles – an original podcast series where we chat with experts in the materials and processing industries. Join our hosts Heather Allain and Marc Cook as they engage in conversations with these professionals, providing key takeaways to apply at your plant or job. Check out the trailer for season one!

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