Engineering, Reliablity, Corrosion & Materials

November 5 - 8, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia

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Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion & Materials (ERCM)


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ERCM Track Schedule

(Program is subject to change.)


Monday, October 31
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Session 5: Pump and Pipe Reliability


Session Chair: Meg Murphy, INFab LLC/O'Neal Inc.


Modeling Considerations for Stock Flow Using Pipe-Flo

Naomi Ballenger, Jacobs

Stop Swapping Your Pumps

Jay Shellog, Strategic Maintenance Reliability

Under Pressure - Pump Underperformance from System Changes

Naomi Ballenger, Jacobs

Fouling Cleaning and Prevention to Increase Production Uptime in Crucial Pipelines by Using Environmentally Friendly ZPD Ultrasonic Technology

Beda Arponen, Altum Technologies
Tuesday, November 1
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session 6: Corrosion Control for Aggressive Environmental


Session Chair: Victor Padilla, FPInnovations


Relining of a Chlorine Dioxide Storage Tank - A Case History

Jeff Eisenman, Maverick Applied Science, Inc.

Stop Industrial Circuit Board Corrosion

Bobby Williams, Force 5 Products, LLC

Effect of Surface Modification on Corrosion Control of Type 409 Stainless Steel on Slow Strain Rate Testing in Simulated Hydrothermal Liquefaction Processing Environments

E. Asare, J.R. Kish, McMaster University
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 12: Fixed Equipment Materials and Reliability


Session Chair: Margaret Gorog, International Papers


Demonstration of Duplex Stainless Steel in Bleach Tower Environments - A Multi-Mill Study

Matthew Tunnicliffe, Victor Padilla, FPInnovations

Advantages of Lean Duplex Stainless Steels in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Mikko Palosaari, Outokumpu Stainess OY

Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity

Margaret Gorog, International Paper
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 17: Recovery Boiler Corrosion and Reliability

 (Co-Sponsored by Corrosion & Materials Engineering and Energy, Recovery, Lime Kiln & Recaust Committees)  

Session Chair: Paul Ceravolo , Andritz Pulp & Paper


Possibilities to Extend Uninterrupted Operations PEriods of Kraft Recovery Boilers

Hamilton Brandao, Andritz Oy

Investigating the Causes of Severe Economizer Tube Thinning in an SSL Boiler

Torsten Meyer, University of Toronto

Cracking of Straight Co-Extruded Composite Wall Tubes in Black Liquor Recovery Boilers

Johanna Tuiremo, Andritz Oy