11th Weld Cracking Symposium 2020


Weld Cracking Symposium 2020

The 11th Weld Cracking Symposium is a continuation of the long running and very popular AWS conference series.

In 2020, this symposium will directly precede the AWS Inspection Conference and focus on the subjects of weldment cracking & inspection techniques/technology. This event will provide the fabrication and construction industry, as well as owner/operators, with leading information on cracking mechanisms, materials of construction, inspection methods and mitigation techniques.

The conference program will be designed to bring together engineers, inspection specialists, fabrication leads and managers for an engaging and educational event. Leaders in the construction & inspection industries will present the latest information and create an engaging environment for knowledge sharing. For those wanting to improve their knowledge base and increase their network, the conference will provide the perfect setting to catch up on the latest industry developments, trends and technologies.

11th Weld Cracking Symposium 2020*

 

January 20, 2020
The Hyatt Downtown
Houston, TX

*Held before the 2020 Inspection Conference as an additional workshop
 


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Alina Blanco
305 443.9353 x218
ablanco@aws.org


 
Hyatt Regency Hotel

+1 713 654 1234
1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, 77002




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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Boian Alexandrov Welding Engineering Program Department of Materials Science and Engineering The Ohio State University

Dr. Boian Alexandrov

Welding Engineering Program
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Ohio State University


Dr. Boian T. Alexandrov is a Research Associate Professor in the Welding Engineering Program and Director of the Center for Weldability Evaluation at The Ohio State University. He earned his M.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and Ph.D. in Welding Engineering from the Technical University of Sofia (TUS) in Bulgaria. Prior to joining OSU in 2003, he worked as Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of TUS.
He held an NSF-NATO fellowship at the Welding Engineering Program of OSU, and fellowships at the University of Cambridge in UK, Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg Germany, University College of Dublin in Ireland, the Institute of Welding and Quality in Lisbon Portugal, and the Welding Research Institute in Bratislava Slovakia.

His primary research interests are in the metallurgy of welding, focusing on weldability evaluation, physical and computational simulation of weld phenomena, service performance of welds in advanced alloys, phase transformation analysis, compositional optimization of welding consumables, and process optimization. He has contributed towards clarification of metallurgical phenomena related to major weldability problems experienced in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation sectors. His research has been supported by US federal institutions and by more than forty companies from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea.

At OSU, Dr. Alexandrov has advised and co-advised forty-one graduate students and eight postdoctoral researchers, and involved more than fifty undergraduate students in industry-supported research.

He has published more than forty papers in scholarly journals, sixty papers in proceedings, given twenty keynotes and invited presentations, made more than two hundred and forty conference presentations, and holds four patents.

Dr. Alexandrov is as a Fellow of ASM International (2019) and AWS (2015). He received the AWS Warren F. Savage Memorial Award (2013) and the William Spraragen Memorial Award (2012), the OSU College of Engineering Lumley Research Award of (2017, 2012), the Elmer L. Hann Award of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (2011), and the First Place Award in Electron Microscopy of the ASM International Metallographic Society (2010).

He is a member of AWS, ASM International, NACE International, ASME, and FAS. He serves at the Technical Papers Committee of AWS and the ASM Programming Committee, is an active member of Commissions II and IX of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), and of the American Council of IIW. He is also a past Cahir and Vice-Chair, and a current member of the Joining Technology Committee of ASM International. He has served as a principal reviewer and/or reviewer for Welding Journal, Welding in the World, Metallurgical Transactions, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, and Journal of Nuclear Materials.



About the Lecture

The global demand for energy resources and energy efficiency has led to deployment of variety of advanced metallic alloys in the oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical, transportation, and defense sectors.



However, weld cracking and loss of properties are frequently experienced during fabrication and service of welded structures in such alloys. Poor weldability is often reported as the root cause of catastrophic failures, costly repairs, and expensive shut-downs, or as the limiting factor for implementation of new alloys.
This keynote lecture will address typical cracking phenomena experienced during fabrication and service in welds of advanced alloys, including:

  • Environmentally assisted hydrogen cracking in matching and dissimilar metal welds
  • Solidification, liquidation, and ductility dip cracking in corrosion resistant weld overlays
  • Stress relief and stress relaxation cracking in welds of creep resistant alloys

Mitigation approaches based on materials selection and optimization of welding and heat treatment procedures will be discussed in relation to metallurgical aspects of failure mechanisms. Recent advances in the development and standardization of tests for cracking susceptibility evaluation, and in the implementation of computational modeling in materials selection and alloy development will be also presented.


Weld Cracking Symposium

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE


MONDAY / Jan 20th

• Registration Open 8:00 am – 9:00 am
• Sessions 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Attendee Lunch noon – 1:00 pm


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Eckardt

Thomas Eckardt

Chair
Mr. Eckardt is a Senior Welding Engineer with Kiefner & Associates, consulting on welding and asset integrity projects in the Oil & Gas industry. Previously he was an Asset Integrity Engineer for Ashland, a leading specialty chemical company. His principal functions involved fabrication inspections of new equipment, management of inspection plans, and improving fixed asset utilization. Before that he worked as a product development engineer at Select-Arc, Inc specializing in FCAW, MCAW and tubular SAW welding electrode development. He began his career as field welding engineer at the Chicago Bridge & Iron company (now McDermott), working on storage tank, pressure vessel and LNG facility projects.

Mr. Eckardt holds a BSc from The Ohio State University in Welding Engineering and is an AWS Certified Weld Inspector. He holds API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector, API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector & API 570 Piping Inspector certifications. Mr. Eckardt is a member of the AWS A5 Committee for Filler Metals and Allied Materials, as well as the A5D & A5J subcommittees. He is also Chairman of the Columbus, OH AWS Section (036).

Brian Laite

Brian Laite

Co-Chair
Mr. Laite is a Senior Staff, NDT Level III with Leak Testing Specialists, Inc. of Orlando and holds an ASNT NDT Level III in LT, MT, PT, RT, UT and VT. He is a 20 year member of the American Welding Society and has 25 years’ experience in the Welding Engineering Technology and Nondestructive Testing fields, world-wide. He is also an contributing Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel code, Sect. V, Main Committee and various Sub Groups for Surface Examination Methods and Working Groups for RT and UT. He is an Associate Member of the Certification Management Council (CMC) and sits on various other committees for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

SPEAKERS

Dr. Boian Alexandrov The Ohio State Univeristy Research Associate Professor
Tom McGaughy Edison Welding Institute Sr. Technical Advisor, Structural integrity
Dave Bajula Acuren General Manager, Advanced NDT Services
John Seifert, PhD Electric Power Research Institute Program Manager
Benjamin Sprengard Enerfab Quality Manager
Tony Anderson ITW Welding Director of Aluminum Technology
Tapasvi Lolla, PhD Electric Power Research Institute Technical Leader
Clyde May VMI, a Varex Imaging Company President

ATTENDEE PRICING

SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEE PRICING


AWS Conference Attendee Pricing

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
• Morning and Afternoon Breaks
• 1 Lunch

TECHNICAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Full program by TBD
• Up to — PDH Hours earned

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Early Bird (Before Aug 1, 2019) $275 $375
Regular $375 $475
 

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All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the school you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the school you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the school.

HOTEL / VENUE

Hyatt Regency Hotel
+1 713 654 1234

1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, 77002


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SPONSORSHIPS

Refreshment Break Sponsorship – $300

(2 Available*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed at the refreshment break site for duration of break
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation September 15, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway to AWS by September 15, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Lunch Sponsorship – $500

(Exclusive*)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed during lunch
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by September 15, 2019)
• Company name and link displayed on conference “Welcome” Web page and included on all promotional emails
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway to AWS by September 15, 2019, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.



 

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