International anTi Corrosion Conference
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International anTi Corrosion Conference
"A Conference For The Reactive Metals Industry "
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida
Join us for the first International anTi Corrosion Conference on Wednesday, October 11th, hosted by the International Titanium Association. The event will be held in conjunction with the 33rd annual TITANIUM Conference & Expo taking place at the same location October 8-11th. Optional half day Metallography of Titanium & Its Alloys will be offered on Tuesday, October 10th.
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Astronaut Mike Mullane
"Stopping Normalization of Deviance"
Astronaut Mullane uses the space shuttle Challenger disaster to define this term, its safety consequences, and how individuals and teams can defend themselves from the phenomenon. (The terms "Normalization of Deviance" and "Predictable Surprise" are from Diane Vaughan’s book on the Challenger disaster, The Challenger Launch Decision.)

Challenger was the result of a failure of a booster rocket O-ring seal. Viewers will be shocked to know this failure was predicted: "It is my honest and very real fear that if we do not take immediate action to solve the problem with the field joint (the O-ring) having the number one priority, then we stand in jeopardy of losing a flight along with all the launch pad facilities." (From a NASA memo dated six months prior to Challenger).

When a burn-damaged O-ring (a criticality 1 deviance) was first observed following the second shuttle mission, NASA, under enormous schedule pressure, convinced themselves the problem could be fixed without grounding the fleet (required for a criticality 1 deviance). When the next several missions flew without O-ring anomalies, the correctness of the decision to continue operations was reinforced. However, over the following several years, more cases of O-ring sealing problems were observed in the returned boosters but with each successful flight the false feedback that it was safe to continue flight operations was strengthened. In other words, the absence of something bad happening was being falsely interpreted as an indication that the team’s actions were safe when, in fact, it was mere random chance that a disaster hadn’t occurred. The team had gotten away with accepting a criticality 1 deviance so many times, the deviance had been normalized into the team’s decision-making process. Challenger was a "predictable surprise."

After dramatically defining "Normalization of Deviance," Astronaut Mullane continues with an explanation of how individuals and teams can defeat this dangerous phenomenon. His instruction is supported with rarely seen NASA video and slides.
anTi Corrosion Speakers and Schedule

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast on the Terrace

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Astronaut Mike Mullane

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Richard Sutherlin PE, Richard Sutherlin, PE, Consulting, LLC - Choosing the Best Reactive Metals for use in Corrosive Environments

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
William Paden, Ascend Performance Materials - Considerations While Selecting Materials of Construction for Chemical Process Equipment in Nitric Acid Service

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brian J. Saldanha, Ph.D., FNACE, The Chemours Company - Corrosion Resistant Alloys including Titanium, Zirconium and Nickel Alloys

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lester M. Dobosz, M.Sc., ERCO Worldwide - Titanium in Chlorate, Chloralkali and Chlorine Dioxide Applications


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Vivek S. Murthi, De Nora Electrode Technologies Electrochemical Applications of Titanium

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Brian Kryzanowski, DAK Americas & Jonathan Sánchez, Grupo Petrotemex-Alpek Polyester - Titanium Requirements and Findings in The Purified Tereftalic Acid Process

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Kim M. Massey, Day & Zimmermann - One-For-One Titanium Condenser Retubing

3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Frauke Hogue, Hogue Metallography - Metallography of Titanium & Its Alloys

4:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Benjamin T. McCurry, PE, BASF CORPORATION - Hydriding in Titanium - Detection and Prevention

4:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Dennis Schumerth, Titanium Tubular Consultants - Microbiologically Induced Corrosion Effects on Titanium and Other Metals

5:30 p.m.
Evening Reception on the Terrace with ocean view


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Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida
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Both Ocean and city view guest rooms are available but there are a limited number of ocean views based on availability – to avoid disappointment, please be certain to book your guest room early!
Fresh off a glamorous $100 million transformation, The Diplomat Beach Resort ushers in a new era of oceanfront perfection in South Florida.

Voted a Top Florida Resort by Conde Nast Traveler Readers in 2016, the hotel’s flair for the exceptional extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.

A short distance from Miami, Florida, the resort features bright, beach-y guest rooms, two sun-drenched pools, a glittering, ultramodern spa, plus 10 all-new culinary concepts led by celebrity chefs including Geoffrey Zakarian and Michael Schulson.

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Sponsor anTi Corrosion
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Exhibit at anTi Corrosion
2017 Exhibitors - Meet Our Industry!
• Above Material Technology
Co., Ltd.
• AccuFit Solutions, Inc.
• ALD Vacuum Technologies Inc.
• AMETEK - Reading Alloys
• AP&C
• Arconic
• Baoji Hongsen Titanium Metal
Manufactory Co.,Ltd
• Baoji Yongshengtai Titanium
Industry Co.,Ltd
• Bodycote
• Butech Bliss
• Cefival - Siderval
• China Huaxia Special
Metal Limited
• Consarc Corporation
• CRISTAL Metals
• Cumberland Hightstreet
• EAG Laboratories
• ELG Utica Alloys, Inc.
• FAE S.A.
• Flowserve US Inc.
• Fort Wayne Metals
• Friggi North America
• Grandis Titanium
• HORIE Corp.
• Inductotherm
• Industrial Metals International Ltd.
• Japan Titanium Society
• Jiangsu Hongbao Group Co.,Ltd
• Jiangsu Tiangong Technology
Company Ltd.
• KASTO, Inc.
• Kings Mountain International
• Laboratory Testing Inc.
• LAI International
• Luoyang Hexin Titanium Industry
Co., Ltd.• Luoyang Sunrui Titanium Precision
Casting Co.,Ltd
• Luoyang Titanium Group, Inc.

• MAIR llc
• Medart, Inc.
• MoTiV Metals LLC
• Norsk Titanium
• Nu-Tech Precision Metals Inc
• Parker, Messana &
Associates, Inc.
• Perryman Company
• Plymouth Engineered Shapes
• Product Evaluation Systems, Inc.
• Retech Systems, LLC
• REX Heat Treat
• Rolled Alloys
• Scanacon Inc.
• Service Steel Aerospace
• Solar Atmospheres
• Solar Manufacturing
• Specialized Metals
• Specialty Metals Processing
• Spectore
• Strohecker Incorporated
• Supra Alloys
• T.I. (Titanium Industries, Inc)
• TE Wire & Cable, LLC
• Timesavers International B.V.
• Tricor Metals
• TSI Inc.
• TSI Titanium
• Ulbrich Stainless Steel and
Special Metals, Inc.
• United Alloys & Metals, Inc.
• United Performance Metals
• Uniti Titanium
• Verder Scientific, Inc.
• VSMPO - Tirus, US
• Webco Industries Inc.
• West Penn Testing Group
• Western Superconducting
Techologies Co., Ltd.
• Xian Metals
• Xuyi Titan & Material Co., Ltd
• Zhejiang Shenji Titanium
Industry Co., Ltd

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