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High Temperature Life Assessment Conference 2019






August 27, 2019

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stress Engineering Services

7030 Stress Engineering Way

Mason, OH 45040

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August 28 – 29, 2019

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Cincinnati Marriott Northeast

9664 S. Mason Montgomery Rd.

Mason, OH 45040

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Stress Engineering Services will hold its 5th Biennial High Temperature Life Assessment Conference from August 27 – 29, 2019 in Mason, OH. The conference will focus on design, inspection, testing, fitness-for-service (FFS), and remaining life assessments of components operating in the high temperature regime with emphasis on creep, creep fatigue interaction, high-temperature fracture mechanics, and high-temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA).

Who Should Attend?

While the focus is on refining, chemical, and power generation industries, anyone with interest in high temperature behavior of materials will benefit from the conference.

HTLA Creep Workshop

The High Temperature Life Assessment Creep Workshop is aimed at providing an introduction to various aspects of creep, including design, damage models, testing, and remaining life assessments, that will help participants better appreciate the technical presentations in the following days and any creep-related issues that they face at their workplaces. Specifically, this full-day workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • Historical evolution of creep
  • Creep models – time/temperature parameters, continuum damage mechanics (CDM) models
  • Metallurgical aspects of creep
  • Designing for creep – allowable stress criteria at elevated temperatures
  • Remaining life assessment methodologies
  • Creep testing
  • Advanced creep stress analysis
  • Risk management of high temperature components

The workshop will be taught by four Stress Engineering Services engineers with decades of cumulative experience in high-temperature problems.

The Conference

The intent of this conference is to provide a wide perspective on available tools, technologies, and methodologies for addressing high temperature issues in materials and predicting the remaining life in critical components operating at elevated temperatures. While the focus is on refining, chemical, and power generation industries, anyone with interest in high temperature behavior of materials will benefit from the conference. Our primary objective is to use this platform to discuss real-life problems, outlining the tools, technologies, and methodologies utilized to address and/or resolve the problem.


Early Bird Pricing until June 30:

Workshop Only – $75

Conference Only – $400

Workshop & Conference – $425


Additional Costs:

Dinner Tuesday – $35

Dinner Wednesday – $35

Pricing after June 30th:

Workshop Only – $85

Conference Only – $425

Workshop & Conference – $475


Peter Carter

Peter Carter, PhD, PE

Peter Carter has been working on high temperature design and assessment since 1980. This began with the design of the United Kingdom Hinkley-Hunterston AGR nuclear boilers, for which the development of effective simplified methods was critical due to the limitations of the current boiler code. He has been working on the development of high temperature design methods for the ASME Section III Div. 5 Code for a number of years. This has led to the development of draft Code Cases for primary and cyclic load design. His primary area of focus is risk management of high temperature pressure parts and piping based on a combination of testing, inspection, and analysis aimed at predicting and detecting growing cracks before failure, particularly of weldments.

Doug Marriott, PhD.

Doug Marriott, PhD

Doug Marriott is a part time Staff Consultant with Stress Engineering Services, having retired as a Principal with the company in 2006. He began his career in South Africa in 1962, earning a degree in civil engineering from the University of Natal, followed by a PhD in Mechanical Sciences from Cambridge University. ­He then spent 25 years teaching, consulting, and doing research in high temperature applications, fracture, and failure prevention. Doug joined Stress in 1992 as a Staff Consultant, dealing with problems in mechanics and materials associated with design and failure prevention in components ranging from plastic consumer products to pressure equipment. He has continued these activities in various capacities to the present day.

Arun Sreeranganathan,

Arun Sreeranganathan, PhD, PE

Arun Sreeranganathan holds a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT Jaipur (India), an MS from National University of Singapore under Singapore-MIT Alliance Program, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech. He joined Stress Engineering Services in 2008 and has been involved with mechanical integrity, materials, metallurgy, and creep-related problems affecting various industries. He currently manages the SES creep lab located in Mason, OH, and spends a considerable amount of his time working on creep testing and remaining life assessments of service-exposed components. In addition, he has worked on hundreds of fitness-for-service and metallurgical failure analysis projects pertaining to refining and petrochemical industries over the last ten years.

Mike Swindeman

Mike Swindeman, PhD, PE

Before joining Stress Engineering in June of 2016, Dr. Michael Swindeman was employed at Air Products and Chemicals where his focus was on life assessment of steam methane reformer catalyst tubes and outlet systems. He has worked on several projects for ASME Standards and Technology, LLC including the Generation IV program for extending the allowable temperature range of alloy 800H and 9Cr-1Mo-V and developed the software to set code allowable stresses. He serves on several committees for the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code including the Section III working groups on analysis methods, allowable stress criteria inelastic analysis methods, elevated temperature construction, and the Section II working group on Data Analysis.  At Stress Engineering, Dr. Swindeman is actively involved with the current High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) Joint Industry Project.

Cincinnati Marriott - Mason OH
Hotel / Conference Venue:

Cincinnati Marriott Northeast
9664 S. Mason Montgomery Rd.
Mason, OH 45040

Room Rate: $139.00 (available 8/26 – 8/28)  |  Last Day to Book: 8/12/19


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – CVG

Hotel direction: 30 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.


Dayton International Airport – DAY

Hotel direction: 45 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.