Dan Grice, P.E. and Larry Hanke, P.E.

Dan Grice, P.E. and Larry Hanke, P.E. will be presenting technical sessions at the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) Conference, held in Portland, Oregon on September 29 – October 3.

Dan’s presentation, Hydrogen Embrittlement: Contributions from Material Processing, will provide an overview of material processing operations that contribute to the hydrogen embrittlement failure mechanism and include case studies of hydrogen embrittlement failures for which material processing operations had significant or unusual contributions to the fractures. His presentation will be included in the Process-related Failures session on Wednesday.

Larry’s program, Radiant Tube Heater Failure Analysis and Resulting Changes to NFPA 54 is included in the Failure Prevention session on Thursday. Larry will discuss failure analysis investigations of radiant tube heaters involved in building explosions. The investigations were instrumental in a revision to the National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54) changing the requirements for installation of these heaters and demonstrating the potential impact of the failure analysis process to prevent future failures.

MS&T is a long-standing, recognized forum held annually that is organized with cooperation between four materials-related professional societies. At MEE, participation in technical conferences is greater than just completing continuing education credits, we place high value on the importance of keeping up-to-date on best practices and advancing the field of Materials Science.