Managing Aging Plants USA Conference & Expo 2020

Introducing Managing Aging Plants USA Conference & Expo 2020

The Stainless Steel World Americas team is excited to announce the third bi-annual Managing Aging Plants USA Conference and Expo, taking place on December 9-10, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria in Houston, TX, USA. 

The two-day event will bring together Principal Engineers, Materials Engineers, Corrosion Engineers, Metallurgists, Reliability Inspectors, Asset Integrity Managers, and Maintenance Directors to explore a vast range of subject related to the management of aging plants and infrastructures. With both a conference and exhibition, the event will be an opportunity for anyone connected to the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, and energy sectors to discuss the most relevant issues faced in managing aging plants and learn about how the industry is working to overcome them. 

View video on event safety protocols here.

A meeting point

The Managing Aging Plants USA Conference and Expo looks forward to welcoming exhibitors, presenters, delegates, and attendees from across the globe. Attendees will get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components, systems, and inspections used for the management of aging plants and infrastructures. The event will serve as a meeting point for manufacturers, inspectors, operators and end-users, and will showcase the growth in interest by exhibitors and attendees who will experience the dynamic conference program, product showcases on the expo floor, and incredible networking opportunities.

A dynamic conference experience

The Managing Aging Plants USA event will cover a variety of topics including managing aging infrastructure, management challenges, corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs)/materials, failure mechanisms, maintenance strategies, inspections, and new technologies. Each day of the conference will begin with keynote presentations, and will continue with workshop sessions throughout the day. 

Sessions will feature presentations from industry leaders looking to share the knowledge and expertise with the industry, and will include time for the audience ask the presenters questions and have technically in-depth discussions. For attendees looking to attain professional development hours, certificates of completion for participation will be awarded at the end of the conference. 

Share your expertise!

The Managing Aging Plants USA 2020 Steering Committee encourages presentations to be made at the event on a wide variety of topics related to managing aging plants. Experts from all facets of the industry are invited to submit an abstract to present on the hottest topics impacting the industry today. Showcasing a diverse range of topics and end-user driven content, the Managing Aging Plants Conference promises to once again, be the meeting point for all those in the industry. 

Workshops will be centered around various topics, with speakers giving presentations related to that specific theme, sharing their knowledge and expertise with conference attendees. Following the presentations, attendees will be invited to pose questions to the presenters. Interaction between the speakers and the audience is always encouraged to help spark debate, discussions and the free exchange of ideas and experiences. 

Submit an abstract on one of the following topics!

Experts are invited to submit an abstract for a detailed PowerPoint presentation that they would like to present during the conference. Speakers are allocated approximately 25 minutes (this includes 5 to 10 minutes for questions) for their presentations.

Managing Aging Infrastructure

Counterfeit Materials
Damage Mechanism Reviews
Integrity Operating Windows
Life Extension
Maintenance and Repairs
Mechanical Inspections
New Problems in Aging Plants
New Technology for Managing Old Plants and Infrastructures 
Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
Piping Inspection and Reliability
Remaining Life Assessment 
Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
Structural and Civil Inspections
Testing Technologies
Upgrading Existing Assets

Management Challenges

Age and Gender Gaps in the Engineering Sector
Asset Integrity 
Impact of Regulations
Increasing Efficiency
Knowledge Transfer
Managing an Aging Workforce
Reliability and Aging Assets
Training the Next Generation

Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRAs)/Materials

Availability of Old Alloys and Compatibility with New Alloys
Duplex Stainless Steel 
Failures and Solutions
Hydrogen Reformer Alloys and Problems
New Alloys to solve New Problems
New Alloys to Solve Old Problems
Non Metallics and Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP)
Process Licensors Using Alloys to Solve Corrosion Issues
Reactive Metals
Sulfuric Acid Manufacturers Using Alloys to Extend Life
Worldwide Sourcing 

To submit an abstract for the Managing Aging Plants USA Conference 2020, please email Conference Coordinator, Catarina Muia, at

Showcase your company’s products and services

The Managing Aging Plants Conference will be further complemented by exhibition stands, where manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from North America and around the world will showcase their latest products and solutions for the processing, manufacturing, machinery, repair, and maintenance sectors.

The displays will offer a high level of expertise and networking opportunities all presented in an informal, friendly and social atmosphere aimed at exchanging useful information. There will be ample opportunity to meet and network with professionals specializing in procurement, production, maintenance, operations, and plant management. The exhibition will bring together end-users, buyers, and specifiers from a variety of industries including oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, and power generation.

For more information, please contact:

Editor and Conference Coordinator

Catarina Muia | E-mail:
Office: +1-647-361-7030

Exhibitor Coordinator

Josh Gillen | E-mail:
Office: +1-647-983-7030
Mobile: +1-647-983-7030
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