SSW America 2004: call for papers

Stainless Steel World is organising a conference and exhibition dedicated to the use of corrosion-resistant alloys, and welcomes your participation through the submission of papers for oral presentation as well as poster contributions. The event will be held on 21–22 October 2004 in Houston, Texas, USA. Besides the traditional fields of application covered in Stainless Steel World’s Conferences such as the processing, oil & gas and power generation industries, topics such as the use of CRAs in architecture and forming will be touched upon. The conference will enjoy strong participation from end users and will have a clear emphasis on applications and practical field experiences. Conference attendees will receive information focusing on managing costs and improving reliability from end users, fabricators and producers in the form of end-use case histories and shared experiences in design, fabrication, specification and cost and supply chain management.

Stainless Steel World – America 2004 will cover the broad range of corrosion-resistant alloys, including stainless steels, nickel alloys, titanium, duplex and super duplex, supermartensitic, austenitics and super austenitics and other corrosion-resistant alloys. During the two-day event plenary paper and workshop sessions will be held on topics such as the reliability, use and understanding of world-wide codes and standards, design, specification and fabrications pitfalls, materials selection for initial and life-cycle cost and global purchasing trends and experiences. A unique feature of the Stainless Steel World – America 2004 Conference is the opportunity for attendees to participate in the workshop discussions and bring forward questions and experiences for discussion with purchasing, design, fabrication, vendor and materials colleagues.

The main topics and areas of application will be: oil & gas, offshore and onshore, chemical and petrochemical, power generation, pulp & paper, architecture, building and construction, welding, fabrication, alloy optimisation, surface engineering, materials selection and life-cycle costs, procurement, standards and specifications, new applications and future needs, product development and availability of different product forms. The steering committee will be chaired by Cathy Shargay of Fluor Daniel. For more information please contact Mr Miel Bingen at Stainless Steel World, phone: +31 575 585 284; e-mail:

How to submit an abstract
The Steering Committee welcomes your participation in the Stainless Steel World – America 2004 Conference through the submission of papers for oral presentation as well as poster contributions. The papers can be of all relevant kinds, e.g. overviews, case histories backed by supporting data, typical applications, new technologies, failure reports and service experience. The Committee would like to emphasise its special interest in users’ experiences. Sales pitches promoting particular products or services will not be accepted. Prospective authors wishing to present a paper can submit an abstract before 15 January 2004, preferably by e-mail to Conference Co-ordinator Mrs Marion Barth at: Alternatively you can send it by fax to +31 575 511 099 or mail it to Stainless Steel World, PO Box 396, NL 7200 AJ Zutphen, The Netherlands, phone +31 575 585 270.

Based on the abstracts the steering committee of Stainless Steel World – America 2004 will make a selection according to the following criteria:
 Quality of the content

 Focus on application experience

 Value of the information presented

 Tie-in with the conference subject balance

 Non-commercial

Authors will be notified before 1 May 2004 if their paper has been accepted. Final manuscripts are due by 15 June 2004. Presenters of papers will receive a reduction on the conference fee.

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