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NACE Corrosion Conference – Technical Presentation, “Cracking of Duplex Stainless Steel in Refining Operations”

April 16, 2018 @ 4:25 pm - 4:50 pm

PinnacleART experts will present two technical presentations at the 2018 National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Conference. Senior Corrosion Specialist, Sudhakar Mahajanam will present, “Cracking of Duplex Stainless Steel in Refining Operations.” This presentation will review a case study related to specific cases of chloride stress corrosion cracking (CI-SCC) of 2205 DSS tubing. For questions or to schedule a meeting with Sudhakar, click here.

PinnacleART Engineering Specialist Lead, Cesar Espinoza will present, “Coating System to Mitigate Against Hydrocarbon Cracking in Gas Dehydration Unit.” For details about this presentation, click here.


Sudhakar Mahajanam serves as Senior Corrosion Specialist for PinnacleART in Pasadena, Texas. In this role, he provides materials and corrosion guidance to internal project teams and external clients. Sudhakar leads a team of corrosion engineers and manages the day-to-day projects within the department. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of metallurgy and corrosion, with 11 years in oil and gas, previously serving eight years at ConocoPhillips as Staff and Materials Engineer.

Sudhakar is an active member of NACE and SPE, and holds certifications in API 571 and API 580. He has a Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University; and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. Sudhakar has published ~30 papers, and is a technical editor for several peer-reviewed journals.

About NACE Corrosion

CORROSION 2018 is the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition, and it’s coming to the Southwest! Each year, CORROSION welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals from over 60 countries across the world. This comprehensive conference is packed with technical education and knowledge exchange, along with opportunities to connect with industry experts and peers focused on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion worldwide.

About PinnacleART

Our vision is to make the world reliable, one customer at a time. We do this by designing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive asset reliability and integrity programs. Our multifaceted expertise in mechanical integrity, reliability, inspection, technology, and project management enables us to provide integrated solutions that incorporate people, processes, and technology.


April 16, 2018
4:25 pm - 4:50 pm
Event Category:


National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)


Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd St
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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