Call for Abstracts


ASM International – Houston Chapter


Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
1750 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027


May 15, 2018

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should be accompanied by a brief biography of the presenter(s).  Abstracts should be sent in MS Word or PDF to

Abstracts are requested by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Speakers are invited to participate in the full seminar at no expense.


Traditional welding & joining processes have evolved over the last few decades to address the functional specific needs of Oil & Gas industry. Increasing challenges resulting from applications in deep water, more aggressive environments, the need for cost competitiveness and more complex designs have driven the development of new technologies and processes. The seminar will cover the future direction of joining technology covering newer joining processes, materials as well as NDE practices that are evolving to address the ongoing challenges in the ever so changing Oil & Gas industry.   

 Subjects may include but are not limited to:

  • Welds for aggressive environments
  • Novel thermal spray or metal deposition techniques
  • Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Plastic Pipe Joining
  • Qualification of Welds for Challenging Environments
  • Novel Welding Techniques
  • Novel Non-Destructive Testing Techniques
  • Welds for High Temperature/High Pressure Service
  • Failure Investigations of Welded Components


Presentations should be 30 minutes in length, including time for questions. We hope that presenters will provide an electronic version of the presentation on or before the date of the seminar for distributed to attendees.  Of course, the presentation for distribution may be edited to exclude proprietary information or to include additional content which was not part of the oral presentation.

Houston Marriott Galleria

1750 West Loop South

Houston, Texas 77027

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