Lunch N Learn: Boiler and Heat Exchanger Failures: Examples and Case Studies

Date:           Multiple Dates (See Below)

Time:           11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT


Sheraton Metairie
4 Galleria Blvd  
Metairie, LA 70001                  

Baton Rouge
Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Mobile Marriott
3101 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 70601 
Lake Charles
Golden Nugget
2550 Golden Nugget Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601


This presentation will explain classic failure modes of boilers and heat exchangers, with real-world examples and case studies. The case studies will cover how deposit analysis, attack morphology, and metallurgical examination, helped determine the cause of attack. Strategies for avoiding the common failure modes will also be discussed.


Neil Burns, Associate II

Neil has over twenty years' experience of metallurgical and corrosion testing, metals assessment, and failure analysis. He has spent his career working in materials testing labs, with a diverse client base from mom-n-pop companies to the likes of Bechtel, Boeing, Dow Chemical, and Shell. He had conducted both large volume "quality check" corrosion tests to unique "materials selection" electrochemical assessments, and authored hundreds of failure analyses, on items ranging from coffee machines to combat aircraft.

Neil has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Design, Materials & Manufacturing  from the University of Nottingham and a Master's Degree in Corrosion Science & Engineering from the University of Manchester.

PDH Credits:
Louisiana Professional Development Hours (PDH): Participants will receive (1) PDH for every lunch attended.

May 10, 2016

Baton Rouge
May 12, 2016

June 14, 2016

Lake Charles
June 21, 2016