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Fall 2011 Newsletter

ASM Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Chapter Meeting & Plant Tour

The Application of High Nickel Alloys
to the Bainbridge
Waste-to-Energy Facility


Covanta Field Services Overlay

Columbia, PA

Brad Hooper is the field superintendent for Covanta Field Services Overlay with responsibility for the application of high nickel alloys being applied in Covanta Energy waste to energy facilities. Brad has been with Covanta Energy since 2006, where he was tasked with improving the process for finding contractors; prior to joining Covanta, he spent five years with the National Transient Lodge of the Boilermakers. Brad has travelled around the world and welded exotic alloys in more than a dozen countries, with applications ranging from waste to energy, oil refinery, chemical, pulp and paper, steel mill, cement kilns and others.

The Application of High Nickel Alloys
to the Bainbridge
Waste-to-Energy Facility

Lancaster County uses a waste-to-energy facility (commonly referred to as an incinerator) to help dramatically reduce the amount of waste that is sent to the county landfill. This facility is run by Covanta, and is currently being refurbished. Brad Hooper is heading the team that is refreshing the incinerator. The team mainly specializes in the application of 625 Inconel, but has recently branched out into the growing market of thermal spray coatings, where some areas are having very promising results.

will be held at   (see map at bottom)

Golden Stories Restaurant

237 Locust St.
Columbia, PA 17512
(Followed by Tour of Covanta Equipment at their Facility
on the same street.)
  5:30: Social
  6:00: Dinner followed by Technical Presentation at about 6:45
  7:30: Plant/Equipment Tour

Dinner: Mixed Buffet - Roast beef, Asparagus
Cream of Crab soup, Ham and bean soup, Assorted Deli Sandwiches, Meatballs
Potato salad, Antipasta salad, Garlic bread
Cookies and Assorted Drinks.
Cost: Adults: $20, Students:$10

Reservations: Reservation Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2011
Click on Reservations menu to register, or
 phone: Steve Baumann at Alcoa Mill Products   (717) 393-9641 ext:1889

The Application of High Nickel Alloys
to the Bainbridge
Waste-to-Energy Facility

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