Venkat Ramesh, M.

TUBACEX,

M. Venkat Ramesh is Product Manager for heat exchanger tubes at TUBACEX. His expertise includes work in corrosion analysis, material failure analysis, material selection for stainless steel seamless tubes, and new product and application development in the downstream, midstream and chemical industries. He has completed advanced refinery corrosion training from the National Association of Chemical Engineers (NACE), and has collaborated with reliability engineers from the refinery and petrochemical industries to develop solutions for stainless steel tubes. Mr. Ramesh has also presented papers for national and international corrosion seminars. He earned his BS degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Suratkal, India.

Refining: Use of Alloy 400 for hydrofluoric acid corrosion in a refinery alkylation unit

Alkylation units can be based on sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid as a catalyst.