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The American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society, Inc.
12644 Research Parkway , Orlando FL 32826-3298
Phone: 407/281-6441, FAX: 407/281-6446, e-mail: <>

33rd Annual Aerospace/Airline
Plating & Metal Finishing Forum & Exposition
March 25-26, 1997
San Francisco, CA

Technical Program:

Tuesday, March 25

Opening Session

8:30 a.m.-Opening Remarks
AESF President Tam Van Tran, Ionics, Inc., Watertown, MA
Gary Lomasney, CEF, Pratt & Whitney, Chemical & Environmental Technology, Materials & Mechanics Engineering, East Hartford, CT
Douglas Wyatt, Jr., United Airlines, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

8:45 a.m.-Keynote Address
Barry Basse FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector Western Pacific Region

9:15 a.m.-Closed-loop Operations of Stripping Solutions for Cadmium-plated Parts
Dr. Fred P. Reinhard, EG&G Environmental, Inc., Bloomington, MN

9:45 a.m.-New Environmental Regulation for the Aerospace Industry: The Aerospace NESHAP
Jerry Bauer, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO .

10:15 a.m.-Break

10:30 a.m.-Precision Shot Peening Using a Rotating Lance
Wayne Pedranti & Mike Gonsalves, United Airlines, San Francisco, CA

11 a.m.-Treating Aircraft Paint Stripping Wastewater
David W. Garrett, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Kansas City, MO

11:30 a.m.-Removal of Sprayed Coating Using Ultra-high-pressure Water Blast
Wayne Pedranti, United Airlines, San Francisco, CA


1 p.m.-HVOF-Is It United's Ticket Into the 21st Century?
Mark V. Bucedi, United Airlines, San Francisco, CA

1:30 p.m.-Aerospace Blade Repair with Chemically Accelerated Vibratory Finishing
William P. Nebiolo, REM Chemicals, Inc., Southington, CT

2 p.m.-Successful Implementations of Aqueous Cleaning Systems: Case Studies
Richard D. Pirrotta, P.E., Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, PA

2:30 p.m.-Break

2:45 p.m.-Repair of Metal Coatings Using Environmentally Compliant Brush-plating Solutions
K.R. Baldwin & C.J.E. Smith, Structural Materials Centre, Defence Research Agency (DRA), Farnborough, Hampshire, UK

3:15 p.m.-Improving Test Methods for Hydrogen Embrittlement
John Grainger, Atochem North America, Inc., Long Beach, CA

3:45 p.m.-Thermal Spray-Panel Discussion
Moderator: Donald Parker, Naval Aviation Depot, Thermal Spray Facility, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL

4:25 p.m.-Announcements/Closing Remarks for the Day

4:30 - 7 p.m.-Exhibit Open (Cocktail Reception)

Wednesday, March 26

8 a.m.-Keynote Address
Ron Wilson, San Francisco Airport Commission
8:30 a.m.-Chromium Emissions Control- Scrubber Modifications at American Airlines
Thomas O'Connor & Joseph Poweziak, ScrubAir Vent Systems, Inc., Wauconda, IL; Gary Smith, American Airlines, Tulsa, OK

9 a.m.-New Tribological Test Procedures for Aircraft Components
Dr. W. Paatsch, Federal Institute for Materials Research & Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany

9 a.m.-2 p.m.-Exhibit Open

9:30 a.m.-Environmental Regulations Update Session Current & Future Metal Finishing Sector Projects in EPA's "Common Sense Initiative" (CSI) That Affect the Aerospace/Airline Industry
Bob Benson, Office of Policy, Planning & Evaluation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC CSI Projects from the Industry's Perspective B.J. Mason, Mid-Atlantic Finishing, Capitol Heights, MD Bill Sonntag, AESF/NAMF/MFSA Director of Government Relations, Washington, DC

10:30 a.m.-Environmental Concerns- Panel Discussion
Moderator: Brian Manty, Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnston, PA Panelists: Bob Benson, B.J. Mason, Bill Sonntag & Emile Beauchamp, Industry Canada, Metals & Minerals Processing, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

11 a.m.-2 p.m.- Window of Opportunity with Exhibitors - Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2 p.m.-HVOF Coatings as a Replacement for Electrodeposited Chromium: Experiences & Practical Applications
B. Bodger, Southwest Aeroservice, Inc., Tulsa, OK

2:30 p.m.-Environmental Economics in the Aerospace Industry
Darin G. Childers, CHMM, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Ft. Worth, TX

3 p.m.-Removal of Nickel-based Braze Alloys from Gas Turbine Compressor Stators
Robert Genereau, Metal Finishing Technolo-gies, Inc., Forestville, CT

3:30 p.m.-Break

3:45 p.m.-Shot Peening with Combination Steel & Ceramic Media
Bill Barker, Progressive Technologies, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI

4:15 p.m.-New Masking Materials for Diffusion Coatings
Nissim Shaltiel, Chromalloy Israel Ltd., Chromalloy Nevada, Carson City, NV

4:45 p.m.-Plating from A to Z (Including Electroless & Brush Plating)
Moderator: James Katapodis, Aerospace International Consulting, Inc., Tulsa, OK

Thursday, March 27

8 a.m.-A Semi-aqueous Process for Removing Waxes, Pitches & Fixturing Compounds from Precision Parts
Steven Hayes, Petroferm Inc., Fernandina Beach, FL

8:30 a.m.-"To Be or Not To Be" ISO 14000 Certified
Darin G. Childers, CHMM, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Dallas, TX

9 a.m.-Compliance with the Aerospace NESHAP-Summary of Requirements for Affected Sources & Impact of the Draft Supplement & Draft Control Techniques Guideline
William B. Evans & Suresh Chandran, Trinity Consultants Inc., Overland Park, KS

9:30 a.m.-Break

9:45 a.m.-Preparation of Al-An Effective Method for Achieving Adhesion of Organic Coatings on Al
M.R. Jenkins, MacDermid, Inc., New Hudson, MI & D.W. Baudrand, Consultant, Poulsbo, WA

10:15 a.m.-Cadmium Replacement by Aluminum-ceramic Coatings on Turbine & Aerospace Components
Mark F. Mosser, Sermatech International Inc.

10:45 a.m.-EPA's Focus on Operation & Maintenance Plans: Avoiding the Hidden Pitfalls
Susan A. Murphy, Burns & McDonnell Waste Consultants, Inc., Kansas City, MO

11:15 a.m.-Garland Award Presentation Business Meeting (Closed to Suppliers)


1-1:30 p.m.-Buses depart for United Airlines Tour

1:30-3:30 p.m.-Tour of United Airlines Jet Engine Shop & Surface Technology Group

3:30 p.m.-Board buses for return to hotel or delivery to airport terminal

United Airlines Jet Engine Overhaul Center
- Optional Tour
ua site

For Forum & Course Advance Registrants Only
(Thursday, March 27, 1:30 p.m.)

At the conclusion of the Forum on Thursday, buses will begin boarding at 1:30 p.m. to take advance-registered Forum and Chromium Course attendees to tour one of the largest jet engine overhaul centers in the world.

Nearly 200 people are employed in the Surface Technology Group, which is part of Engine Maintenance Operations at United Airlines, San Francisco International Airport. Engines routinely over-hauled and serviced in San Fran-cisco include the CFM56, P-W 2000- and 4000- series engines, the JT8D and JT9D, the CF6, and the APUs. Engine Maintenance Operations' goal is to be able to overhaul 725 engines per year, in addition to airframe work.

The 30th anniversary of the plating department occurs in 1997, and United Airlines has been adding new equipment, updating and automating process lines, and incorporating new technologies in efforts to increase its efficiency and quality.

Highlights of this outstanding plant tour will include:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets for this plant tour are $25. Tickets WILL NOT be available on site. Because of security and liability considerations, this tour is being offered to advance registrants only. (If you don't want to miss this important tour, your registration and payment must be received by Monday, March 17.)

Tour attendees MUST take the AESF bus to United Airlines. Parking for visitors is extremely limited.