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13 JUNE 2013 - SYSTEM OUTAGE SCHEDULED: SMRI login and library will be down on 13 June 2013 for Avectra netFORUM Pro system upgrade, from 8:00 PM Eastern US time to about 10:00 PM 14 June, or about 2 hours time period.
LIBRARY ACCESS CHANGED 11 March 2013: To view the library successfully, your internet explorer browser will need to be set to allow pop-ups and to add netforumpro.com as trusted site. If you are a member and having problems with login or the library, please report the problem!! You can help us get such things fixed by making us aware!!
WEBSITE INFO and SUGGESTIONS: TO LOGIN, at home screen select "members /guests area" in upper right of screen. The site is designed (for login) use only with MS Internet Explorer.
SMRI's next conference will be in Avignon, France 29 Sept to 2 Oct 2013. The Conference CALL FOR PAPERS was posted 13 May 2013 and was e-mailed to all people on our e-mail list. To register for any future conferences, you must be in our database. Contact us if you wish to be added so you receive information as it becomes available.
The Spring 2013 LAFAYETTE conference successfully concluded 24 April with over 300 tech delegates! Technical Papers presented at this conference will be posted in the library in late May.
NEWS ITEM FROM LOUISIANA, USA- Bayou Corne / Napoleonville salt dome sinkhole is still active and is being investigated Louisiana DNR. Those interested may see the very latest information on the Louisiana DNR website. SMRI Executive Director Voigt was asked by the Executive Committee to prepare a Powerpoint summary from publically available information and presented it to the Bremen SMRI conference on 1 Oct 2012. The pdf version of the public information presented may be downloaded by clicking here. As part of the recent Lafayette, Louisiana SMRI Spring conference held in April, an optional, aerial flight field trip offered a brief flyover of this Assumption Parish sinkhole, in addition to 4 of the famous “Five Island” salt domes (Jefferson Island, Avery Island, Weeks Island, and Cote Blanche).
NEW RESEARCH RFP ISSUED 6 Dec 2012, please see research page, where 2 active RFPs may be downloaded.
SMRI's BREMEN, Germany, Fall 2012 Technical Conference was completed 3 Oct 2012, with great attendance and participation. Field trips to IVG Etzel and NWKG were optional for those who attended, as was a technical class on "Fundamentals of Salt cavern Develpoment". Technical papers from this conference will be posted in the library about 3 November 2012.
BREMEN CONFERENCE, Fall 2012 TECHNICAL PAPERS are now in the ONLINE library, 8 Nov 2012. If you attended the conference, please try your Conference Paper and Class CD-rom. If damaged or unreadable, contact John!
The Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization, with international perspective and members. SMRI welcomes participation by operators, researchers, suppliers, consultants, educators, government regulators, students, and others with interest in solution mining and cavern utilization. Class R is a membership classification for government regulators, at zero dues rate.
Members will find a greatly expanded, complete library of 35 years of SMRI research reports, technical papers from SMRI conferences, and World Salt Symposium papers with improved search capability. Our library now has over 3,600 references! Members can manage their own contact information, locate other members, register for conferences, and receive e-mail from the website. You must login to access the "library" section, and only SMRI members can view library documents.
Contact SMRI if you have questions on our research, classes, conferences, subject matter, literature available, regulatory affairs, or our 2012 plans! If you send us an e-mail and do not receive a reply within 2 days, please contact us by phone or fax to make sure our spam filters didn’t “junk” your message.