The Safe and Productive Maintenance of Piping Systems in an Operational Chemical Process Industry (CPI) Facility
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 11:00 am CST
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Process piping inspection and preventative maintenance (PM) procedures are an essential element for any fixed equipment mechanical integrity (FEMI) program. The petroleum and chemical process industries (CPI) continue to have piping system failure incidents due to various forms of progressive deterioration of a system’s ability to contain its fluid service under pressure. Hence, having an effective piping inspection and PM program written in accordance with the latest editions of ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code, API 570 Piping Inspection Code and its companion document API RP 574, Inspection Practices for Piping System Components, is foundational to the safe and continued cost effective operation of any CPI facility.
- The integral relationship between ASME and API codes & standards
- Examples of the various forms of corrosion that can lead to anything from a slow leak to catastrophic failure
- Key elements in risk-based inspections including: surface condition of equipment, wall thickness testing, material verification, in-service valves, in-service welds, flange joints and leak testing
- Risk-based assessment of inspection findings
- Use of ultrasonic based intelligent pigging technology to ensure 100% inspection coverage
- Inspectors in process and chemical plants
- Turnaround Managers
- Reliability and Process Engineers
- Team Leaders/Unit Managers
- Plant/Facility/Operations Managers
W. M. Huitt Co.
W. M. (Bill) Huitt has been involved in industrial piping design, engineering and construction since 1965. Positions have included design engineer, piping design instructor, project engineer, project supervisor, piping department supervisor, engineering manager and president of W. M. Huitt Co. a piping consulting firm founded in 1987. His experience covers both the engineering and construction fields and crosses industry lines to include petroleum refining, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, nuclear power, biofuel, and coal gasification. He has written numerous specifications, guidelines, papers, and magazine articles on the topic of pipe design and engineering. Bill is a member of ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers), CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). He is a member of the B31.3 section committee, B31.3 Subgroup H on High Purity Piping, a member of three ASME-BPE subcommittees and several Task Groups, ASME Board on Conformity Assessment for BPE Certification where he serves as Vice Chair, a member of the API (American Petroleum Institute) Task Group for RP-2611, he serves on two corporate specification review boards, and was on the Advisory Board for ChemInnovations 2010 and 2011 a multi-industry Conference & Exposition. He authored the training program and provides training to ASME auditors for auditing BPE compliant fitting manufacturers for certification.
Richard D. Roberts
Vice President and General Manager
Process at Quest Integrity Group
Rich Roberts leads the global operations and engineering activities for the process division of Quest Integrity Group where he is also responsible for the sales and strategic initiatives focused in the refining, chemical and nuclear markets. Rich joined the company in 1996 to establish the Field Services division and has also led the development and application for several of the company’s proprietary NDE platforms. Rich began his career in the oilfields of Alaska at Arco Petroleum in 1985, where he was involved in a large corrosion monitoring and prevention program encompassing critical assets such as pipelines, pressure vessels, tanks and well heads. He received his A.S. in NDE from the University of Alaska and his B.S. degree in Welding Technology from Ohio State University.
Editor in Chief
Chemical Engineering magazine
Dorothy Lozowski is the Editor in Chief of Chemical Engineering, where she has been an editor since 2005. Prior to that, she worked for Akzo Nobel Chemicals in R&D facilities and production environments in several countries, including five years in the Netherlands. Her positions included Project Manager, Technical Development Manager and Research Engineer. Much of her work was in the specialty and polymer chemical areas. Dorothy holds M.S.Ch.E. and B.S.Ch.E. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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