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Gerrit Buchheim, P.E.: About the Author
Refining Metallurgical and Corrosion Expert, Becht


Gerrit Buchheim, P.E.

Gerrit Buchheim P.E. is a BS/MS Metallurgical Engineer (Carnegie Mellon University) who has 40 years of refining experience working in several refineries and central groups for half his career at Exxon, BP, and then in the consulting industry the rest of his time. He has worked on HTHA issues for his entire career, has been a member of the API 941 TG for decades and is extremely active in API committees. He has acted as chair/vice chair of many API task groups or as technical editor, including API 571, API 939-C, API 970, API 945, and several; NACE task groups re wet H2S cracking. He is a charter member of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, and chair of Part 7 HIC/blistering evaluation. He joined Becht in 2014 and formed the Pono (Materials/Corrosion) Division in 2014. Since then he has built the group to be the premier refining Materials/Corrosion and integrity Management consulting group, comprising over 50 team members with collective over 1200 years of refining and chemicals industry experience. Mr. Buchheim conducts damage reviews as part of CCD/IOW, RBI, and PSM efforts and his group specializes in IOW/CCD documentation and RBI and Integrity Management. Almost all of his team members have worked for owner-users and most for their entire careers and they embody the notion of providing solutions from an owner’s perspective.

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