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


Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E. Gerrit Buchheim P.E. is a BS/MS Metallurgical Engineer (Carnegie Mellon University) who has almost 35 years of refining experience working in refineries and central groups for Exxon, BP, and another consulting company. He is extremely active in API committees. He and Jim McLaughlin (Becht Engineering) recently were selected as co-technical editors of the API 941 TBD revision 1 documenting the recent CS failures. Besides HTHA, he was the paid technical author/editor for API 939-C sulfidation, is vice chair of API 939-C, chair of API 945 amine units, past chair of API 571, and is active on several NACE wet H2S cracking task groups, and is a charter member of the API 579 -1/ASME FFS-1, and chair of Part 7 HIC/blistering evaluation. He joined Becht Engineering and formed the Pono Division of Becht Eng. in January 2014. Mr. Buchheim conducts damage reviews as part of RBI, CCD/IOW, and PSM efforts and his team specializes in IOW/CCD documentation and he consults for a variety of refining customers on issues, particularly FFS related issues.

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