Ricardo R. Valbuena: About the Author

Ricardo is currently the supervisor of the Materials Engineering Section of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in Houston. He has a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a MS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Ohio State University. Ricardo joined DNV in 1992, after working at PDVSA and Union Carbide. At DNV, Ricardo has been heavily involved in inspection planning using Risk Based Inspection methodologies, development of engineering tools to evaluate the toughness properties of steels as well as detection techniques for Wet H2S damage, high temperature hydrogen attack, and creep.

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