Rick Marsden: About the Author
Sr. Staff Engineer, Facility Integrity, Cenovus Energy

BSc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta 1991. Experience in facility integrity issues including failure investigations, pressure vessel inspections, corrosion and regulatory codes. Background includes heavy oil thermal projects (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) and combined cycle power plants.

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May/June 2012 Inspectioneering Journal

Flexible hose assemblies (FHAs) and flex joints are often used in designs to accommodate motion, misalignment, vibration, thermal expansion/contraction, and to simplify installations. Unfortunately, the inherent risks associated with these components are not well understood and therefore, are not always managed appropriately.

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