James R. Widrig: About the Author
Principal Consulting Engineer, Quest Integrity

James R. Widrig

James (Jim) Widrig has worked on Petrochemical plants and Refineries for 30+ years and has been employed by Quest Integrity since 2007. Mr. Widrig is a Principal Consulting Engineer and currently holds the position of Director of Advanced Engineering. Throughout his career, he has held various positions of responsibility including Health and Safety Program Manager, Operations Manager, Project Team Manager, Senior Operations Engineer, and Process Engineer. He has extensive experience in risk- based inspection, failure investigations, fitness-for service, process plant operations, process safety, risk management, incident investigation, loss control, and process design.


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Published Articles

May/June 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

As assets age and production demands grow, it becomes increasingly critical to implement sustainable long-term AIM strategies and programs. This article dives into the elements that will help ensure the successful management of assets throughout their life-cycle.

November/December 2017 Inspectioneering Journal

In-service equipment failures present a considerable challenge to reliability engineers. This article presents a case study of a convection tube failure in a furnace and the analyses that were performed to understand the root cause and determine the remaining tube life.

Authors: James R. Widrig
July/August 2013 Inspectioneering Journal

Inspection and fitness-for-service assessments of critical in-plant piping systems are a concern for the chemical industry. This presents a potentially insurmountable task and discovery of a number of areas where the condition is at risk.

Authors: James R. Widrig
March/April 2013 Inspectioneering Journal

Steam reformers are critical assets to many refining and chemical manufacturing plants and facilities, and it is well known that the reformer is one of the most challenging assets to maintain and operate. Common problems in reformer operations include burner firing, flue gas distribution, and catalyst damage.

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