Hearl E. Mead Jr.: About the Author
Pressure Equipment Manager - Shell Deer Park Site, Shell Oil Company

Hearl E. Mead Jr. Hearl Mead has 35 years of experience with Shell in Corrosion/Materials and Asset Integrity egineering. About half of that time has been at operating sites, both refining and chemical, and half in central engineering roles providing corrosion, inspection, and asset integrity support to operating sites. Hearl is currently the Pressure Equipment Manager at Shell's Deer Park, Tx Manurcturing Site.

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March/April 2013 Inspectioneering Journal

Over the past few years increased feedstock flexibility has become a growing reality for sustainability of the refining business, requiring processing of more difficult crudes, increased volumes of spot cargoes, and rapid response to crude acceptance requests. Equipment reliability and process safety threats have occurred in the industry from changes in crude supplies or varying crude blends and quality.

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