Hugo Julien, P.E.: About the Author
Mechanical Integrity Group Manager, GCM Consultants


Hugo Julien, P.E.

Hugo Julien is a Professional Engineer graduate (1997) from l�E?cole Polytechnique de Montre?al in Mechanical En- gineering, with specialization in manufacturing. He is a member of the following Canadian Order of Engineers: Quebec (OIQ), Ontario (PEO), British Columbia (APEGBC), Alberta (APEGGA), Saskatchewan (APEGS) and Newfoundland/Labrador (PEGNL). Mr. Julien began his career in 1998, in the field of pressure equipment and storage tanks, as a designer and quality manager at HC Vidal (1998 to 2002). Then, as Quality Systems Manager at Xebec Inc. (2002 to 2007). Since 2007, he has served as GCM Consultants' Mechanical Integrity Group Manager. In addition to being an active ASME member, Mr. Julien is a certified API 510, API 570, API 571 and CSA W178.2 Level II (CSA B31.3 and ASME W47.1/W59) inspector.

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Published Articles

January/February 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Serge Bisson at GCM Consultants, and Hugo Julien, P.E. at GCM Consultants

Are you still hitting the welded joints of pressure vessels with a hammer during hydrostatic testing? If yes, then you’re due for a refresher on the pressure testing requirements of ASME Section VIII Division 1 since this requirement was for pressure vessels back in the mid 1940’s. This article will help you by highlighting the main requirements of, and differences between, the hydrostatic test for new pressure vessels fabricated according to ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and the hydrostatic leak test for new piping systems made under ASME B31.3.

May/June 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Hugo Julien, P.E. at GCM Consultants, Serge Bisson at GCM Consultants, and Guy St-Arneault, P.E. at GCM Consultants

Inspections, repairs, modifications, or Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments on an old, unfired ASME Section VIII (Div. 1) pressure vessel - Which ASME Section VIII (Div. 1) Code Edition should you use?

March/April 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Guy St-Arneault, P.E. at GCM Consultants, and Hugo Julien, P.E. at GCM Consultants

Since important decisions will be based on the results of the fitness-for-service (FFS) determination, you need to be sure that you have a strong FFS team. But what are the key ingredients of a good FFS team? This article provides some guidelines to help you answer this question.

Navigating ASME Section VIII (Div.1): Managing Your Pressure Vessels - Part 1
January/February 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Hugo Julien, P.E. at GCM Consultants, Serge Bisson at GCM Consultants, and Guy St-Arneault, P.E. at GCM Consultants

Inspections, repairs, modifications, or Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments on an old, unfired ASME Section VIII (Div. 1) pressure vessel - Which ASME Section VIII (Div. 1) Code Edition should you use?