Phil Smith: About the Author

Mr. Smith was a forty-year employee of Texaco in their Refining Department and their Central Engineering Department. He continues as a consultant with Chevron and the American Petroleum Institute, and has chaired the API AST Sub Group Design and continues to be active in the API Aboveground Storage Tank Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Inspection. Mr. Smith is the immediate past chair of an ASTMif subcommittee on tank issues. He received his BS from the University of Santa Clara, his Masters of Science from Stanford University, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army - Corps of Engineers. In addition, Mr. Smith is an ASCE Fellow and a Chevron Fellow Emeritus

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March/April 2014 Inspectioneering Journal

The rules and regulations applying to U.S states, cities and Canadian provinces and territories concerning piping, pressure vessel and storage tank inspection can be described as "a coat of many colors," and are meant to represent continuous...

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