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Phil Smith: About the Author
Chevron


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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Published Articles

  • March/April 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Phil Smith at Chevron

    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 improvement over time. This table provides some information that will hopefully be useful to you regarding the level of acceptance of API 510 by the state, city, province and territorial authorities.


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