Brian J. Fitzgerald has 39 years of experience as a materials engineer with a broad range of technical expertise. He retired from ExxonMobil Corporation as the lead materials engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and is now responsible for providing consulting technical support for Stress Engineering's Plant Services Group. He holds a BS in aeronautical engineering and an MS in metallurgy.
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July/August 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Brian J. Fitzgerald at Stress Engineering Services
As any refining or petrochemical plant manager knows, corrosion can occur on insulated piping at any facility, and is particularly difficult to prevent, track, and mitigate. Corrosion under insulation (CUI) has been a major challenge for the petrochemical and refining industries since the first pipelines were insulated with wrappings.