John Companik is the Inspection Superintendent for BP's Whiting Refinery and has held numerous positions at that site for the last 26 years. His experience has included positions in Safety, Project Engineering, Reliability and Maintenance, with the last 10 years being in Inspection. John has degrees in Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and is both a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Licensed Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector by the State of Indiana.
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September/October 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
Maintaining mechanical integrity for aging power boilers can be challenging. This article provides a case study on how mitigating one damage mechanism led to the discovery of another, and how refinery engineers collaborated with industry experts to fully understand an unfamiliar damage mechanism and perform a fitness for service assessment for the safe and reliable operation of power boilers.