Alphonse W. Hegger Jr., P.E.: About the Author
Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services
Mr. Hegger is a metallurgist/corrosion engineer specializing in materials selection, corrosion vulnerability assessment, failure analysis and weld repair of stationary equipment in the petroleum refining industry. He is familiar with the application of common refinery inspection processes and repair execution in a turnaround scenario. Half of his 30 years of experience has been within the central research group of refining organizations, and half has been working directly within specific refineries. His understanding of basic refining processes and operation adds value to the execution of unit materials and corrosion reviews, as well as failure assessments.
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November/December 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Alphonse W. Hegger Jr., P.E. at Stress Engineering Services
Today, more than ever, refinery operators are focused on maintaining safe operations for their employees and extending the life cycle of valuable operating equipment to optimize efficiencies and avoid expensive unforeseen shutdowns. When process unit corrosion assessments, RBI methodologies, and IOWs are properly integrated into refining operations, the result is improved safety and longer run times.