Walt Sanford: About the Author
President, PinnacleART


Walt Sanford

As president, Walt Sanford oversees the growth of Pinnacle’s offerings to the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) market and the development, oversight and growth of all company products and services in process, manufacturing, power and facilities industries. With over 20 years of experience in RCM, system reliability improvement and management, technical work process improvement, asset management technologies, operations, maintenance management and software development, he developed the most widely used Reliability Centered Maintenance methodology and software within the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries. He has also managed numerous full-scale RCM implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Walt received his BS in Physics with a minor in mathematics from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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Published Articles

What Does Reliability Mean in 2016?
March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART

Inspectioneering recently had an opportunity to sit down with Walt Sanford, President and COO of Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, and discuss what Reliability means to his clients and others in our industry. We hope you find the exchange interesting and informative.

Keys to Success: How to Design and Use Effective Reliability and Integrity Program Assessments to Drive Sustainable Improvements
January/February 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART, and Mauricio Olivares at Pinnacle ART

Equipment integrity and reliability programs are essential for refinery and chemical facility operators. The processes of the programs are developed to ensure safety, optimize component life cycles, and promote smooth and economical operations.

An Overview of ISO 55000 - Standardizing Asset Management
November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART

Maximizing return on investment of physical assets, while at the same time operating safely and in an environmentally responsible manner is now more critical than ever for organizations within the heavy process industries.

Achieve Comprehensive Reliability by Combining RBI and RCM
March/April 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART

Today, many managers are finding that they can address the reliability of all types of assets by combining RBI and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) processes together into one comprehensive reliability management process.