Paolo Torrado: About the Author
Mechanical Engineer, Engineering and Inspection Services, LLC.


Paolo Torrado

Paolo Torrado is Team Lead for Specialty Engineering at Engineering and Inspection Services, LLC (EIS).  Paolo started his career in engineering with Stress Engineering Services as an intern. He has held roles for EIS as a plant engineer, fixed equipment engineer, and stress analyst.  He played a pivotal role in establishing EIS’ specialty engineering team from its nascent phase to a key player in project management, and is well-involved in daily engineering, troubleshooting and mentoring. 

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Published Articles

Insights Into Fixed Equipment Vibration – How a Piping System Was Affected by Flow-Induced Vibration
November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Dr. Reza Azizian at Engineering & Inspection Services, LLC, and Paolo Torrado at Engineering and Inspection Services, LLC.

Excessive vibration is a problem frequently encountered in industrial plants and their peripheral equipment, including piping systems, pressure vessels, and steel structures. Long term excessive vibration can lead to fatigue crack propagation and consequently, may cause system failure.

Rating Pressure Vessels with Poorly Kept Records
March/April 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Paolo Torrado at Engineering and Inspection Services, LLC.

An issue that arises frequently in the oil and gas industry is poor or missing documentation of pressure vessels. It is common in the industry to repurpose old equipment, bring equipment back into operation after a long period of time out of service, or rerate equipment due to debottlenecking of process units.