David A. Hunter: About the Author
Global Business Development Director, Neptune Research, Inc.


David A. Hunter

David Hunter is the Global Business Development Director for Neptune Research, Inc. (NRI), a specialty coating manufacturer based in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He graduated of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has 20+ years-experience in the corrosion & coatings industry. David holds certifications as a SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist, NACE Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector, SSPC Level 2 Coatings Inspector, NACE Certified Offshore Corrosion Assessment Technician, as well as being an Instructor for each of these programs. In his career, David has been involved with customers in over 25 countries, giving him unique perspective in comparing corrosion mitigation best practices, worldwide.

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Published Articles

Composite Repairs for Offshore Pipelines
November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By David A. Hunter at Neptune Research, Inc.

This study provides valuable information for offshore pipeline operators curious about how composite repair systems could be utilized with their assets.

Advances in Inspectability & Validation of Non-Metallic Composite Repair Systems
May/June 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By David A. Hunter at Neptune Research, Inc.

In recent years, the growing use of composite repair systems for the rehabilitation of piping systems in the refining and chemical industries has increased the need for associated technologies for their manufacturing, installation, and inspection. One critical aspect of these repair systems is how to inspect and validate them for fitness for service. This article covers the testing completed for fiberglass and carbon fiber composite repair systems with specialty epoxy for full inspection capabilities.