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Melissa Ramkissoon: About the Author
Inspection Engineer, Petrotrin


Melissa Ramkissoon

Melissa Ramkissoon holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from The University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and later earned her Masters of Science in Project Management. She has 7 years of experience as an inspection engineer in both onshore and offshore environments, assisting in the development, execution and analysis of inspection programs, as well as quality control services. Melissa holds certifications in: API 653, 570, NACE Level I, Infrared Thermographer Level II, and Crane Institute of America, Mobile Crane Inspector. 

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Published Articles

  • Maintenance Strategies for Aboveground Storage Tanks in Crude Oil Service — Part 2
    January/February 2016 Inspectioneering Journal

    In Part 1 of this 2-part series, published in the July/August 2015 issue of Inspectioneering Journal, I discussed corrosion control methods and some effective techniques for inspecting ASTs, and also identified several root causes of AST failures in crude oil service. In this second installment, I will briefly review the costs associated with AST failures and discuss maintenance strategies to help prevent and/or mitigate predictable and unforeseen incidents.

  • Maintenance Strategies for Aboveground Storage Tanks in Crude Oil Service
    July/August 2015 Inspectioneering Journal

    Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) are essential to any successful oil and gas operation and must be properly managed to ensure operations function in a safe and reliable manner. In this 2-part series, I will identify some common failures related to ASTs in crude oil service and recommend strategies to prevent and/or mitigate such failures.


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