Joseph M. Mazzeo: About the Author

Mr. Mazzeo has over twenty years of professional experience in the power industry and has been consulting for Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 1983. For the past 8 years he has been involved in PG&E's piping and vessel safety assessment program for all of its operating fossil and geothermal facilities. In this capacity he has participated in the development and execution of condition assessment programs for critical piping, vessel and boiler components. Mr. Mazzeo also has extensive experience in developing engineering application software. Mr. Mazzeo has a Master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering.

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Published Articles

September/October 1996 Inspectioneering Journal

This article is a practical review of Nondestructive Examination (NDE) methods that can be used to find Erosion/Corrosion (E/C) and/or Corrosion wear in fossil fuel power piping systems. The article is based on experience with PG&E's E/C detection program for fossil fuel power plants.

Authors: Joseph M. Mazzeo
July/August 1995 Inspectioneering Journal

Eight years ago PG&E began a program for its fossil plants for early detection, repair and prevention of Erosion/Corrosion (E/C) failure mechanisms. Since its inception, hundreds of worn piping components have been detected and repaired before failure. E/C failures have become very rare. A number of recurring patterns have become evident allowing a certain degree of location predictability using practical methods.

Authors: Joseph M. Mazzeo

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