Nick Schmoyer: About the Author
Associate Director, Inspectioneering
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October 13, 2016 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
Over 20 years ago, in the January/February 1996 issue of Inspectioneering Journal, we invited readers to participate in a brief survey concerning industry and non-industry topics. We recently unearthed the results to this survey and I thought our readers might get a kick out of some of the questions and responses.
January 19, 2015 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
We've created a new Asset Intelligence Report titled A Primer on Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) to get you familiarized with this widely-researched topic.
November 24, 2014 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
For over 20 years, OSHA's process safety management (PSM) standard worked to guarantee safe and healthy workplaces in industries that use hazardous chemicals. For most of that time the standard had remained largely unmodified. This all changed last year.
October 20, 2014 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
It goes without saying that data is a crucial component of running a successful pressure equipment integrity management program. Data can be used to establish or monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and influence managerial decisions. At Inspectioneering, we understand the importance of accurate data; for this reason, we've initiated a new series of Inspectioneering polls.
September 15, 2014 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
I've crunched some numbers and have come up with the three most popular damage mechanisms, based on the activity of our readers, that Inspectioneering publishes information on. I've limited the list to these three mechanisms for the sake of brevity, but keep in mind that there are nearly a hundred different damage mechanisms that affect fixed equipment mechanical integrity in the oil & gas and chemical industries.
September 2, 2014 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
I frequently find myself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new software solutions, technologies, networking platforms, mobile applications, etc. being made available to the industry.
February 17, 2014 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
Those of you who have followed Inspectioneering for any amount of time understand that we publish a vast amount of content dealing with risk based inspection (RBI) methodology. Ever since it was first developed and used in the process industries, RBI has become more and more popular with facilities. One of our authors has gone as far as to call it a major result of the third maintenance revolution.
December 23, 2013 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
Many of you are already aware of some of the changes that have occurred within API this year. For those of you who are not, here’s a quick summary.
December 9, 2013 By Nick Schmoyer at Inspectioneering
Starting in March 2014, the American Petroleum Institute Inspector Certification Program (API ICP) will change its examination delivery method from pen-and-paper based testing (PBT) to computer-based testing (CBT). This change is a welcome push toward a more streamlined, efficient method of handling ICP examinations.