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Dr. Michael S. Cayard: About the Author
Corrosion and Materials Lead, Flint Hills Resources


Dr. Michael S. Cayard

Dr. Michael Cayard is currently the Corporate Corrosion and Materials Leader supporting Flint Hills Resources’ refining, chemical processing, and renewable sites. He received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics and Materials from Texas A&M University. Mike joined Flint Hills Resources in 2004, working for their Pine Bend, MN refinery. In August 2014, he relocated to their Corpus Christi, TX refining complex. He is active in the development of NACE & API standards, and a past chairman of NACE Specific Technology Group (STG 34) on Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing. He has authored/co-authored over 100 technical publications.

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Published Articles

Remaining Life Sensitivity to Longitudinal Weld Seam Peaking in High-temperature Low Chrome Piping
July/August 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Phillip E. Prueter at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., Jonathan D. Dobis at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., Mark Geisenhoff at Flint Hills Resources, and Dr. Michael S. Cayard at Flint Hills Resources

This article summarizes a recent finite element analysis (FEA)-based study that employs creep simulation techniques to investigate the elevated temperature response of piping with peaked longitudinal weld seams.

May/June 1995 Inspectioneering Journal
By Dr. Russell D. Kane at CLI International Inc., and Dr. Michael S. Cayard at Flint Hills Resources

Exposure of carbon steel equipment to wet H2S service environments can lead to various forms of attack, e.g. hydrogen blistering and hydrogen induced cracking (HIC), stress oriented hydrogen induced cracking (SOHIC) and sulfide stress cracking (SSC). Documented cases of leaks and failures of pressure containing equipment have been attributed to these forms of corrosive damage.


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