Kevin Birkby: About the Author
Client Solutions Engineer, PinnacleART
As a senior member of Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies’ (PinnacleARTTM) Solutions Department, Client Solutions Engineer Kevin Birkby partners with current and prospective clients to develop custom asset integrity, reliability and inspection programs that meet the needs of a process facility’s growing challenges. Before joining PinnacleARTTM, Kevin had more than 12 years of experience designing manufacturing solutions for wood and plastics fabrication facilities. He consulted on air-pollution control for similar clients and designed systems and piping to maintain clean working environments when large amounts of contaminants were being generated in manufacturing processes.
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September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Kevin Birkby at PinnacleART
Integrity and reliability personnel at processing facilities are no strangers to initiatives to improve processes in the pursuit of establishing best-in-class reliability programs. It is common practice for operators to enlist help from third parties that specialize in implementation of programs like Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Asset Management.