Murry Funderburg: About the Author
Murry is currently consulting and teaching technical courses based on 43 years of experience. He is a Professional Engineer and NACE certified Corrosion Specialist with an extensive background in corrosion, materials engineering, Project support, Plant support, Inspection, Risk Based Inspection and Assessment, and failure analysis. He is focused on the Practical application of advanced technologies for improving plant safety, equipment reliability, and downtime through the control of corrosion in the chemical process, petrochemical, refining, and E&P industries. He teaches Exam preparation courses for API 571 and API 580.
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January/February 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
Historically, if asked when or how likely an austenitic series stainless steel component is to crack, corrosion engineers usually answered “very” or “maybe” or, later, “I didn’t see that coming.” With the introduction of API’s formal risk assessment methodology, that situation has changed over the past 20 years.