John Norris: About the Author
Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services

John Norris

John Norris joined Stress Engineering Services as a Staff Consultant in 2014 after a 25-year career in plant engineering and pressure vessel design. Prior to Stress Engineering, John worked as a fixed-equipment engineer for ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, plant engineering supervisor for Louisiana Pigment Co., maintenance engineer for Levington Engineers Inc., assistant plant manager, engineering supervisor, and engineering coordinator for Ohmstede Inc., and manufacturing engineer for IMO Industries, after obtaining a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Technical University. John is a Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and Texas.

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Published Articles

Establishing a Mechanical Integrity Program for Fired Heater Tubes
September/October 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Arun Sreeranganathan at Stress Engineering Services Inc., and John Norris at Stress Engineering Services

Fired heaters are among the most critical equipment in refineries and chemical plants, and failure of heater tubes presents significant safety and financial concerns. This article provides an overview of what a fired heater tube mechanical integrity program should include.

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