Ashfaq Anwer: About the Author
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Ashfaq Anwer

Ashfaq Anwer is an Inspection Engineer with 15 years of experience in ammonia-urea complexes, petrochemical units, and oil & gas industries with major expertise in material selection, corrosion mapping and control, fitness-for-service studies, defining inspection frameworks, and implementing inspection plans for old and new units.

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Published Articles

November/December 2021 Inspectioneering Journal

Dead legs pose a substantial threat to piping integrity as they are especially prone to contamination and corrosion. Tracking dead legs separately from the mainline piping should be done through controlled procedures at operating facilities.

November/December 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

The author estimates that, if the composite repair approach is implemented properly in place of welding repairs, approximately 70-80% of hot work at operating sites could be eliminated.

Authors: Ashfaq Anwer
January/February 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

The health of piping and piping supports is critical to processing facilities, however there are very few facilities where a documented inspection program exists for spring supports. This article outlines some issues surrounding spring supports

Authors: Ashfaq Anwer
September/October 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

If an inspector knows both the content and material of construction of piping, it would be useful when performing inspection. However, this is only possible when there’s a system in place at the site for identifying piping.

Authors: Ashfaq Anwer
September/October 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

The best approach for better inspection confidence and long term asset integrity is to conduct baseline inspections upon receipt of an asset. Baseline inspection can save millions by providing accurate baseline information for later comparisons and preventing safety incidents caused by critical oversights during the construction phase.

Authors: Ashfaq Anwer
January/February 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

Sea water corrosion and erosion issues can affect almost all commonly used metallurgy in a refinery or petrochemical plant. This brief article explains the dangers behind sea water used in plant cooling systems and discusses several metallurgical and material solutions to resist sea cooling water corrosion.

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