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Cesar Espinoza: About the Author
Engineering Specialist Lead, PinnacleART


Cesar Espinoza

Cesar Espinoza serves as Engineering Specialist Lead at PinnacleART in Pasadena, TX. He has nearly 14 years of experience in the field of corrosion and inspection, with 12 years in oil and gas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and Specialization in Metallurgy from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. He has participated in numerous turnarounds in refining facilities in South America and the Middle East as Inspector and Corrosion/Inspection Engineer. Cesar has extensive experience in the implementation of Risk-Based Inspection and Corrosion Control programs in the oil and gas industry in many countries. He holds several API and NACE Certifications (API-510, API-570, API-580, API-571, NACE CP1) and has presented at various Inspection and Reliability conferences.

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Published Articles

Four Realized Benefits of a Transition from a Time-Based to a Risk-Based Inspection Approach
March/April 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Cesar Espinoza at PinnacleART, and Sudhakar Mahajanam at PinnacleART

As RBI continues to proliferate across industry, there are still those that are reluctant to transition from a time-based to risk-based inspection approach - especially in the upstream oil & gas business. These 4 benefits might help to lessen the resistance to RBI.


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