Ken Gottselig: About the Author
Chief Engineer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering, BP America Production Company

Ken Gottselig

Ken Gottselig is the Chief Engineer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering at BP America Production Company. Ken has over 30 years of experience in fitness for service, mechanical integrity, and risk based inspection.

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11 Things You Need to Know About Hot Spots in Pressure Equipment
March/April 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Simon Yuen, P.E. at Suncor Energy Inc., and Ken Gottselig at BP America Production Company

Hot spots – localized areas of overheating in pressure equipment – can lead to deformation or even loss of process containment. It is important to understand the effects of elevated temperature caused by hot spots on the mechanical integrity of equipment.

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