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Chad Patschke, CPSA: About the Author
Principal, Ethos Process Safety Solutions


Chad Patschke, CPSA

Chad Patschke has over 25 years of experience in maintenance; mechanical integrity; and process safety management. He has held the positions of plant engineer, materials engineer, project manager, engineering manager, operations manager, plant manager, and North America PSM Manager. He has both domestic and international experience in a variety of industries including refining, oil and gas production (both onshore and offshore), petrochemical, LNG, and specialty chemicals. Mr. Patschke is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Subcommittee on Inspection. He previously held inspector certifications for API 510 Pressure Vessels, API 653 Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and API 570 Process Piping, and has developed and managed MI programs for a variety of companies.

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This brief video addresses the most common relief valve MI program finding when we do audits and assessments. We share the specific references in API RP 576, which is the key RAGAGEP used for PRV inspection, testing, and maintenance.

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In this video, we analyze an interpretation letter issued by OSHA in May 2016 describing the administration's view on recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs).

May/June 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

According to API 570, facilities must have a mechanical integrity program in place for critical check valves. But what criteria determines whether or not a check valve is critical in your process? How should check valves be inspected and by whom?


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