Qasem Fandem: About the Author
Engineering Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Qasem Fandem

Qasem is the Quality Manager for Aramco Asia with 17 years of experience with Saudi Aramco in Projects Inspection, Vendor Inspection, Operating Facility, Corrosion Control, and Project Design. He has an MSc in Material Science & Engineering from University of South Florida (USF). Qasem holds 10 professional and technical certifications, including API-570, API-510, API-653, API-936, API-577, CSWIP 3.1, NACE Coating, ISO 9001, Six Sigma green belt, and TapRooT. He won the 2023 Quality Manager Excellence Award from Saudi Quality Council for his contribution and achievements in improving quality and inspection services, including six patents related to quality.

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Published Articles

July/August 2022 Inspectioneering Journal

A case study of advanced digital technology was assessed to resolve the challenges of internal coating of small diameter pipes by accurately and rapidly measuring pipe-end dimensions, and then matching end-to-end pipes with software-based analysis.

July/August 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

Pressure vessel design is crucial in ensuring compliance with safety regulations and facilitating reliability and integrity. This article provides an overview of the ASME Section VIII approach to designing pressure vessels.

January/February 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

Welding imperfections vary in impact from being acceptable to requiring repair. It is important to ensure the quality of welds using NDT and to ensure the strength of the entire piping system with hydrotesting.

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