Satwant Rakhra: About the Author

Satwant Rakhra

Satwant Rakhra recently retired from ABSA, where he spent 23 years performing audits, developing certification programs and QMS requirements, and delivered training seminars to fellow auditors and industry personnel. Prior to ABSA, he spent 13 years in manufacturing and process plants doing product design, production engineering, and supervising process and utility plant operations.  Mr. Rakhra received a B.Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab University, India (1973), a M.Eng. degree in Welding Engineering from UOA, Alberta (1999).

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Published Articles

November/December 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

This article wraps up the three part series by combining management systems to work towards the ultimate goal of achieving a defect-free operation in process plants.

Authors: Satwant Rakhra
March/April 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

This article describes some strategies owner/users can implement to reduce failure rates, eliminate wasteful activities, reduce costs, increase capacity, improve safety, and achieve the goal of defect-free operations.

Authors: Satwant Rakhra
January/February 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

A quest for a defect-free operation requires an effort to systematically reduce the current equipment failure rates. This series proposes a newer, leaner way of thinking to help discover and eliminate conditions that may lead to defects.

Authors: Satwant Rakhra

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