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Ricardo Gonzalez: About the Author
Inspection SME, Total Refining and Petrochemicals


Ricardo Gonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez is static equipment inspection expert with 38 years of experience, currently in charge of the development of corporative inspection methods, turnaround scope review/optimization, and mechanical integrity auditing of TOTAL Refining & Chemicals facilities. Mr. Gonzalez has trained and coached more than 150 inspectors worldwide and assisted in the development of analytical tools to enhance the abilities and performance of RBIM (Risk-Based Inspection & Maintenance).

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Published Articles

  • Extended RBI for Exchanger Bundles
    September/October 2019 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Ricardo Gonzalez at Total Refining and Petrochemicals

    The author discusses a method being used in most of their refineries and petrochemical facilities that allows them to optimize the scope of NDT during turnarounds, while improving the reliability of bundles.


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