Don Mears: About the Author
Oil & Gas Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Don Mears

Don Mears is an oil & gas specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he coordinates the training program for XRF/OES/LIBS PMI equipment. Mr. Mears has worked in the oil, gas and refining industry for 30 plus years. He also serves as owner, author and director of Analytical Training Consultants where he has prepared and delivered training presentations and taught numerous courses explaining and applying American Petroleum Institute (API) standards and recommended practices. This includes involvement in the revision of API RP 578 Third Edition, of which he is the only API-U-approved training provider. Today, Mr. Mears continues to educate and support the industry's need for safe operating practices.

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API RP 578 identifies 7 areas of consideration & general concern in material verification, mainly focusing on systems most susceptible to corrosion. Knowing which assets are at high-risk for degradation & what elements should be tested is critical...

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