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Steven R. Bolinger: About the Author
Mechanical Integrity Expert & Chemical/Materials Engineer, Becht


Steven R. Bolinger

Steve Bolinger is a mechanical integrity subject matter expert at Becht. He began his career as a process engineer in the early 1980s and has worked on both the vendor and owner-operator side, serving in different mechanical integrity-related roles with Shell Oil and BP. Over the years, Mr. Bolinger has been actively involved in industry organizations like API, where he served as the Chairman for the API Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity in 2016. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a MS in Materials Science from the University of Virginia.

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  • The Eight Pillars of Excellent FEMI Programs
    November/December 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

    A refinery or process facility FEMI program consists of eight Pillars that are fundamental to achieve FEMI excellence. This article describes these Pillars in detail and suggests what distinguishes good Pillars from those that are less than adequate.


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