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Joel Andreani: About the Author
Senior Vice President of Consulting Engineering, The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.


Joel Andreani

A pressure-containment and structural specialist, Mr. Andreani has worked in various refinery technical service groups, providing engineering support to refineries and chemical plants worldwide.  Mr. Andreani performs Fitness-For-Service (FFS) evaluations; code compliance calculations; interpretations for storage tanks, piping, pressure vessels, structures, and foundations; engineering specification and design support; engineering training development; and project consulting on a wide variety of refinery and chemical plant equipment.

Since 2003, Mr. Andreani has served on the Design subgroup of the API Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks (SCAST).  He is an expert in tank settlement and RBI assessment of storage tanks.  Mr. Andreani was one of the primary developers of the current edge settlement procedures in Appendix B of API 653.  He was the leader of the API project that recently re-wrote API 653 Appendix B rules on differential shell settlement.  Mr. Andreani was also involved in the development of the current tank module in the API RBI software.  He has performed a number of RBI assessments of storage tanks, including comprehensive evaluations of tanks that have combined FFS and RBI assessments to develop inspection plans.  Most recently, Mr. Andreani has developed a number of new Tank RBI procedures for API 581.  Mr. Andreani also served as a member on the Design subgroup of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Committee from 1993-2000.

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