Ahmad RK Rana: About the Author
Director of Technical Services, Integrity Products and Supplies, Inc.

Ahmad RK Rana

Along with a MASc Degree in materials engineering, Ahmad has over 40 publications of peer-reviewed journal papers, magazine articles, and conference papers. His research focus has been on corrosion, wear, thin-film coatings, epoxy coatings, and risk-based inspection (RBI). Ahmad has invited numerous research grants worth CAD $900,000 to date. He is the chair of the technical symposium for AMPP’s upcoming CORROSION 2024. Previously, Ahmad served as chair of the Technical Symposia for the AMPP during CORROSION 2022 and CORROSION 2023. Ahmad received the MP Innovation of the Year award from AMPP for innovation aimed at CUI mitigation. He has also received the Most Impactful Publication award (2021) from AMPP and NACE Graduate Student Book award (2019). He is a voting and contributing member of standards refining committees with API, ASTM, and AMPP.

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Published Articles

September/October 2023 Inspectioneering Journal

A case study of insulation-drying technology that reduces the wetness time of thermal insulation and pipes.

September/October 2022 Inspectioneering Journal

Inadequate consideration of corrosion and material degradation of many older facilities has complicated the implementation of modern-day RBI programs. This article presents a case study of a heat exchanger with such a design.

January/February 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

This article addresses two failure events where inadequate attention to thermal fatigue led to premature equipment failure while specifying guidelines to help prevent such failures that can be a part of a plant's inspection and maintenance programs.

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