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

Ahmad RK Rana

Ahmad has 13 years of experience in the areas of field inspections, asset integrity, and R&D. Along with a master's degree in Materials Engineering, Ahmad has certifications, namely API 571, API 580, and PMP. Ahmad has 36 publications as peer-reviewed journal papers, magazine articles, and conference papers. Ahmad's research focus has been on corrosion, coatings, and risk-based inspection (RBI), and has invited numerous research grants worth CAD $549,000 to date. Ahmad is serving as chair of the Technical Symposium for the AMPP CORROSION show for the 2nd year in a row. Ahmad is a recipient of the NACE Graduate Student Book award for the year 2019 and runner-up for two Materials Performance Innovations Awards for the year 2021. Ahmad is also a member of API standards refining committees for CUI and RBI standards. Currently, Ahmad is working as Technical Director with Integrity Products & Supplies Inc. 

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Published Articles

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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