Frank Sapienza: About the Author
Metallurgy Specialist and CCD Project Manager, Becht

Frank Sapienza

Mr. Sapienza is an experienced corrosion and materials engineer within the refining industry. Through his time in the refinery, he has conducted corrosion reviews, damage mechanism assessments, asset strategy development, risk based inspection and CCD implementation for HF alkylation units, FCCs, crude units, hydrotreaters, reformers, sulfur plants, amine units, tank systems, sulfolane and aromatics units. He has led multidisciplinary site teams for asset strategy management, naphthenic acid corrosivity management, and crude overhead corrosion management.

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July/August 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

This article presents a model to better predict the corrosivity of hot crude oil streams, which is based on open literature going back for almost 60 years and incorporates published information from joint industry projects (JIPs).

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