Reynaldo J. Mejias: About the Author
Mechanical Engineer/API Inspector, Chevron Phillips

Reynaldo J. Mejias

Reynaldo has over 18 years of experience in the chemical and oil & gas industry as Assessment Integrity Engineer Onshore and Mechanical Inspection Engineer. He is currently working as an RBI analyst at the Chevron Phillips Pasadena chemical plant. He is a certified inspector in API 510, 570, 653, 580, 936, and AWS-CWI. His experience includes failure analysis, root cause analysis, corrosion control, and mechanical integrity in the oil, refining, and petrochemical industries. He has also worked with piping and storage tanks as a Pressure Vessel Integrity Engineer as well as performing studies about sizing and risk tolerance on defects according to ASME code.

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