Barry Snider: About the Author
President and CEO, Small Hammer Incorporated

Barry Snider Barry Snider, MBA, PE, is President and CEO of Small Hammer Incorporated, a consulting company that develops customized Asset Integrity Management (AIM) strategies for the oil and gas industry. Barry has recently designed a new strategy entitled Real-Time Integrity Management© that promises to change the way oil and gas facilities perform maintenance and inspections. Barry has a BSME degree from West Virginia University, many post graduate hours at Ohio University, and an MBA in Organizational Psychology from American Intercontinental University. Barry has contributed to DOT 49 CFR 195 Code for Pipeline Integrity Management, API RP 17N, Subsea Production System Reliability, and API 691, Risk Based Integrity Management for Machinery, scheduled for release in 2012. Barry is currently working as special consultant for rotating equipment for PDVSA in Venezuela.

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Published Articles

March/April 2012 Inspectioneering Journal

Risk Based Integrity Management (RBIM) is the latest process for developing strategies to properly operate and maintain a manufacturing or production facility in the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industry (OG&P). RBIM is a significant change from previous processes that drive the industry into specific directions for managing risk.

Authors: Barry Snider
September/October 2011 Inspectioneering Journal

Maintenance has been around since prehistoric man fixed a broken, trusted spear instead of fashioning a new one. One concept of maintenance is any activity that extends the useful life or enhances the performance of an item of interest. A broad concept for sure but for most of recorded history, maintenance has been synonymous with fixing or repairing.

Authors: Barry Snider

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