Paul F. Schubert, Ph.D.: About the Author
SGS North America Industrial Services

Paul F. Schubert, Ph.D. Mr. Schubert has 26 year years of experience in the petrochemical and natural gas industry. He began his professional career investigating corrosion mechanisms on piping and vessels. Prior to SGS, Schubert held various technical and marketing management positions with Syntroleum Corporation, Monitor Labs, Catalytica, Phillips Petroleum, and Engelhard Corporation. Schubert is the inventor or co- inventor on 16 US Patents. These patents include product and process development for synthetic fuels, polyolefins, sulfur chemicals, dehydrogenation, dimerization, and halogens. Schubert holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He conducted graduate studies in business administration at San Jose State University.

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May/June 2011 Inspectioneering Journal

Putting off the initial inspection (i.e. baseline) of piping and vessels in a new process unit is both common and problematic. The tendency of owners is to rely on the nominal thickness because the actual original thickness was either not measured or not recorded for calculating corrosion rates after the first wave of thickness readings are taken with the equipment having been in service for some period of time.

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