Willis Perry: About the Author

  • ASNT Level III in UT and ET
  • BS Aerospace Engineering: Penn State University, 1972
  • MS Mechanical Engineering: Union College, 1978
  • GE Re-entry Systems: 1972-1976
  • Knolls Atomic Power Lab: 1976-2003
  • Oceaneering: 2004-2005
  • GE Inspection Technology: 2005-2016

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Published Articles

  • Flange Face Corrosion Inspection
    July/August 2009 Inspectioneering Journal

    In the current economic environment, there is increasing pressure on petrochemical refineries and delivery systems to be more productive and to minimize unscheduled shutdowns due to leakage. Leakage can occur from either the piping itself or the joints of the pipes. In a refinery there are several thousands of feet of piping and associated joints, as shown in the photograph presented in Figure 1. Petrochemical leaks don't only cost the companies money for the time and material to repair a leak, but also to remediate the areas affected and the institution of stricter controls. Because of this pressure, the involved companies are looking to replace the current monitoring scheme with a more effective and cost efficient risk based inspection (RBI) program.

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