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There is the official company culture, which is based on procedures, mission statements, corporate goals, etc. But there is another significant and sometimes governing source of culture that is unofficial.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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We all are prone to confirmation bias in one form or another. This is one of the reasons we need the data! But as another adage teaches, numbers can lie.

Authors: Greg Alvarado
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This short blog article explains why developing an internal best practices collection is preferred over other options, and provides recommendations on how to best develop, implement, and maintain an internal best practices collection.

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Do you know how a Good Engineering Practice (GEP) becomes a RAGAGEP? RAGAGEP clearly applies to all kinds of equipment, but this article will address RAGAGEP for FEMI used in the hydrocarbon and chemical process industries.

Authors: John Reynolds
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Reorganizations can have a beneficial effect on how an organization operates, but they can also be detrimental. It can break up existing teams that are functioning well and it can take a long time to rebuild those teams into cohesive work groups.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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After a five-year hiatus, Inspectioneering announces the return of its benchmarking surveys, additional ways to receive CPD credit hours, and a new initiative with API to deliver training programs and educational materials.

Authors: Nick Schmoyer
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Phase coherence imaging (PCI) is a new advanced ultrasonic inspection technique that produces live total focusing method (TFM) images with unprecedented clarity and sensitivity to small defects.

Authors: Trevor Tartaglia
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After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, the API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit finally returned in August. Held in San Antonio, Texas, there were nearly 300 technical sessions covering the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors.

Authors: Jeremiah Wooten
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People in most companies are supposedly promoted on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement as measured through examination/certification/education and demonstrated effectiveness. So why do I not see this as the actual effect in many companies?

Authors: Inspector Frank
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The 2022 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit has come and gone. If you weren't able to attend, we've made a copy of our Special Edition Journal available to download.

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By optimizing the scarce SME resource time and focusing their efforts, SMEs can spend time on the things that are most important, such as why a problem occurs, as well as identifying possible solutions to problems.

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Of the nearly 70 damage mechanisms listed in the latest edition of API RP 571, the highest FEMI risk may be the ones that are highly localized in nature and, therefore, the hardest to find.

Authors: John Reynolds
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Engaged people are so much more enjoyable to work with. However, it can have some problems, especially with junior engineers/inspection types.

Authors: Inspector Frank
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Every year, Inspectioneering hosts a private meeting to glean insights, feedback, and guidance from our Editorial Board members. This time around we posed several questions, with responses to each summarized in this note from our chief editor.

Authors: Greg Alvarado
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An approach such as LVC can help enhance API 581 POF calculations for thinning. This method has proven to increase accuracy, precision, and has the flexibility to handle one-off cases that are handled manually today.

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