Inspectioneering
Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies (PinnacleART) is a leader in building, implementing and maintaining comprehensive asset reliability and integrity programs for process and production facilities in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, wastewater and electric power industries. Our team of talented engineers and inspectors help clients proactively identify assets and equipment that could pose a risk, failure or compliance threat to their facility. As a result of PinnacleART’s stem-to-stern approach, clients can reduce risk, ensure compliance, optimize costs and maintain uptime at their facility.
ASSET INTEGRITY

From oil and gas to wastewater, we build and support the best asset integrity programs in the world to prevent loss of containment.

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TECHNOLOGY

We can help you implement a variety of software programs, including IDMS, RBI, CMMS, EAM and vessel analysis.

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ASSET RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT

Our customized reliability programs help you maintain optimal uptime of your facility and reduce unexpected asset failure.

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OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Whatever the size or need of your facility, we have engineers, certified operators and expert maintenance staff who can cost-effectively help you meet your location’s goals.

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INSPECTION

Our highly trained team of inspectors can diagnose areas of weakness before they hinder your operations.

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WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

We continuously publish white papers, case studies, webinars and more throughout the year to educate our audience on industry best practices, recognized standards and recommendations to take back to their facility.

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CAREERS

PinnacleART is always on the lookout for experienced engineers and inspectors to join our growing team. Click the link to view our full list of career opportunities.

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CONTACT US

Speak directly with a Solutions Engineer to discuss your reliability, integrity or inspection program needs.

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PinnacleART's Inspectioneering Content

Advancements in CUI Detection and Overview of MsS Guided Wave
November/December 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Adam Gardner at PinnacleART

Beyond the financial hits, undetected degradation from corrosion can also lead to critical safety risks. To effectively manage mechanical integrity, organizations need reliable methods of identifying the current states of corrosion occurring within their assets.

Program Evergreening and Sustainability Assistance is Key to Establishing Successful Integrity and Reliability Programs
September/October 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Kevin Birkby at PinnacleART

Integrity and reliability personnel at processing facilities are no strangers to initiatives to improve processes in the pursuit of establishing best-in-class reliability programs. It is common practice for operators to enlist help from third parties that specialize in implementation of programs like Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Asset Management.

Clearing out the Data Clutter: How well-maintained data can add value to your reliability program
May/June 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeffrey Foushee at Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, and Ryan Myers at Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies

Data, in pure form, consists of raw, unorganized facts that need to be processed. Data can be found in databases, documents, drawings, reports, spreadsheets, and numerous other sources. Having data on hand is useful, however, it’s often inefficient and counterproductive to make decisions based on data in its raw form.

What Does Reliability Mean in 2016?
March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART

Inspectioneering recently had an opportunity to sit down with Walt Sanford, President and COO of Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, and discuss what Reliability means to his clients and others in our industry. We hope you find the exchange interesting and informative.

Keys to Success: How to Design and Use Effective Reliability and Integrity Program Assessments to Drive Sustainable Improvements
January/February 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART, and Mauricio Olivares at Pinnacle ART

Equipment integrity and reliability programs are essential for refinery and chemical facility operators. The processes of the programs are developed to ensure safety, optimize component life cycles, and promote smooth and economical operations.

An Overview of ISO 55000 - Standardizing Asset Management
November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART

Maximizing return on investment of physical assets, while at the same time operating safely and in an environmentally responsible manner is now more critical than ever for organizations within the heavy process industries.

The Evolution of Reliability:  A Q&A with  Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton
September/October 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down with Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and discuss the evolution of reliability in the oil and gas industry.

A Roadmap to Spare Parts Optimization
September/October 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Brad Moore at PinnacleART

Operators in all industries are trying to increase equipment availability, yet oftentimes critical process equipment is not available due to planned or unplanned maintenance. To increase equipment availability, steps must be taken to reduce downtime. One way to achieve this is to ensure that spare parts are organized and available in the event repairs are needed.

A New Trend for Pipeline Integrity Management: How GIS and Risk-Based   Asset Management (RBA) Integration Can Improve Pipeline Management
May/June 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Dylan Schrader at PinnacleART, Tom Pickthall at EnhanceCo Inc., and Carlos A. Palacios at CiMA-TQ

Pipeline integrity is critical to ensure maintenance and operational efficiency; however it is becoming an increasingly challenging task for the energy industry. Maintenance managers and inspectors must make sure their pipeline(s) and its associated equipment meet strict integrity requirements and comply with regulations in order to avoid unnecessary downtime and mitigate safety and environmental risks.

Achieve Comprehensive Reliability by Combining RBI and RCM
March/April 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Walt Sanford at PinnacleART

Today, many managers are finding that they can address the reliability of all types of assets by combining RBI and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) processes together into one comprehensive reliability management process.

Sands of Time Create The Mechanical Integrity Compliance Officer (MICO)
November/December 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Marc McConnell, P.E. at Versa Integrity Group, Jeannie Beth Richey at Sasol North America, Inc., and Josh Yoakam at Holly Refining and Marketing - Tulsa, LLC

The role of an API inspector is rapidly changing. Necessary skills for success have transformed as technology, standardization, and regulations have become part of the way of life.

Is Your Killed Carbon Steel Resistant to  High Temperature Sulfidation?
March/April 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Marc McConnell, P.E. at Versa Integrity Group, Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E. at Becht Engineering Co., Inc., and Josh Yoakam at Holly Refining and Marketing - Tulsa, LLC

High temperature sulfidation is probably the most well- known corrosion mechanism in the oil refining industry because it occurs in large sections of the refinery.

A Discussion on Hydrogen Bake-Outs: Part II
January/February 2014 Inspectioneering Journal
By Marc McConnell, P.E. at Versa Integrity Group, Josh Yoakam at Holly Refining and Marketing - Tulsa, LLC, and Frank Dean at Ion Science, Ltd.

This is the second of two articles published in Inspectioneering Journal discussing the value of hydrogen bake-outs. Our first article was published in the May/June 2013 issue and received a great response from the Inspectioneering community. In this piece, we will continue the discussion and touch on some new technologies used to enhance the bake-out process.

Executive Q&A with Ryan Sitton, President and CEO, PinnacleAIS
September/October 2013 Inspectioneering Journal

Earlier this year, our friends at Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services hosted a webinar entitled Mechanical Integrity Assessment: Why Bother? The broadcast included discussions on the history and value of asset integrity programs, as well as the evolution of the processes and methods necessary to ensure these programs achieve the objective of decreasing risk to improve safety. We have selected a small sample of these exchanges to present to you because we feel they provide important information regarding the need for mechanical integrity assessments in our industry.

The Many Parts of Injection Points
July/August 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Marc McConnell, P.E. at Versa Integrity Group

Who at your facility “owns” injection point hardware? Typically, injection point hardware falls into the “Gray Zone”.

The Hype about Hydrogen Bake-Outs!
May/June 2013 Inspectioneering Journal
By Marc McConnell, P.E. at Versa Integrity Group

With 30 years of refinery experience, I have been through many turnarounds and been involved with a lot of repairs. When I started in the business, we would have inspectors that “owned” their specific pieces of equipment.

Event
February 21, 2017, United States / Pasadena, Texas

Join PinnacleART at Grand Prize BBQ, Tuesday, February 21, for a free BBQ lunch and to view demos of our mobile inspection and Advanced NDT Services, including MsS Guided Wave Testing (GWT).

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February 23, 2017, United States / Corpus Christi, Texas

Join PinnacleART at Brewster’s Ice House, Thursday, February 23, for a free lunch and to view demos of our mobile inspection platform and Advanced NDT Services, including MsS Guided Wave Testing (GWT).

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August 17, 2016, Pasadena, Texas

Join PinnacleART’s experts Brad Moore and Mike Switala on Wednesday, August 17, for a complimentary Lunch and Learn where we will take a critical look into Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).

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June 23, 2016, Online

Operator rounds are routinely conducted at facilities to verify that assets are performing properly. While these measures are great to have in place, many times facilities do not experience the full benefit of the rounds because the operators are not trained to assess reliability aspects of the assets and systems. Join PinnacleART™ experts Senior Systems Specialist Stephen Flory and Project Manager Bill McWilliams on Thursday, June 23, at 11 a.m. (CST) for our complimentary, 30-minute webinar on operator rounds.

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May 17, 2016, Pasadena, Texas

Join PinnacleART experts Jeffrey Foushee and Kevin Birkby on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, for a complimentary Lunch and Learn on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). This workshop will provide participants with the basics of RCM and RBI, and provide real-world examples on how to implement both at your facility.

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April 13, 2016, WEBINAR

Risk. It’s a common term, but has various definitions. The term is even more subjective within dangerous working conditions, such as process facilities. To learn how to define, interpret and understand risks within your facility, join PinnacleART™’s reliability and integrity experts...

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January 26, 2016, Online Webinar

Featuring integrity and reliability experts Nathanael Ince and Milea Cosby, this 30 minute complimentary webinar will address the challenges that facilities face whose departments operate independently of one another, and how to implement a solution to this ongoing dilemma.

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December 16, 2015, Webinar

Manage risk. Ensure compliance. Improve organizational sustainability and efficiency. These are just a few benefits of an effective asset management program according to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), which recently published the ISO 55000 series of asset management standards just last year.

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October 21, 2015, Online

Join PinnacleART President and COO Walt Sanford on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. CDT to learn the processes, methodologies and benefits of Reliability-based Asset Management and why this is a valuable and critical tool for process and heavy process facilities across the country.

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October 20, 2015, Online

Join water industry expert Gerald Fejarang on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT to learn about the process of Reliability Centered Maintenance-based Asset Management and why this is a valuable and critical tool for water and wastewater treatment facilities and plants across the country.

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October 7, 2015, Pasadena, TX

Join Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies' experts on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, for a complimentary Lunch and Learn on Risk-Based Inspection and Integrity Operating Windows. This workshop will provide...

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August 26, 2015, Pasadena, Texas, United States

Join Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies' experts Phil Garcia and Mike Switala on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, for a complimentary Lunch and Learn on Maintenance and Reliability Practices Assessments and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).

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June 30, 2015, Pasadena, TX

Join Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies' experts Nathanael Ince and Phil Garcia on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, for a complimentary Lunch and Learn on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). This workshop will provide participants with the basics of RCM and RBI, and provide real-world examples on how to implement both at your facility.

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May 27, 2015, Online Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, May 27th, at 2:00 p.m. CDT for a 60 minute webinar presented by PinnacleART on the evolution of inspection and mechanical integrity programs in the refining and process industries.

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April 14, 2015, Port Arthur, Texas

PinnacleART is pleased to offer a new workshop on the value of Risk-based Inspection (RBI) and Integrity Operating Windows (IOW) that you can bring back to your facility. The workshop session is limited to 25 participants, so register today to ensure your seat.

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April 22, 2015, Pasadena, Texas

PinnacleART is pleased to offer a brand new workshop on the value of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Risk-based Inspection (RBI) that you can bring back to your facility. The workshop session is limited to 25 participants, so register today to ensure your seat.

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October 1, 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE

PinnacleAIS is hosting an educational workshop in Abu Dhabi on quantitative risk-based inspection, assessing mechanical integrity programs, and integrity operating windows.

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June 17, 2014, Various Locations

Quantitative Risk-Based Inspection, Learn How to Assess Your Mechanical Integrity Program, and Integrity Operating Windows workshops.

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June 16, 2014, Various Locations

Pinnacle offers training courses designed to prepare participants for API Certification Exams and to advance knowledge in various areas relating to Risk Based Inspection and Corrosion.

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April 30, 2014, Deer Park, TX, USA

PinnacleAIS is pleased to offer this new workshop. In addition to a great meal, you will learn about the value Integrity Operating Windows (IOW) can bring to your facility. The workshop session is limited to 25 participants, so register today to ensure your seat.

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April 9, 2014, Deer Park, TX, USA

The objective of this program is to provide inspectors with advanced (above the basic core API 510, 570 & 653 certifications) knowledge and skills in Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) based on the information contained in API RP 580.

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March 13, 2014, Deer Park, TX, USA

PinnacleAIS is pleased to offer its most popular workshop in your area. In addition to a great meal, you will learn valuable skills about risk-based inspection (RBI) that you can apply to your own facility.

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August 6, 2013, Various Locations

PinnacleAIS is pleased to offer our most popular workshops at a location not far from your facility. In addition to a great meal, you will learn valuable skills about risk-based inspection that you can apply to your own facility.

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June 25, 2013, Deer Park, TX

Join PinnacleAIS for their Bayport RBI Workshop and Lunch and Learn. There are two sessions: 10:00am-Noon and 1:00-3:00pm, with lunch from Noon-1:00pm. 

PinnacleART Lands on Inc. Magazine
News
Inspectioneering Staff, August 18, 2016

Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies (PinnacleART) has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. This list represents 5000 of the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies Announces Aggressive Expansion of Advanced NDT Team
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Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, July 19, 2016

Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies (PinnacleART) has announced the expansion of its advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) inspection team, which now employs two of only 41 American Petroleum Institute (API) Qualification of Ultrasonic Sizing Examiners (QUSE) certification recipients in the world.

Mechanical Integrity: Why Bother?
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Pinnacle Webinar - Mechanical Integrity Assessment: Why Bother? from PinnacleAIS on Vimeo. Government regulations require facilities to have a documented safety program in place, yet there are still many plants without any type of mechanical integrity program. Even if your location has a program that meets regulation standards,...


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