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Expert Interviews

Inspectioneering often has the opportunity to talk to inspection and reliability professionals from around the world about their experiences in the field and the unique challenges they face. At times we are lucky enough to capture these exchanges and share them with the Inspectioneering community. We hope you find these interviews as interesting and educational as we do.

  • The World’s Largest Downstream Conference and Exhibition – Here’s What to Expect
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    The Downstream Conference & Exhibition is positioned at the forefront of the booming Downstream industry in North America. This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for Downstream Capital Project, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnaround professionals, where they meet to do business.

  • Building Your Reliability Program: An Interview with Eddie Acosta, Reliability Manager at Placid Refining
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    In this exclusive Inspectioneering interview, you’ll hear from Eddie Acosta, Reliability Manager at Placid Refining. During our discussion, he shared some of their challenges, strategies, and a transparent glimpse into some the real issues in his 82,000 bpd facility.

  • Interview with Clay White, Phillips 66 Mechanical Integrity Director
    Video

    Clay discusses his professional journey, industry influences, major challenges faced in the process industries, exciting developments in mechanical integrity, and more.

  • Executive Q&A with Clay White, Director of Mechanical Integrity for Phillips 66
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    By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

    Inspectioneering Founder and Chief Editor, Greg Alvarado, recently had the privilege to sit down with Clay White, Director of Mechanical Integrity for Phillips 66 (Downstream), to discuss the world of fixed equipment reliability in the refining and petrochemical industry.

  • Oil Analysis – An Important Step in Effective Asset Management
    Online Article

    Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Cary Forgeron and Samuel Fisher about the importance of oil analysis to effectively managing the reliability of rotating equipment used in the the O&G and other processing industries. We hope you find the exchange as interesting and informative as we did.

  • Online Article

    Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to chat with Jim Weynand, Chief Revenue Officer for Check-6, a global leader in accelerating human performance. Our discussion focused on the effect human factors have on plant operations and how positively and routinely influencing human performance can improve asset integrity management. We hope you find the exchange interesting and informative.

  • Achieving Compliance Under the New EPA Clean Air Regulations
    Online Article

    Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to chat with Kent Cheese, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, certification and inspection. Mr. Cheese has more than 20 years of experience working across several industries, including petrochemical and refining. Our discussion focused on the recent fenceline monitoring rule set by EPA to reduce plant emissions and the steps owner-operators can take to achieve compliance.

  • Are you targeting your damage?
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  • What Does Reliability Mean in 2016?
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    By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

    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.

  • Maintaining Heat Exchanger Performance to Sustain Production
    Online Article

    Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Brian Fahnestock about heat exchanger issues in the refining and petrochemical sectors and how temporary solutions can help mitigate the damage should a problem arise.

  • The Evolution of Reliability:  A Q&A with  Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton
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    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.

  • Achieving QA/QC Excellence
    Blog
    August 31, 2015 By Jeremiah Wooten at Inspectioneering, LLC.

    Inspectioneering recently had the opportunity to speak with Tom Redlinger about QA/QC practices in the O&G business and what companies can do to create programs that are both effective and sustainable. We hope you find the exchange as interesting as we did.

  • The Evolution of Reliability
    Video

    30-minute interview on the evolution of reliability and its role within the energy and process industries with Ryan Sitton, Texas Railroad Commissioner.

  • Constructing a Facility Siting Plan and the Critical Components Associated to Ensure Safety
    Online Article

    Now more than ever, processing plants are in need to ensure their facilities are equipped with the tools and methodologies necessary to ensure safe and efficient operations. The development of regulations and industry standards are prompting plants to implement new means of protection for both personnel and the environment. Florine Vincik, BS, MBA, CSP, Senior EHS Specialist, Process Safety Center of Expertise at BASF recently spoke with marcus evans about key topics to be discussed at their upcoming Facility Siting and Risk Mitigation for Processing Plants Conference taking place August 4-6, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Here is their exchange.

  • Online Article

    “Safety, environmental issues, efficiency, cost reduction and sustainability are at the top of the list of concerns for industrial plant managers,” says Robert Jarrard, Vice President, Plattco Corporation. “When manufacturing conditions are demanding, when processes have to operate in extreme temperatures or pressure ranges, when the material is sticky or difficult to convey, or when corrosive or abrasive materials must pass easily, Plattco airlock valves are better able to address plant managers’ concerns than typical rotary valves can,” he explains. Below is an interview conducted by marcus evans in the month leading up to the Industrial Plant Management Summit 2015.

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    Michael Heard, Risk Engineering Advisor, Process Safety / Technical Safety / Environmental at Hess Corporation recently spoke with marcus evans about key topics to be discussed at their upcoming Facility Siting and Risk Mitigation for Processing Plants, August 4-6, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Here is their exchange.


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