Inspectioneering Journal

Welcome to the First Issue of the Inspectioneering Journal

By Greg Alvarado, Chief Editor at Inspectioneering. This article appears in the March/April 1995 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.

We dedicate this forum to the owners/operators of chemical, refining and utility process facilities. 

The Inspectioneering Journal (IJ) will publish articles on a bi-monthly basis. Some of the topics we will cover as they relate to mechanical integrity:

  • Inspection Technologies
  • Inspection Methodologies
  • Management Philosophy
  • Fitness-for-Service Engineering
  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Process Safety Management
  • Case Histories
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Standards Updates

The Inspectioneering Journal is distributed to facility owners/operators, equipment fabricators, research organizations, technical equipment manufacturers, inspection and engineering service companies, consultants, universities, regulatory agencies, and those organizations responsible for establishing and maintaining industry standards, worldwide.

Readers and article contributors come from these same ranks, including:

  • Technicians
  • Inspectors
  • Engineers
  • Metallurgists
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Educators
  • Scientists

The Inspectioneering Journal is unique in:

  • Facilitating the sharing and distribution of highly focused, organized, state-of-the-art subject material across CRU (chemical, refining, utilities) industries boundaries.
  • Disseminating this information in organized units/articles of highly effective value.

The practice of excessive commercialism will be avoided. Industry editors will allow references to specific brand name products only if they feel valuable to the reader.

A name and company by-line will accompany most articles, as permitted. If an article piques your interest and you would like more information, please contact us. Inquire whether the author is available for further comment. Reference the issue and article. If authorized, the IJ will release the authors' contact information. Otherwise, detailed questions and comments may be emailed to us at

The goals of Inspectioneering Journal are:

To empower the owner/users, service providers, and others, through the synergy of collective problem solving and information sharing. This will occur during the process, as we become optimally effective in the fields of safety and loss prevention and in our roles as employers, employees, profit centers, institutions and as responsible, contributing members of society.

Inspectioneering Journal facilitates this process as an interdependent, dynamic forum.

FAQs, a Forum with Answers to Questions will give readers an opportunity to answer some of your most important questions. Communication across these industry boundaries should provide powerful synergy for solutions, technology partnerships, and discoveries.

Columns like FAQs provide an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions of a world-wide audience, who are specialists in the very fields in which your interest lay.

The Relief Valve column provides an opportunity to editorialize. Get your point across. We can agree to disagree too.

The IJ Industries Activities Planner helps readers keep track of upcoming industry meetings.

Our business environments are changing, and fast! External forces such as OSHA Mechanical Integrity rulings, EPA regulations, and state and federal deregulation force change of extinction. IJ will make constructive contributions by facilitating this information exchange.

We recommend you sit back, read, enjoy, and absorb each issue.

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