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The Path to Proper Piping Asset Strategies

Pinnacle, June 26, 2019

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According to a study presented at the 2004 European Federation of Corrosion, approximately 35 cents of every maintenance dollar is spent on fixed equipment and 55% of that cost is spent on piping equivalent to about 20 cents of every maintenance dollar. However, it isn’t uncommon to struggle to develop and maintain asset strategies for piping due to lack of guidance, resource attention and inaccurate data. This leads us to ask the question; what does it really take to have successful piping strategies?

In this webinar, PinnacleART’s Program Manager, Dylan Jacobson, and Project Manager, Austin Laskey, will walk through a four step process to develop effective and efficient asset strategies for piping to optimize cost, refocus resources and reduce risk. Following the webinar, attendees will walk away ready to analyze the current and future state of their program; understanding how to identify threats to pressure containment and optimize CML placement strategies incorporating the right coverage, time and techniques to create a thriving piping strategy program.

About the Presenters

Dylan Jacobson: As PinnacleART’s Program Manager, Dylan Jacobson successfully leads multi-disciplinary business units across numerous global locations while strategically managing clientele and projects ranging in size across refining, specialty chemical, fertilizer, and LNG industries. Dylan is responsible for driving large cultural shifts within PinnacleART by restructuring for more efficient and effective execution, building a culture of trust and respect with employees and clients, and delivering long term sustainable business growth. With over thirteen years of experience in the oil & gas industry, Dylan specializes in program & project management, rotating equipment, operations and maintenance, optimization, mechanical integrity, inspection and field operations. Dylan is originally from Queensland Australia where he received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology and to compliment, Dylan holds a professional certification in API-510 In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspection Code.

Austin Laskey: As a Project Manager at PinnacleART, Austin Laskey is responsible for developing and implementing mechanical integrity, reliability, and inspection programs across oil & gas sectors including upstream, midstream, refining, petrochemical and specialty chemical. With a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma, Austin has gained over seven years of experience in understanding and addressing the needs of clients while cultivating continuous improvement within the teams he leads. Prior to his current position, Austin has served in various project management roles at PinnacleART, exceeding the expectation of his clients. Prior to his time at PinnacleART, Austin worked as an Offshore Facilities Engineer and Mechanical Engineer supporting a major oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico where he provided engineering and technical insight to support offshore operation teams.

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