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How a Holistic Approach to Mechanical Integrity Drives Value

MISTRAS Group, April 21, 2022

Webinar Overview

While early mechanical integrity (MI) programs tended to focus on baseline compliance with regulations such as OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) directive, owner/operators now have access to advanced technology and additional resources to help them generate value from their MI programs.

Inspectioneering has teamed up with MISTRAS Group to bring you How a Holistic Approach to Mechanical Integrity Drives Value. In this one-hour webinar, MISTRAS Group’s Nick Sowa and Ryan Jones focus on the evolution of MI programs from compliance-driven time and interval-based inspections to condition and risk-based approaches that help operators maximize safety and asset uptime.

As the presenters explore the evolution of MI programs, the presentation discusses the use of advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques that are coupled with engineered damage mechanism reviews; the integration of advanced access, inspection, and mechanical services to streamline project execution; and how operators can benefit from the ongoing digital transformation of asset protection. Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  • Streamlined workflows with a holistic approach to evergreen asset protection
  • Modification of existing programs to drive solutions that increase reliability and help prevent containment losses
  • Real-time data accessibility with digital solutions
  • Solutions that can be integrated to enhance mechanical integrity and lower the overall cost of project execution

About the Speakers

Nick Sowa, Vice President of Sales - Services at MISTRAS Group, has been a trusted NDT professional since graduating from the University of Illinois in 1981. He has been involved in MI program development and inspections since the advent of Mechanical Integrity in 1993. He is adept at integrating multiple asset protection solutions to create a world-class MI program, including traditional and advanced NDT techniques, NDT equipment, engineering services and program development, MI software and implementation services, advanced access techniques, and complementary mechanical services. Nick has worked closely with various stakeholders in owner’s organizations from Inspection Management to Reliability Engineering, Operations, Purchasing, and Executives, by driving process-efficient program solutions to his valued clients.

Ryan Jones, National Sales Manager – Canada at MISTRAS Group, is an experienced Sales Manager with a background in helping customers achieve mechanical integrity throughout equipment lifecycles. He has expertise in asset protection strategies, business development, strategic planning, and more. Ryan held the titles of Chief Operations Officer, Senior Vice President of Business Development, and Director of Mechanical Engineering for a multi-national Oil & Gas engineering company. He earned a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from The University of British Columbia and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Weatherford School. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Canada and has been published in industry magazines.

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