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Turnaround Planning and Execution – Practical Damage Mechanism and Fitness-For-Service Considerations

The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., July 21, 2023

Webinar Overview

Lost production opportunity costs during turnarounds are a significant problem for plant owner-operators. That is why optimizing inspection scopes and being prepared to evaluate unanticipated damage is essential to maximize the effectiveness of any turnaround.

Join us as Inspectioneering teams up with Brian Jack and Kraig Shipley from E2G | The Equity Engineering Group to discuss how understanding relevant equipment damage mechanisms can help guide turnaround work scopes and inspection planning activities. We will also cover how proactively leveraging fitness-for-service concepts pre-turnaround and during the damage discovery phase of a turnaround can qualify degraded components and negate the need for costly and time-prohibitive equipment repairs or replacement.

About the Speakers

Kraig S. Shipley, Principal Engineer I at The Equity Engineering Group has extensive experience with refinery capital projects from both the corporate and plant engineering roles. He has supported major refinery capital projects as lead technical specialist through equipment design reviews, code interpretations, vendor evaluations, development of equipment specifications, bid reviews, pre-construction meetings, shop inspections, and supervision of field installation. Kraig has extended equipment run times through Fitness-For-Service evaluations using the rules of API 579 and finite element analysis and has performed ASME B31.1 and B31.3 piping flexibility stress analyses. He is skilled in thermal and stress FEA with an emphasis on non-linear behavior such as buckling, contact, creep, plasticity, and large deformation behavior. Mr. Shipley is the chairman of the ASME B31.3 Design Task Group (SG-B) which maintains and implements technical design issues in the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code.

Brian Jack, Principal Engineer II at The Equity Engineering Group has been involved with materials and corrosion issues in the refining and chemical processing industries since the early 80’s. His 35-year pre-E2G career was split between Chevron and Phillips 66, where he was exposed to a good mix of in-plant and corporate assignments, enabling a highly experienced and practical approach to solving materials and corrosion problems. Prior to joining E2G in 2016, Mr. Jack served as the Chief Materials and Corrosion Engineer for the Phillips 66 Refining System, which included 14 refineries worldwide. In this role, he led system-wide mechanical integrity improvement efforts, trained numerous inspectors and engineers, and helped solve a wide array of refinery corrosion and metallurgy problems. Over the last 35 years, Mr. Jack has also served as a working member and in lead roles with industry standards organizations such as API and NACE International (now known as the Association for Materials Protection and Performance, or AMPP).

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