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Damage Mechanisms Lay the Groundwork for Mechanical Integrity

Becht, February 15, 2024

Webinar Overview

Corrosion management is a foundational element of a high-functioning mechanical integrity program. Understanding what damage is likely to occur, where it will manifest, and its severity will help guide the inspector in making decisions on appropriate monitoring locations and inspection techniques. Risk-based inspection (RBI) programs also depend on proper damage mechanism identification. Aligning the two programs leads to consistent approaches to inspection planning and execution as well as efficient use of plant resources and personnel time.

Join us as Inspectioneering teams up with Becht for our webinar, "Damage Mechanisms Lay the Groundwork for Mechanical Integrity." This presentation will provide details on developing corrosion control documents (CCDs) and setting integrity operating windows (IOWs) limits at a facility. The webinar will feature additional discussions on setting an overarching program for corrosion management, RBI implementation, and tie-in with other process safety management (PSM) programs.

About the Speakers

Matthew K. Caserta, PE, Division Manager at Becht, is a registered professional engineer in the states of Ohio and Texas. He has over 20 years of a wide breadth of engineering experience in chemical processing, oil refining, and consulting. He is the Manager of the Corrosion, Materials, and Integrity division for Becht. Mr. Caserta's varied background provides unique insights into process interactions, equipment reliability, and corrosion/materials concerns. His experience includes risk-based inspection, mechanical integrity audits, corrosion control documents, and integrity operating windows. He has a strong knowledge of damage mechanisms through practical experience. He has experience as a Chief Inspector planning and executing turnarounds, supervisions day-to-day inspection needs, and managing projects.

Frank Sapienza, Corrosion/Materials Group Lead at Becht, is an experienced corrosion and materials engineer within the refining industry. Through his time in the refinery, he has conducted corrosion reviews, damage mechanism assessments, asset strategy development, risk-based inspection and CCD implementation for HF alkylation units, FCCs, crude units, hydrotreaters, reformers, sulfur plants, amine units, tank systems, sulfolane and aromatics units. He also led metallurgical failure analysis as well as root cause failure investigations, materials selection and life cycle analysis, IOW development, and MDMT 579 evaluations.

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