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Utilizing Certified Inspection Personnel to Improve Turnaround Performance and PSM Compliance

Pro-Surve Technical Services, March 14, 2024

Webinar Overview

The most valuable unit of measure within a turnaround is not money but time. Reducing the time required to complete the activities of a planned turnaround – without reducing scope – returns dividends several times more than the cost of the activity itself. These dividends are further enhanced through the utilization of certified inspection personnel. Additionally, compliance with the PSM Mechanical Integrity requirements is fully met.

Join us as Inspectioneering teams up with Pro-Surve Technical Services to present our webinar, "Utilizing Certified Inspection Personnel to Improve Turnaround Performance and PSM Compliance." This webinar presents the case that shutdown/turnaround departments should benefit from utilizing certified inspection personnel instead of conventional planners when performing shutdown/turnaround planning. Furthermore, we discuss the need for an industry-wide turnaround planning certification – something that does not exist at present.

About the Speakers

James "Chezo" Cesarini, PE, Founder and CEO at Pro-Surve Technical Services, is an experienced engineer with 40+ years in the Petrochemical industry. Chezo spent 14 years with Valero serving corporate and site roles in PSM, Engineering, Reliability and Inspection, Turnaround, and Maintenance Management. Previous to Valero, Chezo served as an Inspection Supervisor for Marathon and as a Mechanical Designer for Dow. Chezo has two Engineering degrees from Texas A&M and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Greg Alvarado, Founder and Chief Editor of Inspectioneering Journal, possesses over 40 years of experience in the chemical, petrochemical, and oil and gas industries. His roles have included positions as an owner-operator, consultant, Chief Chemist, and Corrosion/Materials/NDE applications engineer. He has specialized in risk-based inspection consulting, training, and project management since 1996. He is a 30-year member of the API Subcommittee on Mechanical Integrity & Inspection and a long-time working member of the API RP 580 and API RP 581 task groups on risk-based inspection.

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