4th Annual Fitness-for-Service, Mechanical Integrity, & Reliability Symposium

June 7-8, 2022 | Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, TX

You’re invited to attend the 4th annual fitness-for-service (FFS), mechanical integrity, and reliability symposium on June 7-8, 2022. After two years of virtual events, we are looking forward to seeing you in-person at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake.

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Our team is putting together a variety of relevant and timely technical presentations that will highlight the latest codes and standards. The team will also use a variety of case studies to showcase the latest innovations and methodologies for the refining, petrochemical, and chemical industries.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Wednesday, June 8, 2022
8:15-8:30 AM Welcome
Joel Andreani, P.E.
8:30 - 9:20 AM Changes Associated with 2021 Edition of API 579
Brian Macejko, PE.
Findings of Structural Assessments
Joel Andreani, P.E. & Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E.
9:20 - 10:10 AM Puslation in Reciprocating Compressor Systems: Why It Happens and How Its Prevented
Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E.
Vibration Risk Based Inspection (VRBI) — How to Apply the Energy Institute Guidelines for Large Scale Projects using PlantManager
Michael F.P. Bifano, Ph.D., P.E.
10:10 - 10:20 AM Break Break
10:20 - 11:10 AM Assessment of Distortion on the Top Head of a Vessel
Anthony Feller
NDE Techniques Based on Damage Mechanisms
Jim McVay
11:10 - 12:00 PM Is Advanced Analysis the Next Step in Your Piping Inspection Journey?
R. Branden Stucky
Strong Alarm Management Programs
Melissa Westbrook
12:00 PM Wrap Up
Joel Andreani, P.E.
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Lunch
1:00 PM Practices User Group Starts
1:00 - 1:50 PM Air Cooler Suitability for Service Assessment Findings
James Sowinski, P.E.
1:50 - 2:40 PM Corrosion Under Insulation — Practical Life Cycle Management Considerations
Phillip Prueter, P.E.
2:40 - 2:50 PM Break
2:50 - 3:40 PM Heat Exhanger Tube Rupture Credibility Assessments
Philip Henry, P.E.
3:40 - 4:30 PM Overview of Wet H2S Damage Mechanisms
Phillip Prueter, P.E.
4:30 - 5:00 PM Closing
Other Discussion, Wrap Up Day 1
6:00 PM Dinner

* Agenda is subject to change without notice

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Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

2022 practices user group meeting

The User Group Meeting will be held at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake. To guarantee your room in the conference hotel, please make all hotel reservations before Friday, May 6.