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As a child, many of us played the game Battleship. But did you know this game provides a great introduction to Bayesian updating and corrosion monitoring location (CML) optimization? Using the Battleship analogy, Branden Stucky introduces the Bayesian Optimized Asset Reliability (BOAR) assessment and provides insight into how to combine expert knowledge with collected data to identify corrosion rates.
Advanced statistical analysis can provide measurable benefits and new insights into corrosion management, especially when the knowledge is shared across an organization. In this Inspectioneering Journal article, Chris Massengale and Robert Clarke discuss how the implementation of this advanced analysis with other best practices will provide a better understanding of corrosion risks, optimize maintenance costs, and create safer facilities.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit in San Antonio! Our team is hosting several training courses covering topics related to fitness-for-service (FFS), suitability-for-service (SFS), aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), brittle fracture, piping vibration, and pressure relief devices (PRDs). Earn valuable CPD hours and sign-up for a course today!
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Knowing the fundamentals of industry programs, codes and standards, and technology will prepare new engineers for long-term success. At E2G, we have developed a new training course that supports knowledge transfer between industry experts and junior engineers, plus fills the gap for those companies without a formal training program. This article expands upon the June 16th webinar in which Mark Harmody introduced the curriculum for the Fundamentals of Asset Lifecycle Management course (FALCM).
Authors: Mark Harmody; Joel Andreani
With baby boomers making up the largest portion of today’s workforce, it’s time to implement a corporate knowledge-sharing program. E2G has developed a training program for our engineers and clients that is devoted to mechanical integrity programs and centered around our life-cycle management philosophy. In this article, Mark Harmody discusses the curriculum and how we apply the program at E2G.
The recent changes made to ASCE 7 will have a trickle-down impact on API and ASME codes, plus the International Building Code (IBC). In this article, Derek Slovenec and Joel Andreani discuss the most significant load changes (seismic, wind, tornado, snow, and rain) and the potential impact on ASME and API standards that reference ASCE 7.