John A. Hargrove

RBI Group Head Senior Inspection Specialist I
Years of Experience:
Education & Licenses:

API 510, 570, 571, 580, and 653 Certified
AWS Certified Welding Inspector
NCCER Construction Site Safety Technician/Supervisor
Metallurgy and Radiographic Film Interpretation, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX
Associate of Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

Areas of Specialization:

Risk-Based Inspection Program Implementation and Reassessment
On-Site Risk-Based Inspection Consultation
Implementation of API RBI Software (PlantManager™) and PCMS RBI Software
Supervision/Coordination of Inspection Activities & NDE Personnel
Safety/Inspection Procedures for Turnaround Work
Safety Coordination for RBI Inspection Personnel
CAD Drawing Support
Project Management


Mr. Hargrove is a key team member that contributes to all aspects of RBI assessments, including the validation of mechanical integrity data, the creation of systems and circuits, and the implementation of inspection plans and schedules.  His responsibilities include data handling, review of equipment records, piping design, and project management.  In addition, he is responsible for the review of inspection histories and damage mechanisms for use in RBI programs.  He worked with E2G’s RBI Team from 2007-2017 and returned to E2G in 2021.  Currently, he is the Group Head for the RBI Inspection Specialists and is leading the development of ITPs within the organization.  Mr. Hargrove has over two decades of industry experience including inspection/safety roles at multiple Texas petrochemical facilities.  He began his career in 1997 as a Pipefitter Apprentice with Local 211 in Houston, TX.

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