Lawrence I. Cleland

RBI Group Head; Staff Engineer II
Years of Experience:
Education & Licenses:

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX

Areas of Specialization:

Risk-Based Inspection Project Management
API RP 580/581 Instructor
API RBI Software Course Instructor
API RBI Software and Technical Support/Mentoring


Mr. Cleland is a staff engineer and the API RBI Group Head for the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Team at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.  He is responsible for implementing RBI assessments through use of E2G’s API RBI software, as well as managing and mentoring his team of RBI engineers.  He is highly knowledgeable in the methodology and implementation of API RP 580/581 and is a course instructor for both the API RP 580/581 course and the API RBI software course.

In his project management duties, Mr. Cleland is responsible for validating mechanical integrity data, assessing piping systems and circuits, analyzing process fluid data and damage mechanisms, reviewing inspection history and effectiveness, leading meetings with plant personnel, and creating detailed inspection plans and reports that incorporate the calculated results of the API RBI software in accordance with the established RBI methodology.

While he has a chemical engineering background, Mr. Cleland also has a keen understanding of the mechanical integrity, inspection, and damage mechanism aspects of RBI and has proven experience in managing multi-disciplinary project teams.  As the API RBI Group Head, he aims to pass on this knowledge to his team members by providing access to frequent mentorship opportunities and encouraging API training courses.  His endless drive to continue developing these skills makes him a valued resource in aiding the entire group through all phases of the RBI process.


  1. Cleland, Lawrence I. and Harmody, Mark R., A Primer on Risk-Based Inspection, Inspectioneering Asset Intelligence Report, 2021.
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