Mr. Blumenkopf is a member of the Piping Group within the Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. He is primarily involved in the ongoing development and maintenance of the Piping Database. By developing tools in C# and SQL, he automates streamlined processes for content creation, presentation, and quality assurance that can be utilized by any engineer that wishes to make modifications to the database. In addition, he has developed tools to integrate the Piping Database with CAD programs such as CADWorx and AutoCAD Plant 3D. He also provides support for making technical decisions in the Engineering Practices, particularly with regard to valve selection. Mr. Blumenkopf has also performed extensive work for the Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team concerning piping vibration measurement and analysis.
Damage Mechanisms in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
This course provides an overview of the primary damage mechanisms (DMs) applicable to fixed equipment in the chemical and petrochemical industry and included in API RP 571. The course associates some of these DMs with major process units at chemical and petrochemical facilities, highlighting where these DMs are usually observed. For other DMs, the course presents the process environments or equipment in which the DMs manifest themselves.