Rock Lee, PMP, P.E.

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

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
Master of Business Administration, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, TX
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
API 580 Risk-Based Inspection

Areas of Specialization:

Risk-Based Inspection on Refinery and Petrochemical Equipment
Suitability-for-Service Assessment on Pressure Vessel
Equipment Condition Monitoring – Vibration Analyzer and Ultrasound
Equipment Installation and Start-Up – Project Management


Mr. Lee is a Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Group Head at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.  This group executes RBI implementations and reassessments for refinery and petrochemical plants.  He has had extensive API training, including API RP 580, 581, 571, and 579 courses, and is qualified to work on and manage RBI projects.  Mr. Lee is currently responsible for facilitating process overview meetings, performing risk analyses, and interpreting and presenting the results of RBI assessments for fixed equipment, storage tanks, PSVs, and heat exchanger bundles.  He also prepares inspection plans with special interest inspection programs such as mechanical fatigue, metallurgical failures, high-temperature damage mechanisms (i.e., furnaces), DMW cracking, etc.  Mr. Lee is a specialist in extracting data from many types of formats of varying, and often poor, quality (e.g., paper documents, pictures, PDF files) and converting them into legible, logical structures.  He also develops analytical applications to reveal patterns, trends, and insights that help clients make better decisions.  Prior to joining E2G, Mr. Lee was a mechanical engineering supervisor in a manufacturing plant where he oversaw day-to-day plant maintenance work.  He was trained extensively in vibration analysis and ultrasound techniques that allowed him to evaluate the condition of machinery and detect the early stages of equipment failure.

Furthermore, Mr. Lee managed several projects involving retrofitting old extrusion equipment.  These projects included redesigning the equipment’s configuration and changing the plant layout.  He was responsible for modifying the components, local fabrication, and re-assembly of the equipment, and also designed piping layouts and managed the complete fabrication and erection of this piping. 

In addition to his duties as supervisor, Mr. Lee worked closely with the safety department to resolve safety hazards and complaints to ensure the plant met OSHA, TCEP, and GMP standards and was an instructor for fire and electrical hazard training courses. 

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