Mechanical Integrity - State of the Art

  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Presentation Date:
    April 28, 2009
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This session presents papers on the latest mechanical integrity concepts, practices and programs. All aspects of mechanical integrity are covered, including equipment inspection, interlock testing, reliability initiatives, and overall system design. An additional area of focus is on the challenges of meeting the needs of a global organization, including language & cultural barriers, widely varied national regulations and availability of qualified resources.


Julia V. Bukowski

Dr. Julia V. Bukowski is a systems engineer with over 30 years experience in reliability and safety modeling and analysis. She has authored over 50 technical papers in these areas. She is a key consultant to Systems Applications Associates, LLC, a consulting firm providing engineering support activities in the private, industrial, commercial, and governmental sectors. She has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently affiliated with Villanova University.Read more

F. Russ Davis

F. Russ Davis is a Senior Consultant, Process Safety with Aon Energy Risk Engineering. He is a Process Safety and Mechanical Integrity program consultant. Russ has extensive experience in risk evaluation and risk mitigation as well as in facilitating PHA's and LOPA's. He is a certified API 510 Pressure vessel, API 570 Piping, API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank, and an API 580 Risk Based inspector as well as a Certified Safety Professional.Read more

Peter Lodal

Peter Lodal is a Technical Fellow and group leader of the Plant Protection Technical Services group at Eastman Chemical’s site in Kingsport, TN. He has been with Eastman in various positions for more than 32 years, 17 years in process engineering, and the past 15+ years in process safety and loss prevention.

He is Eastman’s representative to the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Technical Steering Committee, is the chair of the CCPS Planning committee, and is the past chair of the Reactivity Management Roundtable (RMR). Pete chairs the Process Safety Subteam for the American...Read more

Tim Overton

Tim Overton is the Chief Process Safety Engineer for the Dow Chemical Company. Tim received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the chemical industry. Tim became actively involved in AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) in 2000, participating in numerous projects and workshops. Since 2006, Tim has been leading the CCPS project to develop and implement lagging, leading, and near-miss metrics of Process Safety performance that can be used by companies and associations to help drive continual improvement in process...Read more

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