Preventing Plant Damage | AIChE

Preventing Plant Damage

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 5:00pm CST
In-Person / Local
The Engineering Center
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States

Paolo Torrado and Marc Aydell from Engineering Inspection Services (EIS) will talk about damage mechanisms in the average chemical facility.  Gain a better understanding of the most common damage mechanisms affecting chemical manufacturing facilities.  Learn about:

  • Susceptible materials and the most commonly affected systems within a facility
  • Critical factors required for damage mechanisms to occur
  • Appearance of damage mechanisms and methods of detection
  • Prevention and mitigation methods

Participate in a discussion with EIS Mechanical Integrity Specialist and Sr. Mechanical Engineer specializing in facility maintenance. 

The Speakers:

Paolo Torrado, P.E. - Senior Mechanical Engineer with EIS - has 12 years of experience in the Oil and Chemical Industry. He is a subject matter expert (SME) in fixed equipment and piping systems.
Marc Aydell - Mechanical Integrity Manager – has over 16 years of experience in static asset mechanical integrity management and program development. 

NOTE:   1 PDH (Professional Development Hour) will be awarded for this meeting. 

Time:   Check-in/Network      5:00 p.m.
Dinner                         6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Presentation                6:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Menu: Fresh Baked Rolls & Butter, Caesar Salad, Orzo Pasta, Italian Roast Beef w/ Au jus, Toasted Ravioli w/ Marina, Coffee, Tea & Water (A cash bar will be available)

Cost:    AICHE/ASME Members - $23, Non-members - $28, Students - $10     

RSVP:  Contact Sarah Bock at or 314-657-7036 to reserve your spot by 2/27.  Reservations made for dinner and not canceled by 5:00 pm February 27th (Tuesday of the prior week) will be billed to you at the cost of $22 (members and non-members).