Educating the Next Generation — Training SMEs

10 / 28 / 2021

Authors: Mark Harmody and Joel Andreani, P.E.

With the baby boomers making up the largest portion of today’s workforce, it’s time to implement a corporate knowledge sharing program. E2G has developed a training program for our engineers and our clients that is devoted to mechanical integrity programs and centered around our Lifecycle management philosophy. In this article, Mark Harmody discusses the curriculum, and how we apply the program at E2G.

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Establishing Fracture Mechanics Based on Minimum Allowable Temperatures for Low-Temperature Applications of ASME B31.3

10 / 28 / 2021

Authors: Seetha Ramudu Kummari, Ph.D., P.E., Group Head, Senior Engineer II; and Kraig S. Shipley, P.E.

There are numerous risks with operating equipment at low temperatures, including brittle fracture. Although rare, the consequences of brittle fracture are typically catastrophic and preventing brittle fracture is essential when establishing fixed equipment lifecycle management strategies. This article discusses E2G’s proprietary Level 1 and Level 2 procedures for establishing minimum allowable temperatures (MAT) for low-temperature applications of ASME B31.3 piping, which is based on the state-of-the-art fracture mechanics methodology (WRC 562).

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