Happy New Year from everyone at E2G – we wish you a safe, happy, and healthy 2022. As we look back on 2021, we are thankful for your continued support and collaboration this past year. Our clients are our top priority, and we strive to create value and continuously develop our relationships with you.

This month, we are profiling the most popular articles from this past year – “Fitness-for-Service for Aboveground Storage Tanks” and “Improving Your Mechanical Integrity Program.” If you missed any of the previous articles, please visit the Industry Insights archive page

Fitness-for-Service for Aboveground Storage Tanks

Author: Katelyn J. Gustoff, Consulting Engineer I

A discussion of the opportunities and benefits of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 technology. The identification of damage is often an inevitable part of the life cycle of industry fixed equipment.

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Improving Your Mechanical Integrity Program

Author: James R. Olson, Mechanical Integrity Team Leader

Continuous improvements to your mechanical integrity (MI) program will save time, reduce inspections, and save money without impacting the program’s performance. In this article, James Olson will highlight a variety of techniques that will proactively help you and your organization free up both time and resources.

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Educating the Next Generation — Training SMEs

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

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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Converting Units to Process Renewable Feeds: Materials & Corrosion Concerns

Author: Nathaniel G. Sutton, Staff Engineer

At present, government-driven credits are available for fuels that satisfy various low-carbon or renewable fuel standards. In the United States, the most common standards discussed include California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Renewable Fuel Standard.

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