Senior Specialist I

Years of Experience: 25

Education & Licenses:

  • API 580 Risk-Based Inspection
  • API 571 Corrosion and Materials
  • API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector
  • API 570 Piping Inspector
  • API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector
  • NACE Basic Courses (Corrosion, Cathodic Protection, Coatings)
  • Chemical Process Technician
  • United States Navy, 1987-1990

Areas of Specialization:

  • Prior Owner/User at LyondellBasell (Sr. Unit Inspector)
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Risk-Based Inspection
  • Project Management
  • Inspection Planning Using Specialized NDE Techniques
  • Experience in IDMS/Analysis Systems (Meridium, API/RBI, PCMS, UltraPIPE, RAT, RVIFT, ETMS, including SAP)
  • Coordination of Inspection Activities and Personnel

Overview:

Mr. Truelock is a Senior Specialist for the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Team at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.  He has over 25 years of experience in the inspection industry, which includes 10 years as an owner/user (Sr. Unit Inspector) for LyondellBasell.  During his tenure, he served as the Hydrocarbons Lead Inspector and the Mechanical Integrity Lead for planned/unplanned plant outages and major turnarounds.

Additionally, Mr. Truelock managed a variety of mechanical projects, assigned daily tasks for assistant inspectors, and helped establish environmental inspection requirements for TCEQ compliance.

Currently, he is responsible for performing RBI analysis on unit equipment, piping, tanks, and exchanger bundles, as well as creating detailed inspection plans using RBI methodologies for client planning and budgeting purposes.  His knowledge and expertise have proven invaluable in the mentoring of less experienced personnel.