Senior Vice President of Consulting Engineering
Principal Engineer II

Years of Experience: 36

Education & Licenses:

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1985, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1983, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Engineering, 1983, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH
  • Registered Professional Engineer, States of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and South Dakota

Areas of Specialization:

  • Design of Tankage, Piping, and Pressure Vessels
  • Fitness-For-Service and Remaining Life Assessments
  • Tank Settlement Analyses
  • Tank Risk-Based Inspection Assessment
  • Steel and Concrete Structure and Foundation Assessments
  • Engineering Specification Development and Management
  • Mechanical Integrity and Structural Integrity Programs
  • Tank and Fitness-For-Service Training
  • Engineering Training Program Development
  • Fatigue, Structural Reliability, and Risk Assessment
  • Analysis of Wind, Mechanical, and Flow-induced Vibration
  • Piping Flexibility and Vibration Analyses

Overview:

A pressure-containment and structural specialist, Mr. Andreani has worked in various refinery technical service groups, providing engineering support to refineries and chemical plants worldwide.  Mr. Andreani performs Fitness-For-Service (FFS) evaluations; code compliance calculations; interpretations for storage tanks, piping, pressure vessels, structures, and foundations; engineering specification and design support; engineering training development; and project consulting on a wide variety of refinery and chemical plant equipment.

Mr. Andreani has also managed company specification and training programs.  He has developed over 50 design, fabrication, inspection, and testing specifications for tankage, piping, and structures, and specifications for wind, seismic, and blast load criteria for petrochemical equipment and structures for U.S. and international petrochemical facilities.  Mr. Andreani has also developed mechanical integrity practices and MI implementation programs.  He performs design reviews for tankage, piping, pressure vessels, structures, and foundations as part of major refinery capital projects, including expansions, revamps, and de-bottlenecking projects.  He has also developed and managed training programs for refinery and petrochemical plant engineers and has instructed courses in aboveground storage tank design and evaluation; FFS, including the API University API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service course; and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI).

Since 2003, Mr. Andreani has served on the Design subgroup of the API Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks (SCAST).  He is an expert in tank settlement and RBI assessment of storage tanks.  Mr. Andreani was one of the primary developers of the current edge settlement procedures in Appendix B of API 653.  He was the leader of the API project that recently re-wrote API 653 Appendix B rules on differential shell settlement.  Mr. Andreani was also involved in the development of the current tank module in the API RBI software.  He has performed a number of RBI assessments of storage tanks, including comprehensive evaluations of tanks that have combined FFS and RBI assessments to develop inspection plans.  Most recently, Mr. Andreani has developed a number of new Tank RBI procedures for API 581.  Mr. Andreani also served as a member on the Design subgroup of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Committee from 1993-2000.

Publications:

  1. Andreani, J.L., “The Use of Fitness-for-Service Methodologies in the Life Cycle Management of Equipment in the Fertilizer Manufacturing Industry,” World Fertilizer Magazine, United Kingdom, April, 2020.
  2. Andreani, J.L., “An Effective Structural Integrity Program as Part of a Comprehensive Mechanical Integrity Program,” Inspectioneering Journal, The Woodlands, TX, November-December, 2019.
  3. Andreani, J.L., Carr, N.A., “Final Report on the Study of Out-of-Plane Tank Settlement,” API, Washington, DC, 2007.
  4. Andreani, J.L., Buchheim, G.M., Conley, M.J., Stevens, K.J., “A Rigorous Assessment Procedure for Developing Inspection Plans for Ammonia Units,” AIChE Ammonia Safety Symposium, Denver, CO, 2004.
  5. Buchheim, G.M., Andreani, J.L., “A Rigorous Assessment Procedure for Developing Inspection Plans for Refrigerated Ammonia Storage Tanks,” AIChE Ammonia Safety Symposium, Orlando, FL, 2003.
  6. Andreani, J.L., “An Evaluation of Fatigue Damage and Fatigue Life Improvements of Repairs to a Rotating Paper Drying Machine,” ASME PVP Conference, Seattle, WA, 2000.
  7. Andreani, J.L., Osage, D.A., Parikh, P.D., Horwege, J.A., “An Evaluation of Procedures for Determining the Fitness-for Service of Settled Aboveground Storage Tanks,” Proceedings of the ASME PVP Conference, Honolulu, HI, 1995.
  8. Davis, R.C., Andreani, J.L., “Stress Analysis of a Double Bottom Retrofit of an Aboveground Storage Tank Including Effects of Soil/Structure Interaction,” Proceedings of the ASME PVP Conference, Honolulu, HI, 1995.
  9. Andreani, J.L., “Non-Linear Finite Element Analyses of Edge-Settlement in Riveted Aboveground Storage Tanks,” Proceedings of the ASME PVP Conference, Honolulu, HI, 1995.

Conferences & Training Presentations:

  1. “What’s New in the Pressure Vessel, Piping, and Tank Codes,” presented by J.L. Andreani, et al. at the 2nd Annual Fitness-for-Service, Mechanical Integrity, & Reliability Summit, 2020, Houston, TX.
  2. “Changes in the Design Loads and Load Combinations Over the Years and Their Effect on Designs, Modifications, and FFS,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the 2nd Annual Fitness-for-Service, Mechanical Integrity, & Reliability Summit, 2020, Houston, TX.
  3. “Benefits of Implementing a Structural Integrity/Risk Assessment Approach to Aging Infrastructure,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the 2nd Annual Fitness-for-Service, Mechanical Integrity, & Reliability Summit, 2020, Houston, TX.
  4. “Storage Tanks: Design, Inspection and Assessment Course,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit, 2019, Galveston, TX.
  5. “Storage Tank Foundation Case Studies,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the 20th Annual NISTM International Conference, 2018, Orlando, FL.
  6. “Storage Tanks: Fabrication and Inspection Workshop,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API 7th Biennial Inspection Summit Technology, 2017, Galveston, TX.
  7. “Storage Tank Life Cycle Integrity Management,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference, 2016, San Antonio, TX.
  8. “Storage Tank Life Cycle Management,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the 2016 ILTA International Operating Conference & Trade Show, 2016, Houston, TX.
  9. “Fitness-for-Service Assessment as Part of the Life-Cycle Management of Fixed Equipment and Piping,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API AXIS 2016 Conference & Expo, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  10. “Case Studies of Fitness-for-Service Evaluation of Storage Tanks and Associated Piping and Pipelines,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API 2015 Tank, Valves, and Piping Conference & Expo, 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  11. “Application of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-for-Service Methods to AST’s,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the NISTM 17th Annual International Conference, 2015, Orlando, FL.
  12. “Fitness-for-Service Evaluation of Storage Tank Settlement,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the STI/API Tank Fundamentals Seminar at the 2014 API Tank, Valves, and Piping Conference & Expo, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.
  13. “API 653 Storage Tank Overview and Updates,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference, 2014, San Antonio, TX.
  14. “Case Studies of AST Settlement Fitness-for-Service Assessments,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the NISTM 16th Annual International Conference, 2014, Orlando, FL.
  15. “Fitness-for-Service Workshop,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the COTEQ 2013 Conference on Equipment Technology, 2013, Pernambuco, Brazil.
  16. “Fitness-for-Service Workshop,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the COTEQ 2011 Conference on Equipment Technology, 2011, Pernambuco, Brazil.
  17. “API-U Training Overview,” presented by J.L. Andreani at Bringing API -U Training to Malaysia, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  18. “Overview of API 580 Risk-Based Inspection,” presented by J.L. Andreani to DOSH, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  19. “Overview of API 581 Risk-Based Inspection Technology,” presented by J.L. Andreani to DOSH, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  20. “API RBI Tank Module and an Example or Two of a Tank RBI Assessment,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the NISTM 12th Annual International Conference, 2010, Orlando, FL.
  21. “Background on Proposed Revisions to API 653 Appendix B Shell Settlement Evaluation Procedures,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API Storage Tank Conference and Safe Tank Entry Workshop, 2005, Phoenix, AZ.
  22. “Tank Fitness-for-Service Case Studies,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API Storage Tank Management and Technology Conference, 2004.
  23. “Fitness-For-Service Evaluations of AST’s,” presented by J.L. Andreani at the API Storage Tank Management and Technology Conference, 2000, Austin, TX.