Materials Performance

JUN 2019

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55 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 58, NO. 6 JUNE 2019 equipment should be selected to withstand normal operating condi- tions, upset conditions, and leaks of neighborhood service. Nevertheless, c omp ari s on of p aintin g sy st ems should be made from an economic standpoint to compare cost and ben- efits of the painting system before implementation. 4) Specialized inspection plans should be in place considering the frequent inspections of insulations for piping and equipment that are prone to moisture ingress. 5) Addressing the neighborhood and other applicable damage mecha- nisms during the design and con- struction phase can proactively elim- inate certain bottlenecks and risks that can increase the operational budget and are li kely to remain unaddressed if the design reviews d o n' t c o n si d e r th e e x i st e n c e of "influential neighborhood." 6) The compilation of unusual histori- cal events, operational and engineer- ing records, and incidents followed by analyses using RBI techniques can provide vital input toward the foren- sic studies and subsequent manage- ment of insurance claims. Acknowledgments This publication was developed in con- sultation with Muhammad Ahmad Awan, senior QA/QC engineer at Olayan Descon Industrial Co., Jubail, Saudi Arabia; Ashfaq Ali, senior RBI engineer at ISQ Sultan Inter- national, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Yasir Irshad, manager, Projects at Expertise Contracting Co., Ltd., Jubail, Saudi Arabia. References 1 API RP 571, "Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry " (Washington, DC: API, 2011). 2 A. Rana, Z. Farhat, "Mitigating Material Dam- ages Through Risk-Based Inspections," MP 57, 9 (2018): pp. 46-49. 3 API RP 580, "Risk Based Inspection" (Wash- ington, DC: API, 2016), p. 18. 4 B. DuBose, "Crawling Robot System to Detect Corrosion Under Insulation," MP, August 1, 2018, http://www.materialsperformance. c om/ar ticles/mat eri al-selection-design/ 2018/08/crawling-robot-system-to-detect- corrosion-under-insulation. 5 API RP 583, "Corrosion Under Insulation and Fireproofing" (Washington, DC: API, 2014). 6 L. Wilson, "Field Joint Coatings," MP, August 1, 2018, http://www.materialsperformance. com/articles/coating-linings/2018/08/field- joint-coatings. 7 API RP 581, "Risk Based Inspection Method- ology " (Washington, DC: API, 2016), pp. 95- 96. 8 Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th ed. (Atlanta, GA: PMI, 2013), p. 338. 9 API RP 651, "Cathodic Protection of Above - ground Petroleum Storage Tanks" (Washing- ton, DC: API, 1997), p. 18. AHMAD RAZA KHAN RANA is a MASc materials engineering candidate at Dal- housie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, email: ahmaduetian141@gmail. com. He has strong industrial experience handling corrosion, material damage mechanisms, repair, and welding-oriented tasks. Rana holds the following globally recognized designations: certified Materi- als and Corrosion Inspector from the American Petroleum Institute (API 571), certified risk-based inspections profes- sional from the American Petroleum Insti- tute (API 580), certified project manage- ment professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, Inc., and regulatory engineer in training (EIT) licenses from the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and Engineers Nova Scotia. He is a mem- ber of NACE International. ZOHEIR FARHAT is a professor and materi- als engineering program chair at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, email: He has over 25 years of experience in the field of degra- dation and micromechanical characteriza- tion of advanced materials and coatings. Farhat's work has been published in some of the most prestigious international jour- nals. He has attracted over $5M in research funding and trained over 60 graduate stu- dents (MASc, Ph.D.), postdocs, senior undergraduate students, and research engineers. He has organized and chaired Corrosion and Wear of Materials symposia and has established many national and international collaborations with industry and academia. Farhart holds a Ph.D. and P.Eng. designation. Subscribe to the Maritime Newsletter Neighborhood—An Influential Factor for Material Damages

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