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2017 Inspection Summit Presentation – Smart Limits

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Smart Limits: Establishing Integrity Operating Windows For Complex Processing Equipment

PinnacleART’s Principal of Corrosion Technology Fred Addington will present a one-hour workshop titled, “Smart Limits: Establishing Integrity Operating Windows For Complex Processing Equipment,” on February 1, at 10:30 a.m. during the 2017 Inspection Summit at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

Fred will touch on the following topics during his educational presentation, such as:

•  Finding information sources for setting smart operating limits

•  Integrating operating experience while establishing guidelines

•  Obstacles to implementing integrity centered limits

Following the presentation, Fred will be available to discuss any additional questions or topics at booth #516. To schedule a meeting or to speak with a member of our team, contact Brittany Kopech at 281-598-1333 or Brittany.kopech@pinnacleart.com.

About API Inspection Summit

The API Inspection Summit was designed with you in mind. This four-day summit includes three days of presentations spanning over 120 topics. Addressing issues involved in asset condition evaluation for drilling, production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining, chemical manufacturing and storage facilities. In addition, an optional day of training is conducted by subject matter experts. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, downstream operation and integrity management. API Inspection Summit provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, to hear about emerging trends from experts, and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology.


Fred Addington

Picture1With more than 25 years in the industry, Fred Addington serves in the role of Principal of Corrosion Technology within Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies’ (PinnacleART) Engineering Department. As PinnacleART’s foremost corrosion subject matter expert, Fred is responsible for training, advising and disseminating technical knowledge to PinnacleART’s project teams, and developing efficient management processes so team members can deliver quality services and solutions to clients.

Fred’s expertise includes his understanding of processes and equipment in the area of corrosion control and material selection in the upstream and downstream oil and gas, water and petrochemical industries. Specifically, his knowledge includes corrosion and metallurgical analysis, corrosion control and monitoring, material selection, hydrogen permeation technology and mechanical integrity.

He is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and has held various chair positions on technical committees. In addition, he has published multiple papers for NACE on topics including “Aggressive Corrosion of 316 Stainless Steel in an Amine Unit” and “Hydrogen Permeation Application to Crude Unit Overhead Corrosion Monitoring.”

After serving in the United States Navy, Fred went on to graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering.


February 1
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Event Category:


American Petroleum Institute (API)
202 682 8000


Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554 United States
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