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2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit

January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am - January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

PinnacleART will be exhibiting and presenting at the 2019 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit in Galveston, Texas at the Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort  from January 28th-31st. Stop by booth #713 to chat with our experts about how PinnacleART focuses on building the reliable asset management programs, processes and people you need to support improvements in availability and overall optimization in maintenance and inspection costs.
In addition to the exhibition, PinnacleART will be hosting the following presentations:

“Corrosion Under Insulation-A Proactive vs. Reactive Approach”– Presented by PinnacleART’s Mechanical Integrity Engineer, Kara Boyer

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 1:35pm-2:05pm
In this presentation, attendees will explore factors contributing to CUI that are often undocumented and will review a suggested CUI inspection report template. An effective CUI inspection report template is a cost-effective way to collect important data effecting CUI susceptibility analysis and prioritization to better focus maintenance dollars. Following the presentation, attendees will walk away with a better understanding to identify factors contributing to CUI.

“Inspector Training Post Certification: Cultivate & Grow Inspection Leaders”– Presented by PinnacleART’s Inspection Site Lead, Tony Medina, and Asset Integrity Manager, Taylor Breault
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 10:50am-11:20am
The API certification examination is one of the most difficult exams that some of us will take in our lifetimes, but what comes next? Too often a clear path forward is not given and newly minted inspectors are sent forth to learn on their own and with limited guidance. By instituting a mentoring and training program, the learning curve can be greatly reduced, valuable knowledge from senior inspectors can be passed on to junior inspectors, and the overall quality and value of inspections can be greatly enhanced. API certification is not the end, it is only the beginning.

“MI Fundamentals-Roadmap to Q1 Performance”– Presented by PinnacleART’s Vice President of Account Development, William Minter
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 9:10am-9:40pm
Many Asset Integrity topics focus on application of cutting-edge point solutions. Many times, these solutions can enhance existing, more advanced programs – however some operators are still struggling with the fundamentals. In an effort to re-engage operators that may be struggling in the 3rd or 4th quartile in terms of performance, this presentation will identify many of the basics of a solid Asset Integrity program and discuss how to develop a roadmap to bring your integrity program up to best in class – from the ground up.

“Realizing the Full Potential of an Integrity Data Management System”– Presented by PinnacleART’s Engineering Manager-APM SW, Stephen Flory, and Senior Engineer, Ben Brambila
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Software implementation is a challenging process, and the way you approach it can determine whether you achieve success. This presentation identifies five themes that will help you to unlock the full potential of your IDMS—leading to improved safety, reliability, and availability.

“IOWs: Why You Need Them & How to Justify Within Your Organization”– Presented by PinnacleART’s Innovation & Strategy Product Manager, Phil Garcia, and Director of Client Solutions, Mauricio Olivares
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 10:15am-10:45am
An effective IOW program can provide less downtime, optimized inspection costs, and a more assured asset lifecycle. Many refining, gas processing, and petrochemical plants have already identified the need to define IOW’s, but are still unsure how to extract the most value from them. In order to achieve the benefits associated with IOWs, they must be implemented and managed appropriately. In this presentation, we will enable you to implement and manage IOWs with confidence through a concise and practical approach.

“Non-Intrusive NDT and Customized RBI Solutions”– Presented by PinnacleART’s Senior Project Lead, Siddharth Sanghavi
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 9:10am-9:40am
With the recent downfall in oil prices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to optimize operating costs while efficiently maintaining asset integrity, managing risk, and safely meeting production targets. A customized semi-quantitative RBI program with a proactive approach to addressing asset risk by utilizing API 580 and 581 recommended practices along with emphasis placed on utilizing on-stream inspection techniques can help support production goals, minimize equipment downtime while maintaining mechanical integrity of assets and mitigating any HSE risks. Performing such a RBI analysis for an upstream processing facility resulted in an increase of long-term availability of the facility, and in turn, will provide increased production revenue of $16 million USD for next 5 years.


January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am
January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


American Petroleum Institute (API)
202 682 8000


Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554 United States
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+1 866 505 4456