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Webinar: “Corrosion Under Insulation: A Proactive Approach”

December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


PinnacleART has teamed up with Inspectioneering to host the complimentary webinar, “Corrosion Under Insulation: A Proactive Approach”, on Wednesday, December 12th at 1:00pm CST. Register here to catch the webinar!

About the Webinar

According to a study presented at the 2003 European Federation of Corrosion, approximately 40-60% of all pipe maintenance is due to Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI).

Although CUI is widely recognized as a primary driver for damage in the petrochemical industry, the solutions often lack the sophistication devoted to other damage mechanisms. Approaches to inspecting and controlling CUI tend to be reactive and lack focus, partially because susceptibility is due to a much wider array of factors than usually considered and the data needed to drive sound decision making is rarely at the fingertips of decision makers. Furthermore, companies find themselves experiencing unexpected or “random” issues with “unsusceptible” assets, resulting in time spent fixing issues rather than preventing them.

Join PinnacleART’s Director of  Client Solutions, Kevin Birkby, and Mechanical Integrity Engineering Specialist, Kara Boyer, as they walk through considerations and steps you can take to make your CUI program more proactive and robust. Following the webinar, attendees will be able to walk away with an understanding of what it means to have a truly proactive CUI program.

About the Presenters

As Director of Client Solutions at PinnacleART, Kevin Birkby partners with current and prospective clients to develop custom asset integrity, reliability and inspection programs that meet the needs of a process facility’s growing challenges.

In almost 10 years at PinnacleART, Kevin has worked in a variety of roles which have provided him with the experience to consult with clients on the value of an efficient and effective reliability program. During his tenure at PinnacleART, Kevin held the role of Project Lead, managing several mechanical integrity (MI) implementation projects. Prior to that, he worked as an Asset Integrity Analyst where he supported multiple oil and gas MI projects. Before joining PinnacleART, Kevin had more than 12 years of experience designing manufacturing solutions and consulting on air pollution control for industrial fabrication facilities.

Kevin is familiar with industry codes such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) 510, 570, 571, 580 and 581, and also has experience with industry software such as Ultrapipe®, PCMS®, API RBI® and Meridium®.


Kara Boyer is an Mechanical Integrity Engineering Specialist with PinnacleART and has 6 years of experience in the petrochemical industry with experience ranging from upstream to downstream refining. In her early career, Kara worked at a DuPont Vinyl’s Unit in LaPorte, TX as an engineer supporting turnarounds, overseeing equipment installations and overhauls. Later, she supported the Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Business Unit Corporate Mechanical Integrity group leading inspection projects. As an Engineering Specialist, Kara focuses on developing mechanical integrity procedures, the PinnacleART Corrosion Under Insulation Program, tank RBI and PCMS implementation.