Pasadena, TX – March 1, 2018

PinnacleART Engineering Specialist Cesar Espinoza participated in the Texas A&M University National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Student Chapter Workshop, held on February 16, in College Station, TX.

The workshop, which was titled, “Lead the Field of Corrosion and Materials Reliability,” featured multiple speakers from key players within the oil and gas industry, including Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP and ExxonMobil.

Cesar presented on the topic of Fitness for Service (FFS), which serves as a best practice standard for in-service equipment to determine its fitness for continued service. He specifically touched on its effectiveness to the use of End of Life strategies for pressured equipment when corrosion and/or materials behavior compromise the reliable operation of the asset.

The purpose of this workshop is to inspire future engineers by giving them exposure to technical aspects within the industry. The next Texas A&M NACE International Student Chapter Workshop will be held on March 2.

About NACE

NACE International is a diverse, global community of professionals who are passionate about disseminating knowledge, enhancing skills and expanding the professional networks of corrosion control and asset protection professionals worldwide. Learn more about the organization at

About PinnacleART

PinnacleART is the global leader in designing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive asset reliability and integrity programs for process facilities in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, wastewater, and electric power industries—including national oil companies, super majors, and majors, as well as independents. Our team of talented experts, engineers, and inspectors help clients mitigate risk of downtime and loss of containment; ensure safety of personnel; optimize costs associated with inspection, maintenance and total asset spend; and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

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