Pasadena, TX – April 10, 2018

PinnacleART will present at the 2018 NACE CORROSION Conference and Expo April 17-18 in Phoenix, AZ. Senior Corrosion Specialist, Sudhakar Mahajanam will review a case study related to specific cases of chloride stress corrosion cracking (CI-SCC) of 2205 DSS tubing in the presentation titled, “Cracking of Duplex Stainless Steel in Refining Operations.”

Cesar Espinoza, PinnacleART’s Engineering Specialist Lead will present, “Coating System to Mitigate Against Hydrocarbon Cracking in Gas Dehydration Unit.” This technical presentation will review how a Fitness for Service (FFS) analysis indicated defects of considerable size and the actions that were taken in order to continue operation. For information about the conference or to schedule a meeting with a presenter, click here.

About NACE Corrosion

CORROSION 2018 is the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition, and it’s coming to the Southwest! Each year, CORROSION welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals from over 60 countries across the world. This comprehensive conference is packed with technical education and knowledge exchange, along with opportunities to connect with industry experts and peers focused on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion worldwide.

About PinnacleART

Our vision is to make the world reliable, one customer at a time. We do this by designing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive asset reliability and integrity programs. Our multifaceted expertise in mechanical integrity, reliability, inspection, technology, and project management enables us to provide integrated solutions that incorporate people, processes, and technology.


Sudhakar Mahajanam serves as Senior Corrosion Specialist for PinnacleART in Pasadena, Texas. In this role, he provides materials and corrosion guidance to internal project teams and external clients. Sudhakar leads a team of corrosion engineers and manages the day-to-day projects within the department. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of metallurgy and corrosion, with 11 years in oil and gas, previously serving eight years at ConocoPhillips as Staff and Materials Engineer.

Sudhakar is an active member of NACE and SPE, and holds certifications in API 571 and API 580. He has a Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University; and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. Sudhakar has published ~30 papers, and is a technical editor for several peer-reviewed journals.

Cesar Augusto Espinoza is presently working as Engineering Specialist Lead at PinnacleART in Pasadena, TX. He has nearly 14 years in the field of corrosion and inspection, with 12 years in oil and gas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and Specialization in Metallurgy from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. He has participated in numerous turnarounds in refining facilities in South America and the Middle East as Inspector and Corrosion/Inspection Engineer. Cesar has extensive experience in the implementation of Risk-Based Inspection and Corrosion Control programs in the oil and gas industry in many countries. He holds several API and NACE Certifications (API-510, API-570, API-580, API-571, NACE CP1) and has presented at various Inspection and Reliability conferences.