Many refining, gas processing, and petrochemical plants have already identified the need to define Integrity Operating Windows, but most are still unsure how to extract the most value from them.

Most “implemented” IOW programs have a near-term, immediate action focus — resulting in alerts for operators to bring the driving parameter back under control. Unfortunately, most implementations stop right there. There is often minimal consideration for the long-term effects of excursions throughout a given period — how should our inspection plans change to adapt to the excursions we’ve had?

If that wasn’t enough, managing an IOW program can get messy quickly with limits driving hundreds of notifications per month. In this webinar, we have paired with Inspectioneering to explore options that enable you to cut through the noise and ensure your Inspection plans can be delivered with confidence.

Pain points discussed include:

Levels programmed into process historians (Informational, Standard, Critical) or similar are unmanageable — several hundred or thousand notifications serves no one.

Alert rationalization — Is this real? What actions do we need to take? When should we take action? How do we know what to do?

Long-term impacts — Most alerts and management systems are structured to bring the parameter back into compliance with only a few actually measuring impact on the system itself. How does this affect the inspection plan?

Analytics — Current management systems are not great at giving up the information we need. Therefore, we have excursion analytics: Duration (start, finish), base statistics (max, min, avg) and rate of change.

Phil Garcia

PinnacleART’s Product Manager, Phil Garcia is responsible for identifying and implementing new products, service offerings and Machine Learning practices to drive the next generation of reliability programs.

As a 7-year PinnacleART veteran, Phil has served in a variety of roles attributing towards his asset integrity and reliability expertise. Prior to his current role, Phil served as Senior Client Solutions Engineer where he was responsible for assessing, building, and ensuring the successful implementation of asset integrity and reliability solutions for heavy process facilities worldwide. Prior, Phil held the role of Project Lead for PinnacleART’s services department where he served as the single point of accountability for the success of his projects and was ultimately responsible for client satisfaction. The projects he managed gave him experience in efficiently implementing IDMS/RBI software solutions, as well as experience in managing combined services efforts between PinnacleART’s Inspection and Services departments. In addition, Phil has served as Asset Integrity Analyst, where he was a project support engineer tasked with the role supporting the efficient completion of multiple projects.

An Industrial Engineering graduate from Texas A&M University, Phil is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and enjoys volunteering his time to recruit and mentor future PinnacleART team members.


Fred Addington

Fred Addington serves in the role of Principal of Corrosion Technology within PinnacleART’s 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.

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