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API 578 Positive Material Identification (PMI) - Presented by Analytical Training Consultants, (ATC)


When: December 15, 2021 - December 16, 2021

Where: Kingwood, TX

Presented by Analytical Training Consultants, (ATC)

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and apply API Recommended Practice 578 Positive Material Identification (PMI) Guidelines.
  • Explain how OSHA Instruction-CLP 03-00-004 Nation Emphasis Program (NEP) applies to the Industry.
  • Better understanding of OSHA CPL-02-02-045-Process Safety Management (PSM) 29CFR1910.119 with proper material verification program and training.
  • Practical PMI applications using XRF/OES & LIBS technologies.
  • Technical understanding of how XRF/OES & LIBS technologies work.
  • Recognize safe practices utilizing XRF technology. Radiation Safety, understanding how "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (ALARA) can be attained.
  • Applying “Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices”(RAGAGEP) for Inspection of material, Warehouse Material Identification Through Positive Material Identification (PMI) XRF/OES/LIBS Analysis.

Who Should Attend:

All students enrolled in API 570 classes, i.e. QA/QC inspectors, maintenance, stores, warehouse, inspection testing companies, fabrication shop, and QA/QC reliability departments for oil and gas (Petrochemical and Refining) operations.

About the Instructor:

Don Mears, Owner, Author and Director of Analytical Training Consultants (ATC), coordinates the sales, marketing and training program for XRF/OES/LIBS PMI equipment (Thermo scientific PAI & GE O&G MC/IT group). This involves the analyzers operation and training in radiation safety that meets local, State, Federal and International registration requirements. This includes certified report generation for proper material verification programs with the owners/users in the petrochemical, oil and gas industry. Mr. Mears has worked in the oil, gas and refining industry for 30 plus years. He held positions which included preparation and delivery of training presentations and has taught numerous industry courses explaining and applying API standards and recommended practices. This included involvement in two API work groups for revision of API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards Chapter 3-Tank Gauging Section 1B-"Standard Practice for Level Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons in Stationary Tanks by Automatic Tank Gauging" and API 2350 Overfill Protection for Storage Tank in Petroleum Facilities. He is currently working on the API Inspector Summit subcommittee for NDE Workshops. He has worked on field testing with PMI analyzers for NACE and has given two speeches regarding HF Alkylation Units and corrosion problems with "Residual Elements" ( RE) Cr, Ni, Cu found in A-106 Carbon Steel pipes in these units.

Since 1978 he has been affiliated with the Instrument Society of America. He also serves as the Oil & Gas Industry Consultant for Thermo Scientific (PAI) and GE Oil & Gas MC/IT group. He continues to educate and support of the industries needs for safe operating practices. His work with API and their programs and Standards continue to be the high interest and focus for programs that will meet the industry needs.

For More Information:

Contact Don Mears via email or phone (281) 684-8881.

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