Pinnacle 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.