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August 2017 Evening Meeting
August 8th, 2017
Rafael Rengifo, Phillips 66
An Approach to Support Buried Piping Integrity
The “challenging to inspect” or better known as “unpiggable” buried piping at terminals, pump stations and tank farms have become an area of focus in the industry as the number of leaks in the pipeline facilities largely exceeds the number of leaks in the transmission pipelines. R&D organizations like PRCI, owner users and regulators are working to manage the risk of this increasing number of leaks based on the proximity of several facilities to high consequences areas (HCA), channel navigable water, drinking water aquifers and populated areas; and the probability of failure mostly driven by the corrosion threat. Our presentation will discuss an approach we developed to address the “challenging to inspect” problem in the framework of facility buried piping risk management.
Rafael Rengifo is the Tank & Facility Integrity Manager for Phillips 66 Midstream. He has over 25 years of experience in fixed equipment reliability, mechanical integrity, materials and corrosion. Mr. Rengifo joined ConocoPhillips in 2005 and he is currently the head of a Phillips 66 Midstream organization that plans and executes Tank Integrity Projects combined with Planning and Execution of Pipeline Facilities Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity Programs.
From 2006 – 2014, Mr. Rengifo served in different US Refining and Transportation positions like Facilities Integrity Manager, Tank Integrity Lead, Lead Inspector, Corrosion and Reliability Engineer. Prior to that from 1999 – 2005, Mr. Rengifo served as the Chief Inspector for Petrozuata Upgrader (former PDVSA – ConocoPhillips joint venture) located in Venezuela. Prior to that, he owned a company that specialized in NDT, metallurgical, corrosion and materials consultant services. Mr. Rengifo holds a Bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela. He also holds API Inspector Certifications for Tanks (API-653) and Pressure Vessels (API-510) and has been an active member of NACE writing papers and participating in committees and task groups as member and vice-chair, he is also an active speaker and moderator in API and ILTA.
Mr. Rengifo has been an active member in technical committees for PRCI projects, the technical committee of LATINCORR (NACE Spanish and Portuguese Technical Magazine), member of the ILTA meeting committee and also the Phillips 66 Houston Hispanic Network Leader.
Place: HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX
Cost: $40/PER PERSON Early
$ 50.00 Late after prior Thursday
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