Paul Blanda

Linquip Level: Advanced

Texas, United States

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Mechanical Engineer with over twenty-five years experience in integrity management, plant equipment reliability and maintenance, project engineering, process optimization, relief systems and process safety in chemical manufacturing and oil & gas facilities.

Implemented several corporate wide risk based Integrity Management and Reliability Programs for the chemical process and oil & gas industries.

Skills (Expertise):

Pressure vessels

Process piping


Technical Authority Mechanical Integrity

Owner: Hess Corporation

27 Sep 2016 - 21 Aug 2020. almost 4 years

Mechanical Integrity Technical Authority and Implementation Lead for Hess • Mechanical Integrity Implementation and Operations Leader for all Hess Assets. Lead effort to set up and execute Mechanical Integrity/RBI Program for Inspections across business units both onshore and offshore sites including all equipment documentation. • Direct, mentor, and influence site Mechanical Integrity Technical Advisors and Engineers • Responsible for Mechanical Integrity Program Set-up, Management and Documentation. • Created and implemented KPIs for Mechanical Integrity and progress tracking tools for all Assets. • Responsible for PSM Mechanical Integrity Audits Worldwide. • Reduced Internal Inspection scopes using advanced onstream inspection techniques and RBI (JDA, TGP, GoM, NMB Assets) resulting in over $100MM production savings within API Code constraints. • Responsible for Creation, Review and Approval of Risk Based Mechanical Integrity Procedures. • Participated with API subcommittees on creation and updating of API CRE Standards including: • All API inspection standards such as API 510, API 570, API 576, API 583, API 584, etc. • API 691 Task Force and Created FMEA Template and helped write Operations section. • Applied and coached use of FMEA to several problem equipment in the Seminole Gas Plant • Involved in review and approval of BOD, FEED, RAM Analysis, and Detailed Design mechanical specifications for fixed equipment and relief systems on several major projects including offshore platforms Tubular Bells and Stampede as well as onshore Tioga Gas Plant. • Involved in all major project HAZOPs for onshore and offshore Assets including subsea. • Wrote and Developed several Hess Design Standards: Relief and Flare Systems, Safe Design Practices • Wrote Hess’ Relief Systems Standard, Cathodic Protection, Maximum Pipeline Velocity Standard • Directed and revalidations of relief device calculations for Tioga Gas Plant (TGP) • Reviewed and provided input on offshore platform standard design. • Reviewed and supported TGP expansion/debottleneck project (BOD, Relief Systems, Process Design) • Responsible for Training on RBI Software use (PCMS®). • Vessel analysis (i.e. CodeCalc®, Compress®) Fitness for Service Calculations and minimum thickness requirements for multiple equipment.

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