Charles D. Buscemi
Principal Engineer II
Years of Experience: 31
Education and Licenses:
- Master of Science, 1984, Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Bachelor of Science, 1983, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Areas of Specialization:
- Identification of Refinery Damage Mechanisms and Corrosion Control Methods
- Materials Selection for Petrochemical and Biofuels Refining Projects
- Seminar Instructor of “API 571 – Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry”
- Development and Review of Refinery Plant Corrosion Mitigation Plans and Corrosion Control Documents
- Development and Review of Inspection Strategies for Fixed Refinery Equipment
- Failure Analysis of Refinery Equipment and Root Cause Failure Analysis
- Laboratory Corrosion Test Planning and Analysis
- Author of Refinery Documents on Ammonium Bisulfide Corrosion, Naphthenic Acid Corrosion, and Storage Tank Corrosion Mitigation
- Development and Review of Refinery Corrosion and Metallurgy Manuals
Mr. Buscemi has more than 31 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. His main competence includes refinery corrosion, metallurgy, materials selection, and damage mechanisms. A special emphasis on environmental stress-corrosion cracking mechanisms, failure analysis and analytical laboratory work, high-temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) of carbon steels and low-alloy steels, development of equipment inspection guidelines, organic and metallic coatings, and biofuel refining plant corrosion.
Mr. Buscemi is the author and co-author of technical papers regarding high-temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) and temper embrittlement (TE) of iron-chromium-molybdenum alloys for hydrocracker and hydrotreater units. He is also the joint holder of patents regarding the invention of metallic coatings to resist high-temperature sulfidation.
Throughout his career, Mr. Buscemi has worked as a metallurgical and corrosion engineer for domestic Chevron Corporation refineries, Chevron’s Energy and Technology Center, Connexsys Inc., Stress Engineering Services, and Equity Engineering (E2G). He is member of NACE.