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

Overview:

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.