Risk-Based Inspection Business Unit Director / Consulting Engineer II
Years of Experience: 23
Education and Licenses:
- B.S.ME, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
- M.A.Ed, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Areas of Specialization:
- Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Project Management
- API RBI RP 580/581 Instructor
- API RBI Software Course Instructor
- API RBI Software and Technical Support
- Mechanical and Thermal Design of Unfired Heat Exchangers
Mr. Harmody manages a team of RBI project managers, inspection specialists, and technical assistants. This group executes RBI implementations and reassessments for refineries and chemical plants using the guidance and technology detailed in API RPs 580 and 581. Throughout his project work, Mr. Harmody shares his expertise in using API RPs 580 and 581 to develop RBI plans for fixed equipment, storage tanks, PSVs, and heat exchanger bundles. During this extensive RBI project experience, he has also become a skilled practitioner of API RBI software to calculate risk for inspection planning.
Mr. Harmody serves on the API RP 581 Steering Committee as the leader of Part 1 development. Using his knowledge of the API recommended practices and the experience gained in the real-world application of RBI, Mr. Harmody serves as a highly-rated instructor of E2G’s API RP 580/581 course.
Mr. Harmody has assisted in the testing and development of the RBI technology within the API RBI software, including consequence analyses and asset modeling. Mr. Harmody also has experience as a mechanical engineer for an owner-user providing engineering support for piping stress analyses, thermal design of heat transfer equipment, capital project management, and turnaround support.