Mechanical Engineer creates value from Risk Based Inspection

how to get a vlue from risk based inspection ? A wise man said “if you buy a product from a manufacturer at $100 and sell it again to customer at $120, it is traditional trader. You need more than that. Successful man is selling a product at $120 even there is not manufacturer available yet.” In previous articles, we learned about processing data to provide lower inspection cost. In simple way, we can classify that activities into 3 block diagram: input, process and output. IPO diagram : Input – Process – Output Input  : last inspection record, equipment data,[…]

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Excel for Mechanical Engineer, cost saving by Risk Based Inspection

how to use excel for Risk Based Inspection? We will figure out inspection plan using data in the previous article. First we will find optimum inspection date base on fixed interval and RBI interval using simple excel spreadsheet. Use excel function “ + ; MAX”.   remark: next inspection – fixed = Last inspection date + fixed inspection interval ( 5 years) next inspection – RBI = Last inspection date + RBI inspection interval next inspection date = Maximum (optimum) value between next inspection – fixed and next – inspection RBI. We extend inspection interval using Risk Based Inspection study.[…]

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Excel Engineer or Mechanical Engineer

Most graduates of mechanical engineer must master some mechanical software such as AUTO CAD, PV ELITE or CAESAR etc. but few can understand Microsoft Excel well. Some do not understand the existing features in Microsoft excel so he cannot provide added value to his career in the workplace. When the Mechanical Engineer is confronted with a technical case to process hundreds or thousands of data, he is forced to learn about the features in Microsoft Excel. In my office, people who are excellent at using Microsoft Excel to analyze data, can make better conclusions about technical problems. He can work[…]

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Competition for Facility Engineer

Facility Engineer (FE) is job family for a large group of engineer handling surface equipment in Oil and Gas Industry. In this group, we have some job titles that self explanatory such as FE-Mechanical, FE-Process, FE-Asset Integrity, FE-Reliability, FE-Project , FE-Corrosion etc. If you hold a bachelor degree of mechanical engineering, you have good opportunity to apply these roles. FE-Corrosion for example, they will monitor corrosion occurred in all facilities and then propose some solution programs to control it. The program is called effective if the cost for controlling corrosion is much cheaper than damage cost and cost of production[…]

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