Kiefner & Associates Inc.

Brian Hart

Brian Hart is a mechanical engineer with over twenty-eight years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry. His primary focus has been in NDE, welding, materials evaluation, failure analysis, third party vendor surveillance and external audits.

Mr. Hart holds API 510, API 570 and API 653 certifications as well as being an AWS Certified Welding Inspector since 1999. As an ASNT Level III, he develops NDE procedures and qualifies personnel within Kiefner as well as assisting clients with their NDE programs. He has been involved in several sub-committees and training courses for ASNT over the last ten years.

As a Technical Authority for Kiefner, his work is divided between working in the Columbus test lab and performing field investigations of failed components. Mr. Hart has been involved in failure investigations of pipelines, pressure vessels, structural steel components, LNG equipment, refining and aboveground storage tanks. Mr. Hart was co-author of the PRCI, Updated Pipeline Repair Manual published in 2006.

Brian Hart
Technical Authority

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