Kiefner & Associates Inc.

Lucinda Smart

Lucy Smart earned her BS and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. During her time at Iowa State University, she supported a student led competitive academic agreement program (CAAP) research project in tandem with PHMSA, which led to a better understanding of the principle relationships associated with material properties for non-destructive evaluations.

Ms. Smart joined Kiefner after working with Applus RTD (now Aegeus Inspection Services) in Houston for two years, where she performed numerous ILI validation projects using state-of-the-art proprietary software while supporting dig programs working directly with field technicians and operators.

After joining Kiefner in 2012, the primary focus of her career has been on pipeline integrity management, including ILI performance validation, reassessment interval determination, assessment planning and execution, corrosion growth assessment on corroded pipe, and material verification projects for MAOP reconfirmation. 

She has been involved with studies utilizing ILI data for stress corrosion cracking susceptibility and dig prioritization. She is experienced in carrying out audit programs for integrity management programs for large and small operators, encompassing both regulatory and industry best practices, for both US and Canadian regulatory requirements.

She has published papers on the topic of ILI validation, corrosion growth rates, interaction criteria for burst pressure predictions, and material verification using NDE. These papers have been presented at conferences including QNDE, IPC, PPIM, and NACE Corrosion.

Lucinda Smart
Senior Engineer II

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