Kiefner & Associates Inc.

Thomas Eckardt, PE​

Thomas Eckardt earned his BSc in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.  He joined Kiefner in 2019 after 4 years of working as an asset integrity engineer for a specialty chemical operator.  Mr. Eckardt has 13 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, performing asset integrity management, welding engineering, and failure analysis services.  His background includes working for field construction contractors, manufacturers, and petrochemical operators.  He has led asset integrity programs for facilities in the U.S. and Europe.

As a Principal Engineer for Kiefner, his primary tasks involve pipeline integrity assessments, failure analyses, and code interpretations, as well as inspection and repair planning for facilities and pipelines.  Other responsibilities include managing Kiefner’s geotechnical monitoring and welding services.  Mr. Eckardt is a member of the American Welding Society A5 Committee for Filler Metals and Allied Materials and the A5D Subcommittee for Stainless Steel.  He holds several industry certifications, including the AWS Certified Welding Inspector, API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector, API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, and API 570 Piping Inspector certifications.  Mr. Eckardt is also a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio, New York, and New Jersey.

Thomas Eckardt, PE​

Principal Engineer

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