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85th General Meeting

Orlando, Florida
Monday, May 9, 2016

  • Opening Remarks 
    Jack Hanna
    Narrative
     
  • Statistical and Loss–Based Training
    Vance Murphy, Risk Consultant
    Zurich North America Insurance
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • The National Board Inspection Code
    Gary Scribner, Manager of Technical Services
    National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • ABMA — Turning Challenges into Opportunities
    Scott Lynch, President & CEO
    American Boiler Manufacturers Association
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Overpressure Protection — Recent Improvements and Current Influences
    Denis DeMichael, Chairman, ASME Subcommittee on Safety Valve Requirements
    Senior Consultant, The Chemours Company
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • What's Under Your Hood?
    Mark Masters, P.E., Director Code Services Latin America
    HSB Global Standards
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Telltale Signs of Risky Behavior
    James R. Chiles, Author
    Inviting Disaster, The God Machine
    Narrative | Slides

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84th General Meeting

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Opening Remarks 
    James Caan
    Narrative
     
  • ASME's Impact on Global Safety
    Bernard Hrubala
    Global Business Development Manager, TUV Rheinland AIA Services, LLC
    ASME Governor
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • What Happened to the Sultana?
    Patrick Jennings, Principal Engineer - Boilers
    The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Carbon Monoxide: The High Cost and Effects of Complacency
    Carey M. Bilyeu, NB-A, Senior Risk Engineering Specialist & Portfolio Engineer
    Zurich North America Insurance, Machinery Breakdown Division
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Hoover Dam - Maintaining a Giant
    Nathaniel Gee, P.E., Project Manager, Dam Safety & Examination of Existing Structures
    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Managing Safety in Spaceflight: Recognizing Narrow Margins
    James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., Former Astronaut
    VP of Research and Development, Photo Stencil Corporation
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Making ASME Codes & Standards Smaller: Small Modular Reactors & Their Needs for Future ASME Codes
    A. Thomas Roberts, Engineering Consultant/Project Manager
    MPR Associates Inc.
    Narrative | Slides

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83rd General Meeting

Bellevue, Washington
Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Opening Remarks 
    Bob Newhart
    Narrative
     
  • 100 Years of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
    Madiha Kotb, P.E.
    Professional Engineer, Province of Quebec
    President of ASME
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Biofuels—How Impacting the Greenhouse Effect Impacts Power Boilers
    Douglas E. Smiley, Senior Risk Engineering Consultant–Machinery Breakdown
    Zurich Services Corporation
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • How a Bad Day Turned into a Good Day
    Nick Morris
    Safety and Motivational Speaker
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Secrets of the Code
    James R. Chiles, Author
    Inviting Disaster, The God Machine
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Overview of Thermal Fluid Heaters
    Melissa Wadkinson, P.E., Chief Engineer
    The Fulton Companies
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Relief Device Capacity Comparison from the Inspector's View
    Earl Harlow, P.E.
    Sabic Innovative Plastics
    Narrative | Slides

 


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82nd General Meeting
Miami, Florida
Monday, May 13, 2013

  • Opening Remarks 
    Hines Ward
    Narrative
     
  • Safety — An Integral Part of the Energy Grand Challenge
    Kenneth R. Balkey, PE, Consulting Engineer
    Westinghouse Electric Company
    Senior Vice President, ASME Standards and Certification
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Manual Weld Examination Using Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
    Ron Kent, ASNT Level III
    KB Inspection Services
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • BLOWBACK: Between the Lines
    Paul Brennan, Director of Public Affairs
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Inspection Quality: One AIA's Perspective
    Fred Bull, President and Chief Executive Officer
    HSB Global Standards
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Recent Catastrophic Failures of Boiler Components
    — Where Do We Go from Here?
    George W. Galanes, P.E., Consulting Metallurgical Engineer
    Diamond Technical Services, Inc.
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Anatomy of a Catastrophic Boiler Accident
    David Peterson, Machinery and Equipment Specialist
    The Cincinnati Insurance Company
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • BIOGAS: The Hidden Costs of Going Green
    Robert "Buddy" Dobbins, Technical Director - Machinery Breakdown
    Zurich Services Corporation
    Narrative | Slides
     

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81st General Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee
Monday, May 14, 2012

  • Opening Remarks 
    Astronaut Gene Cernan
    Narrative
     
  • Potential Detrimental Consequences of Excessive PWHT on Pressure Vessel Steel Properties
    Carl Spaeder, PhD, Consultant
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • The Day a Generation Died
    R. Miles Toler, Museum Director
    London Museum
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Update
    Kenneth R. Balkey, PE, Consulting Engineer
    Westhinghouse Electric Company
    Senior Vice President, ASME Council on Standards and Certification
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Solar Boilers: Evolving Issues with an Evolving Technology
    Don Cook, Principal Safety Engineer
    State of California
    Tim Zoltowski, Regional Risk Engineering Manager
    Zurich North American Insurance
    Narrative | Slides (Cook) | Slides (Zoltowski)
     
  • Establishment of a Federal Inspection Agency at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    John P. Swezy, Jr, Mechanical Engineer
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Applicability of National Board Testing Data to Reliability for Industry
    Joseph F. Ball, PE, Director
    The National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors, Pressure Relief Department
    Narrative | Slides 

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80th General Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, May 9, 2011

  • ASME: International Update
    Joe Brzuszkiewicz, Project Engineering Administrator
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Cold Iron & Cool Heads - Hard-Won Lessons from the Machine Frontier for the Next Generation
    James R. Chiles, Author
    Inviting Disaster, The God Machine
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Industrial Boilers after Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)
    Robert D. Bessette, President
    Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO)
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • The Authorized Inspector - Manufacturer Relationship in a Mass Production Shop
    Mike Pischke, BS MetE, MS MatS
    Quality Manager, Quality Assurance - Alfa Laval
    Vice President, PVMA
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • The Code and Common Arc - Assuring Integrity While Bringing Efficiencies to American Industry
    Jim Pillow, Operating Committee Chairman
    Common Arc Corporation
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Jurisdictional Inspection Integrity and Ethics
    Michael Zdinak, Assistant Vice President
    Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
    Narrative | Slides

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