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89th General Meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona
Monday, May 10, 2021

  • The Jurisdictional Liaison: Connecting NBBI Members to Key Resources, Initiatives, and Opportunities
    Greg Goossens, Director of Jurisdictional Affairs
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Additive Manufacturing: Code Implications of Making Components from Weld Metal
    Teresa Melfi, Technical Fellow
    The Lincoln Electric Company
    Narrative | Slides | Videos
     
  • Jurisdictional Programs and the Insurance Industry: A Unique and Valuable Partnership
    Ken Stoller, Senior Director, Workers' Compensation & Amicus Counsel
    The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA)
    Phillip Cole, Manager of Jurisdictional Services
    FM Global
    Narrative
     
  • Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers: Revolutionizing Heat Transfer with Reliability and Efficiency
    Stacey Marks, P.E., Quality Engineer
    Alfa Laval
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Celebrating NBBI Milestones: The NBIC and PRD Test Lab
    Gary Scribner, Assistant Executive Director-Technical
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Joseph Ball, Director, Pressure Relief Department
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides (Scribner) | Slides (Ball) 
     
  • JRS Presents
    Mark Mooney, Director of Operations, JRS
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Jacques Couvillon, Director of Product Management, JRS
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides

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88th General Meeting

Salt Lake City, Utah
Monday, May 6, 2019

  • One Code, One Inspector, One Stamp, One Hundred Years: The History of the National Board
    Paul Brennan, Retired Director of Public Affairs
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Timeless and Fearless: Durable Lessons in Engineering Leadership
    James R. Chiles, Technology Author
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • The Test of Time: How Manufacturers & Key Contributors Helped Standardize an Industry
    Patricia A. Becker, Pressure Vessel Engineering Design
    The Babcock & Wilcox Company
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Celebrating Railroad History, Preserving the Future for All
    John E. Rimmasch, CEO
    Wasatch Railroad Contractors
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • The National Board and ASME: 100 Years of a Shared Mission and Vision
    Jon Labrador, Managing Director, Conformity Assessment
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Complacency Can Kill
    Dan Hegyi, Regional Manager
    Zurich North America
    Narrative | Slides

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87th General Meeting

Dallas, Texas
Monday, May 7, 2018

  • ASME Conformity Assessment: A Closer Look
    Jon Labrador, Managing Director, Conformity Assessment
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • NuScale Power: A Nuclear Manufacturing Paradigm Shift
    Scott Bailey, Vice President, Supply Chain
    NuScale Power
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Carbon Monoxide Mortality
    Vincent Scarcella, Equipment Breakdown Risk Control Director
    CNA Insurance
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Pressure Test Safety Awareness
    Anne R. Ehrmann, CSP, Director of Global Safety
    The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Pressure Relief Device Investigation Testing – Lessons Learned
    Joseph F. Ball, P.E., Director, Pressure Relief Department
    The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Communication as a Key to Safety
    Christopher B. Cantrell, Director of Safety and Chief Boiler Inspector
    State of Nebraska
    Narrative | Slides

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86th General Meeting

Anchorage, Alaska
Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Opening Remarks 
    Martin Buser, Four-Time Iditarod Champion
    Narrative
     
  • Keynote Address 
    John Foley, Former Blue Angels Lead Pilot and Motivational Speaker
    Narrative
     
  • Historic Introduction of Plate Heat Exchanger Rules into ASME and National Board Codes
    Michael Pischke, Director, Quality Assurance
    GE Power Services
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) Tools for Historical Boilers
    Joel Amato, Minnesota Chief Boiler Inspector and Chair of NBIC Subgroup Historical Boilers
    State of Minnesota
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Rules for Commissioned Inspectors
    Vincent Scarcella, Zone Director
    CNA Risk Control
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • A Century as a Jurisdiction
    Donald Cook, California Principal Safety Engineer and Chair of NBIC Main Committee
    State of California
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • A Triad Relationship to Making a Hobby Safer
    Jon Wolf, Senior Risk Engineering Consultant
    The Zurich Services Corporation
    Narrative | Slides
     
  • Safer by Design: Building Intrinsic Safety into High-Pressure Steam Boiler Plants
    Michael Gerhart, Sales Manager, National Corporate Accounts
    Miura America Co., Ltd.
    Narrative | Slides

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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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