Gerald May has over 45 years of diverse experience in piping engineering. He has engineered piping systems for new and retrofit coal fired, gas fired, nuclear and solar powered electric generating units; refineries, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper plants, pipelines and even a nerve gas detoxification unit. Responding to some significant piping failures in the 1980’s, his work expanded into evaluation and inspection of existing piping systems at many of the same types of facilities. This perspective of knowing how piping systems are designed and operated, and the problems that develop after decades of operation results in an understanding of how Piping Engineering should be performed – and the ramifications if inappropriate steps are taken.
Currently Mr. May is the Manager of Mechanical Integrity for AECOM in Houston, Texas. He can be contacted at gerry.may@AECOM.com
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas 1971
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas 1972
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