Michael Maggi, Commissioning Engineer

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Joined EzineArticles on Apr 10, 2014

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Recent Articles By Michael Maggi

Upgrading to Joint Precommissioning and Commissioning Teams

Business: Construction Industry • Published: August 10, 2015

Once upon a time, the typical organization for precommissioning and commissioning in oil, gas, chemical, power plant, and pipeline construction industries was different than it is today. The dominate relationships depended on precommissioning activities as part of the construction contractor scope of work. Commissioning was most frequently done by independent companies working for the client operating company.

Managing Hazardous Area Inspections - Effective Field Management

Business: Construction Industry • Published: April 22, 2014

The effectiveness of field work relies on the quality of the preparation work in the design, procurement, manufacturing and factory testing, and the construction installation. Inspections can be organized in several ways and here are some recommendations to avoid problems and situations that can result is costly delays.

Managing Hazardous Area Inspections-Field Construction

Business: Construction Industry • Published: April 18, 2014

Contractors build to drawings, but not every drawing is up to date or is practical in the field. There are ways to as-build projects to suit site conditions, but the old saying it is easier to get forgiveness than permission is not true with Hazardous Area Inspectors. This is third of a series of four articles on hazardous area inspections and what can be done in the construction phase to get passing grades in your final inspections.

Managing Hazardous Area Inspections - Manufacturing and Factory Testing

Business: Construction Industry >• Published: April 17, 2014

Compliance with Hazardous Area Inspections requires a detailed inspection plan during the manufacturing process and in Factory Acceptance Testing of package equipment before being shipped to site. General third-party inspections are frequently ineffective and can lead to costly errors and delays later. Mitigating this risk with a detailed inspection plan back-up up with the right package engineers in the design office and consulting with hazardous area inspectors is a key part of the compliance plan.

Managing Hazardous Area Inspections in the Oil and Gas Industry-Overview and Design

Business: Construction Industry • Published: April 15, 2014

Safety is key in the oil and gas industry and complex hazardous area standards have developed that have to be designed into new projects from the beginning and followed-up throughout the manufacturing, construction, and commissioning phases of the project. Regulatory compliance is a complex issue and effective management of hazardous area installations and inspections are critical for the success of any project.