With the recent addition of David Futch, PE as a Senior Associate and Director of Materials Engineering, ADV Integrity has launched its failure analysis and metallurgical assessment services for operators. For Mr. Futch, offering failure analysis services not only complements the already comprehensive full-scale testing and numerical modeling capabilities at ADV Integrity, but it also capitalizes on his unique set of diverse experiences.

“We’re looking to be the operator’s trusted partner in the failure analysis process,” Mr. Futch said. “My experience on the operator side gives ADV Integrity a distinct point of view when conducting failure analysis. My goal is to provide a comprehensive service that is unique in its ability to understand and diagnose problems encountered on a pipeline, then summarize those findings while taking the operator’s point of view into consideration.”

As part of ADV Integrity’s launch of failure analysis services, Mr. Futch unveiled ADV Integrity’s new ACER approach for failure analysis in a livestream on June 17th. The approach incorporates steps that take into account regulatory requirements, comprehensive data collection, efficient analysis, and customizable reporting options, so operators can walk away knowing the key insights pertinent to safe, reliable, and efficient decision-making. It also takes advantage of the support systems in place in ADV Integrity’s full-scale testing center, providing a one-stop shop to evaluate and understand even the most complex failures.

“Adding the failure analysis services supplements ADV Integrity’s already impressive range of capabilities, so we have the ability to tackle any operator’s toughest challenge,” Mr. Futch said.

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