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Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 8: Hiring and Training Ammonia Operators

November 15th, 2022

Eli Macha presented a technical paper at the 2021 RETA National Conference titled IIAR 6: Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? This blog series includes excerpts from his technical paper. As with any industry, finding the right people is essential and extremely difficult. As Jim Collins said, ‚ÄúPeople are not your most […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 7: Other Inspection Frequencies

November 1st, 2022

Eli Macha presented a technical paper at the 2021 RETA National Conference titled IIAR 6: Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? This blog series includes excerpts from his technical paper. While a facility implementing daily rounds and annual inspections and tests will be very near compliance with IIAR 6, there are several […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 6: Miscellaneous Maintenance

October 18th, 2022

Eli Macha presented a technical paper at the 2021 RETA National Conference titled IIAR 6: Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? This blog series includes excerpts from his technical paper. Some facilities ask how much they can do in-house, while others want to outsource as much as possible. Before considering what personnel […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 5: System Oversight

October 4th, 2022

Eli Macha presented a technical paper at the 2021 RETA National Conference titled IIAR 6: Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? This blog series includes excerpts from his technical paper. Some facilities ask how much they can do in-house, while others want to outsource as much as possible. Before considering what personnel […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 4: Outsourcing Annual Inspections

September 23rd, 2022

Eli Macha presented a technical paper at the 2021 RETA National Conference titled IIAR 6: Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? This blog series includes excerpts from his technical paper. While there are always outliers, most facilities align on a couple key mechanical integrity items. What the data suggest is that there […]