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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 […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 3: Completing Daily Rounds In-House

September 6th, 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 […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 2: Research Methodology

August 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. Rather than simply stating the author’s opinion of in-house vs contracted work, the intent of this [blog series] is to provide accurate […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 1: Introduction

August 16th, 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. One of the most common questions posed to process safety consultants is, “Do I need to hire a contractor?” This [blog series] […]

Should I Hire a Contractor or Keep it In-House? | Part 12: Conclusion

January 10th, 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. The aim of this [blog series] was to help end-users of ammonia refrigeration systems comply with IIAR 6 utilizing the right amount […]