Instructor's Summary

Mr. Geoff Kaschula

Mr. Geoff Kaschula is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 30 years of extensive experience within the oil, gas, petrochemical, process and power industries.  His fields of specialization cover the areas of design, fabrication, construction, installation, commissioning, inspection & maintenance of process equipment such as boilers, pressure vessels, piping systems, structures & storage tanks; condition assessment of rotating & auxiliary equipment like compressors, steam turbines, pumps, heat exchangers & valves; Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Fitness-For-Service (FFS); welding & fabrication engineering, failure analysis, flaw evaluation, remnant life determination, capacity reviews for process and power equipment, asset management and project management.  He has also worked extensively with international industry standards such as ASME, API, TEMA, BS/EN, ANSI & AWS to name a few.  Mr. Kaschula is currently the Director of RBI-Asset Management.

Mr. Kaschula has handled wide-ranging responsibilities and assumed various important positions over the past 30 years in his career.  Prior to founding his own company, he was the Quality Manager of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a power company, where he handled design verification of equipment such as boilers, pressure equipment, heat exchangers & pumps  in addition to the overall development of management systems in compliance with international safety, quality and technical standards.  He also worked as the Inspection Manager of Weltech where he was in charge of all major inspection activities and plant condition evaluation of petrochemical plants and power stations. He also worked extensively as a Project Manager for the design, fabrication and manufacturing of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping in accordance with ASME III & VIII standards. He also served as Technical Assessor, Inspection Engineer, Welding Engineer and QA/QC Engineer for companies like Arnot & Hendrina Power Station, Projects Expedited, Airtech Davidson & the Department of Transport. As the current Director of RBI-Asset Management, he oversees the overall operations of the company in providing technical and advisory services in the field of infrastructure asset management, design review, verification, inspection and condition assessment of major refinery equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems.

Mr. Kaschula is a qualified Welding Engineer. He is also a certified API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, API 570 Piping Inspector, a Registered Inspector & Competent Person for Boilers, Pressure Vessels & Pressure Equipment as well as a Registered International Professional Welding Technologist by the International Institute of Welding (IIW).