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).