Instructor's Summary

Mr. Jim Gilad

Mr. Jim Gilad, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 38 years of extensive international experience in Integrity & Reliability Engineering, planning conceptual, detailed design, analysis, RFS, RBI and troubleshooting of Piping & Pipeline Systems, Tank & Tank Farms, liquid petroleum, gas (LNG & LPG), cargo handling, storage facilities, offshore petroleum terminals, pipeline (land & submarine), marine terminals, single point mooring, offshore cargo systems, home porting facilities, steam plants, steam distribution, compressed air, fire fighting facilities and pipe support design including hazard analysis and risk assessment. He is a subject-matter expert in most ASME and API standards relating to pipelines, piping, pressure vessel and tanks such as ASME-VIII, ASME-X, API 510, API 653, API 579, API 580, API 581, etc. He is currently the President of Gilad Marine Facilities Engineering (GMFE) at New York, USA.

Mr. Gilad has accomplished numerous prestigious projects world-wide. He did the conceptual design, analysis and trade off studies for a marine terminal that crossed Saudi Arabia pipeline from Iraq to Yanbu. He worked on the upgrade of Everett Terminal for Exxon and of Mobil Oil’s petroleum terminal wherein his main job was to consolidate cargo product piping, design of new half-hose/half-pipe flow booms, piping crossover manifold designs and dock piping. He was further involved in the study of onshore pipeline sizing for Saudi ARAMCO and Newfoundland, Canada. He also worked for Consolidated Edison Company’s Ravenswood Power Generation Station (USA) wherein he was responsible for piping layout, pipe stress analysis and steam tracing of the pipelines. He had a project for SCOP (Iraq) involving the conceptual, preliminary and detailed design of four submarine pipelines and pipelines for emergency shutdown of the tankers. Moreover, he became specialize in the two-phase flow calculations in horizontal, vertical and slanted pipes on his project with Dome Petroleum (USA). Prior to this, he designed potable water piping, fire water piping, sanitary sewer piping and utility piping for US Coast Guards and he carried-out pipeline compliance with the seismic requirements in the MOTEMS audit of Pacific Atlantic Terminal.

With his huge experience in the industry, he held prime positions and has worked with the most respected companies such as the Engineering Manager of Brown & Root International (USA), Principal Machinery Engineer of Boyce Engineering International (USA), Senior Project Engineer of Mechanical Technology Inc. (USA) and Chief Mechanical Engineer of Han-Padron Associates (USA).

Mr. Gilad has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rice University, USA and Houston University, USA respectively.