Virtual Zoom Presentation Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:30AM PST
California wildfires damage millions of acres of land adding up to billions of dollars in damages. This presentation will cover facts and statistics gathered from wildfire research including information on: forward rate of speed (FROS), temperatures, and the effects of high temperature on various materials. Dirk will cover mitigation measures, USDA recommendations, and guidelines for equipment separation and buffer zones. In addition there will be a conversation on material selection as well as heat deflection techniques. In addition to facilities and infrastructure being threatened, safety is another critical element that can be protected. Learn how you can help your business and community to design and plan for wildfires.
Dirk Van Oostendorp, CChem FRSC FICorr
Dirk L. van Oostendorp is Director of Engineering & Technical Services for Corrpro, based in Houston, TX. Van Oostendorp has more than 39 years of global experience in all aspects of pipeline and structural integrity, encompassing cathodic protection, corrosion control, material selection, protective coatings, inspection technologies and risk assessment. More recent experience includes integrity monitoring, failure analysis and pipeline integrity issues. Van Oostendorp holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical technology and physical chemistry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion and a NACE Corrosion Specialist. The author of 22 technical articles and 34 conference papers, Dirk has also delivered invited lectures at international institutes on topics of laser diagnostic techniques, hydrocarbon combustion, pollutant formation and pipeline integrity. He was a member of the original INGAA-Battelle team that developed what has now become the Direct Assessment methodology.