Hugo Julien has held several key positions in various departments, such as quality, production and engineering. He has applied the CSA / API / ASME codes to relevant facilities in a very thorough way since 1998. Hugo’s specific and specialized expertise in the interpretation and practical application of codes associated with stationary equipment (pressure vessels & piping, atmospheric tanks, pipelines, flanges, valves, fittings, boilers steel stack, etc.) makes him a highly sought-after consultant for pressure equipment and storage tanks at all levels. Hugo also gives seminars on pressure vessels and pipes since 2004 internationally with ASME, of which he is a certified instructor. He is an API 510, API 570, API 571, CSA W178.2 Level 2 certified inspector (CSA W47.1 / CSA W59, API 650, CSA Z662). He is also an associate member of the Canadian Pressure Equipment Committee CSA B51.
As a forensic engineer, Hugo is now analyzing cases of breakage, malfunction or non-compliance with stationary equipment and other equipment. He validates his hypotheses by consulting standards and other technical articles as well as by laboratory tests, all aiming at the writing of expert reports targeting the origin and the cause of the incidents he investigates.
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
- Fixed Equipment
- Boilers (ASME Section I & IV, NBIC NB-23 part 1, etc.);
- Pressure vessels (ASME VIII div.1, ASME Section div.2, API 510, Standard)), PED 2014/68/EU (European pressure equipment directive) and riveted tanks;
- Heat Exchangers (ASME Section VIII div. 1-part UHX, TEMA, API 660, API 662);
- Expansion joints (EJMA, ASME, etc.);
- Steel stack (ASME STS-1, etc.);
- Storage tank (API 620, API 650 & API 653);
- Furnace or Coils of pressurized heaters in petrochemical plants (CSA B51, API 530);
- Pipeline or Pipeline networks (CSA Z662, ASME B31G, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8, etc.) & metallic and non-metallic pipes (ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.5, ASME B31.9, AWWA, PPI, API 570);