Versa Integrity Group, Inc. will be participating at the PMIES Expo in Pasadena Texas on the 21st of April and would like to invite one and all to come by our booth for a visit. Also on the same Day at 9:30 AM David Savoy of Versa Integrity Group will be delivering the Keynote address “Advances in Reliability Inspection / Trick or Treat”. For more information concerning the expo go to www.pmies.org.
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About David Savoy and his Keynote
David Savoy has been in the Non Destructive Testing industry for over 40 years. Seeing the future, he facilitated a merger with Owensby & Kritikos (O&K) to become Versa Integrity Group and remained as the President of Versa. Keeping true to his philosophy of embracing new technology he helped to train others to become accomplished technicians and professionals. David has earned the respect of many in the NDT and Inspection field. He has functioned as the ASNT Level III for major refiners and fabricators. He has always been the hands-on professional and has always taken pride in helping to solve problems that often arise in the inspection world.
David is now the Technical Consultant for Versa integrity after retiring as President of Versa Integrity Group. Even in retirement, he stays active with the American Society of Nondestructive Testing as a member of the ASNT Board of Directors, ASNT Regional Director and full member of the Certification Management Council, and continues with the training of future NDT Technicians. He has held certifications as an API 510 and 570 for many years and has instructed classes for these certifications, as well as for the American Welding Society CWI.
David is a motivational speaker with a dynamic personality. He energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. David’s straight-from-the-heart passion and high-energy motivates people to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness.
What he will tell his audience is that today, new NDE technology has caused additional demands on the MI world to help keep up with the fast past R&D of new technologies. So in the past 40 years, Inspection went from being totally discovery work to being primarily projected work. Major inspections went from reporting what has happened, to projecting what will happen. As a result, inspections shifted from a reactive approach to a proactive approach. The Mechanical Integrity business that our technicians and API Inspectors work in is growing in technology and demand. There’s an increasing request both from tech companies and non-tech companies for highly-skilled Inspectors to create, build and maintain high quality systems at various levels from new construction to end of equipment life. As, new NDE technology is developed, this will cause additional demands on our MI world to enable them to reduce risk and make better and more informed decisions about the future condition of our pressure equipment. We have to be prepared for this change. Our technicians, our Inspectors and our Engineers all have to appreciate how fast technology is changing, and that we will have to embrace that change.