Ken Sidharta

Materials/Mechanical Engineer
Brisbane

Professional Background

Over 10 years of experience in the area of root cause failure investigation, corrosion studies and condition assessment of plant structures, high temperature equipment, pressure vessels, piping and fire damage.

Areas of Expertise

  • Investigation into corrosion related problems in power plant, refinery, petrochemicals and oil and gas
  • Condition assessment of plant structures, pressure vessels, piping and fire damage
  • Failure analysis and life assessment of high temperature/high pressure equipment (oxidation, creep and microstructural degradation)
  • Forensic  investigation of industrial accident and insurance claims
  • Metallurgical assessment using non-destructive tests (UTT, oxide testing, replication, hardness test) and destructive examination (metallography, scanning electron microscopy)

Relevant Project Experience

  • PROJECT | Investigation of Failed Superheater tubes (Indonesia)
    Client: PT Lestari Banten Energi
    Role: Lead engineer
  • PROJECT | Inspection of Boiler Pressure Parts at Millmerran Power Station Unit 1 (Australia)
    Client: Millmerran Operating Company
    Role: Inspector
  • PROJECT | Condition Assessment Of High Energy Piping Of Boiler Unit 7 and 8, Paiton(Indonesia)
    Client: PT Paiton Energy
    Role: Site coordinator
  • PROJECT | Remaining Life Assessment Of Superheater And Reheater Tubes Of Boiler Unit 7 and 8, Paiton (Indonesia)
    Client: PT Paiton Energy
    Role: Site Coordinator
  • PROJECT | Failure Analysis Projects From Various Industries (Singapore)
    Client: Power plant, refinery, petrochemicals, oil and gas
    Role: Engineer in-charge
  • PROJECT | Forensic Investigation Of Industrial Accidents and Insurance Claims (Singapore)
    Client: Ministry Of Manpower (Singapore), various loss adjusters (Singapore)
    Role: Engineer in-charge
  • PROJECT | Failure Analysis Projects From Various Industries (Australia)
    Client: Power plant, refinery, marine, oil and gas
    Role: Engineer in-charge

Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Mech. Eng.), National University Of Singapore, Singapore, 2012
  • AICIP registered inspector (#661)
  • API 510 and 570 (#50380)
  • NACE Corrosion Technologist (#36514)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of National Association Of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) (#113186)

 

 

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