Murti, D. G.

The Augustus Group, Montgomery, Texas

D. Gopalkrishna Murti, PEng, is a senior consultant affiliated with The Augustus Group in Texas. He has over 40 years of experience in design and project engineering; resolution of complex design and code incompatibility issues; field troubleshooting; and plant safety, integrity and reliability management. He has worked in the onshore and offshore, LNG/NGL processing, refining, petrochemical and power industries. He has, to his credit, over 30 supplied revisions, additions and new standards to API, ASTM, ASME, NFPA, BSI, etc., all based on field experience. He has authored several articles on design issues concerning the industry. Mr. Murti obtained his BEng (mechanical) degree from Jiwaji University in India, and he is registered as a professional engineer in both Canada and India.

Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly skid-mounted units

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

Skid-mounted units are omnipresent in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), as facilities are scattered in remote locations, and site construction is time-consuming and expensive. Skid units are equally popular in downstream refineries and the chemical processing industry (CPI).

Codes and Standards: Overcome technical difficulties in field pumps ordered to API 610/ISO 13709

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

The continued objective of this column series is to increase awareness of code requirements, interpretations and limitations as they stand today, and the options available to engineers for “alternative engineering.”

Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly pressure vessels—Part 2

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

In Part 1 of this article, the assistance provided by standardizations to gain improved vessel performance—vessel outer diameter (OD), component metallurgies, manways and saddles—was discussed.

Design operations-and-maintenance-friendly pressure vessels—Part 1

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

Many scholarly articles have been published on the design, selection and fabrication of pressure vessels.

Codes and Standards: Explore alternative engineering options for code requirements

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

This article is the second under the “Codes and Standards” series.

Codes and Standards: How much fireproofing do we need?

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

This article is the first under the Codes and Standards series. The purpose of this series is to make readers aware of code requirements, the interpretations and the limitations as they stand today, and what engineers can do as an alternative engineering. This series is based on the actual implementation of what is narrated and the satisfactory experiences drawn.