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Engineering and Inspection Services, LLC.

EIS’ founders, Joe Brinz and Bill Davies, spent their years before starting the firm as plant engineers in major refineries where they faced the same day-to-day maintenance and reliability issues that EIS’ clients face.

Their strong plant backgrounds, coupled with their philosophy of hiring primarily experienced engineers, give EIS a unique ability to understand and provide realistic solutions to our clients’ reliability challenges.
Below are some typical items EIS addresses for its clients: plant engineering
  • Reliability Reviews
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Pipe Stress Analysis
  • Pressure Vessel Analysis
  • Report Generation
  • Process Debottlenecking
  • HAZOP Studies and Closeouts
  • Procedure and Specification Evaluation
  • Energy Efficiency Surveys
  • Process/Equipment Compatibility Studies
  • Equipment Re-rates
  • Pressure Relief and Overpressure Analysis and Review
  • Turnaround (TAR) Engineering Support


Examples of EIS Reliability & Inspection Projects:

  • Coker heater I/E Reliability Study
  • Coker Wedge Plug and Wilson Snyder Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Crude heater I/E Reliability Study
  • Plant wide Reliability Study for pump min/max performance
  • API 653 tank upgrades
  • Crude Terminal piping support upgrades
  • Reliability Study of several high speed centrifuges
  • Provide technical support for HAZOP evaluation and closeout
  • Updated refinery API 610 pump specs
  • Performed structural evaluation and re-design after fire damage
  • Provided technical assistance for post Katrina start up efforts
  • Provide onsite API 510, 570 and 653 Inspection support for Reliability Group
  • Review of maintenance procedures and provide engineering support for procedure updating to meet or exceed industry Best Practices
  • Analyze root cause for rotating equipment failures
  • Engineering support for the updating of the in plant bolt torque procedures for the Maintenance Group