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



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