Hussam Raed Alnammary
Materials & Corrosion Engineer
Sadara Chemical Company
Hussam Alnammary is a Subject-Matter Expert in the field of material science & engineering, with more than 7 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. Working for Sadara Chemical Company since 2014 in the Materials and Corrosion Laboratory team, under the Asset Integrity Division. Hussam holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is currently responsible for supporting & leading material failure analysis & troubleshooting, providing inputs and recommendations pertaining to material selection, ways of resolving and rectifying failures, and preventing unplanned future events.
Topic: Reactive to Proactive with Failure Analysis Database
Material Failure analysis is often considered reactive that is performed in response to safety incidents, and the quality level of execution highly depends on the accuracy of the data, facts, and preserved evidences of the past. However, failure analysis can be shifted to being proactive by using the data of the past to predict the future.
A failure Analysis database containing systematized information and data from separate safety incidents, provides a collective data that can be further processed and evaluated to estimate the probability, risk level, and current trend of safety incidents. Proactively, this will help prioritize the actions and strategies that are worth addressing, and support in decision making.