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Things We Loved in 2019: ProvPSM Team Out & About

The Provenance team is not only dedicated to providing exceptional client services, we also strive to share our expertise. This past year, our team has participated in educational programming, industry conferences and presentations, and achieved some impressive professional milestones. Check out a brief list of what Provenance team members have participated in.


Industry Presentations/Events

In my experience, many industry professionals avoid asking “dumb” technical questions openly for reasons of fear or pride. What engineers need are answers to the technical pressure relief systems questions they just can’t find a way to ask. This presentation shared questions submitted from dozens of anonymous engineers when asked, “What do you want to know about pressure relief systems but were too afraid to ask?” It then answers them using the latest RAGAGEP and industry direction.

This presentation discussed the gray area between PSM and DOT jurisdiction, including coverage of Terminal operations (e.g. drying), break-out tanks, railcars/trucks, and cavern applicability. The nuances of PSM applicability, including interconnectivity and colocation, hydrocarbon used as a fuel, atmospheric tanks, and safety systems will be presented. Furthermore, this paper will provide a history of jurisdictional boundary and PSM applicability cases/interpretations and will present examples of determining PSM jurisdiction and applicability.

“It is likely that your problem is with the process and not so much maintenance wash procedures. I recommend looking into the stream components, particularly chloride concentrations. You may have a very-well-known damage mechanism, called ammonium chloride corrosion, at work in your main fractionator tower…” [read more]

“When it comes to distillation towers, you always want to be certain that you put the right pressure relief device (PRD) in the right spot. Due to the complexities of distillation towers, many relief cases can exceed the normal relief rates you see from your typical vessel overpressure scenarios. In events such as these, it’s always good to get an experienced evaluator or a second opinion of the evaluation of your column PRDs…” [read more]



Professional Achievements

To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state’s licensure board. Then, to retain their licenses, PEs must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers.

  • Lauren Hendrickson – Lauren has been promoted to Project Lead. She has worked for Provenance since 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas.
  • Edward Guillen – Edward has been promoted to Project Lead. He started working with Provenance in 2014 and has worked across numerous projects within the Mechanical Integrity Line of Service.

In addition, in 2019 Edward Guillen completed his API 653 Inspector certification, making him a rare triple-certified inspector (API 510, 570, 653).



Educational & Community Programming

  • UT Girl Day (University of Texas at Austin)

    • Our team of The University of Texas Chemical Engineering alumni loved helping over 800 students make their own Galaxy in a Bottle at #UTGirlDay 2019! Such an awesome event put on by the UT Women in Engineering Program at Austin. Check out the demonstration video to see our activity and more photos.
  • UT ChemE 102 – Presentation on Process Safety Opportunities

    • Our team gave an overview of process safety for first-year students.
  • UT ASME & AIChE Student Chapter Meetings and Tailgate

    • We hosted our annual tailgate with UT’s student chapters of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers on October 19th for the UT-Kansas game in Austin. Student members joined us for some awesome BBQ, beverages, and a few friendly games of washers!
  • Heat-Up Hutchinson County Cook-Off

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Community Involvement Spring 2012

With summer almost here, we are gearing up for a number of community events! To start things off, last month many Provenance employees teamed up to help the local United Way with their annual Day of Caring. Day of Caring helps many individuals in Hutchinson County, and gives local companies a chance to give back to the community.

Each year United Way filters through requests sent in by the elderly, disabled, and various residents that may not have the means to repair their homes. Common requests include yard work, winterizing of homes, painting, roofing, and carpentry, to name a few. The home assigned to Provenance belonged to a homeowner who needed help with various interior projects as well as an exterior make-over. Not only was this a great team building experience for Provenance, but also a chance to help better the community!

 

Day of Caring 2012

"After" of Day of Caring Home

Summer 2011 Community Involvement

It is hard to believe that summer has already come and gone! Thankful for the cooling temperatures, Friday night lights, and the changing of seasons, we reflect on the past few months here in our community. From United Way to American Cancer Society, Provenance Consulting is proud to have helped make a difference in the community this summer.

This past July we celebrated the 4th Annual Nutterville fundraiser benefiting Hutchinson County Cares, also known as H2C. H2C was created by the vision of several people to serve the needs of children and families in Hutchinson County that are facing a crisis situation, when other resources may not be available to them.  Nutterville brought everyone together through live music and a BBQ cook-off while raising money for this worthy cause!

By the time September rolled around we were ready to roll up our sleeves with United Way’s Day of Caring. This year United Way had over 65 requests throughout Hutchinson County! Requests to repair and winterize homes, along with other odd jobs, came in over the summer months from the elderly and disabled. Companies and individuals pulled together for a weekend to successfully complete the entire request list.

We finished up the summer with HOPE, Hutchinson County Oil Patch Extravaganza! This American Cancer Society gala helps raise funds for cancer research and services that benefit those in the Texas Panhandle. Held at the Crutch Ranch, this event includes a silent auction, live auction, raffle drawing along with live music by Aaron Watson and great food! After 24 years going strong, it is still great to see how this event pulls the community together while benefitting this national organization.

Spring 2011 Community Involvement

Wow – spring is in full swing at Provenance Consulting!  This is one of the busiest times of the year for us as our community involvement is at its peak.  Over the past couple months; Provenance Consulting has had the pleasure of participating in charitable events and activities that greatly impact the community.  Here is just a brief recap of what’s going on:

• Support the Valero Team and Provenance Consulting walkers for the Dumas MS Walk

• Participate in Amarillo’s March of Dimes 5k & Walk

• Provide for furniture in the new transitional apartments for Dumas’ Safe Place

• Sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life dinner

• Purchased livestock from the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Association Livestock show

• Provide new scoreboard for the Frank Phillips College Softball Team

• Underwriter of the Plainsmen Partners Administrative Luncheon

• Sponsor to multiple Borger Little League teams

And that cr generator online is just to name a few!  Provenance Consulting is honored to take part in so many wonderful initiatives and look forward to the months ahead.  We are grateful for all of these organizations and their influence in the community.