MAHENDRA KUMAR RASTOGI is the VICE PRESIDENT-INSPECTION & RELIABILITY at M/s BHARAT OMAN REFINERIES LIMITED with responsibility for ensuring the reliability of static equipment in refineries and power plants. Prior to joining BORL, Mahendra Kumar Rastogi worked in INSPECTION & RELIABILITY at several companies, including M/s BHABHA ATOMIC RESEARCH CENTRE, M/s LARSEN and TOUBRO and M/s INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED. Notable are his 30 years as SENIOR MANAGER, Head of INSPECTION for M/s INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED. MAHENDRA KUMAR RASTOGI received BACHELOR IN ENGINEERING in METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING from INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ROORKEE. His professional interests focus on CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL DEGRADATION OF IN-SERVICE STATIC EQUIPMENT IN REFINERIES AND PETROCHEMICALS, QA/QC MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION MEGA PROJECTS OF REFINERIES & PETROCHEMICALS, PRECOMMISSIONING/ COMMISSIONING & TURN AROUND MANAGEMENT OF REFINERIES and his major projects include NAPTHACRACKER UNIT CONSTRUCTION, PANIPAT REFINERY EXPANSION PROJECT AND PARADEEP REFINERY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT in India. He has worked in the field of Inspection and Reliability of Static Equipment at Mathura, Barauni, Haldia, Panipat, Paradeep and BHARAT Oman Refineries Limited. In addition, he is API-653 and ASNT-NDT LEVEL III LISCENECD HOLDER from American Petroleum Institute and American Society of Non Destructive Testing and Atomic Energy certified metallurgist from BARC training school, Mumbai. He has presented papers on Corrosion in national and international NACE conferences titled “Corrosion monitoring in process industries” and “Failure analysis of Crude Column Overhead Exchanger” .Moreover his paper on “Failure analysis of Crude Column Overhead Exchanger “won the first prize in CORCON 2013 conference held in New Delhi. Recently he has presented papers on “Extending Service Life & Minimizing Downtime of Ageing Assets” in Asian Asset Integrity Management conference held at hotel Intercontinental in Kualalumpur & on “Corrosion & Metallurgical Degradation of Static Equipment in Refinery & its Mitigation “ at Global Corrosion Summit held in hotel Rosewood in Abudhabi. Both the paper received overwhelming response and appreciation from the participants. He has also presented paper on “ Pre-commissioning & Startup of new plant” in conference at Dubai.