Mr. Paresh Haribhakti is the Managing Director of TCR Advanced Engineering Services in Baroda, India (a TCR Engineering Services partner company) as well as a Director of TCR Arabia, Dammam.
With more than 250 failure investigation cases of power plants, fertilizers, chemicals and petrochemicals industries, Mr. Haribhakti has intensive work experience to his credentials. He has solved materials engineering problems and performed failure analysis on components from petrochemical plants, oil and gas transmission pipelines, offshore structures, ships, pharmaceutical plants, food processing equipment, gas turbine engine components, and weldments.
Mr. Haribhakti investigates the available physical evidence, and performs the necessary tests to develop the most probable accident scenario. He simplifies complex engineering theory into easy to understand and useable concepts. He uses simple analogies, every day examples, and laymen terms to explain data and findings so clients, corporate executives, government officials, or attorneys may easily understand engineering concepts.
Mr. Haribhakti has specific experience in welding, heat treating and materials technology for oil & gas drilling and production applications, including production tubing, casing and downhole motor failures. Recently, Mr. Haribhakti was lead member of the Failure Investigation team consulting to Asia’s largest refinery, RIL-Jamnagar, India for damage assessment work during a fire incident in their VGO-HT2 Plant. He has provided damage assessment of Hydrocracker reactors at Baiji refinery Iraq and also helped a customer procure second hand equipment from Taiwan by a Health assessment approach.
He is skilled in the use and application of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in support of failure analysis and fracture identification. Mr. Haribhakti also undertakes Optical metallography and interpretation of microstructures, Remaining Life Assessment, provides Heat treatment solutions and studies the degradation of microstructure under high temperature high pressure conditions. He has done extensive research in study of hydrogen embrittlement of steels and stainless steels.
Research oriented creativeness of Mr. Haribhakti spearheaded the development of a powerful image analysis software for Metallurgical use - the Microstructure Characterizer Software (MiC). He has also developed a well respected chemical composition mapping method for identification of dilution in weld zone. He performs color metallography to increase the capabilities of interpretation of microstructure. He has also developed custom electrolytic polishing for carbon and alloy steel material.
Mr. Haribhakti has extensive knowledge of failure investigations on metallic components related to chemical/refinery plants and to general engineering. Experience ranges from cast iron, engineering steels, aluminum, copper alloys, stainless steels, and nickel base alloys to titanium. This includes all aspects of metallurgical investigations of offshore, marine, refinery and automotive components such as; turbine blades, compressors, gearboxes, motors, pumps, rotors, shafts, valves, pipe work, fasteners, boilers, pressure vessels, plain bearings, rolling bearings, gears, pistons, spark plugs, crankshafts, camshafts, engine valves and associated valve components.
Mr. Haribhakti is a Founder member of Metallography Society of India. He is an active member of the Institute of Engineers, Institute of Foundry Man, Indian Institute of Metals and Indian Institute of Welding. Mr. Haribhakti is a B.E. (Metallurgy) and M.E. (Materials Technology) from M.S. University, Vadodara.