Mr. Patschke is the Manager of Mechanical Integrity Services at ABS Consulting. He has more than 20 years of experience in maintenance, mechanical integrity, process safety management, and various engineering assignments involving operations, maintenance, process safety and project management. His past positions include that of plant manager, operations manager, production superintendent, engineering manager and materials engineer.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Texas A&M University in 1992 and his Master’s Certificate in project management from George Washington University in 2003.
His domestic and international experience include processes involving highly hazardous chemicals, LNG, refining, onshore and offshore oil and gas production, petrochemical, specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, ammonia refrigeration, and hazardous waste treatment operations. He is currently the lead instructor of ABS Consulting’s training course on Mechanical Integrity and Understanding RAGAGEP, and has written numerous articles on related topics. He is also a co-instructor of several other ABS Consulting training courses on PSM.
Currently Mr. Patschke assists clients with all aspects of MI as well as PSM program development, implementation, and auditing to satisfy the OSHA’s PSM regulations, EPA’s RMP rule, BSEE’s SEMS rule, internal company standards, and good industry practices. He also leads and participates on teams investigating MI-related incidents.
Mr. Patschke is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Committee on Refinery Equipment and the Subcommittee on Inspection. He is a Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA) and was selected by API to participate on the Process Safety Site Assessment team for conducting site assessments at multiple refineries throughout the U.S. Mr. Patschke previously held inspector certifications for API 510 Pressure Vessels, API 653 Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and API 570 Process Piping, and he has developed and managed MI programs for a variety of companies.
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