Instructor's Summary

Mr. Luis Manuel


Mr. Luis Manuel, PE, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Piping & Pipeline Engineer with over 25 years of extensive and practical experience in the Petroleum and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Pipelines & Piping Design, Inspection & Maintenance (ASME B31, API 579 & API 580), Rotating & Static Equipment such as pumps, valves, compressors, turbines, blowers, fans, pipes, piping, pressure vessels and heat exchangers, Maintenance & Reliability Management, Offshore Structure Engineering, Risk-Based Inspection (RBI), Integrity Assessment, Forensic Analysis, Structural Analysis, Design & Engineering, Naval Architecture, Regulatory Compliance Inspections, Stress & Fatigue Analysis using SACS or StruCad and Finite Element Analysis. He is currently the Chief Engineer of a leading international engineering firm where he leads all Piping Engineering and Pipeline Projects for Total-ELF, Shell and Mobil.

During his career life, Mr. Manuel had gained his thorough practical experience in multiple engineering disciplines that includes pipeline/piping engineering, mechanical maintenance, naval engineering and offshore structural engineering through several challenging positions such as a Senior Pipelines Engineer, Senior Piping Engineer, Senior Structural Engineer, Staff Engineer, Naval Architect and Applications Engineer for various international companies including Chevron, ExxonMobil, Addax Petroleum, DWC, Point Engineering, US ARMY, W.S. & Atkins, Atlas Engineering, Heerema Offshore, Barnett & Casbarian, Textron Marine, Ingalls Shipbuilding and Peck & Hale. Further, was heavily involved in the development of instruction materials as authorized by EDI (Engineering Dynamic Incorporated) for the training of engineers on the Structural Analysis Computer System (SACS) software.

Mr. Manuel has Master and Bachelor degrees in Structural & Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York. He is the author of the book “Offshore Platforms Design” and the “SACS Software Training Module”.