Instructor's Summary

Mr. Zakarya Hiba


Mr. Zakarya Hiba, MSc, BSc, DipEng, is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 20 years of practical experience in the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas industries.  His expertise includes Vibration Analysis; Design, Inspection, Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Reconstruction of Steel Storage Tanks (API-653), Pressure Equipments and Pressure Vessels (ASME VIII & API-510); Gas Pipes & Valves; Gas Tanks; Welding Technology; the Design, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Installation, Materials Selection, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Gas Process Trains, Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks, Boilers, Pipelines and Process Piping systems (API-570); Fitness-for-Service (API-579), Risk-Based Inspection (API-580/581), ASNT (Non-destructive Testing) Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing and Visual Test

Throughout his career life, Mr. Zakarya has provided significant contributions to the companies he has worked with, having filled key positions such as being the Senior Design Engineer, QC Engineer, Inspection Engineer and Project Manager.  At present, he is the Inspection Head of a well-known maintenance and modification service provider to major oil, gas and petrochemical companies, pipeline and refinery operators & contractors all over the Middle East. Being an Authorized Inspector for Pressure Vessels (API-510), Storage Tanks (API-653) and Piping Systems (API-570), he also involves himself with practical and field work, but is likewise heavily engaged with conducting majority of  audits and trainings in the areas of Welding Technology, Design EngineeringInspection, Metallurgy, Process & Design, Metallurgical Phase Analysis, Brittle Fracture Prevention, Material Properties, Selection & Technology, Operation of Metal Analyzer, Corrosion Prevention, Pipeline Inspection Technology, Corrosion Monitoring & Control, Tank Bottom Inspection Technology, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Inspection Management System (IMS), Cathodic Protection, Thermograph Measurement & Interpretation and Quality Management System (QMS).

Mr. Zakarya has Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Power Engineering, a Diploma in Welding Engineering and Diagnostic Engineering.  He is also an Authorized Pressure Vessel Inspector (API-510), Piping Inspector (API-570), Storage Tank Inspector (API-653), a Certified Welding Inspector (AWS-CWI), ASNT Level II in RT, UT, PT, MT and VT.