Instructor's Summary

Mr. William Hadley


Mr. William Hadley is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 30 years of industrial experience in Oil, Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and Power industries. He is currently the Engineering Director of BH&A Engineering where he is in-charge of engineering consulting, maintenance, and troubleshooting services to the petrochemical, oil, gas and allied industries. His expertise includes Hydraulic Control Valves, Water Network & Facilities, Lubrication Technology, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Exchanger, Root Cause Analysis, Pipelines, Piping, Process Equipment, Dry Gas Seal, Gas Turbine, Condensate Storage Tank, Machinery Alignment, Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Dial Gauges, Laser Alignment, Shaft Alignment, Machinery Balancing, the technical specification, design, and maintenance of rotating and static equipment such as pumps, turbines, motors, variable-speed drives, bearing, compressors, piping, pipelines, fittings and valves. He is also involved in troubleshooting, making use of computer interfaces to assess and rectify equipment defects. He is also part of a task team responsible for revising the in-house Engineering Standards of a Major oil refinery to bring them in line with current international standards such as API, ASME and ISO for example ASME B31, API 570, API 579 & API 580 practices. He is well versed and conversant in RCM, TPM, RCFA, FMEA, RAM, LM, CBM and CMMS.

Mr. Hadley is also the principal consultative resource for a decade now in rotating equipment to the reliability department of one of the major refineries and plays a key role in Reliability Improvement Program in that facility. With this role, he works closely with his client’s process engineering team in providing integrated solutions to process reliability problems. He conducts in-house training in the maintenance of mechanical seals and the application of specialized rotating equipment hardware such as pumps, compressors and turbines to the production process. He has an excellent working knowledge of refinery processes and the hardware used in those processes.

Mr. Hadley started his career immediately upon his graduation of Mechanical Engineering back in 1974. First, he worked for UNILEVER as a Maintenance Engineer where he was responsible for the maintenance of rotating plant, mechanical seals, bearings and specialized packaging machinery in various divisions. He then joined an engineering consulting firm specializing in the marine, mechanical and structural engineering fields. He further managed the Design Office as a Project Engineer then constructed chemical recovery plants as a Project Manager. Prior to this, he worked as the Engineering Manager for SULZER, the major international company involved in the production of heavy Industrial Equipment for the mining, chemical and petrochemical processing fields. During that period, he supervised the installation and commissioning of over 140 pumps, compressors and turbines for different oil refineries. Moreover, he was in-charged of the Fluid Sealing section (Mechanical seals, packings, gasketting, hydraulics) and installations of hundreds of mechanical seals for petrochemical companies worldwide.