PE, is the Vice-Chairman
of the Joint API-ASME Committee
on Fitness-for-Service. He is a Fellow of the
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME). He is a recognized expert in piping
systems and pipeline integrity. Mr.
Antaki is a member of the ASME Post-Construction Executive
Committee, the ASME B31 Mechanical Design
Committee, the Working Group on Piping
Design, and the Repair and Testing Committee. Mr.
Antaki, is also a member of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code
Section III Working Group Piping Design actively involved in the
development of design criteria and
qualification methods for pressure
Chairman of the ASME Pressure Vessel Research Council
Subcommittee on Dynamics Stress
Criteria, he has sponsored projects in dynamic analysis and testing of
piping and equipment, and has published
papers and two Welding Research
Council Bulletins on the subject. He recently chaired the ASME-IEEE Joint Task Group on Seismic Qualification, which developed the first set of comprehensive rules for
use of earthquake experience in equipment qualification. His work in the area of
seismic qualification earned him the USA
Department of Energy's Certificate
of Appreciation. He currently chairs
the Savannah River Site Pressure
Equipment Protection Committee with responsibility for implementation of the
ASME Code for over 7,000 pressure vessels and relief devices.
Antaki is a consulting engineer in piping and pipeline design and integrity
projects, and an instructor of several piping and pipeline courses
for Haward Technology and the American Society of Mechanical
Antaki is the author
of the “Piping
and Pipeline Engineering”
book (540 pages), published by M. Dekker, New York in 2003.
Antaki has Masters
degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liege, Belgium and
University of Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.