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Designations & Qualifications

B.S. Mechanical Engineering,
University of Houston 1992
magna cum laude

Vibration Analysis – ISO Level 1

Held API Certifications
API-510 Pressure Valves
API-570 Piping Inspections
API-653 A/G Storage Tanks


Houston, TX

Types of Cases & Investigations


Rotating Equipment


Maintenance & Turnaround

Root Cause Analysis

Charlie Smith

Senior Engineer

Charlie Smith is a mechanical engineer with 45+ years of maintenance and engineering experience in petrochemical facilities. Throughout his career in industry, Charlie directed multiple plant turnarounds on some of the world’s largest chemical facilities. He implemented new patented technology to increase production capabilities and routinely performed root-cause analyses and diagnostics testing on plant-wide rotating equipment to enhance operating performance. Further, he executed industry-standard riskbased inspection programs on chemical facility subsystems to optimize asset utilization and efficiently coordinate schedule maintenance efforts.

At OCI, Charlie brings his decades of experience to assist clients in determining root-cause failures, and he consults with on-site engineers to ensure proper equipment repair techniques are implemented.