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How it all started

Traditionally, (what Chris had done too) these exam preparation courses would be given in some city somewhere where the students would have to figure out travel, lodging and food. Chris said it was a hassle and they would make you cram all of the code, because the class was really fast pace. Either you got it or you didn't. You could fall behind very easily. They didn't like that, so they met and came up with a different format to teach students online, so they can study at their own time and at their own convenience without spending a fortune and still be guided by an instructor, when needed.


Mechanical Integrity Technical Institute or Mech Integrity for short was born out of a good friendship and mutual understanding. They understood the problem because they went through it and hoped they could do something to improve it. We always strive to be the best, so you don't have to look for anyone else.

Basu Paudel and Chris Davis boxing

Basu (left) and Chris (right) are close friends and love to goof around.

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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Instructor

Chris Davis is a certified API 510, 570, 577, 653, 1169 and AWS CWI inspector. He got started in 1991 when he began learning to weld. After becoming a certified welder in 1992, he started a 12-year welding career that started in the shipyards and took him to various structural and tank fabrication facilities in Oregon, Idaho, and Texas. Later, he went to dive school and worked for nearly eight years, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico, as a commercial diver in the pipeline construction and inspection industry before moving on to welding inspection and Mechanical Integrity programs. He has 25 years of experience in the field and currently works as an inspector.

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Randy Clark

Randy Clark

Instructor

Randy Clark has over 40 years of experience in a number of different roles in the oil and gas industry, including executive management, project management, offshore and onshore production facilities design and construction, business process design, business architecture, data & information management and new product development. For six years, Randy was President & CEO of Energistics, the global oil and gas information technology consortium. He was also Senior Vice President of the Trade- Ranger e-procurement marketplace and spent ten years with Baker Hughes. Randy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Abilene Christian University, a Master of Business Administration degree from LeTourneau University.

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Dusten Gambrell

Dusten Gambrell

Instructor

Dusten Gambrell received his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Texas. He has four years of experience as a process engineer, designing and commissioning thermal drying equipment. His proudest accomplishment is the design of a successful thermal oil piping system.

Roy Dowty

Roy Dowty

Instructor

Roy Dowty currently teaches welding at the college level and has been in this profession for seven years. He has been in the welding industry for more than 20 years with a degree in Welding Technology he has worked on manufacturing, oil field components, and fabrication. He has extensive knowledge about metallurgy and has worked with carbon steel, stainless steel, cast steel, cast iron, aluminum, and monel.

John Garcia

John Garcia

Instructor

John Garcia received his Bachelors in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. He has since worked as an Applications Engineer in the gasket industry, an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer in the oil and gas industry, and as a Sales Engineer in the nuclear industry. Professional highlights include: educating consumers from around the country about bolted flanged connections and leading a team of electrical/instrumentation and controls engineers/designers on several multi-discipline projects.

Charles Obuseh

Charles Obuseh

Instructor

Charles is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master of Science in Mechanical & Energy. He has eight years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry with a background in EPC firms and Oil Refineries: Fixed Equipment Design, Integrity Assessments, Fitness-for-service (FFS) to API 579, Asset Life Extension Studies and Project Management.
He also has working experience in the use of Oil and Gas industry standards (ASME Section VIII Div. 1 and IX, ANSI, 49CFR195 code and API 510, 570, 579, 610, 650, 653 and 581), Lloyd’s Register RBMI Software, Pro/E, AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

Basu Paudel

Basu Paudel, P.E.

Instructor

Basu Paudel is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He has ten years of experience in the Oil and gas industry (both upstream and downstream) primarily in pressure vessels, piping, FEA, mechanical integrity, inspection, research, and development. Before that, he was an instructor for an engineering college for five years with the passion still alive for teaching and has authored various of our courses.

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Ratna Niraula

Ratna Niraula, P.E.

Instructor

Ratna Niraula is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with a Master in Mechanical Engineering. After his graduation in December 2007, he started working as a Design Engineer in the field of pipe supports. Currently, he is working as an engineer in the design of pressure vessels. He has a lot of knowledge and experience in various mechanical components used in Oil and Refinery field. He also worked as an instructor in an engineering college for a year.

Saras Paudel

Saras Paudel

Software Engineer

Saras Paudel is a professional Software Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He has assisted multiple businesses in establishing an online presence.

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