Peter J. Risse, PE


Peter J. Risse is an expert in metallurgical, corrosion, and materials engineering, and is an engineer with Fire Cause Analysis. Risse has provided Inspector and Senior Analyst training in numerous topics including: Fired Heaters, Crude Units, Hydroprocessing Units, FCC’s, Amine and SRU’s to GM and third-party joint venture clients. He is experienced in reviewing equipment reliability plans, risk-based inspection (RBI) programs, worst-actor resolution and failure mode and affects (FMEA) methodologies as well as reliability centered maintenance (RCM) methodologies. In addition, he has performed failure investigations and evaluated mechanical properties, microstructures, and alloy compositions of a variety of materials to determine their suitability for specified applications. Advised on alloy selection for weldability and product design life based on service environment. Investigated failures in aerospace, automotive, marine, electronics, medical, petroleum, and chemical processing industries.


  • Professional Engineer, Corrosion Engineering, State of California, 1990
  • Professional Engineer, Metallurgical Engineering, State of California, 1989
  • Master of Science, Material Science and Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. May 1981
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering,University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. May 1979