RESUME OF ROGER F. REEDY
F. Reedy has extensive experience working on the design and construction
of pressure vessels, piping, and nuclear power components. His experience
includes design, analysis, fabrication, and erection of pressure vessels
and piping components for petroleum, chemical, nuclear, fossil fuel, and
other industries, including development and implementation of applicable
quality systems. His background encompasses nuclear reactors and containment
vessels, as well as pressure vessels and storage tanks for petroleum, chemical,
and other energy industries. Mr. Reedy is an acknowledged expert in the
construction of pressure vessels and nuclear components, including nuclear
waste transportation casks and storage canisters, meeting the requirements
of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Divisions 1, 2
and 3, Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, and Sections I, II, V, IX, and XI,
and piping to the requirements of ASME B31.1 and B31.3. He is also an expert
in implementation of practical quality programs for designers, fabricators,
installers, and owners of industrial equipment and plants.
Prior to establishing himself as a consultant, Mr. Reedy worked at Chicago Bridge and Iron Company. While at CBI, he was responsible for the Code design and analysis of Section VIII pressure vessels, multilayer vessels (up to 16 in. thick), nuclear containment vessels, and nuclear reactor vessels. He has designed hundreds of pressure vessels, including some of the first heavy-wall pressure vessels to meet the provisions of the ASME Section VIII, Division 2, Pressure Vessel Code. Subsequent to leaving CBI, he has been involved in licensing, engineering reviews, welding evaluations, quality program evaluation and implementation, project coordination, and ASME Code training of personnel. He has testified as an expert witness in litigations and before regulatory groups on topics such as design criteria, engineering analysis, fabrication techniques, material and welding applications, material control, and construction practices. He has also provided expert witness testimony in the areas of quality control/quality assurance, construction practices, design, welding and application of ASME Codes and Standards for many technical litigation proceedings.
For a number of years, Mr. Reedy has been writing a summary of all changes
made to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, and B31.1 and B31.3
Piping Codes as they are published in each Addenda. This information is
maintained in a computer database, RA-search, which identifies changes
to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the Piping Codes as far back
as 1952. RA-search also contains the full text of all ASME Code Interpretations
published since 1977, in the searchable data base. Also on the database
is a history of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code from 1914 (1st
edition of the code) to 1952.
Mr. Reedy was one of the founding members of the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division, which is devoted to the cause of advancing knowledge and techniques for Code design and construction of pressure retaining equipment, and was Chairman of the Division. This Division is now one of the largest in ASME.
Mr. Reedy is a registered Structural Engineer and Professional Engineer.
He is a recipient of the ASME Bernard F. Langer Award, the ASME Centennial
Medal, and is a Life Fellow of ASME. Recently, Mr. Reedy was made an Honorary
Member of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Main Committee.
Professional Structural Engineer - Illinois
Professional Civil Engineer - California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
REEDY ENGINEERING, INC. (Formerly Reedy Associates, Inc.)
In 1984, Mr. Reedy was the prime mover for the origination of the Nuclear Construction Issues Group (NCIG). NCIG was formed to resolve issues related to welding, quality assurance, design reconciliation and other construction issues of concern at nuclear power plants.
Mr. Reedy developed and maintains RA-search, a database containing all ASME Interpretations and a commentary on all ASME Code revisions as far back as 1950.
Currently consulting with utilities, manufacturers and architect/engineers on fabrication, quality assurance, design, general ASME Code issues, and NRC regulatory issues. Also participates as on expert witness in litigations.
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
As Manager, Special Projects, he was responsible for managing the quality assurance consulting group and monitoring the General Electric Mark I Containment Modification Project. His experience and ASME Code expertise was a key element in working with the utilities to define and execute a modification program for 16 nuclear power plants, that was acceptable to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
As Chief Consultant, he served as ex-officio advisor to all in-house
projects and all clients on design, quality, and construction questions
concerning application of the ASME Code.
Duties included design of pressure vessels and storage tanks, including cryogenic vessels, vacuum chambers, multilayer vessels, environmental chambers, large autoclaves, and high pressure chambers. His duties required close liaison with shop and field personnel, providing Mr. Reedy with an intimate knowledge of practical shop and field construction techniques including the applicable quality requirements and implementation. In 1966, he led the effort to develop the company’s first Quality Assurance Program for a NASA project.
He was responsible for ASME Code design of more than 50 containment vessels and was Design Manager for most of the nuclear vessels fabricated by CBI, including the first field-erected nuclear reactor.
B.S., Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Post-graduate work in structural design and analysis.
Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code - Chapter 4, A Commentary for Understanding and Applying the Principles of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Published 2002
ISO 9000—Guidelines to Increased Costs and Reduced Product Quality
ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards - Static or Dynamic?
Changing Priorities for ASME Section III: Engineers and Their Tools
Practical Quality Assurance - Oxymoronic? A Commentary on Quality Assurance
The Use of Common Sense in the Engineering and Application of Codes and
Practical Quality Assurance - A Better Approach to Nuclear Construction
Guidelines for the Content of Records to Support Nuclear Power Plant
Operation, Maintenance, and Modification (NCIG-08), November 1988
Piping System Reconciliation (NCIG-05), May 1988
Visual Weld Acceptance Criteria (NCIG-01), September 1987
The Engineer's Role in the Assurance of Quality
Design/Construction Interfaces for Piping and Supports When the Designer and the Fabricator, Constructor and/or Installer are Different Organizations
ASME Forum on Industry Review of Construction Issues, October 1985
Progress in Resolving Construction Issues on Nuclear Projects
Misconceptions About Welding in the Nuclear Industry
ASME Nuclear Code - Construction Turnover and Local Site Issues
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Letter to the Editor, May 1984
AWS & ASME Welding Problems in the Nuclear Industry
Practical Application of Quality Assurance
Application of the ASME Section III Code to the Construction of Nuclear
Impact of ACI-ASME Code on Design and Construction of Nuclear Containment