Dr. Eileen Chant has 25 years of experience in the areas of engineering project management, modeling and performance evaluation of mechanical and energy systems. She has managed a number of projects developing and applying risk-based inspection methodologies and software tools for use by the process and power industry in developing cost-effective inspection and maintenance programs in accordance with API RP-580 and the ASME Inspection Planning Document, PCC-3. She has also managed projects developing and applying fitness-for-service software tools in accordance with API 579/FFS-1 and new methodologies for collection, management and statistical analysis of NDE data.
Dr. Chant has a great deal of experience in performance analyses of both near-term and mature energy technologies. Her experience includes development of first-principles-based numerical models, risk assessment, design reviews, analysis of field data, and other evaluations of diverse industrial equipment and systems such as storage tanks, piping, boilers, synthetic gas reactors, coal liquefaction, adsorption-based dehumidification equipment, fuel cells, heat pumps and photovoltaic arrays.
As Becht’s representative to the Materials Technology Institute (MTI), Dr. Chant is Chairperson of MTI’s Knowledge Management Committee and serves on its Board of Directors.
Dr. Chant is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in from Georgia Institute of Technology, and her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Chant is the author of peer reviewed publications, conference publications and numerous technical reports.