Ali Babakr and David Macedonia
Ali Babakr is a metallurgist with Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. He has more than 20 years of experience in metallurgy and corrosion engineering in the steel, chemical, petrochemical and petroleum refining industries, focusing on issues of failure analysis, fitness-for-service, fabrication, welding, corrosion, and materials of construction. He holds MS and PhD degrees in metallurgy from the University of Idaho, and an undergraduate degree from Huston-Tillotson University Austin, TX. He is a member of NACE STG 32 Oil and Gas and ASTM, and he has authored or co-authored over 40 published articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dave Macedonia is a business development director with Emerson’s Automation Solutions business, covering pressure control devices and steam equipment. He has 12 years of experience in process industries and has broad subject matter expertise in industrial fluid and mechanical systems. Prior to joining Emerson, he was a submarine officer in the US Navy, with supervisory roles in operations and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Compliance with standards is a necessary first step to mitigate corrosion risks.