Michael J. Rosenfeld, P.E., is Chief Engineer and Managing Member with RSI Pipeline Solutions LLC. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan (1979) and an MS in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1981).
Mr. Rosenfeld is an experienced consultant on the subject of oil and gas pipeline fitness-for-service; pipeline integrity; pipeline design, materials, construction, and maintenance; and pipeline regulations and standards. His experience also involved failure investigations, root cause analyses, and industry-funded research. Mr. Rosenfeld first began working on pipeline integrity matters in 1986 while at Battelle Institute. He then joined Kiefner & Associates, Inc. (KAI) in 1991, serving as President from 2002 to 2011 and then Chief Engineer, until establishing RSI in 2019.
Mr. Rosenfeld is a current member of the ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission & Distribution Piping Section Committee, the ASME B31 Mechanical Design Technical Committee, the ASME B31 Standards Committee, and the ASME Board of Pressure Technology Codes & Standards. He was the primary author of the 2009 major revision to ASME B31G, is an ASME Fellow, and has authored or coauthored more than 90 publications and public presentations on pipeline-related subjects.
Greg Morris, P.E., is a Senior Principal Engineer at Kiefner/Applus-RTD. He has more than 20 years of experience throughout the pipeline industry, with a focus on pipeline materials, defect assessment, and integrity management. He has performed failure investigations of pipe and components from both natural gas and hazardous liquids pipelines and, when requested, in conjunction with third- party stakeholders and regulators. Mr. Morris has investigated failures involving line pipe, fittings, fabricated components, girth welds, fabrication welds, prior repairs, and flanged connections. As an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, he has qualified welding procedures and welders for both new construction and maintenance (e.g., in-service) welding applications. Mr. Morris has developed relative risk ranking models for both liquids and gas pipeline operators, including enhancements of the Kiefner-NGA risk model to incorporate additional threats and threat interaction.
Mr. Morris is an active member of API Subcommittee 5, which maintains API 5L. Previously, he was a member of the Task Group of ASME Subcommittee F that developed the first edition of the ASME B16.49 Standard for induction bends. Additionally, Mr. Morris has taught courses covering various topics, such as pipeline reliability assessment, fracture mechanics, defect assessment methods, and pipeline repairs.