Jay Vattappilly, P.Eng., provides training, technical support/code consulting on ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections I, IV, VIII & IX for HSB Global Standards . He has taught courses that cover ASME Sections I, VIII, and IX, as well as ASME B31.1 and NBIC for many years. Mr. Vattappilly’s previous work experience has principally been in the area of pressure equipment construction, working in the role of a QA/QC Engineer, an Inspection Engineer for a large engineering consulting firm servicing refineries and petrochemical plants, a welding engineer responsible for both structural and pressure vessel welding activity, and as a design engineer of pressure equipment constructed to ASME Sections I, IV, B31.1, and VIII. Mr. Vattappilly presently holds a Professional Engineering license from Ontario, Canada and National Board Commission with "NS" & "A" endorsements. He is the Chair of the Subgroup on Design for BPV I and a member of Committee on Power Boilers for BPV I. He is also a member of the Subgroup on Design, BPV VIII , Subgroup on Toughness; BPV VIII, Special Committee on Interpretations, BPV VIII; and the Subgroup on Materials, BPV I.
Mr. Vattappilly holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calicut, India, a Master of Engineering degree in Welding from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, India, and a second Master's degree in Advanced Design and Manufacturing from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Alex Garbolevsky, P.E., joined Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) Inspection & Insurance Company in 1979, after serving in the US Navy as a Main Propulsion Assistant. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross, and an M.S. in Engineering Science from the Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to his assignment to the Codes and Standards division in 2000, he spent 13 years in Germany representing HSB Global Standards in more than 25 countries, serving in positions ranging from Authorized Inspector to Technical Managing Director of HSB International GmbH. Alex’s main concentration is providing support for inspector training and external seminars as well as providing support for ASME BPV Code Sections III, V and IX. Mr. Garbolevsky holds National Board “AI” and “IS” Commissions with "B”, “I”, “N”, “NS”, and “R” endorsements.
From 1993 - 2002, he served as Chairman of ISO/TC-11 Technical Committee for Boilers and Pressure Vessels and currently is a member of ASME’s Standards Committee on Nondestructive Examination, Subgroup on International Materials Specifications, Subgroup on Volumetric Methods, Working Group Radiography, and Subgroup on Brazing. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Brian Holbrook, P.E., was employed by Riley Power Inc., a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc. for 36 years, retiring in 2016. Prior to joining Riley Power Inc., Mr. Holbrook was employed by Teledyne Engineering Services of Waltham, MA. He has more than 45 years of experience involving the ASME Code compliance and design of power boilers, nuclear installations and high pressure, high temperature pipe stress analysis. Mr. Holbrook is a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute with a BS in MET and IM in 1971, and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lowell in 1977. He has lectured and provided training courses that cover the mechanical design of pressure components and fabrication of boilers, pressure vessels and piping and specific to the stress analysis aspects associated with the Code qualification and compliance.
Mr. Holbrook’s responsibilities at Riley Power Inc. included the positions of lead mechanical designer responsible for technical direction of the Mechanical Engineering Department, implementation of engineering standards, approval of pressure component designs and proposals. Mr. Holbrook was also the Manager of the Riley Power Inc., ASME QC program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Massachusetts and has been a member of the ASME B31, MDC and B31.1 Committees since 1980. Mr. Holbrook is currently a consultant, focusing on ASME B&PVC, Section I and B31.1 pressure component design issues.