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 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.