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Margarita Vargas

Dr Margarita Vargas

Margarita is Anti Corrosion Technology's Engineering Services Manager and offers our clients high quality engineering solutions in the fields of materials engineering, corrosion, and asset integrity management. Margarita has extensive technical and consulting experience in Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Corrosion, Engineering Failure Analysis and Asset Integrity inspections within the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Water, and Infrastructure industries. Margarita is a subject matter expert in the field of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of steels and has also researched extensively in the fields of mechanical and corrosion optimisation of light alloys and welding metallurgy, from which technical papers and presentations have been produced. Through her various consulting and technical roles for the private industry, she has conducted root cause analysis of failures, identification of contentious issues for legal and insurance clients, and resolution of disputes by relaying informed and evidence-based recommendations and solutions to clients and key stakeholders. She has also extensively conducted third-party asset integrity inspections, technical reviews, and auditing of assets. Margarita has managed NATA accredited mechanical and materials laboratories as well as multidisciplinary Biocorrosion Research facilities. Her strong knowledge and research background, in combination with her industry and commercial experience, have been instrumental in forming strong relationships with diverse technical and multidisciplinary teams within Industry, Academia and Research organisations.