SUNIL KUMAR NARENDRAN PULLARCOT Author of Evaluating Organization Development



Post graduate in Mechanical Engineering with 33 years of industrial experience, 1/3 of which in oil & gas industry. Experienced in disciplines like, QA/QC, Engineering, Project & Construction Management and Business Development, that too in different roles as a heavy fabricator, a consultant and finally as owner. Author of two books (Marcel Dekker & CRC Press respectively) and five articles.Authorized trainer / training consultant to M/s NExT, A Schlumberger Company, IBC Academy UK and ASME


Put in 33 years of experience after graduation
Training Consultant to NExT, A Schlumberger Company
Training Consultant to IBC Academy UK
Trainer for ASME
2005 to till date working for Kuwait Oil Company-Specialist-Inspection and Specialist-Pre-qualification
2003-2005 SNM Institute of Management & Technology (India) as Principal
2003-2003 Kellog Brown & Root, Sarawak, Malaysia, as Inspection Engineer
1994-1994 KNM Steel Construction Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia QA/QC Manager (On leave from FACT Engineering & Design Organization-FEDO)
1990-1991 Mechmar Keppel Engineering Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia QC Manager (on leave from FACT Engineering Works-FEW)
1981-2003 Fertilizer & Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT), held positions from Management Trainee to Chief Manager (Commercial) FEDO, in FEW and FEDO (two divisions of FACT), excluding brief spell abroad in 1990 & 1994 as mentioned above.


    Master of Technology in Mechanical (Production) from CUSAT
    Bachelor of Science (Engineering) in Mechanical Kerala Uty
    Diploma in Labor Law with Administrative Law -Annamalai Uty

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Author of book "PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PRESSURE VESSEL MANUFACTURING" published by M/s Marcel Dekker Inc. New York
    Author of book “ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANKS-PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION & TESTING”, published on 2nd June 2015 by M/s Taylor & Francis, USA, under ISBN 978-1-4822-2202-9.
    Article on “Optimum Specification & Quality Requirements for Pressure Vessels” published in the February 2007 issue of the Hydrocarbon Processing journal from Huston.
    Article on “Defect Analysis of an Ammonia Storage Tank ” published in April 2007 issue of the Hydrocarbon Processing journal
    Article on "Risk Based Inspection (RBI), a Panacea for plant failures???” was published in May 2009 issue of the Hydrocarbon Processing Journal
    Article on “Quality Audit & Reporting for Pressure Vessels Manufacturers” published in November/December 2009 issue Inspectioneering Journal
    Article on “Review of radiography ” published in June 2012 Issue of World Pipelines Journal from UK
    Participation in preparation of KOC Standards
     Task Force member for KOC-MP-010- Piping Material Classes
     Task Force member for KOC-MV-006 Part 1 Selection Criteria for Heat Exchangers
     Task Force member for KOC-MV-006 Part 2 Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers
     Task Force member for KOC-MV-006 Part 3 Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers

Personal Interests

    News, Interviews & Travelogues
    Hobbies- Music, Reading and Travelling


Featured Title
 Featured Title - Practical Guide to Pressure Vessel Manufacturing - 1st Edition book cover


The Hydrocarbon Processing Journal

Defect analysis of an Ammonia Storage Tank

Published: Apr 05, 2015 by The Hydrocarbon Processing Journal
Authors: Sunil Pullarcot

Ammonia storage is one of the essential facilities required for a fertilizer manufacturer. Two types of storage are normally used, either at high pressure and atmospheric temperature or at atmospheric pressure and at temperature as low as –33°C. If the holding capacity required is large, the obvious solution is the atmospheric ammonia storage at low temperature. The article is a case study of an unusual phenomena observed in a 5000 T double integrity type refrigerated ammonia storage tank

World Pipelines

Reviewing Radiography

Published: Jun 01, 2012 by World Pipelines
Authors: Sunil Pullarcot

In piping and pipeline construction projects, monitoring of weld quality and performance of welders and welding operators is a challenge for QC Engineers. The applicable codes and standards do not provide any clear cut guidelines in this regard. In such instances, client specifications should provide this methodology, whereas many client specifications also do not include such a realistic guideline. The article discusses about weld defect analysis in piping and pipeline girth welds

Inspectioneering Journal

Quality Auditing & Reporting system for Pressure Vessel Manufacturers

Published: Dec 01, 2009 by Inspectioneering Journal
Authors: Sunil Pullarcot

The article speaks about a realistic quality audit system for continuously monitoring the quality of inputs by various disciplines that contribute to the quality of pressure vessels. Such a system is absolutely essential for the sustenance of the already established stature and reputation of the manufacturer in the industry, by the vigilant and committed involvement of the top management.

The Hydrocarbon Processing Journal

Risk Based Inspection, panacea for plant failures?

Published: May 04, 2009 by The Hydrocarbon Processing Journal
Authors: Sunil Pullarcot

Risk-based inspection (RBI) is a powerful scientific management tool in optimizing inspection resources. However, its unscrupulous implementation only yield surprising results after a period of time, which may give an impression that RBI is not an effective tool. Therefore, RBI shall be implemented by duly identifying the inherent deficiencies and remedied accordingly while implementing. The article is about the various deficiencies that may creep in to the RBI system.

The Hydrocarbon Processing Journal

Optimum specification and quality requirements for pressure vessels

Published: Feb 05, 2007 by The Hydrocarbon Processing Journal
Authors: Sunil Pullarcot

Pressure vessels are often custom designed to meet process conditions. Many times, specifications provided with the order are far in excess of the actual requirements to meet process conditions. Every unwanted specification added at any stage, from formulating the specification until the end of the vessel construction, adds to the cost and the article speaks about the relevance of optimum specification for pressure vessels.