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Annette Karstensen
FFS and Structural Integrity specialist at Becht’s High Temperature and Fracture Group


Annette Karstensen is working in Becht’s High Temperature and Fracture Group as a FFS and Structural Integrity specialist. She is a registered licensed engineer in Australia and United Kingdom with more than 25 years’ experience in Structural Integrity.

She has extensive experience with client work covering assessments of engineering components relating to hydro power, fossil power and petrochemical plants. Her main expertise is the application of crack assessment and remaining life assessment procedures such as BS7910 and API 579 to develop allowable crack sizes and/or time for failure for components subjected to cyclic loads or high temperature exposure. Prior to joining Becht, Annette worked 18 years with Quest Integrity in Asia Pacific and 7 years with TWI in the UK predominantly focused on projects relating to Structural Integrity. The last 12 years Annette has conducted more than forty API 579 training courses in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.