Sockalingam "Sam" Kannappan P.E. Biography
Sockalingam "Sam" Kannappan of Houston is a Professional Engineer and President, ABI Enterprises, Inc., Houston. Firm specializes in pipe stress analysis, pipeline design, fracture mechanics and commercial real estate. He is a Board Member of the Society of Piping Engineers & Designers and Advisory Board Member, Asia Society, Texas Center.
Kannappan served as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Gas Pipeline Safety Research Committee, Defend Houston against Bio-terrorism. He served on the Texas On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council from 2006 to 2011. He received the Lighting Award from General Electric Company's Astro Division, Princeton, NJ for estimating the remaining life in a critical component which was already fitted in US Government satellite. He received a merit award from Tennessee Valley Authority for expediting non-conformance reports in the design of Bellefonte Nuclear Power plant. He received an award from Crystal Dynamics group of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland for improving laser measurement accuracy. As Chief Engineer, he implemented electric power peak energy reduction programs. As Chairman of Indo-American Disaster Relief Council, Kannappan raised $20,000 through the Indo-American Charity Foundation to donate to student representatives of UTMB and Galveston Recovery Fund in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
Kannappan received his B.E. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of the text book on Introduction to Pipe Stress Analysis and developer of Piping Analysis software "EZFLEX".