Mike Guillot, PhD, PE: About the Author
Stress Engineering, Inc.
Mike's primary area of practice has been the troubleshooting of mechanical systems and chemical process equipment. He has thirty years of experience in the chemical process industry and can combine both the theoretical and experimental approaches in finding unique and innovative solutions in the areas of pressure vessel design, equipment and piping design, material processing and failure analysis. He is skilled in the use of finite element programs, piping stress analysis, metallurgical testing, and knowledgeable in industry Codes and Standards. He has managed a group of engineers and chemists in performing technical support in materials testing, corrosion testing and failure analysis. Mike has a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Mike is an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University and teaches Finite Element Analysis and Pressure Vessel Design.
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September/October 2012 Inspectioneering Journal
By Peter Carter, PhD, PE at Stress Engineering, Inc., Joe Frey, PE at Stress Engineering, Inc., and Mike Guillot, PhD, PE at Stress Engineering, Inc.
An all too familiar scenario in power plants is one in which an inspection finding occurs late in an outage and consequently, the return to service date may need to be postponed to allow time for corrective action. Historically, cracks or thinned spots were typically repaired without question.