Michael O. Nichols: About the Author
Fixed Equipment Reliability Specialist, Marathon Petroleum Company

Michael O. Nichols Michael O. Nichols is the Corporate Reliability Fixed Equipment Specialist for Marathon Petroleum, located in Russell, KY. His extensive experience has centered on fixed equipment fabrication, maintenance, repairs, inspection and refractory installation for the past 38 years. In addition his expertise includes mechanical integrity, non-destructive testing, and QA / QC of all types of refinery equipment, refractory, and piping, as well as, numerous reliability projects. Mike's inspection certifications include the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels, API 510 / 570 / 936, and AWS Certified Welding Inspector.

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