Michael Nugent: About the Author
Principal Engineer, Equity Engineering Group

Michael Nugent

Mike Nugent is a Principal Engineer with E2G and has spent his career in equipment assessment and repair for the Power and Petrochemical industries. He is the Project Manager for the Joint Industry Program for High Temperature Hydrogen Attack. He has been involved with HTHA and NDE for nearly 40 years as an in-plant Materials/Corrosion Engineer in Refining/Petrochemical/Power industries with Exxon/Tosco/ConocoPhillips and ConEd of NY. He worked extensively with EPRI in many NDE applications and is a member of NACE and Fellow in ASNT, with 100 publications and a patent for UT Boiler Tube scanner. Mike has Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, where he has been an Adjunct Professor for the past two decades.

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Published Articles

HTHA Inspection Detection Confidence Improves Basis for New API Recommendations
September/October 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Michael Nugent at Equity Engineering Group, and Timothy Armitt at LINDT, UK

This article discusses the advances in NDE that have given owners increased confidence on how to assess equipment integrity in HTHA service providing risk prioritization of equipment as well as providing the ability to make more reliable run/repair/replace decisions.

Ultrasonic Sensor System for Wall-Thickness Monitoring
March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Dr. James N. Barshinger at Sensor Networks, Inc., Bruce A. Pellegrino at Sensor Networks, Inc., and Michael Nugent at Equity Engineering Group

While there are many methods for measuring equipment wall thickness, a predominant method used in the O&G and power generation industries is portable ultrasonic equipment. Ultrasonic testing is non-intrusive because it is applied to the outside of a pipe or vessel. It is an accurate and relatively low cost non-destructive examination (NDE) method to deploy in most situations.

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