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Michael Nugent: About the Author
Principal Consultant, Baker Risk


Michael Nugent

Mike Nugent has spent his career in materials and corrosion engineering, equipment assessment, repair and training for the Power and Petrochemical industries. He has been involved with Plant Mechanical Integrity since he began he career with ERE and quickly moved to as an in-plant Mechanical Integrity Specialist in Refining/Petrochemical/Power industries with Exxon/Tosco/ConocoPhillips and Con Ed of NY. He worked extensively with EPRI in many NDE applications and has authored an EPRI Publication on RVI. Mike had been with Sensor Networks Inc. as a Technical Advisor since their inception and is a member of NACE, API and Fellow in ASNT, with 100 publications/presentations and a patent for UT Boiler Tube scanner. Mike has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, where he had been an Adjunct Professor for the past two decades. He had worked for an international consulting Engineering firms where he developed and implemented new FFS methodology for detection and assessment of HTHA.

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Published Articles

September/October 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

Thickness readings are critical for today's inspectors to accurately judge the state of their equipment. Recent advancements in sensors, software, and data management tools have made this easier, safer, and more efficient than ever before.

September/October 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

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.

March/April 2016 Inspectioneering Journal

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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