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Materials, Damage Mechanisms, & Inspection Considerations for Renewable Fuels Units

The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., April 21, 2023

Webinar Overview

Renewable fuels is an increasingly important and rapidly growing sector of the energy industry. As new facilities are built and existing facilities undergo modifications in order to process renewables, plant inspectors and engineers must be prepared to address the unique challenges affecting these units.

Inspectioneering teams up with E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. for our webinar, “Materials, Damage Mechanisms, & Inspection Considerations for Renewable Fuels Units.” During this webinar, we will cover some of the primary unit layouts used in processing renewable feeds, both in co-processing at existing plants and in standalone 100% renewables units. Damage mechanisms affecting major process equipment will also be discussed, and specific attention will be devoted to reviewing materials decisions as part of capital projects or acquisitions of renewable fuels assets. In addition, some examples of inspection prioritization will be presented.

About the Speaker

Nathaniel Sutton, P.E., is the Sr. Engineer II and Materials & Corrosion Team Leader for E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. Throughout his career, he has developed E2G’s abilities in accelerated creep testing, high-temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) modeling, and creep and creep crack growth data analysis. He has audited refinery units for HTHA risks, performed fire damage assessments, and consulted on numerous projects related to metallurgy, corrosion, and risk-based inspection (RBI). Mr. Sutton also provides expert consulting services for renewable fuels units. His work includes performing damage mechanism reviews, providing materials selection recommendations, and specifying integrity operating windows for such units. He has worked directly with capital project groups to maintain project costs and schedules while ensuring the equipment utilized is robust against the applicable mechanisms. Mr. Sutton is also active in industry-sponsored projects that seek to develop corrosion test data for common materials in renewables-processing streams. He is also active in multiple API subcommittees, NACE, and MTI.

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