Michael Nugent

Principal Engineer II

Years of Experience: 36

Education and Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, 1980, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science, Materials Science, 1982, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • General Electric Power Systems Engineering Class, 1992-1993

Areas of Specialization:

  • Project Manager E2G HTHA JIP Project
  • Corrosion Engineering in the Refining & Chemical Process Industries
  • Equipment Evaluation & Non-Destructive Testing Application
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis & Metallurgical Evaluation
  • Power Generation System Equipment Reliability
  • Ethylene Steam Cracker & Hydrogen Reformer Systems
  • Steam & Gas Distribution System Integrity
  • Pipeline & Terminal Equipment Evaluation
  • Support Implementation of Risk-Based Inspection Programs
  • Turnaround Execution & Project Management
  • Design & Fabrication of New Piping & Process Equipment
  • Assessment & Repair of Damaged Equipment
  • Fitness-For-Service Evaluation of Critical & High Temperature Equipment
  • Heat Exchanger Reliability Improvement Programs


Over the past 30 years, Mr. Nugent has been involved with materials and corrosion problems in the refining and chemical process industries and power generation systems. For the last 2 years, he has worked for as a consultant to refineries, chemical plants, and utilities throughout North America, primarily in the areas of Corrosion, Non-Destructive Testing, Risk-Based Inspection and Fitness-For-Service.


Mr. Nugent was the Principal Engineer with over 20 years in as a Refinery Metallurgist in the Reliability/ Inspection Department of two major oil refineries. He has been a participant on all major unit upgrades and over 15 major Turnarounds at Bayway and Trainer. His major focus was the operations support, improvement of unit reliability, inspection support, and technology sharing with other refineries in the system. Mr. Nugent has conducted numerous Root Cause Investigations; supported maintenance costs reduction initiatives, conducted materials selection and metallurgical upgrades, failure analysis and remaining life assessment.


Mr. Nugent also has 8 years of experience as Principal Engineer for a Nuclear/Fossil Utility company with steam, gas and electric distribution systems. Mr. Nugent has authored or co-authored over 100 technical publications, including an EPRI Manual for HRSG evaluation. Mr. Nugent has been a Professor in the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Engineering and Science for the past 20 years and has a Patent on an Automated Ultrasonic Boiler Tube inspection system. He is a Fellow of ASNT and an active member of NACE and API.