Nathaniel G. Sutton
Years of Experience: 3
Education and Licenses:
- Bachelor of Science, Corrosion Engineering, The University of Akron
Areas of Specialization:
- Creep Testing and Remaining Life Analysis of Components in High Temperature Service
- In-service Welding (Hot Tap) Analysis and Simulation Assessment
- Post-Weld Heat Treatment Practices for Fabrication and Repair Welding
- Risk-Based Inspection: Vessel Damage Reviews, Piping Systemization & Circuitization
- Advanced Non-Destructive Examination Methods & Applications for high temperature damage
Mr. Sutton joined E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. as a Corrosion Engineering Intern in 2016, as a Corrosion Engineering Intern in 2016, and became a full-time engineer with E2G in 2017. He has grown E2G’s abilities in accelerated creep testing and creep data analysis, reviewed dozens of refinery units for high-temperature-hydrogen-attack (HTHA) risks, and consulted on numerous projects related to weld repair, inspection, hot-tap, and RBI. He has worked with E2G‘s industry-recognized experts to develop a practical knowledge for weld repairs of aging equipment, and has gained hands-on welding experience. Mr. Sutton has presented at NACE and API conferences on topics including HTHA and hot taps.
While attending The University of Akron, Mr. Sutton worked as a Corrosion Engineering Co-op for BP America at a number of different facilities. At BP, he enhanced utilization and effectiveness of a network of permanent wireless ultrasonic thickness sensors, conducted experiments to improve infrared thermography practices for fired heater inspections, participated in dozens of turnaround internal inspections, and led root-cause failure analyses. Mr. Sutton implemented refinery-wide special-emphasis inspection programs for amine piping systems at the Cherry Point and Whiting refineries, and developed refinery procedures and data-management tools for the cathodic protection inspection program.