Engineer II

Years of Experience: 3

Education & Licenses:

  • B.S., Corrosion Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

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

Overview:

Mr. Sutton joined E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. 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 Risk-Based Inspection (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.