Staff Engineer II

Years of Experience: 4

Education & Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Science, Corrosion Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Engineering Intern Certification, Ohio Professional Engineers And Surveyors Board

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
  • Metallurgical Laboratory Failure Analysis Investigations
  • Fire Damage Assessment
  • Engineering Evaluation and Fitness-for-Service of Equipment with High Temperature Hydrogen Attack
  • 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 and became a full-time engineer with E2G in 2017.  He has grown E2G’s abilities in accelerated creep testing, high temperature hydrogen attack modelling, and creep and creep crack growth data analysis.  He has audited refinery units for high temperature hydrogen attack risks, performed fire damage assessments, and consulted on numerous projects related to inspection and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI). He has hands-on welding experience, which he has used to provide guidance on weld repairs, hot-taps, and fabrication problems.  Mr. Sutton has presented at NACE and API conferences on topics including HTHA and hot taps.

Prior to joining E2G, Mr. Sutton worked in refineries for BP, where 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 two refineries and developed refinery procedures and data-management tools for cathodic protection inspection programs.