Principal Engineer II

Years of Experience: 40

Education & Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1985, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Machinery Diagnostics School, Bently Nevada
  • System 1 Basics Course, Bently Nevada
  • Rotor Dynamics and Balancing School, Vibration Institute
  • Industrial Bearing Maintenance and Service School, SKF
  • Reciprocating Compressor School, Dresser-Rand
  • Reciprocating Engine/Compressor Analysis School, Windrock
  • Numerous Industry Conferences

Areas of Specialization:

  • Machinery Maintenance/Reliability Programs
  • Machinery Performance Monitoring/Analysis/ Troubleshooting
  • Capital Project Support (equipment specification, shop inspection, performance testing, installation, start-up, and commissioning)
  • Machinery Best Practices and Standards
  • Machinery Failure Mechanisms
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Turnaround Support
  • Rotating Equipment Training and Program Evaluation


Mr. Young is a principal rotating equipment engineer with the Rotating Equipment, Vibration, & Dynamics Team at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.  Mr. Young brings experience as both an owner-user and consultant, providing engineering support to petrochemical, fossil, and nuclear facilities.  He is considered a subject matter expert on rotating equipment and has extensive experience with rotating equipment maintenance/reliability programs, capital project support, machinery troubleshooting/root cause failure analysis, machinery training, and machinery overhaul.

Prior to joining E2G, Mr. Young worked as a rotating equipment engineer at several petrochemical refineries where he was a member of the corporate rotating equipment networks.  He also has experience working as a machinery consultant and a mechanical test/start-up engineer.


  1. Young, P.T., Danehower, S., “Foreign Material in a Reactor Feed Pump,” Proceedings of the Vibration Institute 20th Annual meeting, June 1996.
  2. Dippolito, A., Young, P.T., “Case History of the Condensate Pumps at Limerick Nuclear Generating Station,” Vibrations Magazine, September 1995, and Proceedings of the Vibration Institute 19th Annual Meeting, June 1995.

Industry Activities:

  • Member API Subcommittee on Mechanical Equipment (SOME)
    • API 614 6th Edition Task Force