Principal Metallurgical Engineer
Contact InformationPhone: 512.407.3771Email: Catherine.Noble@acuren.com
Biography and Experience
Licenses and Certifications:
Registered Professional Engineer, Metallurgical, State of Texas, No. 104732
Areas of Specialization:
- Failure Analysis of metallic and polymeric materials
- Boiler Tube Assessment
- Deaerator Assessment
- Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Assessment
- Microbiological Influenced Corrosion (MIC)
- Laboratory Testing
- Scanning Electron Microscopy
- Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy
- Boiler Tube Assessment
- Aerosol Packaging
Catherine Noble’s experience includes failure analysis over a broad range of components and materials. She has conducted analyses on boiler and HRSG tubing and equipment, sprinkler piping, chemical processing equipment, heat exchangers, medical implants, domestic water piping, casings, turbine blades, and other various parts. Materials include carbon, alloy, and stainless steels, cast iron, superalloys, titanium, copper, brass, bronze, galvanized steel, and various polymers such as PVC.
She also has experience inspecting auxiliary boiler equipment including deaerators assessments and boiler feedwater piping FAC assessments. Tasks include determining the necessary NDE inspection techniques, assisting with the NDE inspection, interpreting inspection results, and recommending further actions.
As a Scientist, she performed research for proposals for the Department of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program; performing a wide range of polymer laboratory procedures, including mixing and curing formulations as well as mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical testing methods; and utilizing SolidWorks/COSMOSWorks for part design and FEA modeling. She has researched topics for steel to aluminum bonding, corrosion testing of sealants, contaminated composites, blast protection, damping resin, high energy material containment, pulse drive insulation, intumescent coatings, low VOC vinyl ester shelter, masking aides, armor panels, and high temperature abrasion resistant coatings.
As a Technical Services Specialist, she performed engineering corrosion testing and test pack analyses for new aerosol products; conducted quality control investigations on a wide variety of customer complaints and concerns including leakage and filling issues; and performed failure analyses for industry leading consumer packaged goods companies.
A list of papers written by Ms. Noble can be viewed by visiting Publications by Catherine Noble, P.E.