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Metallurgical engineer

Samuel Clyde Pendergrass, American metallurgical engineer. Member American Society for Testing and Materials, American Society Metals (chapter chairman 1992), American Society Non-Destructive Testing, Society Automotive Engineers.

Background

Pendergrass, Samuel Clyde was born on December 29, 1955 in Everett, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John C. and Muriel P. (Semmingson) Pendergrass.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physical Metallurgy, Washington State University, 1979.

Career

Assistant chief metallurgist, Southern Pacific Transportation, Sacramento, 1979-1982;Nondestructive Evaluation engineer, Babcock & Wilcox, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1982-1987;senior metallurgical engineer, Metallurgical Superior vena cava syndrome Company, Louisville, Kentucky, 1987-1993;private practice engineering consultant, Louisville & Mooresville, North Carolina, 1993-1995;president, owner, Metallurgical Technologies, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of eddy current inspection techniques for wear at tube supports in OTSG nuclear steam generator tubing, for stress corrosion cracking in roll expanded tubesheet, inspection of OTSG sleeve tubes in nuclear steam generator tubing. Investigation of diffusion of sulfur through thermal spray metallic coatings in recovery boiler tubes identifying new failure mechanism. Founded metallurgical testing and analysis laboratory.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member American Society for Testing and Materials, American Society Metals (chapter chairman 1992), American Society Non-Destructive Testing, Society Automotive Engineers.

Connections

Married Barbara L. Conway, August 14, 1982.

father:
John C. Pendergrass

mother:
Muriel P. (Semmingson) Pendergrass

spouse:
Barbara L. Conway