Brian R. Macejko

Consulting Engineer II

Years of Experience: 12

Education and Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Science, 2004, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Areas of Specialization:

  • Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Evaluations using API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579)
  • Advanced Stress Analysis including Nonlinear Finite Element Methods & Transient Thermal/Mechanical Finite Element Analysis for Pressure Vessel Fatigue Analysis
  • Inspection Techniques for Pressure Equipment & Piping
  • ASME Code Compliance Calculations for Pressure Vessel & Piping Equipment
  • Troubleshooting, Problem Solving & Technical Support for Plant Shutdowns
  • Failure Analysis & Root Cause Investigation

Overview:

Mr. Macejko is the director of the Mechanical Engineering Business Unit of The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. (E2G). He is also an active member of the ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness-For-Service, API-579. Mr. Macejko brings experience as both an owner-user and consultant providing engineering support to petrochemical facilities. The primary focus of his experience has been in the design, maintenance/repair, failure analysis, and Fitness-For-Service activities for fixed equipment in petrochemical environments. Mr. Macejko is proficient in a number of the latest technical evaluation tools and techniques including Finite Element Analysis methods, piping flexibility analysis, API 579 Fitness-For-Service analysis, and code or first-principle engineering design.

 

Prior to joining Equity Engineering, Mr. Macejko worked as a Maintenance Engineer at a petroleum refinery and as a Reliability Engineer at an inorganic chemical facility. His duties included providing engineering technical support with inspection tasks, failure root cause analyses, Fitness-For-Service evaluations, and general maintenance activities during plant turnarounds, unplanned shutdowns, and routine day-to-day operations. He also initiated and justified capital improvements to eliminate plant bottle necks and maximize plant profitability through reliability assessment techniques. His broad experience with all stages in the full life cycle of fixed equipment allows Mr. Macejko to be a valuable consulting resource in the petrochemical industry.

Publications & Presentations:

  1. B.R. Macejko, “Is Your Plant Vulnerable to a Brittle Fracture?”, Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine, November 2014.
  2. P.E. Prueter, B. R. Macejko, D.J. Dewees, R.G. Brown “Assessing Flanged Joint Leakage and Tube-to-Tubesheet Joint Failure Due to Fluid Temperature Differentials in a Floating Head Heat Exchanger Using Finite Element Analysis”, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2013-97576, July 14-18, 2013, Paris, France.
  3. M. Prager, D.A. Osage, J. Staats, B. Macejko. Welding Research Council Bulletin No. 528, “Development of Material Fracture Toughness Rules for the ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 2”, Welding Research Council, New York, NY. 2010.
  4. B. R. Macejko “Use of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Limit-Load Criteria for Establishing Load Limits for Pressure Vessel Internals”, Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2010-25632, July 18-22, 2013, Bellenue, Washington, U.S.A.