Senior Engineer I

Years of Experience:

12

Education & Licenses:

  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, 2013, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2007, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • B.S., Chemistry, 1994, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • Registered Professional Engineer: States of Kansas, Montana, Ohio, and Texas
  • Certified Welder, 1992

Areas of Specialization:

  • Fitness-For-Service Evaluations per API 579
  • Advanced Stress Analysis Including Nonlinear Finite Element Methods
  • Pressure Vessel Design per ASME Section VIII, Division 1
  • Fracture Mechanics

Overview:

Mr. Schaser focuses on using the Finite Element Approach (FEA) to perform Level 3 evaluations of pressure containing equipment and components with accordance to API 579 assessment methodology.  Mr. Schaser performs finite element stress analysis, Fitness-For-Service (FFS) evaluations of in-service equipment, remaining life assessments, and ASME Code design of pressure containing equipment.  He also performs pressure vessel design calculations and Level 2 and Level 3 FFS assessments.  In conjunction with his code calculation and FFS capabilities, Mr. Schaser provides engineering turnaround (TAR) support.

Prior to Mr. Schaser’s arrival at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., he worked for 12 years as an analytical chemist for General Electric’s Lighting Division.  He specialized in x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescent spectroscopy.

Publications:

  1. Schaser, M.S., Duffy, S.F., “Material Specific Load Combination Factors for Option 2 FAD Curves,” WRC 544, Weld Research Council, 2014.