Senior Engineer IYears of Experience:12Education & Licenses:M.S., Engineering Mechanics, 2013, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OHB.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2007, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OHB.S., Chemistry, 1994, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OHRegistered Professional Engineer: States of Kansas, Montana, Ohio, and TexasCertified Welder, 1992Areas of Specialization:Fitness-For-Service Evaluations per API 579Advanced Stress Analysis Including Nonlinear Finite Element MethodsPressure Vessel Design per ASME Section VIII, Division 1Fracture MechanicsOverview: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:Schaser, M.S., Duffy, S.F., “Material Specific Load Combination Factors for Option 2 FAD Curves,” WRC 544, Weld Research Council, 2014.