It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Patrick Titas. Patrick has been a valued member of E2G |The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. team since 2014, most recently in the role of Senior Engineer on the Mechanical & Structural Team.Patrick’s contributions to E2G and the industry have been numerous. Those who knew him appreciated his willingness to give a project his all, welcome and mentor less experienced team members, and share his knowledge. Patrick was passionate about and dedicated to making a difference within E2G and to our clients.Patrick lived our company values daily and was respected by all who knew him. Words that were frequently used to describe him by colleagues and clients alike include friendly, professional, highly qualified, reliable, and always willing to lend a hand.Patrick was a valued team member and wonderful employee, who will be sadly missed. Please keep him as well as his family and friends in your thoughts during this very difficult time.Years of Experience: 8Education & Licenses:Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2011, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIRegistered Professional Engineer, States of Alaska, Ohio, New Mexico, and TexasCertified API 510 Pressure Vessel InspectorAreas of Specialization:Fitness-For-Service Evaluations per API 579Pressure Vessel Design per ASME Sec. VIII Div. 1 and Div. 2Piping Evaluation Using SIMFLEX-III, CAESAR II, and Finite Element AnalysisFinite Element Analysis of Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, and PipingBolted Flange Design and AnalysisTechnical Support for Plant ShutdownsCapital Project Vendor and Equipment InspectionsNBIC R-Stamp Rerates, Repairs and Alterations of Pressure VesselsOverview:Mr. Titas performs Fitness-For-Service (FFS) evaluations of in-service equipment, remaining life assessments, as well as ASME Code design of pressure-containing equipment. The majority of his experience has been in the design, inspection, evaluation, and repair of pressure-retaining equipment. Mr. Titas is experienced in the design of pressure vessels, piping, and tankage. Along with design of new equipment, Mr. Titas uses the Level 2 and Level 3 FFS methodologies in API 579 to justify existing equipment for continued service. Along with ASME piping and vessel evaluations, Mr. Titas has performed extensive assessments on API storage tanks, evaluating damage such as cracking, out-of-roundness, thinning, and settlement. In addition to providing remote office support, Mr. Titas has experience providing on-site technical support during scheduled plant shutdowns.Prior to joining E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., Mr. Titas worked as a Reliability Engineer at an inorganic chemical facility. Mr. Titas was responsible for performing evaluations of new and aging equipment in accordance with API and ASME Codes to minimize production downtime for maintenance activities. To ensure inherently safe design of new plant equipment, Mr. Titas was responsible for the review of the mechanical design of vessels and piping for both capital and non-capital work. His duties included providing engineering support with inspection tasks, performing FFS evaluations, designing both permanent and temporary repairs, R-Stamp alterations, new equipment design reviews, and maintenance support leading up to and during plant turnarounds.