Engineer II

Years of Experience: 3

Education & Licenses:

  • B.S., Corrosion and Reliability Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Areas of Specialization:

  • HTHA Analysis/Assessment
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis and Metallurgical Testing/Evaluation
  • Unit Corrosion Review
  • API 579 Fire Damage Review
  • Pipeline Damage Mechanism Identification
  • Hot Tap Parameter Optimization

Overview:

Mr. Kowalski joined E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. in 2017 as a Materials and Corrosion Engineer, where his work includes Damage Mechanism reviews, Metallurgical testing/analysis, HTHA assessments, and Unit HTHA reviews among other responsibilities.

Before joining E2G, Mr. Kowalski worked as a Materials and Corrosion Engineer for Duramax Marine with focus on the heat exchanger product line.  He conducted several failure analyses involving metallurgical testing to determine the root cause of failure and recommended changes to operations to prevent failure in the future.  He created experiments and conducted testing to analyze key variables in the brazed joint integrity as it relates to heat input and heat treatment of the base metal.  He also performed a corrosion damage mechanism review on the heat exchangers to educate and assist staff on understanding present risks.

Mr. Kowalski has also worked as a Corrosion Engineer for Dominion East Ohio Gas where he focused on Risk Based Inspection in the storage field.  His duties included conducting Cathodic Protection (CP) readings and analyzing data to determine areas of inadequate protection as well as locations of pipe casing shorts.  Additionally, he created a GIS (Geographic Information System) model with a large amount of data (low flow areas, past corrosion issues, inadequate protection, etc.) to recommend inspection areas as well as to create Corrosion Monitoring Locations (CMLs).

Mr. Kowalski has also worked as a Process Engineer for Swagelok in the Valve Services Group (VSG), where he led process improvements for improved efficiency.  These tasks included manufacturing instruction updates as well as creating a new methodology to instruct laser marking requirements. Additionally, he created new valve testing components using SolidWorks 3D, which led to improved workflow and less time required for testing.