Benjamin M. Lopez

Staff Engineer I
Years of Experience:
Education & Licenses:

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2014, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Areas of Specialization:

ASME B31.3 piping design calculations
Pipe stress analysis to evaluate piping for compliance with ASME piping codes
Performing fitness-for-service (FFS) evaluations using methodologies of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, which include the use of FEA modeling techniques to perform accurate stress analysis of damaged equipment
Code calculations for pressure equipment in accordance with codes such as ASME Section VIII Division 1, ASME Section VIII Division 2, ASME B31.3, and ASME B31.4
Responsible Engineer (RE) for piping sections of Equity Engineering Practices® (EEPs)


Mr. Lopez is a member of the Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team at E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. and supports the Equity Engineering Practices® (EEPs) piping specifications.  He provides oversight of the maintenance and consulting work related to the piping section of the EEPs.  He also performs ASME B31.3 pressure design and pipe design under external pressure per ASME Section VIII Division I calculations for new and existing piping specifications.  Additionally, Mr. Lopez supports the Engineering Practices piping section by developing and maintaining current EEPs.

Mr. Lopez supports the Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team by performing FFS assessments in accordance with API 579, including Level 3 assessments involving advanced FEA techniques.  He also performs piping flexibility analyses and ASME Pressure Vessel Code calculations to determine compliance of fixed equipment assets in accordance with ASME codes.

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