Brian R. Macejko, P.E.

Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team Leader; Consulting Engineer II
Years of Experience:
20
Education & Licenses:

Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude, College Honors), Mechanical Engineering, 2004, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Registered Professional Engineer, States of Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Texas

Areas of Specialization:

Fitness-For-Service (FFS) Evaluations using API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579)
Advanced Stress Analysis including Nonlinear Finite Element Methods & Transient Thermal/ Mechanical Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Fracture Mechanics and Brittle Fracture Screening
Inspection Techniques for FFS of Pressure Equipment & Piping
ASME Code Compliance Calculations for Pressure Vessels & Piping
Troubleshooting, Problem Solving, & Technical Support for Plant Shutdowns
Failure Analysis & Root Cause Investigation

Overview:

Mr. Macejko is a Consulting Engineer in the Mechanical and Structural Engineering Business Unit of E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.  He is also an active member of the ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness-For-Service, API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579).  Mr. Macejko brings experience as both an owner-user and consultant providing engineering support to the refining, oil & gas, petrochemical, and chemical industries.  The primary focus of his experience has been in the design, maintenance/repair, failure analysis, and Fitness-For-Service activities for fixed equipment.

Prior to joining Equity Engineering, Mr. Macejko worked as a Maintenance Engineer at a petroleum refinery and as a Reliability Engineer at an inorganic chemical facility.  His duties included providing engineering technical support with inspection tasks, failure root cause analyses, Fitness-For-Service evaluations, and general maintenance activities during plant turnarounds, unplanned shutdowns, and routine day-to-day operations.  He also initiated and justified capital improvements to eliminate plant bottle necks and maximize plant profitability through reliability assessment techniques.  His broad experience with all stages in the full life cycle of fixed equipment allows Mr. Macejko to be a valuable consulting resource in the petrochemical industry.

Publications:

  1. Macejko, B.R., Kummari, S.R., Osage, D.A., Welding Research Council Bulletin No. 599, “Recommendations for Evaluating Resistance to Brittle Fracture for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Equipment and Piping,” Welding Research Council, New York, NY, 2022 [DRAFT].
  2. Macejko, B.R., “Brittle Fracture Assessment and Failure Assessment Diagrams,” ASM Handbook, Volume 11A, Analysis and Prevention of Component and Equipment Failures, 2021.
  3. Macejko, B.R., Kummari, S.R., Prueter, P.E., “Advanced Methods for More Accurate Brittle Fracture Screening Assessments,” Inspectioneering Journal, Volume 26, Issue 3, May/June 2020.
  4. Macejko, B.R., Osage, D.A., Welding Research Council Bulletin No. 584, “Overview of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 with an Emphasis on Data and Inspection Requirements,” Welding Research Council, New York, NY, 2020.
  5. Macejko, B.R., Kummari, S.R., Prueter, P.E., “Proposed Modifications to API 579 Part 3 Brittle Fracture Screening Procedures,” Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2019-93207, San Antonio, TX, July 14-19, 2019.
  6. Macejko, B.R., Kummari, S.R., Prueter, P.E., “Current Deficiencies and Proposed Modifications to API 579 Part 3 Brittle Fracture Screening Procedures,” Proceedings of the AIChE Spring 2019 Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  7. Sutton, N.G., Patadia, R., Macejko, B., Prueter, P., Osage, D.A., Welding Research Council Bulletin No. 546, “Guidelines for the Approval of New Materials in WRC Bulletin 541, API Std 530, and API 579-1/ASME FFS-1,” Welding Research Council, New York, NY, 2019.
  8. Kummari, S.R., Macejko, B.R., Prueter, P.E., “Proposed Methodology Changes to Determine Minimum Design Metal Temperature of ASME/API Impact Tested Materials Based on Fracture Mechanics,” Proceedings of the ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2018-84795, Prague, Czech Republic, July 15-20, 2018.
  9. Kummari, S.R., Macejko, B.R., Prueter, P.E., Evans, G., Jamal, N., “Establishing Fracture Mechanics Based Minimum Allowable Temperatures for Low Temperature Applications of ASME B31.3 Piping,” Proceedings of the ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2018-84797, Prague, Czech Republic, July 15-20, 2018.
  10. Prueter, P.E., Smith, K., Macejko, B.R., Shipley, K.S., “Commentary on Recent Changes in ASME B31.3 Post Weld Heat Treatment Requirements and the Effectiveness of Weld Preheat,” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2017-65859, Waikoloa, HI, July 16-20, 2017.
  11. Prueter, P.E., Macejko, B.R., “Recommended Guidance for Local Post Weld Heat Treatment Configurations Based on Thermal-Mechanical Finite Element Analysis,” Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2016-63581, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 17-21, 2016.
  12. Macejko, B.R., “Is Your Plant Vulnerable to a Brittle Fracture?” Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine, November 2014.
  13. Macejko, B.R., “Use of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Limit-Load Criteria for Establishing Load Limits for Pressure Vessel Internals,” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2010-25632, Bellenue, WA, July 18-22, 2013.
  14. Prueter, P.E., Macejko, B.R., Dewees, D.J., Brown, R.G., “Assessing Flanged Joint Leakage and Tube-to-Tubesheet Joint Failure Due to Fluid Temperature Differentials in a Floating Head Heat Exchanger Using Finite Element Analysis,” Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2013-97576, Paris, France, July 14-18, 2013.
  15. Prager, M., Osage, D.A., Staats, J., Macejko, B.R., Welding Research Council Bulletin No. 528, “Development of Material Fracture Toughness Rules for the ASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division 2,” Welding Research Council, New York, NY, 2010.

Conference & Training Presentations:

  1. Proactive Fitness-For-Service for Equipment Life-Cycle Management, presented by B. Macejko at the American Petroleum Institute Inspection Summit, 2022.
  2. Overview of the Data Requirements for an Effective Fitness-For-Service Assessment, presented by B. Macejko at the American Petroleum Institute Inspection Summit, 2022.
  3. Review of Changes included in 2021 Edition of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, presented by B. Macejko at the E2G Fitness-For-Service Symposium, 2022, Houston, TX.
  4. Up-Coming Changes to Future Editions of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, presented by B. Macejko at the E2G Fitness-For-Service Symposium, 2021, Virtual.
  5. Good Data/Bad Data for FFS Assessments, Case Studies, and Highlights of WRC 584, presented by B. Macejko at the E2G Fitness-For-Service Symposium, 2021, Virtual.
  6. SA-105 Flange Toughness Concerns, presented by B. Macejko at the E2G Fitness-For-Service Symposium, 2020, Houston, TX.
  7. Differences in Metal Loss Assessment Techniques in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 vs. API Inspection Codes, presented by B. Macejko at the E2G Fitness-For-Service Symposium, 2020, Houston, TX.
  8. Up-Coming Changes in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, presented by B. Macejko at the E2G Fitness-For-Service Symposium, 2020, Houston, TX.

Industry Activities:

  • Member of the ASME/API Joint Committee on Fitness-For-Service, API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
  • Task Group Chair for API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service, Part 3 Assessment of Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture
  • Instructor for API certified training course on API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service
  • Instructor for ASME Master Class on API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service
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