Phillip E. Prueter: About the Author
Principal Engineer, The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

Phillip E. Prueter

Phillip E. Prueter, P.E. is a Principal Engineer and the Advanced Analysis Group Head at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., where his responsibilities include providing technical consulting expertise to the petrochemical, chemical, and nuclear industries. He routinely uses advanced finite element analysis techniques to support fitness-for-service and design evaluations and specializes in explicit dynamic analysis, transient thermal-mechanical fatigue analysis, elevated temperature creep and creep-fatigue simulations, seismic and natural frequency analysis, and fracture mechanics. He holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering, has authored or co-authored more than 20 technical publications, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in nine states.

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Published Articles

Observations on Flaw Tolerance and Brittle Fracture:  The Effect of Post Weld Heat Treatment
January/February 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Phillip E. Prueter at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

Given the concern throughout industry regarding the potential for brittle fracture failures, PWHT guidance to address potential issues arising from the recent changes in PWHT code requirements for carbon steel is examined in this article, and commentary on the potential reduction in fracture toughness due to PWHT is provided based on a review of published literature.

Remaining Life Sensitivity to Longitudinal Weld Seam Peaking in High-temperature Low Chrome Piping
July/August 2016 Inspectioneering Journal
By Phillip E. Prueter at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., Jonathan D. Dobis at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., Mark Geisenhoff at Flint Hills Resources, and Dr. Michael S. Cayard at Flint Hills Resources

This article summarizes a recent finite element analysis (FEA)-based study that employs creep simulation techniques to investigate the elevated temperature response of piping with peaked longitudinal weld seams.

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