Daniel S. Janikowski is technical manager at the West Monroe, Louisiana, plant of Plymouth Tube Co., a global supplier of stainless steel and carbon and alloy tubing. In this role, Janikowski assists customers with materials selection, specifications, testing and heat transfer analysis for power plant heat transfer applications.
An ASTM fellow and Award of Merit recipient, Janikowski serves as chairman of Subcommittee A01.10 on Stainless and Alloy Steel Tubular Products and as vice chairman of A01.17 on Flat-Rolled and Wrought Stainless Steel within Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys. An ASTM member since 1989, he is also active on Subcommittee A01.014 on Methods of Corrosion Testing as well as Committees B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, B07 on Light Metals and Alloys and B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys.
Janikowski has been at Plymouth Tube Co. since 2005, holding positions as general manager, energy sales manager and senior account executive before becoming technical manager in 2010. He had previously been a general manager with Trent Tube from 2000 to 2005. Janikowski's additional experience in power tubing comes from his time with the Allied Signal Research Center, where he was involved in alloy selection, product development and failure analysis with a number of company divisions.
A graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering, Janikowski is the author of more than 30 papers on pipe and tubing materials selection, manufacturing and testing techniques, and has been awarded three patents. He is a past chairman of the Chicago chapter of ASM International, and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers committees and subcommittees; the Heat Exchange Institute tubular product technical committee; and NACE International. He also serves as the U.S. delegate for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC17/SC 19, Technical Delivery Conditions for Steel Tubes for Pressure Purposes.