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Expert in Composite Fiberglass Failure Analysis and Corrosion Management, Filament Winding Analysis

Expert ID: 728915 Washington, USA

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The expert has been working with composite materials and filament wound products for over 30 years. He has done failure analysis on composite tanks, piping, ducting, filament wound lighting poles, carbon fiber filament wound products. Corrosion analysis of composites is a specialty.

He inspects failed composite products including cargo tankers, piping, vessels and other composite products.He inspected vessels at a Nuclear plant for quality control and failure analysis of fractured areas.He inspected underground piping for waste water treatment plant piping failure and inspection of relining of existing piping for use.He inspected large wind blade failure of wind turbines and analysis of why blades failed in use.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: BA Subject: Business Institution: Portland State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1979 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Technical
He is responsible for national technical inspections and business development.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: Department of Transportation Role: Inspector Description: Inspect cargo tankers per CR 49 180.407

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Inspection and setup of filament winding equipment in China for fabrication of tanks and piping.
Years: 2010 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: He inspected piping, tanks, hoods and ducting for Pulp and Paper mills throughout Canada including Chlorine Dioxide piping

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA); NTTC.DOT (National Tank Truck Carriers), NACE
Publications and Patents Summary
10 publications and 1 patent.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He can be an expert witness in composite failure analysis. His experience includes government failure analysis on composite piping, tanks, field services, as well as wind blades, lined tanks, DOT transportation motor cargo vehicles.
Training / Seminars
He can support training in filament winding and corrosion failure analysis.
Vendor Selection
With his over 35 years experience in the composites industry he is familiar with all aspects of sourcing and locating vendors and suppliers related to this industry

Fields of Expertise

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