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Expert in Corrosion and Failure Investigations, Design for Corrosion Protection, Coating Selection & Testing, Lubrication of Industrial Machines, and Water & Coolant Testing

Expert ID: 732592 South Africa

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Expert offers 25 years' technical experience in the Corrosion, Petroleum, Chemical and HSE sectors.

He is known as one of South Africa's leading specialists in the area of Corrosion engineering and testing for the Industrial, Mechanical Engineering and Marine industries.

Expert has served Shell SA, SA Navy, SAAB EW Systems, Harris Ohlsson Engineering & Fluvalve Marine and numerous commercial concerns.

Expert's advanced skills and expertise include:
> Corrosion and Coating Assessment & Testing
> Corrosion failure investigation
> Metals and Materials selection
> Complex corrosion assessment and report writing
> Project Management
> HSE consulting
> Chemical investigations
> Industrial Lubrication
> Grease and Grease Coatings
> Water analysis and chemical analysis of diverse materials
> ASTM, SANS, BS and ISO corrosion standards

Naval vessel coating- Accelerated corrosion testing of coated stainless steel panels and coated Aluminium alloy housings to assess the anti-corrosion properties of a selection of untested coating systems - Dec 2011 Feb 2012 and Oct 2012 + March 2013-July 2013 - Electronics client

Literature review Ballast water treatment- Literature reviews to assess the corrosion impact of sodium hypochlorite and ozone on mild steel in seawater and a second review of the impact of high chloride and temperature on the pitting and crevice corrosion of stainless steel in a food process plant – 2008-2010 - Industrial food machinery manufacturer & marine equipment builder.

Corrosion failure investigation on a naval vessel - investigation of the premature failure of 90/10 copper nickel alloy tubes in a naval vessel refrigeration system- Sept 2012- Feb 2013 for Yukon Coil & Bitzer SA Pty Ltd
Anti-corrosion chemical conditioning on a naval vessel- Conditioning of 90/10 copper nickel condenser tubes in new condensers fitted to a naval vessel and complete corrosion/chemical consulting service including detailed literature review and liaison with UK based engineers-Nov 2012- June 2013 - Refrigeration OEM

Selection of materials- Study, review and report on the selection of an appropriate stainless steel for use in a high chloride process plant environment using raw river water as a slurry reagent - 2011 - Consulting engineering client


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Cape Town

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant Department: Chemical Investigations Consulting Responsibilities: As lead consultant and project manager, his responsibilities include the following:
> Failure investigation
> Corrosion investigation
> Water testing for investigations
> Specialized training in lubrication
> Writing Safety Data Sheets
Years: 1997 to 2003 Employer: ROSE Foundation Title: CEO; Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed improvement projects in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg; initiated and managed national public relations and communications programs; and developed policies, audits and testing for use by various industrial clients.
Years: 1978 to 1997 Employer: Various Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: Expert worked as a Lubricants Consultant (1995-97), Product Specialist and Petroleum Product Technical Advisor (1987-95); Scientific Officer in metal box R&D (1984-86); Water Chemist (1984) and Cement Chemist (1978-84).

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa
Member South African Chemical Institute
Professional Appointments
Chief Executive Officer
General Manager (Materials and Manufacturing)
Awards / Recognition
Technical Managers Award at Shell SA (2 years)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent

Fields of Expertise

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