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Expert in Design of Pumps, Design of Fluid Systems, System Operation, and Upgrades

Expert ID: 107912 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert has 30 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of pump, pump drive, and pump seal technology. He is extensively involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and operation of the full range of centrifugal pumps to a wide spectrum of processes and systems. He has directed the conceptual designs of new fluid systems and their components, and has provided diagnostic evaluations of deficient hardware.

Using vibration diagnostic data to complement other hydraulic and mechanical parameters, Expert has applied an overall synergistic approach to fluid system design and component specification, allowing him to meet required objectives. He is also familiar with the vibration monitoring tools necessary for such an effort.

Expert has taken the lead in optimizing system and pump construction in slurry systems. Based on extensive prior experience in fluid systems, he has directed the design and application of existing and new technology in systems handling "harsh" fluids.

Expert has an in-depth base of experience and knowledge in materials and their properties. He has access to other industry sources of experience in ferrous, non-ferrous, and non-metallic base materials and coatings.

Expert has established design, engineering, and test criteria for the avoidance and tolerance of system upsets as they affect systems and their components.

He provides an overall and integrated assessment of system and component design on a cost reliability and efficiency basis.

Expert is proficient with operation and maintenance (O&M) procedures and recommendations, imperative to design and construction, that affect reliability and overall lifecycle costs. These O&M procedures, guidelines, and recommendations are based upon extensive field experience and hands-on direction.

A key element in the troubleshooting fluid systems is the determination of the occurrence, degree, and/or frequency of cavitation within fluids. Expert's past experiences with test results and empirical data on noise, vibration, and damage generated by cavitation have been applied to troubleshooting problems.

Expert has 45 years of experience in power plant design and operation. With first-hand experience of fossil, nuclear, and a few renewable technologies, his detailed knowledge of fluid systems, from very small to the largest in operation today, provides technical linkage that is vital to reliable performance.

Expert is well-versed in the diagnostics of fluid flow. Using empirical data and established flow parameters, he has acquired insight into predictive flow and performance problems. He also has directed test programs to directly and indirectly monitor system and pump performance.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Fall River, Massachusetts - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: BE Subject: Marine Engineering Institution: State University of New York
Year: Degree: Coast Guard License, 2nd Officer Subject: Institution:

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: At this eponymous consulting firm, Expert undertakes complete support of design, build and operation of fluid systems.
Years: 1979 to 2000 Employer: Stone and Webster Title: Consultant Department: Mechanical: Power Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 2000 Employer: Stone and Webster Title: Pump Specialist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1974 to 1979 Employer: Stone and Webster Title: Power Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1974 Employer: Stone and Webster Title: Engineer, Power Division Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1970 to 1972 Employer: Stone and Webster Title: Engineer, Mechanical Division Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ASME, and currently consults, either singly or through project teams, with more than a dozen companies in his field of expertise.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts (both exam-based).
Professional Appointments
He is a member of the Hydraulic Institute Committee on the Design of Intake Structures. He is also a long-term judge of Chemical Processing's VAALER Award Program.
Awards / Recognition
Hydraulic Institute Partner.
Publications and Patents Summary
Three papers on pump sizing.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert reads Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

centrifugal pump, centrifugal pump application, centrifugal pump design, conventional water pumping, energy-efficient conventional water pumping, energy-efficient pump, energy-efficient water pumping, fluid flow, fluid flow transient, fluid handling, fluid mechanics, fluid system diagnostics, fluid system dynamics, fluid system materials selection, fluid system vibration diagnostics, hydraulic pump, hydraulics, liquid cavitation, liquid pumping, pump application, pump design, pump evaluation, pump seal, pump test facility design, pump testing, pump vibration, pumping, pumping application, pumping equipment, pump, pumping system, pumping system design, sealless pump, slurry, slurry pump, slurry pumping, water pump, water pumping, fluid system operational procedure, cavitation noise, cavitation erosion, cavitation erosion control, pump noise, electric power plant, electric energy generation, fluid dynamics, fluid pumping, pumping system troubleshooting, fluid flow measurement, chemical feeder pump, pipe diameter, pipe pressure, life-cycle cost, hydrostatic pressure, Froude number, hydraulic system corrosion, pump efficiency, nuclear power plant cooling water system, vortex cavitation, volute pump design, rotary pump design, corrosion-related fluid handling equipment failure, utility plant water system, crude-oil batch pumping, steam-jet ejector, sealless canned motor pump, electric motor selection, boiling-liquid pumping, wear-resistant coating material, American Society for Testing and Materials material code, positive-displacement non-rotary pump, self-priming pump, boiler-feed pump, single-stage volute pump, volute pump, mixed flow, liquid flow through an orifice, American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard, metering pump, regenerative pump, plunger pump, piston pump, fluid, Bernoulli equation, water flow, vane pump, tubing pump, liquid transportation, sump pump, rotary pump, roller bearing, pump selection, pump code, positive-displacement rotary pump, peristaltic pump, orifice, orifice meter, nozzle, liquid flow, internal flow, impeller, hydraulic turbine, hot liquid pumping, gear pump, flow-induced vibration, feed pump, diffuser, boiler feedwater, bearing

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