Expert in Dry Bulk Powder Handling
Expert ID: 724220 California, USA
Expert has been the primary designer of numerous (over 20) coal storage and feeding systems. These systems have utilized various levels of coal from Lignite to sub-bituminous to bituminous to anthracite.
The form has been from run-of-the-mine to primary crush to pulverized to fine dust. The facilities have been from laboratory to power plant bunkers.
He has the benefit of personally testing the bulk solids material flow properties at various conditions and applying this data using the Jenike-Johanson hoppers design methodology.
He helped to successfully resolve a major flow issue in a brick manufacturer. The solution included a bunker/hopper/feeder transition retrofit.He resolved a process variablilty issue at a roofing manufacturer by eliminating filler segregation in the storage and feeding system.He correctly identified the source of variation in a Petcoke feeding system. The solution involved finding optimum setting for a powder flow assist system.
|Year: 1963||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: U of Washington|
|Years: 2001 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:Principal consulting engineer and president
|Years: 1999 to 2001||Employer: JR Johanson, Inc.||Title: Consulting Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Consulting engineer on the application of JR Johanson, Inc. problem solving principles and techniques to provide economical solutions to bulk solids flow problems.
|Years: 1993 to 1999||Employer: FP International||Title: Corporate Project Engineering Manager||Department:|
Responsibilities:Develop and execute major capital projects worldwide including new plastic extrusion plants and plant redesign for VOC abatement.
|Years: 1990 to 1993||Employer: Raychem Corporation (now Tyco)||Title: Operation Manager||Department: Polyswitch|
Responsibilities:Design, implementation and operational management of proprietary conductive plastic devices.
|Years: 1978 to 1990||Employer: Raychem Corporation (now Tyco)||Title: Plant Manager||Department: Materials|
Responsibilities:Operation of corporation compounding and chemical plants. Development of Engineering prototype laboratory.
|Years: 1970 to 1978||Employer: General Electric||Title: Compounding Plant Manager||Department: Valox|
Responsibilities:Development, startup and operational management of Valox thermoplastic compounding plant.
|Years: 1966 to 1970||Employer: General Electric||Title: Development Engineer||Department: Space|
Responsibilities:Non-metallic materials and processes development for numerous spacecraft programs.
|Years: 1963 to 1966||Employer: Boeing||Title: Chemical Engineer||Department: Michoud Operations|
Responsibilities:Material and process laboratory test engineer for Saturn V booster development.
|Years: 2007 to Present||Agency: Idaho National Laboratory||Role: Principal Consultant||Description: He is responsible for developing methods and equipment for the applications of materials flow properties to the utilization of herbaceous cellulosic materials in ethanol production.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2004 to 2004||Country / Region: France||Summary: Consulted on the fabrication of a polymer purge column|
|Years: 2000 to 2000||Country / Region: Mexico||Summary: Training seminar|
|Years: 1997 to 1997||Country / Region: Netherlands||Summary: Plant startup assistance|
|Years: 2014 to 2014||Country / Region: Spain||Summary: Design, installation and commissioning of pharmaceutical feed line|
|Years: 1915 to 1915||Country / Region: Canada||Summary: Consulted on (NH4)2SO4|
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|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 6 publications, three patents.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert witness for owner on disfunctional corn rolling mill. His study, report and testimony won a verdict for the owner.|
|Training / Seminars|
|International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference:
-Workshop: "How to Predict and Prevent Segregation Based on Material Flow Properties";
-Seminar: "Retrofiting Coal Bunkers to Prevent Hang-up";
-Workshop: "Hot to Select the Most Effective Blender Based on Ingredient Properties";
-Workshop: "Retrofitting Hoppers & Feeders to Eliminate Flow Problems";
-Paper: "One Dimensional Convergence Hopper Secrets";
ASBSH Bulk Mat'ls Storage Conference:
-Paper: "Fine Tuning Solids Blenders Using Mat'ls Properties";
|37 years of specifying, vendor sourcing, acquiring equipment/services in multiple projects ranging from small ($100K) to large ($20,000K) in the areas of bulk solids and plastics processing.|
|Product development manager for "green" plastic packaging filler. Development/marketing of several new Diamondback Tech. products, e.g., Oscillating Plate Hopper, Tumble Blender, Air Permeation System.|
Fields of Expertise
chemical engineering, solid material handling, carbon black, coal storage, chemical industry, coal dust, carbon black dispersion, coal analysis, fossil-fueled steam generation, pulverized coal, chemical intermediate, on-line powder characterization, fossil fuel electric energy generation, clean coal, agricultural chemical, low-rank coal, agricultural-residue gasification, agricultural plastic, agricultural crop, anthracene, coal, pharmaceutical drug, chemical compound, subbituminous coal, peat (fuel), lignite, fossil fuel, fine chemical, dye, coal (fuel)