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Expert in Energy & Process Piping Design

Expert ID: 714882 California, USA

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PIPE; PIPELINE; CIVIL ENGINEERING. Expert has over 35 years of experience in mechanical and civil/structural engineering, principally in the design and analysis of industrial process and energy-related structures, equipment, piping, pipelines, and support.

PIPING CODE; BOILER CODE. Expert is an expert in pressure piping, ANSI/ASME piping codes, and boiler and pressure vessel code, section III, piping and pipe supports subjected to earthquake and other transient loads. He provides consulting services in piping and pipeline failure analysis; critical systems erection; ASME code construction; piping design reviews; piping and pipeline fitness for service criteria; maintenance, modification, and repair of piping systems; and elevated temperature and very high-pressure design.

PIPING SYSTEM DESIGN; PRESSURE PIPING SYSTEM. Expert has developed and given piping design and analysis seminars for the ASME and private companies. He has provided project and technical management of nuclear piping and support engineering and design; performed thermal-hydraulics and pressure vessel analyses; coordinated non-destructive test programs; developed proof testing and fatigue testing programs for piping components; provided program verification services for civil and thermal-hydraulic computer codes; and reviewed and assisted in the development of nuclear quality assurance programs.

Expert has over fifty years of professional experience in civil/structural and mechanical engineering, principally in the design and analysis of industrial process and energy-related structures, equipment, piping, pipelines, and supports.

Expert is the founder and President of a company founded in 1983. In this capacity, he has provided consulting services for: piping and pipeline failure analysis, cold spring and critical systems design and erection, code vessel and piping construction to assist in obtaining state operating permits, boiler piping design reviews, piping for solar power facilities, and pipeline fitness for service criteria and pipeline repairs. He has developed guidelines for seismic design of mechanical and electrical equipment, provided creep and high pressure (in excess of 5,000 psi) piping design services, assisted in the design modifications for power and petrochemical pressure vessels, developed layouts and designed high pressure/high temperature power and process piping systems, and developed and given over 300 power and process piping design and analysis seminars for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and private companies.

Prior to this, Expert co-founded and served as a corporate officer of a consultants firm where he provided project and technical management of nuclear field services engineering and design, performed thermal-hydraulics and pressure vessel analyses, coordinated nondestructive test programs, provided program verification services for civil and thermal-hydraulic computer codes, and reviewed and assisted in the development of the corporate Quality Assurance Program.

Earlier, Expert was a Section Manager and Project Engineer at EDS Nuclear. In this position he developed and implemented Quality Assurance procedures; interpreted regulatory codes; provided direct administrative and technical supervision of personnel performing piping, equipment, and support analysis and design for thirteen domestic nuclear power plants; and developed and verified a set of integrated computer programs to perform static, dynamic, and code compliance analysis of piping and support systems.

In previous employment, Expert provided technical and administrative direction for earthquake analysis of nuclear power plant buildings and other special structures; provided liaison, coordinated, and performed field support engineering for the construction of the Mare Island oil/coal-fired boiler renovation, provided consultations on civil and mechanical specifications; was responsible for design, analysis, and code compliance of power piping and pipe support systems; developed earthquake criteria for mechanical systems; coordinated welding procedure review, nondestructive testing, and weld repair; worked on the structural design of a bases-loaded coal-fired power plant and several industrial and commercial buildings; developed automated design and drafting computer programs; and trained personnel in the use of computers. Previous employers include John A. Blume & Associates, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FMC Associates, Bechtel Corporation, the U.S. Navy, and IBM.

Also, Expert in “Codes & Standards."

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: MS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: M.I.T.
Year: 1958 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Stanford University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: ECHO Energy Consultants, Inc. Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1980 Employer: FMC Associates Title: Principal Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1977 Employer: EDS Nuclear (Impell Corp.) Title: Section Manager Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, ANSI, ASME, ASME B31 Main Committee, Chairman, ASME B31 Technical Committee on Mechanical Design (MDC), ASME B31.1 Power Piping Committee, ASME B31.3 Chemical Plant & Petroleum Refinery Committee, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Subcommittee on Nuclear Power, Working Group on Piping, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Subcommittee on Nuclear Power, Working Group on Component Supports, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Structural Engineering Association of Northern California, Seismology Main Committee, Chairman - Subcommittee on Non-Building Structures, Building Seismic Safety Council, and the Technical Subcommittee on Mechanical-Electrical Systems and Building equipment.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a registered Mechanical and Civil Engineer in California. He also holds a Certificate in Data Processing from the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals.
Professional Appointments
Selected Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member
ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Seismic and Wind
Load Subcommittees, Associate Member
ASCE 7, Seismic Subcommittee Technical Committee TC-8, Non-structural Components, Member, and Technical Committee TC-13, Non-building Structures, Member
ASCE 7, Wind Loads Subcommittee Technical Committee TC-29, Wind Loads on
Building Appurtenances and Other Structures, Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow and Life Member
ASME Board of Pressure Technology Codes and Standards, Member (12 years) ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping Standards Committee, Member
ASME B31 Technical Committee on Mechanical Design (MDC), Member (Chairman for 19 years)
ASME B31.1 Power Piping Committee, Member, SubGroup on Design, Member, and SubGroup on Operation and Maintenance, Member
ASME B31.1 Power Piping SubGroup on Piping System Performance, Member (Chairman for 20 years)
ASME B31.3 Process Piping Committee, Member, and SubGroup on Design, Member
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Subcommittee on Nuclear Power, Working
Group on Piping Design, Member
Building Seismic Safety Council, Representative for the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (9 years)
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, Member

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