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Expert in Gas Turbines, Compressors and Rotating Machinery: Centrifugal, Blowers, Expanders, Steam Turbines

Expert ID: 731027 Indiana, USA

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Expert is a rotating machinery and equipment expert consultant having over 40 years’ experience in the sales, management, design, application and use of machinery and equipment. This experience includes knowledge of components and processes such as centrifuges, pumps, compressors, turbines, coatings, welding, testing and manufacturing. His most recent employer was Rolls-Royce, a manufacturer of gas turbines for aircraft and industrial applications. Prior to his Rolls-Royce position, Expert acquired machinery and equipment experience in the chemical, petroleum, natural gas, air separation and solid rocket fields. He also has experience in machinery controls. Expert has both an M.S.M.E and B.S.M.E degrees from the University of Kentucky. In addition, he received advanced training at the University of Southern California and Purdue universities. He is a lifelong member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has authored several ASME papers on gas turbine development.

Expert is developing Microturbines for the various industrial markets.

He analyized and resolved a performance problem for a axial/centrifugal compressor in a nitric acid plant.He analyised and recommended corrective action for a rotary vacuum filter damaged during an explosion. He analysized and recommended corrective action on a piston ring wear problem on a hydrogen compressor.He analyzied and recommended corrective action on a helicopter gas turbine engine performance problem.He analyzed and recommended corrective action on a industrial gas turbine rotor dynamics and vibration problem.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Fort Wayne, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Terre Haute, Indiana - Lafayette, Indiana - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: MSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky
Year: 1963 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Kentucky

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities: Founder of expert rotating machinery consulting company.
Years: 1986 to 2013 Employer: Rolls-Royce Title: Senior Consulting Engineer Department: Various Responsibilities: He held various management and engineering roles for the development of gas turbines and components.
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Hercules Chemical Title: Rotating Machinery Expert Department: Responsibilities: He served as the staff rotating machinery expert of 50 plants world wide.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1964 to 1968 Agency: United States Air Force Role: Project Engineer Description: He was a project engineer on solid rockets for the Minuteman Missle.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to 1995 Country / Region: Indonesia Summary: He analyized and recommended corrective action on a gas turbine power turbine bearing failure on an off shore platform.
Years: 1997 to 1997 Country / Region: England Summary: He analyzied and recommended corrective action on a industrial gas turbine vibration problem.
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He analyized and recommended corrective action on a hydrofoil gas turbine starting problem.
Years: 1984 to 1984 Country / Region: Holland Summary: He analyized and recommended correctived action on a hydorgen reciprocation compress valve failure problem.
Years: 1973 to 1973 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: He analyized a industrial centrifugal compressor thrust bearing failure and recommended corrective action.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a life long member of ASME
Publications and Patents Summary
He has publish several ASME papers on gas turbine development.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
He has extenstive machinery procurement experience.
Marketing Experience
He has over 40 years experience in the rotating machinery field.
Other Relevant Experience
He has extenstive experience in trouble shooting rotating machinery problems.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Portguese He has a limited ability.
Spanish He has a limited ability.
French He has a limited ability
Japanese He has a limited ability.

Fields of Expertise

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