Expert in Greases and Specialist Industrial Lubricants: Formulation, Manufacture and Application
Expert ID: 733336 United Kingdom
Expert worked in this area for over 17 years planning and executing a multi-million dollar global R&D and Technical Service programme with budget and technical responsibility The work was carried out in company as well as third-party laboratories in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium. the U.S., Canada and Japan. A new laboratory setup is currently underway in China.
The expertise covered formulations, product development. portfolio rationalisation, grease manufacturing technology, Lubricant Quality Systems and technical service. The lubricant applications covered automotive, industrial and aviation requirements.
|Year: 1976||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: University of Manchester, UK|
|Year: 1971||Degree: M.Sc.||Subject: Fluid Mechanics||Institution: University of Manchester, UK|
|Year: 1970||Degree: B.Sc||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: University of Manchester, UK|
|Years: 1997 to 2014||Employer: Shell||Title: Grease Technology Manager||Department: Lubricants Technology||Responsibilities: Management of all aspects of Grease Technology for Shell’s Global Lubricants Business. Grease Technology covered included industrial, automotive and aviation products. Brand names included Shell Alvania, Retinax, Albida, Stamina and Gadus as well as AeroShell Greases.|
|Years: 1992 to 1997||Employer: Shell International Petrolem Company||Title: Group Leader, Grease and Speciality Products||Department: Lubricants Technology||Responsibilities: Resource Management of a UK based grease technology team working on global programme of product development that covered formulation, manufacturing and applications.
Member of the Lubricants Technology Management Team covering local and global Lubricants development.
|Years: 1988 to 1992||Employer: Shell||Title: Project Leader, Industrial Gear Oils and Speciality Traction Fuids||Department: Lubricants Technolgy||Responsibilities: Responsibility for development and field trialling early options for a fully synthetic industrial gear oil now part of the Shell OMALA range
He built a successful relationship with a manufacturer and licensor of traction CVTs (Continuously Variable Transmissions) to provide optimized traction fluid formulations. Gearless traction drive transmissions provide a more efficient power transfer at optimum engine revs.
|Years: 1984 to 1988||Employer: Shell||Title: Natural Gas Technologist||Department: Shell Gas and Power||Responsibilities: Provided technical advice and support to Shell’s International Gas Business in the area of gas transport and storage.
Managed work at Shell’s Amsterdam laboratory on crack growth in grades of steel used for tank storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at the very low temperature of -162°C. This technology was used to leverage design changes in insulated steel tanks used for later LNG schemes, e.g. in Nigeria, greatly reducing the capital cost. Ensured publication in journals to gain "Industry” acceptance and ultimately acceptance within Shell
|Years: 1978 to 1984||Employer: LNG||Title: Project Leader, Cryogenic Engineering||Department: Gas Transport and Storage||Responsibilities: Led a team of between two and three staff working on engineering product development covering technology for transporting and storing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at -162°C.
Developed, tested and patented designs of flexible transfer hose for use with liquefied gas at -162°C.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1997 to 1997||Country / Region: Australia||Summary: Technical Service lubrication work on open-gear open-cast mining equipment|
|Years: 1992 to 2014||Country / Region: Europe, Asia, Americas||Summary: Leading a global technology team based in Germany, UK, France, Belgium, USA, Canada and Japan|
|Years: 1982 to 1982||Country / Region: Netherlands||Summary: Adapting mathematical models on fatigue life to underwater hose systems for oil and gas systems|
|French||Can read technical publications but spoken French is limited|
Fields of Expertise
lubricant formulation, lubricant additive, heavy duty diesel truck lubricant, high-temperature lubricant, grease (lubricant) manufacturing, gear lubrication process, gear lubricant, friction-control lubrication, food grade lubricant, fire-resistant lubricant, extreme-pressure lubricant, conveyor lubricant, compressor lubrication process, boundary lubrication, automotive lubricant, bearing lubricant