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Expert in Instrument and Control Systems

Expert ID: 107994 New York, USA

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INSTRUMENTATION; PROCESS CONTROL; CHEMICAL PROCESS CONTROL. Expert has 30 years of experience in engineering, design and specification of instrumentation and control systems for chemical and refining plants. These systems include distributed and computer control, and conventional pneumatic/electronic control consisting of single-loop and multi-loop controllers. His experience includes selecting and specifying pressure and temperature sensors, and level devices and flow elements, including transmitters, to meet process and installation requirements.

CONTROL VALVES; FLOW ELEMENTS; CONTROL VALVE SIZING AND SELECTION. Expert has extensive experience and expertise in sizing and selecting process control valves, including globe, ball, and butterfly valves to meet process conditions and installation requirements. Self-contained pressure and temperature-regulating valves are also considered where suitable. Flow measuring elements used for control and metering applications, such as orifices, venturies, mass flow, and density, are sized, selected, and specified for all flow media. Expert's experience includes sizing and selection of control valves based on flow medium, liquid, gas, and vapor using standard sizing formulas and calculations. He also has determined noise levels generated with installation requirements to reduce noise level.

SAFETY SHUTDOWN INTERLOCKS; ALARM MANAGEMENT; ALARM SYSTEM; ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN; FAILSAFE INTERLOCKS. Expert's experience includes the design of safety shutdown and operational interlocks, using the failsafe/fault tolerant principles to ensure safety of the process, plant equipment, and personnel protection. Circuits are designed using relays and/or programmable controllers, with input/output devices to interface with the field components. He has also designed and specified alarm management, including selection of alarms, sequence, and distribution and display of conventional back-lighted and computerized alarm arrangements. Expert's expertise includes articles and seminars on the design and application of failsafe interlock circuits as applied to the process and refinery industries. He has also designed and installed systems using programmable controllers, relays, and solid state logic.

SHORT COURSES AND SEMINARS. The following short courses and seminars have been presented as part of corporate training, technical assistance programs for foreign companies and continuing education for engineers and plant supervisors.
Instrumentation and Control Project Management
Nippon Soda Ltd.- Tokyo, Japan

Control Valve Sizing and Selection
University of Wisconsin-Dept. of Professional Development

"Trouble Shooting" Refineries and Chemical Plants- Instrumentation
and Control Systems
Center for Professional Advancement- E. Brunswick, N.J.

Avoid Disaster by Design-Designing Safety into Process Plant
Controls, Interlocks and Alarms
Center for Professional Advancement- E. Brunswick, N.J.
Exxon Research and Development- Baton Rouge, La.
Pennsylvania Power and Light-Allentown, Pa.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1950 Degree: BME Subject: Mechanical Engineering, Institution: City College of New York
Year: Degree: Graduate courses, Instrumentation and Control Subject: Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute Institution:

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1986 Employer: Stone & Webster, NY Title: Senior Control Systems Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1960 to 1985 Employer: Scientific Design Company, Instrumentation and Control Division, New York Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: Expert has presented corporate training and technical assistance programs in Tokyo, Japan.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Senior Member of the Instrument Society of America.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a registered control systems engineer in California.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published numerous articles, including "The Design of Interlocks and Alarms"(Chemical Engineering, Feb. 1985), and "Control Valve Sizing and Selection" (Oil & Gas Journal, Dec. 1985).

Fields of Expertise

alarm system, alarm system design, ball valve, butterfly valve, chemical process control instrumentation, control valve selection, control valve sizing, distributed control system, electromechanical control, energy-efficient energy recovery system, energy-efficient process control, failsafe interlock circuit, gas mechanics, advanced process control, alarm management, gas regulator, sizing, oil equipment, control system engineering, thermal detection, flow control valve, compressor surge control device, compressor surge, pressure regulation, process control instrumentation, backlighting, control valve noise reduction, flow control, temperature sensor, pneumatic controller, electric motor control, energy-efficient waste heat recovery system, energy-efficient combustion control system, energy-efficient temperature metering, data acquisition, instrumentation process, clock, valve actuator, input/output unit, actuator standard, solenoid device, solenoid coil, steam system, pressure sensor, variable-speed motor control, hydraulic circuit, mixed flow, liquid state mechanics, automatic control servovalve, automatic control valve, mechanical valve, thermometry, switching circuit, electric switch, steam flow, servomechanism, safety relief system, project management, pressure transducer, pressure regulator, pressure measurement, pneumatics, pneumatic valve, electronic logic circuit, liquid flow through a nozzle, hydraulics, hydraulic jet, hydraulic circuit modeling, globe valve, gasification, gas flow through a nozzle, gas flow measurement, fluid flow measurement, flowmeter, electrical safety, directional control valve, control valve, control theory, control loop, control electronics science, combustion control, coal gasification, chemical process control, liquid cavitation, analog circuit, actuator, actuator code

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