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Expert in Manufacture Testing & Quality Assessment of Welded Steel Tube & Pipe, of API Q-1Specification, AWWA

Expert ID: 724765 Utah, USA

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In the area of standards for API grades of line pipe (5L), down hole casings (5CT) and Resource Group on Nondestructive Testing he is a member of these committees, with the responsibility of up-grading existing standards and writing new standards. He has been a member of these committees for over 26 years. He's familiar with most line pipe standards of different countries. Total of 133 valves, hull and topside installations. Valve manufacturer is Flowserve of Utah. Expert was recently involved in the start-up of a spiral weld, mill in Canada, producing 15 foot diameter cylinders. Expert was recently involved in the start-up of a spiral weld mill producing up to 15 foot diameter cylinders. This facility was located in Canada. In September of 2012 Expert was retained by a company of Malaysia to audit a pipe mill in that country to determine the mill manufacturing capabilities and product quality abilities. Within a two week period Expert had lead the operational personnel to double their hourly production from 30 sections to 60 sections per hour.

He's knowledgeable of most of the petroleum industry's tube and pipe standards, the standard of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water pipe, the tube and pipe standards of theASTM standard, 01.01 Steel Piping, Tubing, Fittings.Recently involved in the area od hot induction pipe bends in two different plants Involved in writing quality manual for one of the plants, set-up a spiral forming sub arc welding mill in Canada to produce 15 ft 6inch diameter settlement tanks, trouble shooting an erw pipe mill in Malaysia to improve productivity and
product quality.

In his many years in the tube and pipe manufacturing industry he has been involved in the production of all kinds and grade of this product. His main expertise lies in the production of pipe for the petroleum industry, API and ISO types and grades of tube and pipe. Also, in the city water grades of pipe as in the AWWA specification.

His expertise lies in the quality evaluation of tube and pipe for the petroleum market, such as Non-destructive testing, physical testing, impact testing, burst testing, hydrostatic testing, both in manufacturing plant and in the field and visual inspection. While employed in the private sector of the industry he holds ASNT level III in non-destructive procedures. He has worked as lead inspector for several clients involved in the petroleum pipe market instructing novice inspectors, supervising inspectors and auditing production in the producing plant when client's order is being manufactured and tested. He has been involved in the development and writing of quality standards for tube and pipe in the petroleum industry for over 24 years. He's a voting member of three standing committees of the E & P section of the American Petroleum Industry. Approximately 15 years ago API made the requirement that all API tube and pipe manufacturers develop a management quality manual according to API Q-1 Specification. He has written four such Q-1 manuals for different clients. Last one written was for a pipe manufacturer in China.

Retained by British Petroleum of Alaska to survey steel mill and pipe mill in North America to determine if they can produce steel plates for and 52inch diameter pipe for the North Slope natural Gas pipeline.Retained by Paragon Pipe of Supulpa, OK to design 16 inch ERW pipe mill.Retained by Lone Star Steel Co, Lone Star, TX to up grade and improve their ERW welding process. After two years as Consultant accepted position of Corporate Director of Quality.Retained by Bronx Taylor Wilson/ Abbey International to provide training for Kingland Hozhou pipe personnel in China. Retained by Abbey International for planning of OCTG casing mill and personnel training in Q&T of green tube to make world class collapse resistance down hole casing & tubing for Baoji Steel Group of China.Retained by Welded tube of Canada to assist in up grading their pipe producing units to qualify for API license to make pressure tube and pipe.
Retained by T.S. Law Holding Co. to audit pipe mill in Malaysia to determine mill capablity for production rate and quality of product, 7 pipe manufacturing facilities.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1951 Degree: BS ME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Univ. of Alabama
Year: 1962 Degree: Diploma Subject: Metallurgical Engineer Institution: Canadian Inst. of Science

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant & State Side Representative. Department: Manufacturing and Technical Assistance Department Responsibilities: Mill planning expertise for 8" OD casing mill, Proving steel chemistry's for OCTG, hot stretch reduction process, cold sizing, heating, quenching and tempering and mill flow design.
Representing Baoji at API semi-annual meetings.
Two visits to the area this year, 2010.
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Engineer Department: Equipment Manufacturing Responsibilities: Provide current pipe mill manufacturing techniques to staff.
Training of clients personnel in API requirements, etc.
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Legal and Engineering Dept Responsibilities: Consultant to Corporate Attorney in pipeline failure action.
Consultant to Chief Engineer.
Training personnel in pipe inspection techniques.
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Field Engineer Department: Operations Responsibilities: Present equipment capability to pipe manufacturers.
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant/Expert Witness Department: Responsibilities: After retiring from USS, Expert was retained by Lone Star Steel Co. as a consultant to the CEO & President. Accepted a contract position as Corp. Director of Quality for the total plant at Lone Star, Texas.
Years: 1990 to 1998 Employer: Paragon Industries Title: Plant Manager and Chief Engineer Department: Pipe mill Operations Responsibilities: Daily operation of 8 5/8 " OD ERW pipe mill.
Preliminary design and equipment placement for 16" OD ERW pipe mill.
Years: 1983 to 1989 Employer: Lone Star Steel Co. Title: Corporate Director of Quality Department: Inspection Department Responsibilities: Total responsibility of steel melting via electric furnaces,, continious slab casting, rolling mill and two pipe mills for quality product.
Years: 1955 to 1983 Employer: United States Steel Corp Title: Manager, Pipe Mill Inspection & Metallurgy Department: Geneva Works, Pipe Mill Division Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for quality control & quality assurance of two pipe production lines.
16 inch ERW line and 40 inch U-O-E line.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1995 to 1997 Agency: Aid To International Development Role: Pipe manufacturing consultant Description: Consultant to the Director of Quality Seversky tube Co. Russia
Years: 1997 to 1997 Agency: Aid To International Development Role: Pipe manufacturing consultant Description: Consultant to the owner of Sultuca Pipe Co. Venezuela.both for International Executive Service Corps, part of AID.
Years: 1952 to 1955 Agency: U.S. Air Material Command Role: Sr. Tool & Equipment designer Description: Re work of WWII air planes to be used in the Korea conflict.
Years: 1946 to 1949 Agency: U.S. Navy Role: Seaman Description: general war time duties

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Argentina Summary: Retained by Yoder Co of Cleveland, Ohio, to correct skelp forming problems caused by bad pas line calculations as to skelp elevation for down slope forming on a 24 inch diameter ERW pipe mill they had rebuilt.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: Retained by Int. Executive Corp. to train personnel of Soltuca Co. in the fine points of submerged arc welding of spiral formed pipe.
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Retained by Int. Executive Service Corp. to assist Seversky Tube Works to develop a steel chemistry to produce high strength down hole casings.
Years: 2001 to 2001 Country / Region: China, Panyu Chu kong Steel Pipe Co. Summary: Start-up assistance of a relocated 20" through 42" U-O-E pipe mill Training personnel in API line pipe and down hole casing requirements.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: China, Huzhou Kingland Pipe Co. Summary: Start-up assistance of a new 8" through 24" ERW line pipe mill. Training personnel in mill set-up, quality objectives and API requirements.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Petroleum Institute:
In this organization he is a member of the line pipe committee, API-5L Specification,the down hole casing committee, API 5CT the Resource Group on Non-Destructive Testing and the User Advisory Group..At the June,2011 meeting of the API E&P committees he was presented with a Recognition For Service award for 25 years of participation in standards development
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer, State of California;
Manufacturing Engineer.
Professional Appointments
Corporate Director of Quality, Lone Star Company
Publications and Patents Summary
Seven technical articles published. Most of the articles he has had published deals with ERW pipe/tube production quality and statistical use in a pipe mill.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Several depositions, hearings and trial cases where Expert provided expert testimony, deposition assistance and expert advice. He has provided expert testimony in six pipe line failure cases.In February of 99 Expert was in Australia for four weeks on a boiler tube failure case.
He was in the witness box for two days.
Training / Seminars
He has developed a training seminar to present to personnel of new pipe manufacturers. Includes forming, welding, finishing and testing procedures to manufacture API type tube & pipe.
Presented this to the following:Two new ERW pipe mills in China, One mill in Canada hiring a new crew, two times and a new ERW tube mill in Portland.

Panyu Chu Kong Steel Pipe Co of China
Severdky Tube Works of Russia
Welded Tube of Canada
Kingland Hozhou Steel Pipe Co. of China
Vendor Selection
Western Instruments Inc. St Albert, Alberta, Canada

Abbey International Ltd. Perrysburg, Ohio

Brnox Taylor Wilson, North Canton, Ohio
All related to equipment used in manufacturing of tube/pipe.
Marketing Experience
As he meets to train personnel, his first topic is safety in the pipe facility.
Other Relevant Experience
ERW pipe weld area evaluation via microscope and macros.
Pipe failure analysis.
Pipe mill design, plant layout, equipment selection and flow line development.
ERW forming roll design.

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