Expert in Manufacture Testing & Quality Assessment of Welded Steel Tube & Pipe, of API Q-1Specification, AWWA
Expert ID: 724765 Utah, USA
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
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: 1951||Degree: BS ME||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Univ. of Alabama|
|Year: 1962||Degree: Diploma||Subject: Metallurgical Engineer||Institution: Canadian Inst. of Science|
|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.
|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|
|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.|
|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;
|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.|
|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
|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.
|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.
Fields of Expertise
qualification test standard, QS-9000 quality system requirements, welding quality control, statistical quality control, pressure vessel quality control, screw thread standard, American Society for Testing and Materials, process engineering, production engineering, ultrasonics standard, total quality control, quality engineering, production management, production control