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Expert in Metallurgical & Welding Engineering

Expert ID: 734923 Texas, USA

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Background in metallurgical, welding, and quality engineering in steel manufacturing, fabrication, construction, heat treat, aerospace flight hardware, upstream / downstream oil and gas production & transmission (sour and sweet), and refining. Familiar with all welding and brazing processes, “hands-on” experience with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, SAW, & RSW. Test bed design, metallurgical processing of alloy systems, welding metallurgy and technology, metallurgical failure analysis, specifications, extensive failure analysis using SEM, mechanical testing, and metallographic techniques. Fabrication of ground-based structures, pressure vessels and systems, maintenance and repair, and welding research. Alloys includes processing of most steels and stainless steels, aluminum, and titanium. Limited experience with copper, nickel, and magnesium alloys. Reviewed/developed, welding procedures in accordance with internationally recognized specifications. Extensive work with ABS, AMS, API, ASME, ASTM, AWS, MIL and FED welding codes and specifications, BSI, BV, CEN, DIN, DNV, JIS, ISO, NACE, welding procedures for pressure vessel, structural, and aerospace applications. Developed first internationally recognized qualification system for Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) pipe in support of ASME and API. Familiar with NDT of (MT, PT, RT & UT) used on castings, forgings, wrought shapes, weldments, and brazements, and vibration analysis on rotating equipment.

Current & Past Projects:
• Eaton Corporation – Manufacturing Development Engineer (Dec, 2016 – May, 2017)
• Aramco Overseas Company (AOC) – Designated Welding Rep. (DWR) (Apr. – Aug. 2017)
• Jacobs Engineering – Projects Welding Engineer (Apr. – Aug. 2017)
• Noble Energy – Welding Consultant (Feb & May, 2015).
• ExxonMobil Development Company - Welding Consultant (May, 2012 – December, 2014)
• National Pipe Company Saudi Arabia – Technical Consultant (Mar., 2012)
• Red Sea Refining Company - PMT Welding Representative (Aug, 2011,-Feb, 2012)
• Oil States Industries – Metallurgical Engineering Consultant (2011)
• National Pipe Company Saudi Arabia – Technical Consultant (Jan., 2011)
• Lan Do Development Project by BP - Welding Consultant (2010 & 2011)
• National Pipe Company Saudi Arabia – Technical Consultant (May, 2010)
• Bergrohr GmbH Siegen – Welding Consultant (2010)
• Panhandle Energy – Welding Engineer (2010)
• Technip USA - Metallurgical & Welding Engineer (2010)
• Oil States Industries - Metallurgical & Welding Engineer (2009)
• Turner Industries Group – Certified Welding Inspector (2009)
• Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company - Metallurgical & Welding Engineer (2008)
• Tatsa Mexico – Welding Consultant (1994) (now Trinity Industries)
• Litton Precision Gear – Welding Consultant (1991)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Fort Worth, Texas - Arlington, Texas - Plano, Texas - Garland, Texas - Irving, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Carrollton, Texas - Wichita Falls, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: Metallurgical Engineering Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Colorado School of Mines

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Engineer Department: Responsibilities: • Eaton Corporation – Manufacturing Development Engineer (Dec, 2016 – May, 2017)
• Aramco Overseas Company (AOC) – Designated Welding Rep. (DWR) (Apr. – Aug. 2017)
• Jacobs Engineering – Projects Welding Engineer (Apr. – Aug. 2017)
• Noble Energy – Welding Consultant (Feb & May, 2015).
• ExxonMobil Development Company - Welding Consultant (May, 2012 – December, 2014)
• National Pipe Company Saudi Arabia – Technical Consultant (Mar., 2012)
• Red Sea Refining Company - PMT Welding Representative (Aug, 2011,-Feb, 2012)
• Oil States Industries – Metallurgical Engineering Consultant (2011)
• National Pipe Company Saudi Arabia – Technical Consultant (Jan., 2011)
• Lan Do Development Project by BP - Welding Consultant (2010 & 2011)
• National Pipe Company Saudi Arabia – Technical Consultant (May, 2010)
• Bergrohr GmbH Siegen – Welding Consultant (2010)
• Panhandle Energy – Welding Engineer (2010)
• Technip USA - Metallurgical & Welding Engineer (2010)
• Oil States Industries - Metallurgical & Welding Engineer (2009)
• Turner Industries Group – Certified Welding Inspector (2009)
• Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company - Metallurgical & Welding Engineer (2008)
Years: 1996 to 2007 Employer: Saudi Aramco Oil Company Title: Metallurgical & Welding Engineer Department: Responsibilities: • Responsible Specifying Authority (RSA) for structural commodities, and fasteners, for buildings and alternate applications such as space frames and scaffolding.
• Surveyed Enventure Global Technologies for expandable downhole tubulars demonstration at Citra Tubino at Batam Island, Indonesia
• Evaluated use of Thermal Spray Coatings (TSC) for corrosion and wear resistance for process piping, vessels, and structures and published Corrosion Technology Item
• Surveyed various vendor pipe mills & forging factories for compliance with Aramco Standards.
• Reviewed national and international vendor submitted welding procedures to be in compliance with Saudi Aramco Engineering
• Developed first internationally recognized specification and rationale for the qualification and process control of Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) (including High Frequency Induction Welded (HFIW) line pipe, structural pipe, and OCTG casing and expandable tubing
• Conducted numerous failure analyses of components (carbon steel, HSLA, 2.25Cr-1.5Mo, 5Cr, 304, 316, 309, 310, 904L, 256SMo, Duplex, IN600, IN625, IN800, AA6061) throughout the company
• Performed material selections, and specified processing requirements, various plant and processing locations (Upstream production, platforms, mooring piles, well head, subsea rigid and flexible pipe and flanges, onshore pipelines for sour liquid and gas, pumping stations, separators/slug catchers, gas plants, refineries, bulk plants, and tankage).
• $50MM was saved by implementing insitu cement lining process for rejuvenation of fire water piping systems rather than full replacement
• Served on various Value Engineering committees with approved vendors for improvements to company specifications (typical savings: $5 - $50MM).
Years: 1990 to 1996 Employer: Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, EBASCO Div Title: Principle Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Metallurgical, Welding, and Quality Engineer in Special Processes Group providing technical support to NASA directorates and contractors.
• Materials selections, metals processing, heat treating, and welding engineering for ground based pressure vessels, systems, facilities construction,
• Qualified and published several orbital arc tube welding (GTAW) procedures (210 welded joints) using 304L, 316L and Inconel 718 tubing for the Special Apparatus For EVA Rescue (SAFER) for manned maneuver in space
• Developed and qualified numerous other welding or brazing procedures and personnel performance tests in support of MIL-STD-1595A, MIL-STD-2219, MIL-W-6858, ASME Section I, IV, VIII and IX, B31 .1, B31 .3, B31 .5, B31 .9 and AWS B2.1, and B2.2, Cl .1, C3.4, C3.6, C3.7, Dl .1, Dl .2, Dl .3, and D9.1
• Earned NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award while member of failure investigation team of leaking Space Shuttle high pressure helium tanks
• Specified and directed welding repair of aluminum motion base flight simulator for astronaut training
• Developed and implemented framework for Space Center-wide welding program formally endorsed by NASA Engineering for all hardware built by or for Johnson Space Center
• Performed metallurgical failure analysis and evaluations on ground based assemblies
Years: 1984 to 1990 Employer: McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. (now Boeing) Title: Member Technical Staff III Department: Technical Staff Responsibilities: • Materials selections, metals processing, heat treating, and welding engineering for ground based pressure vessels, systems, facilities construction,
• Qualified and published several orbital arc tube welding (GTAW) procedures (210 welded joints) using 304L, 316L and Inconel 718 tubing for the Special Apparatus For EVA Rescue (SAFER) for manned maneuver in space
• Developed and qualified numerous other welding or brazing procedures and personnel performance tests in support of MIL-STD-1595A, MIL-STD-2219, MIL-W-6858, ASME Section I, IV, VIII and IX, B31 .1, B31 .3, B31 .5, B31 .9 and AWS B2.1, and B2.2, Cl .1, C3.4, C3.6, C3.7, Dl .1, Dl .2, Dl .3, and D9.1
• Earned NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award while member of failure investigation team of leaking Space Shuttle high pressure helium tanks
• Specified and directed welding repair of aluminum motion base flight simulator for astronaut training
• Developed and implemented framework for Space Center-wide welding program formally endorsed by NASA Engineering for all hardware built by or for Johnson Space Center
• Performed metallurgical failure analysis and evaluations on ground based assemblies
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: ARMCO, Inc. (now AK Steel) Title: Research Welding Engineer Department: Research Department Responsibilities: Responsible for process and product development and technical services for many product lines at various corporation plant locations throughout the country:
Product Support -
• Technical direction of welding wire product line from melting, rolling, wire drawing and coating, and product qualification to AWS A5.17 and A5.28
• Responsible for qualification of production weld wire to AWS for fabrication and heat treatment requirements for ASME vessel and piping applications to ASME Section IX
• Corporate products supported –
o Steel plate products for storage tanks (API 12D)
o ASME & API vessel and pipe fabrication
o Structural construction projects (AWS D1.1, D1.3, D1.6)
o Line pipe (API 5L) and Well casing (API 5D)
o GTA welded stainless piping (API 5CRA) for refinery applications
o Drill through equipment (API 16A) and Well head equipment (API 6A)
Research Activity -
• Developed a forgeable, heat treatable, NACE accepted (MR0175), high strength, high toughness (-50 F) weld wire (GTAW, GMAW, SAW) for ASME and API applications
• Qualified MIL¬100S-1 GMAW and SAW wire for Navy QPL to MIL-E-23765/2 for fabrication of HY-80 plate for submarine hulls
• Developed detailed welding procedures for forging dies, and strip cladding.
• Developed proprietary coated SMAW electrode for repair welding of 3l6L piping for pulp and paper industry
Years: 1969 to 1981 Employer: ARMCO, Inc. (now AK Steel) Title: Product Metallurgist Department: Metallurgy Department Responsibilities: • Resident plant welding metallurgist supervised
o Responsible for Structural Steel Bar Joist and Joist Girder Quality Assurance
• Product metallurgist for fabrication and testing of wire rope, concrete post-stressing wire and strand, and spring wire
• Product metallurgist for hot rolled products: Blooming mill, Merchant bar and structural shapes mills, Rod mill
• Associate product metallurgist in Electric Furnace steel making and hot rolling facilities for product and process improvements

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Society for Metals - Member, Secretary (1976)
American Welding Society - General Member and previous Committee member
American Society for Quality Control - General member
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer (Metallurgical Engineering)
ASQC Certified Quality Engineer
AWS Certified Welding Inspector
ASNT - Certified Level II UT inspector
Awards / Recognition
NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award - 1994
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: Qualification of ERW/HFI Manufactured Pipe for Wet, Sour Crude and Gas Services

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
German Beginner

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