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Expert in Process Engineering, Food Drink & Pharmaceutical Industries, Utilities Engineering

Expert ID: 723031 Ireland

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Expert has worked on a wide range of Projects for beverage companies including some of the internationally known brands in the alcoholic and non alcoholic sectors. He has a very good knowledge of all aspects of brewing and beverage production. Areas covered include: Grain Handling, milling, mash production, wort boiling, fermentation, centrifuging, gas collection, pasteurisation, instrumentation and control, packaging. He has extensive experience in soft drink and fruit juice production. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of milk production. CIP systems have been designed installed and commissioned.

Expert has designed heating systems with biomass fuels. He has produced a detailed study and report on the use of woodchip fuels in Primary level schools.He has designed smalldistrict heating systems. also he has experienceinthe design of microhydro systems.
He has wide experience in heat loss calculations in all typesof buildings.

He has carried out a wide range of process equipment designs for the Guinness Group (Diageo), covering all aspects of beer brewing and processing.He has carried out a wide range of process design for Glanbia in milk processing including cheesemaking, milk powder processing and liquid milk plants.He has delivered courses on Pumping and CIP including specialised courses for Coca Cola.He has designed special purpose machinery for bitumen processingHe has carried out factory layout and process flow studies. He has developed a special flow charting technique to describe process flows and manufacturing systems.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: BSc Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Queens University Belfast

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: He is owner of company and responsible for all aspects of design and project managements of projects in Food, Drink, Pharmaceutical and other industries.He also provides a Building Services Design Service.Recent projects have included theuse of woodchip fuels.
Years: 1979 to 1993 Employer: Fieldcrest Ireland Ltd. Title: Engineering Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for the complete engineering function including utilities. Steam, water treatment, electrical power to 10kV, compressed air, HVAC, effluent.
Factory size 530,000sq ft
Years: 1976 to 1979 Employer: Warne Surgical Products Title: Engineering Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: As Above

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1995 to Present Agency: Health Services Executive Role: Consultant Description: He has carried out a wide range of Building Services Designs for Hospitals.
Years: 1985 to Present Agency: Dept of Education Role: Consultant Description: He has carried out a wide range of Building Services Designs for Schools.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Agency: Office of Public Works Role: Facilitator Description: He has worked as a project facilitator on Public works projects such as a courthouse and special care home

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: Hong Kong Summary: He was involved in the design of the fuel systems for the new Hong Kong Airport. This work included the design of the electrical distribution systems, standby generators and a special off shore installation.
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: UK Summary: He provided design and feasibility for the redevelopment of a cheese manufacturing plant on a new site.
Years: 1975 to 1975 Country / Region: Holland Summary: He carried out control system modifications on a set of oil field power barges for use in Middle East.
Years: 1985 to 1985 Country / Region: UK Summary: He surveyed designed and supervised an upgrade to a beer bottling plant

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has worked as an expert witness in a case involving standby generation.
Training / Seminars
He has delivered a range of courses as in house training in production plants. The subjects covered include Pumps, CIP, Pasteurisation, Utilities. He is currently interested in developing courses for clients.
Vendor Selection
As part of many of the projects carried out he has been involved in vendor sourcing and selection. These would have included high value plant such as the generating sets for Hong Kong Airport.
Marketing Experience
He has specific experience in food and beverage manufacturing and has worked for major international companies such as Nestle, Cadbury, Coca Cola, Guinness, Glanbia, Mallincrodt, Fujisawa, Warner Lambert
Other Relevant Experience
He has good project management experience and is expert in the Use of project management software such as MS Project.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He has a basic understanding of French

Fields of Expertise

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