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Expert in Rotating Equipment

Expert ID: 736262 Florida, USA

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Oil & Gas Rotating Equipment SME focusing on dynamic issues and performance related to gas compressors and high energy pumps.
Oil & Gas Rotating Equipment Project Manager.
Mechanical reliability engineering for turbo & reciprocating machinery, troubleshooting, failure investigations, dynamic analyses, reliability strategies. To asses reliability and efficiency affairs on rotating machinery in the energy industry.

Aerothermodynamic performance of compressors, rotordynamic of turbomachinery, professional vibration analyses, representation of condition monitoring technologies, education, training, mentoring, R&D on state of the art, modelling and characterization of machines and key components.

Maintenance procedures, programs, implementation and follow up. Precision mechanics of metallic and plastic parts, measuring instruments, familiar with machine tools, tooling, hand tools, power tools, repair of damaged parts, mechanical assembly procedures, adjustment of precision machinery.

BACKGROUND SUMMARY
Reliability Engineering, Training Rotating Machinery, Gas Compressors Energy Industry
Research and Tech Support Rotating Machinery, Gas Compressors Energy Industry
Project Engineering Ventilation, Drainage, Fire Protection Underground Transport
Plant Eng & Mgmt Metalmechanics – Plastics Mfg Aluminum Cans, Medicals

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
-Reliability Engineering:
Diagnostic, Remedy and Optimization of Gas Compression Equipment.
Coordinator of the ROMAC Technological Agreement on Rotordynamics.
Rotordynamic Analyses of Turbomachinery Using Computer Codes (ROMAC).
Aerothermodynamic Analyses of Centrifugal Compressors.
Hydraulic Performance of Centrifugal Pumps.
Troubleshooting of Turbomachinery and Reciprocating Compressors.
Thermodynamic Analyzes of Reciprocating Compressors.

-Research and Technological Support:
Retrofit of Mechanical Components Causing Troubles To Turbomachinery.
Efficiency Rate, a Method to Validate Hydraulic Readings.
Retrofit of Mechanical Components Causing Troubles To Recip Compressors.
Methodology For The Determination Of Obsolescence In Large Integral Reciprocating Compressors.
Multistage Recip Compressor Performance Simulator.
Recip Compressor Valve Dynamic Simulators (two). Detailed and Approx Method.
Training Programs In Centrifugal And Reciprocating Compressors. 320 h.
Training And Assessment On Condition Monitoring For Reciprocating Compressors And Engines. 320 h.
Recent Publicat. on Gas Compres.: Feb15 CompressorTech2 Magazine; 2014 Windrock Conference, USA

-Mentoring in Rotating Equipment (Mainly Compressors).

MANUALS / BOOKS, DEV TECH TRAINING PROGRAMS TO ENERGY CORPS.

-Various training manuals and books on Compressor technology (Centrif and Recip)
-Analytical technology on compressors
-Oil & Gas Compressors (both centrifugal and reciprocating).
-Condition Monitoring for Recip Compressors.

-Project Engineering:
Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical-economical activities in turbine engine maintenance contract representation among Latin America airline industry.

-Sizing and Selection
Project Engineer II. Forced Ventilation System + Fire Protection Pipe, Caracas Subway System.
Project Engineer III at MTBE & TAME Petrochemical Plant.
Project Engineer in the “Obsolescence Study for Ammonia and Sulphuric Acid Plants”.
Cost Estimation Leader on various process schemes on refining, petrochemicals and natural gas.
Project Leader / Mechanical Engineer at Intevep, S.A., Research and Technological Support Center.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Windermere, FL - Orlando, FL - Tampa, FL - Lakeland, FL - Central Florida, FL - Melbourne, FL - Sanford, FL - Daytona Beach, FL - Ocala, FL - Deltona, FL

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BSc Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Simon Bolivar University
Year: 2013 Degree: Diploma Subject: Virtual Tutor - Moodle Institution: Virtual Remote Studies Center
Year: 2014 Degree: No Degree Subject: Aerothermal Performance Of Centrifugal Compressors Institution: Self Education
Year: 2016 Degree: No Degree Subject: Rotordynamics of Turbomachinery Institution: Self Education

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to 2020 Employer: Self Employed Title: Freelance O&G Rotating Equipment Consultant Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Reliability Engineering for compressors and high energy pumps
Project Management for US Energy Firms on Compressors and Pumps.
Business Development in The Latin America Region for US Rotating Equipment Manufacturers.
Focus on O&G Compressors.
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: Aviasupport Int'l Title: Project Manager Department: Headquarter Responsibilities: Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling and Monitoring, Closing, Team Leading.
Present and explain proposals, reports, or findings to clients/prospects.
Consult or negotiate with clients/prospects to prepare project specifications.
Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates.
Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work.
Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in engineering projects related to aircraft turbine engines MRO.
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: TRI Transmission and Bearing Corp Title: Reliability Specialist - Project Manager - Venezuela Territory Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Business Development, marketing, sales, FEED and project management for the bearing and fluid coupling retrofit of turbomachinery.
Rotating equipment reliability engineering services for bearing and coupling retrofits together with business development and project management in the Venezuelan Country.
Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling and Monitoring, Closing, Team Leading.
At PDVSA Cardon Refinery. Two business handled, namely:
• Catalytic Cracking Reformer Redesign and supply of the Hot Gas Regeneration Blower K305 including a Rotordynamic Analysis for the retrofit of a new impeller and tilting pad bearings.
• Catalytic Cracker 16000 hp Centrifugal Air Blower PB1 catastrofic failure investigation including a rotordynamic audit for a tilting pad bearing retrofit supply.
Business Development, marketing, sales, project management and FEED of a bearing and fluid coupling retrofit of turbopumps at Phoenix Int’l Los Jabillos Water Injection Plant, including a Pump Stability Analysis Through Bearing Retrofit.
Business Development, marketing, sales, project management and FEED of a bearing retrofit of turbogenerators at Corpoelect Planta Centro Power Plant. Two project were sold, namely:
• LM6000 + Alstom ELM-50 turbogenerator train tilting pad bearing retrofit, rotordynamic audit (lateral + torsional critical speeds) including stability analysis.
• 40 000 Lb Steam Turbine Rotor 12” tilting pad bearing retrofit including a rotordynamic performance Analysis.
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: Engineering & Maintenance Solutions, VE, CO, MX, ES Title: Rotating Equipment Specialist, Project Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Rotating Equipment, Financial Risk Mitigation, and Relationship Management Subject Matter Expert across the O&G Industry.
Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling and Monitoring, Closing, Team Leading.
Performance Tests GE Ms5002/C Gas Turbine + Bcl406/Bcl305 Centrifugal Compressor, PIGAP II Gas Injection Station.
Conceptual Engineering – Compression Capacity Upgrade And High Pressure Injection - Yacimiento Carito – (Pigap III) – Selection Of Best Compression Scheme.
Project – Final Installation Of Fifth Machine, Santa Bárbara Compressor Station, Venezuela.
Years: 1996 to 2010 Employer: Ingenieria Turbodina, C.A. - Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineering for the Energy Industry Title: Chief Engineering Officer - Project Manager Department: Reliability Engineering Responsibilities: Engineering Services for the Diagnostic, Remedy and Optimization Of Gas Compressors in the Energy Industry.
Mechanical Audits, API reviews, conceptual design of machinery components to fix malfunctioning, vibration analyses + troubleshooting using rotordynamic and aerodynamic tools.
Project Management in the rotating equipment area.
Representation of the condition and performance monitoring technology Recip Trap for Dynalco Controls Corp, Crane Co, CT USA.
Training programs in centrifugal and reciprocating compressors. Mentoring.
Training and assessment on Electronic Condition Monitoring for reciprocating compressors and engines.
R&D on state of the art and dynamic modelling algorithms.
Project planning and control.
Business development and marketing among Latin America countries.
Years: 1989 to 1996 Employer: Intevep, S.A., Research & Technological Support Center, Affiliate of Petroleos de Venezuela Title: Rotating Equipment Reliability Specialist - Project Leader Department: Mechanical Engineering Section Responsibilities: Project leader for turbo and reciprocating machinery troubleshooting and technological issues using rotordynamic of turbomachinery codes (ROMAC).
Project planning, execution, control and reporting.
Modeling & dynamic simulations, field assistance, failure investigations, performance optimization analyses, diagnostic and remedy, Vibration analyses, mechanical audits, Retrofit & upgrading, design audits, specifications and selection of fluid machinery.
Supervision and mentoring of other engineers.
Years: 1979 to 1989 Employer: Various Metalmechanic and Plastic Manufacturing Industries Title: Plant Engineer and Manager Department: Production Responsibilities: Production and maintenance engineer and manager. Group leader in technical aspects. Skilled in maintenance, repair & design of precision mechanic for rotating machinery components. Made and implemented detailed maintenance programs, production and materials controls, performance evaluation indicators/programs (KPI), based upon the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System (TPS) and Six Sigma (6σ), and my own judgement.
Tasks:
-Plant engineering for high speed, high precision conversion presses.
-Refurbishment of air compressors, packing machines and plastic injection machines
-Installation and startup of 2 aluminum can manufacturing lines. Valencia, Venezuela.
-Specialized training in the largest and most modern aluminum can manufacturing plants. Reynolds Metals Company, Virginia & California, USA. 10 months
-Design of the forced ventilation system.
-Maintenance and production supervision. High precision tooling.
-Application of advanced maintenance tools and techniques.
-Supervision and training for plant personnel (operations and maintenance).
-Management of plant personnel and machinery.
-Development and implementation of maintenance programs.
-Development of local materials and machine parts for substituting imports.
-Detailed engineering for fire fighting dry pipe
-Special Projects.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Hands-on training in Portable CBM System Recip-Trap (now Windrock) Level 1
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Colombia Summary: Training on Intermediate Compressor Analysis Techniques
Years: 2009 to 2009 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: Hands-on training in Portable CBM System Recip-Trap (now Windrock)
Years: 2010 to 2010 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: Training on Recip Compressor Design and Construction
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Hands-on training in Portable CBM System Recip-Trap (now Windrock) Level 2
Years: 1996 to 2016 Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: Reliability Engineering Services for the National Oil Co. PDVSA
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Trinidad & Tobago Summary: Advisor for the Poui and Teak Gas Lift Compressor Fleet
Years: 2001 to 2001 Country / Region: USA Summary: Turbomachinery Lawsuite in Texas - SME Witness - Successful!

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Project Management Institute - Associate Member.
Engineering Association of Venezuela - Associate Member.
Licenses / Certifications
Six Sigma Green Belt Pro 6SIGMAstudy - A global certification body for six sigma certifications
PMD Pro Level 1 - Project Mgr, Development APM Group International, UK.
Engineering Manager US DOL Employment and Training Administration
2000 - 2010 CBM Recip Trap Instructor for Latin America Dynalco Controls Corp - Crane Co, CT USA
Awards / Recognition
Best College Teacher - Student Survey - Universidad JM Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela.

Top Rotating Equipment SME of Venezuela - Enrique Gonzalez - CEO Editor Predictive 21 Magazine on Asset Management.
Medical / Professional
"He is systematizing everything in this factory and the results are very encouraging. After two years loosing money, now we have reached the break even point. The people is more productive now, they are competing instead of talking. They don't even want to take a break.".

"The machinery looks like-new now, and more productive. He is transforming this troubled factory..."

"Wherever you go you will succeed by working just the way you do. Just keep on going. Never change."

"He is a character that feels the machinery and communicates with it, understands it. He is my boss!."

"You have done an amazing year. You produced more reports and results than anybody else in my section".

"Congrats, the OEM just came up with the same remedy that you designed!. You are superb!. Thank you!. ". (A client of him at PDVSA - Ivan Rodriguez).

"Stay with us. Don't go, we have a job for you here." (The manager at the manufacturing plant were he was being trained as a production supervisor).

"I am sorry you are resigning. I have another position for you in the brewery. If you would like to continue working for us, just let me know". (Top Board of Director Executive at Envalic Beer Can Manufacturing Co).

"When I read your narrative I understand what you mean. You handle well the English as a second language.".

"The case settled yesterday --- the defendant paid!. Your deposition was a great contribution to the result!...". (Lawyer on charge of a turbomachinery lawsuit in Texas).

"What I like of you is how well you handle the computer and the codes". (He was my boss in TRI Transmission and Bearing Corporation, PA, USA.).
Publications and Patents Summary
12 technical publications in Magazines, Symposiums and Conferences in the Reliability Engineering of O&G Rotating Equipment.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Acceptance Tests for The PIGAP I Compressor Station, Venezuela.

PIGAP I Compressor Station has 5 Nuovo Pignone MS5002C + BCL406B + BCL 305C + BCL305D trains compressing 180 MMSCFD of natural gas from 1100 to 9000 # each. Power rating 38,000 HP each.
Training / Seminars
EDUCATION
BSc in Mechanical Engineering (5 yr Studies Institution ) Simón Bolívar University, Caracas VE.
Virtual Tutor, Online Education with Moodle Platform. Remote Virtual Studies Center. Caracas, VE.
About 1,000 PDUs from highlighted int´l organizations in human affairs, specialties, software.
Self education in rotordynamics of turbomachinery and aerothermal performance of centrifugal compressors.
Research, publications and practice: PhD-equivalent

He developed and delivered a complete Recip and Centrifugal Gas Compressor training program intended for companies in the following areas:
.- Chemical and gas processing,
.- Gas Transportation
.- Refining,
.- Oil and gas field operation, and
.- Engineering projects and consulting.

Forwarded to hundred of supervisors, engineers and technicians in operation, maintenance, engineering and selection of compressors in the process/energy industry around S America.

The overall objective is to increase operational reliability. The courses are geared towards the operator´s viewpoint, and are generic, non-linked to any brand or model while trying to cover the full OEM spectrum.
Basic Level- Fundamentals, Configuration & Components
Intermediate Level - Performance, Control, Special Types. Performance Software
Advanced Level - Gas Performance and Control. Diagnostic and Optimization. Sizing and Selection.
Centrifugal Compressors
Reciprocating Compressors
He also developed a full CBM Training Program for Reciprocating Machinery in the O&G Industry.
Vendor Selection
Various vendor selections in small and large projects. Two samples on large projects follows:

1.- FlowServe Mexico 13 very large vertical crude pumps. Pumps are 2.5 and 4.5 KHP.

TAECJ is a 1.3 B$ Crude Loading Terminal handling 1M barrels or 1 super-tanker vessel daily.

One offshore platform connects to the terminal via 4 × 36 in pipelines.

TAECJ is designed to bay 2 x 330 yd supertankers carrying 2M barrels each.

2.- 5 Nuovo Pignone MS5002C + BCL406B + BCL 305C + BCL305D compressor trains handling 180 MMSCFD of natural gas from 1100 to 9000 # each. Power rating 38,000 HP each. PIGAP I Compressor Station, Venezuela.
Other Relevant Experience
Manufacturing Plant Engineering.

Plant Production and maintenance engineer and manager. Group leader in technical aspects. Skilled in maintenance, repair & design of precision mechanic for rotating machinery components. Made and implemented detailed maintenance programs, production and materials controls, performance evaluation indicators/programs (KPI), based upon the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System (TPS) and Six Sigma (6σ), and my own judgement.

Tasks:
-Plant engineering for high speed, high precision conversion presses.
-Refurbishment of air compressors, packing machines and plastic injection machines
-Installation and startup of 2 aluminum can manufacturing lines. Valencia, Venezuela.
-Specialized training in the largest and most modern aluminum can manufacturing plants. Reynolds Metals Company, Virginia & California, USA. 10 months
-Design of the forced ventilation system.
-Maintenance and production supervision. High precision tooling.
-Application of advanced maintenance tools and techniques.
-Supervision and training for plant personnel (operations and maintenance).
-Management of plant personnel and machinery.
-Development and implementation of maintenance programs.
-Development of local materials and machine parts for substituting imports.
-Detailed engineering for fire fighting dry pipe
-Special Projects.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Native Language
English Proficient

Fields of Expertise

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