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Expert in Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

Expert ID: 721341 Colorado, USA

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Expert has more than 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of shell-and-tube heat exchangers. He is thoroughly familiar with the manufacture and specifications of tubing, plate, and forgings used in these devices, and in the materials and techniques for building them. He knows all the U.S. applicable construction codes and standards. He has performed inspections, maintenance and repair consulting on tubulars, and has examined various parts by fluid penetrant and borescopy to locate failures, identify their causes, and specify repairs. In addition, he has trained personnel to perform these inspection functions.

As a manufacturer (1957-1979) and as a consultant (1979-present), Expert has been deeply involved in all aspects of tube-to-tubesheet joining. He has published seven papers on the subject and helped advance the technologies of hydro-expanding and hybrid-expanding. He has been a member of the special working group on heat tran

As a consultant to several major utilities, Expert has trained personnel in inspecting, post mortem examination, repair of closed feedwater heaters, and shutdown cooling water coolers. He has examined, by fluid penetration and borescopy, various parts to locate failures, identify their causes, and specify the required repairs.

As a manufacturer from 1947-1979, Expert is experienced in all phases of heat exchangers. Based upon process information and mechanical parameters supplied by clients, Expert has provided complete specifications for the design and manufacture of tubular heat transfer equipment.

Expert has 45 years of experience in writing specifications, supervising, and consulting on alterations of heat exchangers. He has worked with repairs such as tube plugging and repairs of channels and shells of tubular heat exchangers. He has published a definitive paper on tube plugging and produced a commercially available "Guide to Tube Plugging."

Expert has experience designing, building, troubleshooting, repairing, and altering chemical process heat exchangers. This includes familiarity with TEMA Classes C, B, and R as well as non-TEMA exchangers. He is familiar with the application of US and foreign codes (ASME sec VIII, Div 1; BS B55500)

He is experienced in the design, construction, set-up, use, repair, and alteration of condensing heat exchangers.

Expert has designed and built "pump-around" reboilers and various types of pump through exchangers. He has also specified, altered, and repaired these exchangers.

Expert was responsible for completing mechanical and thermal evaluation of six very large low-pressure gas-to-gas heat exchangers for sulfuric acid recovery in a copper mining operation and subsequently two additional units.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado - Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Cert Subject: Institution: Industrial Radiography (Level II) - ASNT Course
Year: 1947 Degree: BChE Subject: Institution: New York University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1994 Employer: Yokell Sales and Construction Title: Vice President and Director Department: Responsibilities:

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