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Expert in Surface Treatment, Shot Peening & Blasting, Zinc Plating, Phosphating, Carburizing, Heat Treatments

Expert ID: 724740 India

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Expert has very good expertise on Blast cleaning and shot peening. He has proved his expertise in many industries, and shown phenomenal savings on blasting agent cost, good quality of cleaning and good environment. Expert helped in identifying the issues related to blast cleaning equipment and resolved.

Expert has expertise in case hardening especially Carburizing, Nitriding, and carno nitriding. His expertise is in Sealed quench Furnaces (Batch Integral Quench Furnace), Continuous mesh belt Furnaces, Rotary retort furnaces, and rotary hearth furnaces.


He has solved problems like wavy case, low surface carbon, low hardness and hardness variation within the gear etc.


He has expertise on different atmosphere like Natural Gas+ Nitrogen, Endo Gas + Nitrogen, LPG+Methanol, LPG+ methanol+ Nitrogen, Nitrogen less atmospheres for carburising, wtc.


He has saved cost on processing gas consumption, optimised the process parameters which can save process duration and cost. One can count on Expert, on his strength on process issues on Carburizing, hardening and tempering in any combination of atmosphere.

Expert has expertise in case hardening, case carburizing, Induction hardening, Induction softening, Carburizing, Nitriding and carbo Nitriding.


His expertise are in Sealed quench Furnaces (Batch Integral Quench Furnace), Continuous mesh belt Furnaces, Rotary retort furnaces, and rotary hearth furnaces. He has good exposure to Walking beam furnaces, shaker hearth furnaces, Plug hardening and press quench operations.


He has focus on Process time reduction, energy cost reduction, process quality improvement and expert in proving the results.

Expert has expertise in various plating processes. He has specialised in fastener coating, to have modified surface characteristics.


His expertise are in Chloride zinc, Alkaline zinc, Chloride copper, Alkaline copper, cyanide copper plating operations. Also he has expertise in Zinc Phosphating, Manganese Phosphating and Mechanical plating operations.


He has optimised the process parameters to reduce the process time, to improve the through put, and less water consumption. He has saved significantly, to many electroplaters by optimising the process parameters.


His expertise in education to the operators on plating process control and bath control are very classic in nature.

Plating test is one of the favorite of Expert. He has expertise knowledge in checking the surface characteristics after plating.


His Expertise are testing and interpretation of these tests and advising the plating process correction. He is expert in Plating thickness testing, Sald spary testing, Cyclic corrosion testing (CCT), Copper accelerated Acetic acid test (CASS), Cyclic salt/sulfer di oxide spray (FOG) test, Multi gas test, chip resistance test, solvent resistance test, Hydrogen embrittlement test, Bend test, adhesion test, cross hatch test, Abrasion test, Gravelometer test, and many more...

Expert has expertise in various zinc plating processes. He has specialised in fastener coating, to have modified surface characteristics. His expertise are in Chloride zinc, Alkaline zinc, with various chromating finishes are very useful. He has very good exposure to change the co-efficient of friction in fastener coating application.


He has also helped the fastener industry, in identifying the Hydrogen embrittlement failures, and eliminating the effects of hydrogen embrittlement effect by improving the cathode efficiency and by introducing the baking process to de-embrittle the fasteners. He has also developed the test methods and fixtures to check the fastener hydrogen embrittlement effect.


Expert is also an expert in DIP Spin coating process like Dacromet, Geomet, Magni, PTFE coatings and Electroless process like Autophoretic and mechanical plating process.

He took a consulting project for Jai parabolic springs on specific model parabolic leaf spring, which has failed in less than 5000 cycles on fatigue loading. The entire process of manufacturing the spring including the stress shot peening process parameters has been established to have a fatigue life of more than 100, 000 cycles. The product was accepted by one of the major auto OEM.He had took a consulting project with Sterling tools Limited to established the zinc plating process and zinc phosphating process. The existing seven tank process has been reestablished to double the production without any capital investment. Another project taken by him in Sterling tools limited on Rust complaint from overseas customer has been resolved within no time. after going through the application of rust preventive oil on phosphated fasteners. The methodology of the oil application was changed to solve the problem.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: BS Metallurgy Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Metals
Year: 2003 Degree: Diploma - Energy Management Subject: Energy conservation Institution: National Productivity Council

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: General Manager Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: He is responsible for steel foundry operations, supplying to Valve industry, involving Nobake Molding, IMF auto loop, Induction melting, tea kettle pouring, Fettling, Planning, Maintenance etc
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Sundram Fasteners Limited Title: D. Manager Department: Surface treatment Division Responsibilities: He is heading surface treatment division having Zinc plating, Zinc Phosphating, Continuous mesh belt furnace heat treatment, carburising, hardening, nitriding, tempering, etc. Also he was responsible for Effluent treatment plant, Energy conservation, Kaizen pillar chairmen in TPM
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: Jai Parabolic Springs Limited Title: Works Manager Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: He was heading the works of Manufacturing unit of laminated leaf spring for automobile application, Steel selection and approval as part of steel supplier approval process. The process involved were special purpose hot rolling, hot forming, Parabolic rolling, camber quenching, Autophoretic coating, spray painting and Stress shot peening to improve the parabolic leaf spring's fatigue life.
Years: 1991 to 2000 Employer: Tata Timken Limited Title: Manager Department: Heat Treatment Responsibilities: He was responsible for green field project in Erection and commissioning of Heat treatment furnaces. Sealed Quench furnaces, rotary hearth furnaces, rotary retort furnaces, mesh belt hardening furnaces, walking beam furnaces, shaker hearthe furnaces. etc.

He was heading the heat treatment division doing Carburising, Carbo Nitriding, Press quenching, Tempering, Soft nitriding, Normalising, stress relieving, annealing, etc.
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: TVS SUZUKI Limited Title: Foremen Department: Surface Treatment department Responsibilities: He was working as shift incharge for heat treatment plant, copper and zinc plating plant and effluent treatment plant.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Sri Lanka Summary: A fastener application failure at the customer end was studied and frequent failure of the fastener arrested.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Associate Member of the Indian Institute of metals
Member of the Madras Metallurgical society
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Lead auditor for ISO 14000 Environmental management systems

Qualified Energy manager
Awards / Recognition
Won the national Kaizen award on TPM
Publications and Patents Summary
Presented a paper on “ Friction modifiers in Fastener coating” at National Metallurgist Day held at Indian Institute of Technology in Nov 2004

Presented a paper on “ Nitrogenless atmosphere in case Hardening” at National Metallurgist Day held at Indian Institute of Technology in Nov 2004

Presented a Paper on” Fatigue Behaviour of 50 Cr V 4 springs when subjected to Stress shotpeening” in the ASTM International Surface treatment conference helt at Chennai during Jan2004.

Presented another paper on “ Case Hardening – A shop floor managers Perspective” at international conference ASTRA held at Hydrabad in Nov 2003”

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English
Hindi
Tamil

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