Expert in Valves, Control Valves, Piping, Pipe Couplings, Pipe Joining, Valve Testing, Valve Codes, and Standards
Expert ID: 728811 Pennsylvania, USA
His services include consulting, troubleshooting, expert witness work including: reports, affidavits, court testimony.
Gas distribution valve review for meeting the requirments of DOT Title 49, Part 192Global Marketing review for valves and fittings used in the LNG and propane industry. Valve qualification testing evaluation for life, reliability, and perfromance of a control valve design used in HVAC service on steam.Seal designs for improving rotating and reciprocation equipment design.
|Year: 1981||Degree: BSME||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Year: 1996||Degree: MBA||Subject: Finance/Marketing||Institution: St. Bonaventure University|
|Years: 2014 to 2016||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Staff Engineer||Department: Oil & Gas|
Responsibilities:Direct meetings with global customers, to sell products for new applications, assist customers in improving their products using new elastomer, new processes, bonding geometry, and installation methods. Perform necessary non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) using Autodesk Inventor 3D Models and ANSYS Workbench to provide these customers with decision making information for new product configuration or product redesign. Elastomeric bonding systems to metallic and non-metallic materials, including heat transfer curves, material processing parameters, transfer molding, compression molding, injection molding. Designing with rubber for fatigue life prediction, materials compatibility including oil immersion, shock/load control.
|Years: 2012 to 2014||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Sr. Mechanical Engineer||Department: Minerals Flotation|
Responsibilities:Selecting global fabricators for multimillion dollar contracts, cost estimating, feasibility studies, and project management are major current responsibilities. ASME VIII, API-620 & 650, ASME B16.31 and other piping standards used. Motor and variable frequency drive(VFD) application including mounting, shafting and keying, shaft drive systems, “V” belting, gears and transmissions, and control logic. Selection of valves and instrumentation for mining control, control systems design.
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Manager Engineering||Department: Composite Engineering|
Responsibilities:Work extensively with sales and marketing on new growth opportunities. Write and maintain procedures and specifications for design and manufacturing processes including vacuum bag molding, autoclave molding, LRTM, RTM, filament winding, and other related processes. Focus on high end, high performance, metal to composites conversion.
|Years: 2005 to 2010||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Director Engineering||Department: High pressure subsea Valves|
Responsibilities:High pressure valves design.
|Years: 1997 to 2002||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: VP Engineering||Department: Severe duty control valves|
Responsibilities:Control Valve and desuperheater design and manufacture.
|Years: 1991 to 1997||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Director Product Development||Department: Safety, Safety Relief, Gate, Globe, Check, Butterfly Valves|
Responsibilities:Design of products including valves for natural gas and other fluids.
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania licences. Structural, Mechanical, HVAC, Piping, Dynamic Systems, Seals and composite materials. DOT Title 49 Regulations for Gas Pipeline Safety. Product Safety Labels and Warning. Product Liability.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|2 patents issued as Inventor.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|- Expert Affidavit submitted 2018. Evaluation of laws regarding workplace safety and violations committed on a gas transmission compressor station upgrade. Personal Injury.
- Expert Report 2018. Evaluation of product and product warnings. Case settled out of court after report filed.
- Depositions given for (Undisclosed) Industries on wrongful death case involving 4 men in Macomb Township Michigan in 1996. Case settled out of court prior to my trial testimony. City of Detroit and Contractor fined. Expert witness testimony: State of Michigan meter pit incident.
|Training / Seminars|
|Continuing Education Varies to meet PE requirements for NY and PA.|
|Expert has extensive experience in managing global projects including vendor selection. He has traveled extensively worldwide.|
|Expert spent 8 years in industrial sales covering the energy and industrial markets. He has spent 3 years as product manager developing product liability program including the addition of product warning to product labels, manuals, and brochures for products used in the oil and gas, water, and industrial markets. He has also stewarded product management, including pricing strategies, market strategies, portfolio management for increasing profitable lines, and pruning older marginal products.|
Fields of Expertise
American Society of Mechanical Engineers code, American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard, ball valve, check valve, control valve noise reduction, control valve selection, control valve sizing, directional control valve, double-disc gate valve, electro-hydraulic controller, electromagnetic actuator, flow control valve, fluid power system, gate valve, globe valve, high-pressure seal, high-pressure tubing, high-pressure valve, hydraulic actuator, hydraulic circuit, hydraulic engineering, hydraulic fitting, hydraulic leakage, hydraulic pressure, hydraulic test equipment, mechanical valve, metering valve, needle valve, parallel slide valve, penstock, pipe flow, plug valve, pneumatic valve, relief valve, safety valve, valve actuator, valve cavitation, valve design, valve leakage, valve performance testing, wedge gate valve, gas shut-off valve, valve seat, air cylinder, plastic valve, air-control valve, water valve, micromachined valve, miniature valve, linear actuator, diaphragm valve, field testing, hydraulic oil, directional valve, mixing valve, throttle, air pressure, spool valve, railroad tankcar valve, fuel system, cylinder, flow control, line stopping, live tapping, gas check valve design, materials testing, electromagnetic signal transmission, high-vacuum valve, air control instrument, needle, leakage, diaphragm, safety valve standard, valve lifting device, electropneumatic dispensing equipment, air duct, electric field, electric current, automatic control servovalve, electropneumatic valve, fluid flow, solenoid valve, servovalve, safety valve code, rotary valve, pressure regulator, poppet valve, pinch valve, petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, liquid flow, leak detection, hydraulic valve, gas valve, fluid mixing, fluid handling, expansion valve, electropneumatics technology, electrohydraulic valve, damper valve, cutoff valve, control valve, cock, liquid cavitation, air flow