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Expert in Welding, Fabrication, Piping, Pressure Vessels, Shipbuilding, Brazing, Heat / Flame Straightening

Expert ID: 726044 New York, USA

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He has successfully qualified hundreds of welding procedure qualifications for seam welding. Most notably he has worked with pipe manufacturers in Mexico to implement a 4 wire SAW process for piping longseams. He has been involved with all types of seam welding including SAW, Tandem SAW, FCAW Manual, FCAW Mechanized, GTAW Mechanized, GTAW Manual, GTAW Pulsed Current, SMAW, GMAW Spray Arc, GMAW Short Arc, GMAW Pulsed Arc, Laser Beam Welding, SAW with metal Powder additions, and Metal Cored Arc Welding. He has been involved with the set-up and troubleshooting of spot welders on articulated arm robots.

He has been involved with the qualification, usage and troubleshooting of many different processes including SAW, SAW Tandem, Twin wire SAW, FCAW Manual, FCAW Mechanized, GTAW Mechanized, GTAW Manual, GTAW Pulsed Current, SMAW, GMAW Spray Arc, GMAW Short Arc, GMAW Pulsed Arc, Laser Beam Welding, SAW with Metal Powder and cut wire additions, Flux cored SAW and Metal Cored Gas Metal Arc Welding. He has utilized the ASME Section IX code for the qualification of pipe welding procedures, various other Welding Procedure Specifications, Brazing Procedure Specifications, Tube Sheet Welding Procedures, and welder and brazer performance qualifications. The number of procedures qualified can be limited based on his review of your specific welding requirements and material matrix.

Knowing when to apply backhand welding in a critical weld distortion control procedure is very important to the final product. He will provide a detailed comprehensive welding sequence to meet your needs. He has been involved with the steelmaking process as a client representative in multple countries. Testing the materials in accordance with various codes and weldability tests, he will help insure your materials are welded correctly.

He is an industry expert in the technique of flame or heat straightening. Unlike others, his welding and metallurgical background will work for you to guarantee that the base materials being cambered do not experience degradation of material properties. He can help you develop cambering plans or procedures to meet all your needs. Training for your personell is also offered through his services.

Choosing the correct brazing material for your application may be a daunting task, however, with his help, you can rest assured that you brazements will perfom to your requirements. He knows current OSHA rules relating to the use of brazing alloys with Pb (lead) or Cd (Cadmium) contents and will help you set up your brazing process.

He can assist you in choosing if gouging is the correct process and if it is, can assist you in choosing the correct consumables for your carbon arc application, optimizing your grooove and reducing post gouge clean-up. He has years of experience with welding dissimilar metals together and can assist you in choosing the correct welding consumable for the application based on the intended service environment of the completed weldment. Distortion control and the correction of distorted members is his area of expertise. Controlling missile and torpedo tubes to within seconds of a degree during welding was his job. No Matter how complicated the weldment or tight the tolerance he will assist you in creating a plan for the welding of your components.

He can assist you in choosing the correct filler metal for your application. Whether you need a matching strength or undermatched filler metal, an Inconel filler or something to weld copper, he can help. The properties of the HAZ are often the properties which control the strength or corrosion resistance of the entire joint. He will help you develop a WPS to optimize the properties of the HAZ to insure they meet your requirements.

Having worked in the Fossil Fuel Energy Generation industry, he understand the effects of long term heating on materials and weld metals. He can help you choose appropriate materials to combat long term creep, and strong oxidizing environments.

From simple structural pipe welding to high alloy applications in the navy nuclear program, he can assist you in many ways when it comes to pipe welding. Repair welding is one of his strongest areas of expertise. He has often been called to tackle difficult repairs when other have failed. The repair procedure he will develop will address all aspects of the repair process, insuring a quality repair the first time.

Repairs are one of his strongest areas of expertise. He has often been called to tackle difficult repairs when other have failed. The repair procedure he will develop will address all aspects of the repair process, insuring a quality repair the first time. Having performed multitudes of failure analysis, he will assist you to understand why the weldment failed, will offer potential root causes, and will assist you in avoiding future failures.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: BS Subject: Welding Engineering Technology Institution: Ferris State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for consulting services in heavy construction industries of infrastructure development, shipbuilding, offshore platform construction, and is an industry expert in heat straightening.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Metallurgist Department: Civil/Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: He is responsible for condition assessments of steam generating station equipment, failure analysis, and material selection.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Northrop Grumman Newport News Title: Engineering Supervisor Department: Welding Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for welding engineering activities on the virginia class submarine and CVN 21 class aircraft carrier programs. Nuclear piping and comapny foundry activities were under his sectional responsibility.
Years: 1991 to 1999 Employer: Microalloying International Title: Sr Staff Engineer Department: Welding Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for domestic and international heavy construction of offshore platforms, steel manufacture, and quality control activities.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has developed various heat straightening workshops which offer the participants theoretical and hands on experience. Effects of heating on mechanical properties is emphasized.
Other Relevant Experience
He is among the industry experts in heat straightening. Applying the repair techique correctly and efficiently without damaging the inherent mechanical properties of the structure being repaired.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency

Fields of Expertise

arc seam weld, arc spot weld, arc welding, ASME Section IX Code Welding, backhand welding, base metal (welding), beam cambering, brazing metal, carbon arc, dissimilar material welding, distortion control, filler alloy selection, heat-affected zone, heat-resistant alloy welding, pipe welding, repair welding procedure, structural repair, welding failure analysis, welding quality, welding testing, welding machinery, industrial laser, fossil fuel power plant water system, welding fumes, gas torch, welder, metallurgical engineering, high-purity water corrosion, metal bonding, bleach plant stainless steel corrosion, aluminum metallurgy, welding troubleshooting, weldment corrosion resistance, welding stress analysis, aluminum alloy weld performance, pulp-and-paper industry welding, flue gas desulfurization scrubber welding, filler alloy, fossil fuel electric energy generation, galling, metal material selection, welding robot, welded joint, welding application, welding certification, flue gas desulfurization, pressure vessel welding application, deionized-water corrosion, high-density polyethylene, metal welding, automatic welding, welding standard, aluminum chemistry, laser welding, weldment, specific material welding, welding code, weld, soldering, offshore structure, laser, fusion welding, electric power plant, braze welding, aluminum alloy, aluminum corrosion, aluminum, welding, offshore pipeline, tensioned buoyant tower, floating offshore structure, fixed offshore structure, structural maintenance, capacitor discharge welder, welding equipment, welding engineering, welding booth, solder selection, metal property, prefabrication primer, weldability, aluminum material selection, robotic welding, aluminum corrosion resistance, American Petroleum Institute, slag, hydrostatic testing, weld metal, welded joint design, Edison Welding Institute, welding quality control

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