ORC Expert Advisory Services ORC International

  home    |    find an expert    |    request an expert    |    join our network    |    about us     expert login  
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  
  search tips 
Share this page:  Send to LinkedIn Send to Facebook Tweet This Email Print

 Expert  108288

Expert in Electrical Heating with Concentration on Heat Tracing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

Listed with other top experts in: 

Expert is an expert in heat tapes and heat tracing. He is especially knowledgeable about electrical heat tracing, which involves applying electrical heaters to pipes and vessels to keep them from freezing, or to ensure process maintenance temperatures. Expert has extensive experience in the design, installation, and safety of all electrical heat tracing requirements, as well as for steam and other fluid tracing applications. He has written over 15 papers on designing, installing and commissioning electrical heat tracing in power generation facilities.

Expert is experienced with fiber optic and conventional temperature measurement systems, IBM PC compatible software design and production, leak detection, power line carrier communication systems, and heat transfer in general.

 • 

heat tape

 • 

heat tracing

 • 

steam tracing system

Expert has been involved with crude oil recovery on the North Slope of Alaska and Northern Canada. He has published technical papers on the use of electrical heaters for reducing the viscosity of heavy oil.
 • 

crude oil recovery

 • 

energy storage

 • 

energy storage system


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   M.S.   Electrical Engineering   Stanford University  
1967   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   M.I.T.  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to 2009

 

Shell Oil Houston

 

Heater Technology

 

Consultant

 

Lead a heater project to develop Mineral Insulated Heaters (MgO) for high power, high voltage and high temperature use in oil wells for flow assurance, viscosity reduction and Insitu processing.

1972 to 2002

 

Raychem

 


 

Electrical Engineering Manager

 


1971 to 1972

 

Telesensory Systems

 


 

Chief Mechanical Engineer

 


1968 to 1971

 


 

Westinghouse Electric

 

Engineer

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Life Fellow in IEEE, Senior Member of ISA and ASME. His work has taken him throughout Europe and the Far East, giving him rich experience in electrical instrumentation, heat tracing design, and approval requirements for overseas applications.

Licenses/Certifications

Expert holds two Professional Engineering Licenses in California: Electrical and Controls Systems Engineer.

Awards/Recognition

Expert is a Fellow of IEEE.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds 35 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Proceedings of IEEE  
 - IEEE PCIC Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - IEEE Industry Applications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Impact of Embedding Heat Trace in Walk-in Freezer Panels.
  • Expert for consulting on Heat Trace review of piping heat tract used in a molten salt solar generating receiver.
  • Expert in heat transfer for consulting on Product side-by-side comparison.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • ASTM steam tracing "expert witness" for consulting on steam heat tracing.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Europe, Asia   Expert's work has taken him throughout Europe and the Far East, giving him rich experience in electrical instrumentation, heat tracing design, and approval requirements for overseas applications

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: heat tracing products, shrink tubing products, nitonel, electrical sensors and instrumentation, and steam sensors and instrumentation.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials, a card file, a database, and a technical library.


 

Need the right expert?  We can help!

home       find an expert       request an expert       join our network       about us

Intota is now ORC Expert Advisory Services

FOLLOW ORC ON