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  108162

Expert in Bulk Materials Handling, Storage, Reclamation, and Processing. Grain Elevators, Bins, Silos, Feed and Flour Mills and Related Equipment and Processes


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Dakota (SD)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has expertise in bulk materials handling, storage, and processing systems particularly in regard to the agricultural industry. He specializes in the structure and systems design of pre-engineered buildings, bins, silos, and bunkers.

He has experience in the specification, design, engineering, and construction inspection of tanks. He is involved in existing tank evaluation and repair including tanks for liquids and bulk materials of all types. Expert is also experienced with industrial and agricultural plant layout and design, including structural design. He is familiar with a variety of processing plants including oilseed processing plants, corn sweetener, milk and cheese, cement, and packing plants.

He has consulted on the design and engineering of agricultural machines including all types of row crop, small grain, hay, feed processing, and fiber and food production and processing. Expert is also experienced with solid handling equipment, especially continuous solid handling methods, such as conveyors, chutes, consignors, stackers, feeders, as well as size reduction and storage of solids. He has worked with the transportation of bulk solids by truck, rail, barge, and ship.

Since 1980, expert has worked extensively in soybean, sunflower, and canola seed processing, oil extraction and meal handling including all phases of the various processes and work on the physical plant and process equipment. He is experienced in corn, canola, sunflower, wheat, oat, and barley processing, handling, storage, and shipping. He has a special interest in soybean, sunflower, and canola processing and in corn milling and corn sweetener processes.

Expert has provided engineering evaluation, opinions, design and services for bulk materials loading at harbor terminal facilities in the USA, Mexico, Yemen, Canada, etc. involving bulk grains of all types, cement, rock, coal, carbon black, wood fuel pellets, wood chips, fertilzer, etc.

 • 

bulk materials handling

 • 

grain elevator

 • 

hopper

 • 

material storage

 • 

silo

 • 

solid material handling

 • 

storage facility

 • 

storage tank

 • 

tank design

 • 

food plant layout

 • 

agricultural machine

 • 

agricultural engineering

 • 

disk harrow

 • 

farm equipment

 • 

farm machine

 • 

hay

 • 

continuous solid handling machine

 • 

conveyor

 • 

conveyor design

 • 

screw conveyor

 • 

solid handling equipment

 • 

solid material handling engineering

 • 

solid transportation

 • 

solids unloading

 • 

solid storage

 • 

storage

 • 

seed oil extraction

 • 

soybean meal

 • 

sunflower oil

 • 

flour storage

 • 

food storage

 • 

grain drying

 • 

grain mill

 • 

grain storage

 • 

wheat storage

 • 

failure analysis

 • 

marine shipping


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Sioux Falls, South Dakota;  and Sioux City, Iowa.

Often requested
with this expert:

Dry Solids Processing Facility
Mixing Processes and Equipment
Structural Engineering; Construction, Failure Investigation...
Pump Design and Applications

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   B.S.Ag.E.   Agricultural Engineering   University of Nebraska  
2016   Continuing Education, Attend and Teach   Bulk Materials Handling, Storage and Processing   Engineering Societies and Professional Groups  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consulting Engineer

 

Consulting Engineer

 

Expert is an engineer and an owner of Expert's Firm in Yankton, South Dakota. Engineering projects involve bulk materials handling, storage, reclaim, process and shipping. Machine design for conveyors and process equipment. Design of bulk storage bins, silos, bunkers and buildings.. Fire and failure investigation and reports. Evaluation and opinions on buildings, structures and equipment, etc.

1978 to 1980

 

TCI Power Products

 

Enigneering

 

Project Manager

 

He was a Product Engineer in all terrain industrial and agricultural forklifts and bucket loaders.

1976 to 1978

 

Henke Machine, inc.

 

Engineering

 

Plant Engineer

 

Expert was a Product Engineer for bulk storage bins, conveyors, hammer mill, roller mills, cattle feeding wagons, etc..

1973 to 1976

 

URS/Ken R. White Company

 

Engineering

 

Engineer

 

Expert was a project engineer working on bulk materials handling, storage and reclaim projects involving cement, rock, coal, grains of all types, livestock feed mills, flour mills, etc.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (Loads on Bins and Silos 20/4), the American Concrete Institute (Bin and Silo Committee 313), and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 25 plus states.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of several publications on the design of bin panels, bin foundations, storage bin discharges, safety devices for bins, and emergency response.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • NOHR Wortmann Engineering CompanyServices Offered Engineering Services, Construction, Equipment and Process• Schematic Design• Design Development• Construction Documents• Review, Bidding and Negotiations• Construction and AdministrationBuilding Design, Modification and Modernization• Pre-engineered• Post Framed• Steel Framed• Stick Framed• Masonry• Hoop• NOTE: Referral to ArchitecturalIndustrial/Manufacturing• Assembly Line Modification• Tool. Jig, Fixture Design and Certification• Crane and HoistInvestigation and Forensic Engineering• Construction• Commercial• Residential• Industrial• Construction Defect• Cause & Origin• Damage Assessment• Fire Damage• Storm Damage• Engineering Repair Estimates• Identification of Damage• Identification of Cause of Damage• Consulting services for Underwriting EvaluationConstruction Services• Inspection observations for compliance with drawings and specifications.• Inspection for workmanship and quality assurance.• Contract administration for scheduling, completion percentages and pay requests.General Engineering Work• Bulk Materials Handling• Storage and Processing• Corrugated Steel Bins• Bolted and Welded Steel Tanks• Slipform Silos• Jumpform Silos• Bunker Storage o Woodo Steelo ConcreteFoundation Design for:o Siloso Binso Tankso Bunkerso Pre-Engineered Buildingso Conventional Buildingso Post Framed BuildingsEquipment• Agricultural, Construction and Industrial• Damage Investigation• Design, Repair and Modification• Vehicle• Damages• Fire and Failure
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in pilot scale drying equipment for consulting on identifying possible vendors.
  • Expert in failure analysis for a shaft breaking on a conveyor.
  • Expert for consulting on Unit Train Facility.
  • Concrete silo expert for consulting on Reinforced concrete silo design.
  • Expert in bulk grain handling for consulting on white millet in bulk.
  • Silo expert for consulting on collapse of galvanized steel grain silo due to unloading procedure.
  • Silo expert for consulting on reducing particle degradation when filling up a silo.
  • Expert for consulting on Investment in grain elevators market
  • Silo expert for consulting on Silo Purge Ports.
  • Expert in Booz Allen Hamilton.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Investigations, analysis, evaluations and reports regarding fires, failures and collapse of buildings, structures, silos and bins, materials handling equipment and support catwalks and towers, agricultural equipment, feed and flour mills, etc.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert design fuel nozzle for consulting on Fluid Mechanics.
  • Expert in prepared food conveyance litigation issue.
  • Expert for consulting on Hay baling.
  • Expert in Rock Crushing or Jaw Crusher.
  • Silo construction expert witness for consulting on grain silo/bin construction, erection and maintenance.
  • Silo expert for consulting on silo failure case.
  • Expert in product liability for consulting on mobile conveyer system.
  • Agricultural engineering expert for consulting on Grain Bin Explosion.
  • Expert in grain processing for consulting on grain milling to identify and remove foreign particulate.
  • Expert in grain operations for consulting on litigation.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1992 to   Central and South America   Expert consults on bulk materials handling, storage and processing, silos, bins, conveyors, and mills including bulk handling and processing equipment such as elevator legs, conveyors, hammermills, grinders, roller mills, etc. Work also involved oil seed processing equipment.
1992 to   China   He consulted on livestock feedmills and grain facilities including bulk handling and processing equipment such as elevator legs, conveyors, hammermills, grinders, roller mills, etc..
1992 to   Canada   He consulted on grain bins and silos including bulk handling and processing equipment such as elevator legs, conveyors, hammermills, grinders, roller mills, etc..
2002 to   Middle East   He consulted on grain bins and silos including bulk handling and processing equipment such as elevator legs, conveyors, hammermills, grinders, roller mills, etc..
1985 to   Mexico   He consulted on grain bins and silos including bulk handling and processing equipment such as elevator legs, conveyors, hammermills, grinders, roller mills, etc. Work also involved oil seed processing equipment.

Market Research:
Expert regularly provides evaluation and engineering design services for agricultural and industrial bulk materials industries including grain, coal, cement, frac sand storage, harbor and river terminals, rail terminals, feed and floor mills, farm agricultrual equipment

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert presents and teaches at seminars and professional meetings each year on subjects related to bulk materials handling, storage, reclaim and processing, agricultural equipment accidents and failures, fires and collapses.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience locating vendors of: bulk material handling equipment; storage and process equipment; bins, silos, and mills; and storage and process equipment repair. He has access to the following resources: extensive files; a database; and international contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert Engineering Company, LLC has a staff of engineers and technicians to provide support.


 

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