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 Expert  107912

Expert in Design of Pumps, Design of Fluid Systems, System Operation, and Upgrades


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has 30 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of pump, pump drive, and pump seal technology. He is extensively involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and operation of the full range of centrifugal pumps to a wide spectrum of processes and systems. He has directed the conceptual designs of new fluid systems and their components, and has provided diagnostic evaluations of deficient hardware.

Using vibration diagnostic data to complement other hydraulic and mechanical parameters, Expert has applied an overall synergistic approach to fluid system design and component specification, allowing him to meet required objectives. He is also familiar with the vibration monitoring tools necessary for such an effort.

Expert has taken the lead in optimizing system and pump construction in slurry systems. Based on extensive prior experience in fluid systems, he has directed the design and application of existing and new technology in systems handling "harsh" fluids.

Expert has an in-depth base of experience and knowledge in materials and their properties. He has access to other industry sources of experience in ferrous, non-ferrous, and non-metallic base materials and coatings.

Expert has established design, engineering, and test criteria for the avoidance and tolerance of system upsets as they affect systems and their components.

He provides an overall and integrated assessment of system and component design on a cost reliability and efficiency basis.

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centrifugal pump

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centrifugal pump application

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centrifugal pump design

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conventional water pumping

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energy-efficient conventional water pumping

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energy-efficient pump

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energy-efficient water pumping

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fluid flow

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fluid flow transient

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fluid handling

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fluid mechanics

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fluid system diagnostics

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fluid system dynamics

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fluid system materials selection

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fluid system vibration diagnostics

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hydraulic pump

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hydraulics

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liquid cavitation

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liquid pumping

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pump application

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pump design

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pump evaluation

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pump seal

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pump test facility design

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pump testing

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pump vibration

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pumping

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pumping application

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pumping equipment

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pump

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pumping system

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pumping system design

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sealless pump

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slurry

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slurry pump

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slurry pumping

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water pump

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water pumping

Expert is proficient with operation and maintenance (O&M) procedures and recommendations, imperative to design and construction, that affect reliability and overall lifecycle costs. These O&M procedures, guidelines, and recommendations are based upon extensive field experience and hands-on direction.
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fluid system operational procedure

A key element in the troubleshooting fluid systems is the determination of the occurrence, degree, and/or frequency of cavitation within fluids. Expert's past experiences with test results and empirical data on noise, vibration, and damage generated by cavitation have been applied to troubleshooting problems.
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cavitation noise

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cavitation erosion

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cavitation erosion control

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pump noise

Expert has 45 years of experience in power plant design and operation. With first-hand experience of fossil, nuclear, and a few renewable technologies, his detailed knowledge of fluid systems, from very small to the largest in operation today, provides technical linkage that is vital to reliable performance.
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electric power plant

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electric energy generation

Expert is well-versed in the diagnostics of fluid flow. Using empirical data and established flow parameters, he has acquired insight into predictive flow and performance problems. He also has directed test programs to directly and indirectly monitor system and pump performance.
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fluid dynamics

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fluid pumping

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pumping system troubleshooting

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fluid flow measurement


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Fall River, Massachusetts;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Pump Design and Applications
Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, Valves, Hydrostatic Drives...
Centrifugal Pump Design, Centrifugal Pump Application,...
Municipal Water/ Wastewater Systems, Pumping, Conveyance,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   BE   Marine Engineering   State University of New York  
  Coast Guard License, 2nd Officer      

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to

 

Expert's Firm

 


 

Consultant

 

At this eponymous consulting firm, Expert undertakes complete support of design, build and operation of fluid systems.

1979 to 2000

 

Stone and Webster

 

Mechanical: Power Division

 

Consultant

 


1979 to 2000

 

Stone and Webster

 


 

Pump Specialist

 


1974 to 1979

 

Stone and Webster

 


 

Power Engineer

 


1972 to 1974

 

Stone and Webster

 


 

Engineer, Power Division

 


1970 to 1972

 

Stone and Webster

 


 

Engineer, Mechanical Division

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of ASME, and currently consults, either singly or through project teams, with more than a dozen companies in his field of expertise.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Massachusetts (both exam-based).

Professional Appointments

He is a member of the Hydraulic Institute Committee on the Design of Intake Structures. He is also a long-term judge of Chemical Processing's VAALER Award Program.

Awards/Recognition

Hydraulic Institute Partner.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Three papers on pump sizing.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Chemical Processing Magazine  
 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Boiler Feed Water Pump Problem.
  • Propane expert needed for consulting regarding propane delivery.
  • Expert in energy efficient pumps for consulting on pump technology selection for NASA space suit.
  • Expert in 15 HP Cetrifugal Pump not working.
  • Expert in for material selection in water equipments.
  • Power plant design expert for consulting on development of a utility scale solar thermal plant.
  • Slurry systems expert for consulting on design of system for making and pumping a slurry.
  • Expert in Pump/motor Noise.
  • Water flow expert for consulting on Pool and Spa Safety.
  • Expert in fluid management system for consulting on state of a manufacturer's FMS.
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:
  • Pumping systems expert for consulting on Swansea - desalinization project - fyroc pumps.
  • Slurry pump expert for consulting on slurry pump design and industry.
  • Expert in slurry pumps for consulting on trade dress case involving slurry pumps.
  • Pump expert for consulting on tractor pump and hose explosion.
  • Pump design expert for consulting on pump failure litigation case.
  • Water pump failure expert witness for consulting on Pump failure -caused water damage.
  • Technical expert witness services for slurry water pumps for consulting on and possible declaration.
  • Hydraulic pump expert for consulting on hydraulic pump involved in the malfunction of an amusement park ride.
  • Trucking equipment expert needed for consulting regarding a trucking equipment accident.
  • Expert engineer for consulting on sealing systems of a progressing cavity pump used in oil field artificial lift.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert reads Spanish.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of all domestic pumping hardware and auxiliaries.


 

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