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 Expert  108153

Expert in Process Control, Systems, and Optimization

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Most recently Expert's work has centered on pharmaceutical batch processes requiring Food and Drug Administration (FDA) software and hardware validation. Expert notes that generally, this requires a data model (both procedural and physical) following the guidelines of ANSI/ISA S88.00.02 and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 210 and 211. Expert has experience in developing area, process cell, unit, and modules software for recipe functions production, planning, scheduling, and life cycle states. Expert has also verified the operability of math-modeled control designs in relation to its hardware, software, and real-world operability. He won a national contest held by the Instrument Society of America to author the "Practical Guides for Networking and Telemetry Communications”. He has extensive experience developing both self-contained and self-regulating systems using control platforms such as electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, and software solutions. Expert has designed remote networking facilities that have literally spanned the globe for international petrochemical corporations via satellite and radio/microwave communication into network headquarters. The networks include private branch exchange telephone systems, audio/video distribution systems, and radio data acquisition systems. One of the networks that Expert designed has a topology halfway around the earth, from the jungles of Indonesia and Malaysia to Canada. The networks involve hardware and software pertaining to LANs, WANs, and MANs. Additionally, he completed a spread spectrum communications project.

chemical process control


communication system


control process


control system


control system design


distributed control system


multiprocessing operating system






pneumatic logic


advanced process control


process control system


process control system design


programmable controller



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  Galveston, Texas;  and Missouri City, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   B.S.   Chemistry   Southern Methodist University  
1982   Diploma   Digital Networking and Telemetry Communications   Z-LOG  
1994   Diploma   Visual Basic   Washington State, Extended Learning  
1995   Diploma   C++   Washington State, Extended Learning  
1997   Diploma   SAP   Web, Extended Learning  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to





Independent Consultant


1972 to 1976


ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia




Assistant Superintendent, Utilities


1964 to 1968


U.S. Air Force



Systems Analyst


Expert was a programming analog computer technician working on flight control in thermonuclear missiles.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a senior member of the Society of Applied Mathematicians.


He won a national contest held by the ISA for the authorship of a book on "Practical Guides for Instrumentation and Control."

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has four publications including three books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Japan: Toshiba Technical Papers  
 - ISA Emerging Technologies  
 - Instrument Society of America  
 - American Society of Petroleum Engineers  
 - Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • For a Lubrizol polyisobutylene succinic anhydride batch process, Expert developed and programmed for phase classes, unit classes, and process cells.
  • For Foxboro's acetylene process he was a programmer on their continuous process.
  • For Foxboro's low-density polyethylene catalysis batch, Expert developed and programmed for phase classes, unit classes, and a process cell.
  • For a Chevron/Texaco gas plant, he was a project manager and developed commercial guidelines for optimizing an existing facility with predictive model control.
  • Expert was a programmer for a Honeywell LNG process.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Process controls expert for consulting on biomedical control optimization for a temperature control system algorithm.
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:
  • Expert for consulting on process control in factories.
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
2001 to 2002   Africa   Expert performed an FPSO SIL safety study for Chevron/Texaco/SBM-Imodco.
1999 to 2000   Egypt   He worked on a microwave telecommunications hop on an offshore facility for Gulf Oil.
1998 to 1999   Russia   Expert worked on the optimization of a furnace for Nations Energy in Kazakstan, Russia.
1997 to 1998   Korea   He worked in an LNG facility for Hyundai/McDermott Engineering in Seoul.

Market Research:
Expert has marketing experience with Allen-Bradley's “Batch Master”; CRC Evans' pipeline refinishing robot, Solar Turbine's landfill cogeneration; Amway's new product development laboratory; a correct posture chair; and an embedded controller for buried gasoline tanks.

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:

Expert developed and presented seminars on advanced process control using linear optimization, taught basic instrumentation for the AFL/CIO, and made presentations to the American Petroleum Society.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of control systems hardware, including: computers, cabling, bridges, routers, microwave radios, antennas, monitors, printers, A/D converters, and signal conditioners. He has access to the following resources: printed materials and a database.

Other Skills and Services

He has been instrumental in developing two major control system products: Allen-Bradley's "Batch-Master batch process control system" and Solar Turbine's "Landfill Gas Production Plant." He wrote Toshiba's "EX 250/500 Programming Manual," and "ADA, a Reference Handbook."


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