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 Expert  107994

Expert in Instrument and Control Systems


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
USA
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INSTRUMENTATION; PROCESS CONTROL; CHEMICAL PROCESS CONTROL. Expert has 30 years of experience in engineering, design and specification of instrumentation and control systems for chemical and refining plants. These systems include distributed and computer control, and conventional pneumatic/electronic control consisting of single-loop and multi-loop controllers. His experience includes selecting and specifying pressure and temperature sensors, and level devices and flow elements, including transmitters, to meet process and installation requirements.

CONTROL VALVES; FLOW ELEMENTS; CONTROL VALVE SIZING AND SELECTION. Expert has extensive experience and expertise in sizing and selecting process control valves, including globe, ball, and butterfly valves to meet process conditions and installation requirements. Self-contained pressure and temperature-regulating valves are also considered where suitable. Flow measuring elements used for control and metering applications, such as orifices, venturies, mass flow, and density, are sized, selected, and specified for all flow media. Expert's experience includes sizing and selection of control valves based on flow medium, liquid, gas, and vapor using standard sizing formulas and calculations. He also has determined noise levels generated with installation requirements to reduce noise level.

SAFETY SHUTDOWN INTERLOCKS; ALARM MANAGEMENT; ALARM SYSTEM; ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN; FAILSAFE INTERLOCKS. Expert's experience includes the design of safety shutdown and operational interlocks, using the failsafe/fault tolerant principles to ensure safety of the process, plant equipment, and personnel protection. Circuits are designed using relays and/or programmable controllers, with input/output devices to interface with the field components. He has also designed and specified alarm management, including selection of alarms, sequence, and distribution and display of conventional back-lighted and computerized alarm arrangements. Expert's expertise includes articles and seminars on the design and application of failsafe interlock circuits as applied to the process and refinery industries. He has also designed and installed systems using programmable controllers, relays, and solid state logic.

SHORT COURSES AND SEMINARS. The following short courses and seminars have been presented as part of corporate training, technical assistance programs for foreign companies and continuing education for engineers and plant supervisors. Instrumentation and Control Project Management Nippon Soda Ltd.- Tokyo, Japan

Control Valve Sizing and Selection University of Wisconsin-Dept. of Professional Development

"Trouble Shooting" Refineries and Chemical Plants- Instrumentation and Control Systems Center for Professional Advancement- E. Brunswick, N.J.

Avoid Disaster by Design-Designing Safety into Process Plant Controls, Interlocks and Alarms Center for Professional Advancement- E. Brunswick, N.J. Exxon Research and Development- Baton Rouge, La. Pennsylvania Power and Light-Allentown, Pa.

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alarm system

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alarm system design

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ball valve

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butterfly valve

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chemical process control instrumentation

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control valve selection

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control valve sizing

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distributed control system

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electromechanical control

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energy-efficient energy recovery system

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energy-efficient process control

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failsafe interlock circuit

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gas mechanics

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advanced process control

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alarm management

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gas regulator


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Localities:
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;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1950   BME   Mechanical Engineering,   City College of New York  
  Graduate courses, Instrumentation and Control   Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute    

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1985 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consultant

 

1986 to 1986

 

Stone & Webster, NY

 

Senior Control Systems Engineer

 

1960 to 1985

 

Scientific Design Company, Instrumentation and Control Division, New York

 

Manager

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Senior Member of the Instrument Society of America.

Licenses/Certifications

Expert is a registered control systems engineer in California.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published numerous articles, including "The Design of Interlocks and Alarms"(Chemical Engineering, Feb. 1985), and "Control Valve Sizing and Selection" (Oil & Gas Journal, Dec. 1985).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Plant Engineering, November  
 - Oil and Gas Journal  
 - Chemical Engineering  
 - Industry Standard Architecture  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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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
Japan   Expert has presented corporate training and technical assistance programs in Tokyo, Japan.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

The following short courses and seminars have been presented as part of corporate training, technical assistance programs for foreign companies and continuing education for engineers and plant supervisors. Instrumentation and Control Project Management Nippon Soda Ltd.- Tokyo, Japan

Control Valve Sizing and Selection University of Wisconsin-Dept. of Professional Development

"Trouble Shooting" Refineries and Chemical Plants- Instrumentation and Control Systems Center for Professional Advancement- E. Brunswick, N.J.

Avoid Disaster by Design-Designing Safety into Process Plant Controls, Interlocks and Alarms Center for Professional Advancement- E. Brunswick, N.J. Exxon Research and Development- Baton Rouge, La. Pennsylvania Power and Light-Allentown, Pa.


 

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