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 Expert  714882

Expert in Energy & Process Piping Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
PIPE; PIPELINE; CIVIL ENGINEERING. Expert has over 35 years of experience in mechanical and civil/structural engineering, principally in the design and analysis of industrial process and energy-related structures, equipment, piping, pipelines, and support.

PIPING CODE; BOILER CODE. Expert is an expert in pressure piping, ANSI/ASME piping codes, and boiler and pressure vessel code, section III, piping and pipe supports subjected to earthquake and other transient loads. He provides consulting services in piping and pipeline failure analysis; critical systems erection; ASME code construction; piping design reviews; piping and pipeline fitness for service criteria; maintenance, modification, and repair of piping systems; and elevated temperature and very high pressure design.

PIPING SYSTEM DESIGN; PRESSURE PIPING SYSTEM. Expert has developed and given piping design and analysis seminars for the ASME and private companies. He has provided project and technical management of nuclear piping and support engineering and design; performed thermal-hydraulics and pressure vessel analyses; coordinated non-destructive test programs; developed proof testing and fatigue testing programs for piping components; provided program verification services for civil and thermal-hydraulic computer codes; and reviewed and assisted in the development of nuclear quality assurance programs.


boiler code


civil engineering






piping code


piping system design


piping system design review


pressure piping system


pressure vessel design


structural engineering


process piping

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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.

Often requested
with this expert:

Pressure Vessels, Failure Analysis & Fitness, Piping &...
Weld Structure, Tanks, Vessels
Pressure Vessels, Tanks, LNG Tanks, Refrigerated Tanks,...
Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety Codes and Standards

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   MS   Civil Engineering   M.I.T.  
1958   BS   Civil Engineering   Stanford University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1983 to






1980 to 1983


ECHO Energy Consultants, Inc.


Vice President


1977 to 1980


FMC Associates


Principal Engineer


1969 to 1977


EDS Nuclear (Impell Corp.)


Section Manager


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, ANSI, ASME, ASME B31 Main Committee, Chairman, ASME B31 Technical Committee on Mechanical Design (MDC), ASME B31.1 Power Piping Committee, ASME B31.3 Chemical Plant & Petroleum Refinery Committee, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Subcommittee on Nuclear Power, Working Group on Piping, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Subcommittee on Nuclear Power, Working Group on Component Supports, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Structural Engineering Association of Northern California, Seismology Main Committee, Chairman - Subcommittee on Non-Building Structures, Building Seismic Safety Council, and the Technical Subcommittee on Mechanical-Electrical Systems and Building equipment.


Expert is a registered Mechanical and Civil Engineer in California. He also holds a Certificate in Data Processing from the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on DOT and ASME code compliance evaluation of a fillet welded sleeve on a pipeline.
  • Expert in Natural Gas Piping to assist with codes and design practices.
  • Pressure code stainless steel welding expert for consulting on stainless steel in pressure code weldments.
  • Offshore pipeline expert in for consulting on offshore pipelines.
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 API 5L X70 LASW pipe.
  • Expert for consulting on Oil refinery tank leak in waste water causing personal injury.
  • Expert witness in the steel industry for consulting on Steel Fabrication Plant where "red iron" is detailed and bolt holes, etc., drilled, so that red iron can go out to construction projects such as bridges, multi-story structures, etc.
  • Expert witness structural engineer flue supports for consulting on expert witness.
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.


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