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 Expert  711596

Expert in Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, Forensic and Reliability Engineering.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert evaluates indoor air quality and determines the corrective actions that are necessary to provide a healthy environment. He analyzes a building's boilers, chillers, HVAC system, lighting, occupancy, and envelope to determine methods to conserve energy while maintaining a healthy indoor environment.

Expert has expertise in design new and correcting existing problems with HVAC systems. He combines his control and mechanical engineering skills to design HVAC systems that are cost-effective, energy efficient, and provide a high quality indoor environment. Expert combines his expertise in HVAC, control, fire management, energy conservation and indoor air quality to design integrated building automation systems that will control all building systems, thus avoiding duplication of control conflicts. He is familiar with both commercial and resident.

He analyzes buildings for compliance with fire and life safety codes. He designs integrated systems that utilize fire alarms, sprinklers, fan control, fire dampers, egress, and compartmentation to protect occupants while minimizing construction costs. Expert is an experienced circuit designer who has designed a broad range of analog amplifiers, integration, differentiation, transducer, and other instrumentation and control circuits.

He is an experienced digital circuit designer whose experience ranges from discrete component logic to microprocessors and ASICs. He designs servo systems ranging from simple DC feedback to 50 MHz phase lock loops. He designs switching power supplies that can control the output for voltage, current, or an algorithm.

Expert's Firm Inc. was the first Minnesota firm that specialized in reliability engineering. The firm helps clients develop cost-effective reliability programs and provides a complete range of services including reliability assessment, MTBF prediction, FMEA, FTA, circuit analysis and computer simulation, and reliability relational database systems.

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building energy management

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indoor air purification

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indoor air quality

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heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment

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building automation

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building automation system

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commercial-building automation

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intelligent building

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fire risk analysis

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analog circuit

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analog circuit design

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digital circuit

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digital circuit design

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servomechanism

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combined analog/digital circuit

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power-supply circuit

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switched-mode power supply circuit

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electronic device reliability

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reliability engineering

Expert programs in C, C++, Visual C++, Visual Basic, and assembly languages. He received a CEC Award for developing software to model and optimize lighting and HVAC systems in buildings. He also develops algorithms for simulating dynamic systems. Expert has expertise in the failure analysis and reconstruction of electrocution, fire, explosion, stray voltage, automobile accidents, and industrial accidents.

Expert has been certified by both State and Federal Courts to testify as an expert in the interpretation and application of OSHA, Building, Fire and Industrial Safety Codes. He is knowledgeable and works with the OSHA, NEC, NESC, NFPA, UFC, UBC, ANSI, ASME, IEEE and the Building Codes on a regular basis. The Minnesota Board of Electricity recognizes Expert as being qualified to evaluate equipment safety and to certify that the equipment complies with UL 508, NFPA 70, NFPA 79 and that it is safe for installation. Expert has many years of experience designing Electronics and Control Systems for projects ranging from aerospace to buildings. He is also designs the Electrical & Mechanical Systems that are being controlled.

Expert is an experienced Electronic Circuit Designer and software developer. He makes technical evaluations of electronics and control systems based on his personal knowledge & experience, not just the sales literature! Alarm Systems, Fire & Security. Building Automation & Control Systems. CCTV, Cable & Satellite TV Distribution Networks. Communications Systems, Telephone, Nurse Call & Sound Systems. Digital (DDC), Analog & Pneumatic Controls. HVAC Controls & Energy Management Systems. Fire Alarm & Security Systems. Local Area Computer Networks (LAN)

Expert designs total electrical systems for buildings. He has received an Award from the Consulting Engineers Council for developing the math models and theory defining the nature of electrical hazards in Hospitals. He also developed methods to achieve a safe electrical environment for Patients. This same technology is also useful in suppressing conducted and radiated interference.

Expert has conducted seminars on the Life Safety Code, OSHA, Patient Safety and other related subjects for the Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Safety Council and other interested agencies. Electrical Service Entrance. Electrical Power Distribution. Emergency Power & Co?Generation. Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) Control. Fault Current Analysis and Coordination. Hazardous Locations Power Systems. Hospital Design of OR, ICU, CCU & Lab locations. Lighting Systems. Power Factor Correction

Expert designs HVAC systems that maintain a comfortable and healthy environment while minimizing energy consumption. He also has significant field experience developing acceptable methods for physically installing pipe work, ducts and mechanical equipment required to upgrade existing facilities.

Boiler, Chillers, Heat Pump Systems. Chilled Water, Hot Water & Steam Distribution Systems. Energy Management & Conservation Systems. Fire Suppression & Sprinkler System Design. Gas Distribution Systems, Medical & Industrial. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems. HVAC Control Systems. Plumbing & Water Distribution Systems

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algorithm

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BASIC programming language

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C programming language

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C++ programming

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C++ programming language

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Visual Basic programming

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forensic engineering

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expert witness

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building code

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fire safety code

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation

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OSHA electrical regulation

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safety code

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industrial safety

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control systems science

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electromechanics

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electrical engineering

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mechanical engineering


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

HVAC Control Systems and Equipment
Product Safety Regulatory Compliance
Forensic Electrical Electronic Engineering, Fire...
Regulatory and Product Safety Agency Approval

Education:
Year   Degree   Institution  
1962   BS   Electrical Engineering - University of Miami (Florida)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1969 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

Expert's Firm provides complete forensic and reliability engineering services including field investigation, failure analysis and FMEA. Expert is licensed and registered as both an electrical and mechanical engineer and has extensive experience resolving complex problems involving electrical, electronic and mechanical systems.

1963 to 1969

 

Senior Engineer, Honeywell Inc .

 


 


1961 to 1963

 

Engineer, Boeing Aircraft Inc .

 


 



Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Expert is licensed to practice both electrical and mechanical engineering in Minnesota and has an inactive license in five other states. He is registered by NCEES examination in both disciplines therefore can be registered in most other states within a few weeks.

Awards/Recognition

HONORS: CEC Engineering Award for developing the theory that explains the nature of extraneous electrical signals and stray voltages in buildings. He has developed design techniques for controlling EMI, eliminating stray voltage and for protecting sensitive electronics and electrically susceptible patients in hospitals.

· CEC Engineering Award for developing the software and dynamic math model to analyze energy flow in a building while simulating weather, occupancy and thermal loads.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in electronics design and testing needed.
  • Expert in circuit board developer for consulting on fireplace.
  • HVAC control system expert for consulting on combining weather data in HVAC control systems.
  • Expert for consulting on high voltage reliability testing.
  • Expert for consulting on NEC / CEC code compliance.
  • Product safety expert for consulting on PV inverter system electrical safety/testing.
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 in fire pump controllers for personal injury case.
  • Expert fire alarm system for consulting on product failure.
  • Smoke detector expert for consulting on troubleshooting.
  • Expert in HVAC actuators with ASICS electronics for tarriff classification case.
  • OSHA fire safety expert for consulting on life safety code and exit signs.
  • HVAC expert witness for consulting on design and installation of HVAC system for large arena.
  • Uninterruptible power source expert for consulting on UPS alarms and battery failure.
  • Electrical distribution panel expert for consulting on electrical distribution center.
  • NFPA expert for consulting on fire detection systems.
  • Expert for consulting on stability of industrial chiller regarding an industrial accident.
  • Expert in DDC control system technician, CA for consulting on DDC Control Systems.
  • Fire sprinkler expert for consulting on fire sprinkler failure.
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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