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 Expert  713553

Expert in Specialty and Industrial Gas Manufacturing, Safety, Explosions, Accident Investigation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
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Expert has expertise with industrial and specialty gases. His current activities include safety auditing and litigation. Expert conducts on-site inspection of acetylene, hydrogen, specialty gas, and industrial gas fill plants for personnel and fire safety as well as for potential hazards in operations. He reviews compliance with CGA, NFPA, DOT, FDA, OSHA, and other industrial standards.

As manager of the specialty gas department of a major industrial gas corporation, Expert was responsible for product development, production, distribution, and applications of dopants (arsine, phosphine, diborane), fluorine products (nitrogen trifluoride,sulfur hexafluoride, sulfur tetrafluoride, tungsten hexafluoride, bromine trifluoride, iodine pentafluorine); silicon products (silane, di- and tri-chlorosilane), etchants (hydrogen chloride, nitrogen trifluoride), rare gases (krypton, neon, xenon), and other specialty gases (carbon monoxide, saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, acid gases, sterilants). Recently he has been the Chief Technical Advisor for the United Nations in the Peoples Republic of China establishing the Beijing Specialty Gas Research Institute.

Expert was responsible for the production and distribution of acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.

Expert reviews and writes technical documents such as operating procedures for acetylene, specialty gas and industrial gas fill plants and other technical documents associated with the industrial and specialty gas industries. Editing is directed at improving clarity and syntax as well as recognizing all appropriate current requirements of CGA, NFPA, DOT, FDA, and OSHA.

As a new Specialty Gas product, he developed and managed a process for liquefying, storing and distributing Carbon Monoxide as a cryogenic liquid.


industrial gas safety


fire safety code


specialty gas




industrial gas


materials safety data sheet


carbon monoxide


industrial gas manufacturing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Wilmington, North Carolina;  and Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Compressed & Specialty Gas Safety, ER, Manufacture,...
Specialty Gases Manufacture,transportation and use
Compressed Gas Handling
Dielectric Phenomena

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1946   BS   Chemistry   Centenay College of Louisiana  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Expert provides assistance to the chemical industry in industrial and specialty gas activities. He specializes in safety, operations, QA, government regulation compliance and accident investigation. He also serves as an expert witness in litigation. He has served as the Chief Technical Advisor for the UN in the Peoples Republic of China where he established two National Research Institutes for Chemical Reagents and Specialty Gases

1979 to 1983


Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.


Technical Affairs Manager, IGD


He managed the Safety, R&D, Operations, and Engineering activities in the Industrial Gas Division.

1969 to 1979


Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.


Manager, Specialty Gas Department


Expert managed Operations, R&D, Engineering, Sales, QA--all of the department's activities. He was the primary "mover" in Air Products' entry into the basic fluorine production activities resulting in the production of new fluorine-based chemicals including nitrogen trifluoride, tungsten hexafluoride, sulfur hexafluoride, and most of the other "inorganic" fluoride compounds.

1966 to 1969


Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.


Technical Director, IGD


He managed Operations, Safety, and Engineering in the Industrial Gas Division.

Career Accomplishments:

He has been a member of the American Chemical Society for over 50 years. Expert is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Chemical Society. He has been very involved in the Compressed Gas Association.

Professional Appointments

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Compressed Gas Association (1967-83) as Chairman of the Technical Screening Committee, was Vice Chairman of the Association Development Committee, and Past Chairman of the Industrial Gas and Related Products Division, the Hydrogen Committee, the Acetylene Committee, and the Commodity Specification Committee.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 30 plus publications in Safety, Operations, and Quality Contrrol in the field of Industrial, Medical and Specialty Gases.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has reviewed and advised on safety of handling flammable and toxic gases such as hydrogen, methane, silane, carbon monoxide, etc. in chemical and electronic manufacturing operations.
  • He has served as expert witness in litigation, generally involving the misuse or misunderstanding of hazards associated with industrial and specialty gases. He has investigated the source and cause of explosions in the chemical and industrial gas industries.
  • Expert has prepared industrial and specialty gas container label information so as to comply with DOT, F&DA, OSHA, EPA, etc.
  • He has prepared operations manuals for the opperation of industrial and specialty gas production facilities.
  • Expert has prepared material safety data sheets for the industrial and specialty gas industries. He has done so for approximately 2,000 compounds and mixtures.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on O2 Level Safety for Nitrogen Purge FOUP Storage System in Semiconductor Fab environment.
  • Liquid nitrogen expert for consulting on evaluation of nitrogen plant.
  • Nitrogen trifluoride expert for consulting on nitrogen fluoride safety and handling.
  • Expert in bromine pentafluoride for consulting on producing bromine trifluoride using that is 99.5% pure.
  • Expert highly corrosive chemicals for consulting on corrosive material transport and production.
  • Expert in industrial gas intote for consulting on fleet optimization of tube trailers delivering industrial gases specifically hydrogen.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been a witness in many cases which generally involve the misuse or mishandling of any of the approximate 200 industrial and specialty gases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on CO2 death.
  • Expert in industrial gas for consulting on capabilities to generate supplies of nitrogen from air separation units and customary practices for supplying or storage.
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
to   China (PRC)   Served for approximately 7 years (late 80's-early 90's) as a Chief Technical Advisor for the United Nations in The Peoples Republic Of China. As the technical advisor brought "on stream" the Beijing Specialty Gas Research Institute, Employing approximately 100 Scientists and technicians housed in a 4 story research laboratory. The laboratory has developed a number of unique and accurate techniques for the production and purification of specialty gases for use mainly in the electronics industry.He also aided and improved the purification techniques and operations of the Beijing Institute of Chemical Reagents
1970 to 1980   England, Belgium and Germany   He established satellite production and marketing facilities for Air Products Specialty Gas product line in these three foreign countries

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He can read German.

Market Research:
He managed sales of specialty gases for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

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:

He has given several seminars in the industry concerning the toxicological hazards associated with all of the industrial and specialty gases.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has vendor knowledge only where it involves selection of analytical equipment or materials of construction for the safe use, storage and handling of the various industrial and specialty gases.


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