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Expert in Coolant Fluid Filtration

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has devoted much of his filtration and separation knowledge to cleaning liquid of all types. He has technical papers published and has led numerous seminars on coolant filtration. His hands-on knowledge of device types and experience with filtration equipment manufacturers make him one of the leaders in coolant management training. In his book and video tape series, he discusses the relationship between water-based coolants and oil as well as air, heat, and bacterial contaminants; strategies for closed-loop filtration systems; disposing of coolant versus clarifying coolant; selecting cleaning devices and pumping schemes; and a comparison of full-flow and by-pass systems. He has worked on coolant clarification for a variety of applications including machining, grinding, rolling, wire drawing, and continuous casting operations. He has also served other liquid solid applications for minerals, chemicals, and wastewater.

aqueous filtration


coolant fluid filtration

Experienced in the management of. The system incorporated a number of return trenches throughout the facility that aided in efficient fluid movement, damage control, and ease of service.

fluid management

Expert has 23 years of experience in industrial liquid filtration. He provides a variety of support to clients who use process filtration equipment as well as suppliers of equipment and materials who serve liquid filtration applications. He has implemented systems to clean coolants, cutting oils, and other process fluids. He has completed existing system studies to update hardware, increase capacity, and troubleshoot problem areas.

fluid filter


liquid filter


liquid-solid filtration

Expert has developed programs to design and evaluate various types of liquid-solid and liquid-liquid systems. He has designed complete systems to include proper components necessary to ensure total system efficiency.



filter pump


filtration equipment

Not only knowledgeable of filtration, Expert is experienced with such devices as settling chambers, centrifuges, hydrocyclones, decanters, and other separators that clean suspended materials from liquids. In his writings, he has provided generic descriptions of retention, flotation and magnetic separators, tramp oil skimmers, and make up units and presents the variety of tanks and the value of balanced flow.

solid-liquid separation

Expert has provided guidance in selecting equipment and system installations for a variety of process engineering applications. He has worked extensively with metal grinding, machining, rolling, and wire drawing operations with hands-on knowledge of each unique type of metal used, kind of coolant required, and level of performance necessary. He has designed and installed return piping, trenches (with flushing) reservoirs, pumps, and supply lines.

process-engineering filtration

Expert has a thorough understanding of filtration system theory. His publications have defined closed loop flow, full flow, and bypass flow and have discussed equilibrium and clarity limitations. Additionally, he has worked with many versions of filters where the pressure differentials are generated hydraulically or pneumatically.


Expert has conducted tests and set up apparatus to perform pilot testing for measuring efficiency and system performance of filtration and separation equipment.

filter measurement method


filter testing

Expert has developed and refined existing techniques to precoat filter aids into filter chambers to enhance filter separating capabilities.

filter precoating

Expert has analyzed the performance and use of various hydraulic oil conditioners and filters. These range from barrier filtration to vacuum high temperature units to high vacuum distillation.


hydraulic purifier


fluid filtration

Show Only Primary Areas of Expert Consulting

Secondary Expertise
centrifuge, continuous casting, cooling equipment, cutting fluid, cutting oil, decanter, dewatering, diatomaceous earth, disk centrifuge, disk filter, dissolved air flotation, drum filter, fabric filter, fabric filtration, filter aid, filter cake, filter fabric, filter medium, filtering centrifuge, filtrate, filtration equipment design, flotation separation, froth flotation, grinding, hazardous-waste filtration equipment, hydraulic oil, hydrocyclone, industrial machinery, industrial wastewater filtration, leaf filter, leaf filtration, membrane filtration, oil filter, oil filtration, oil separator, piping system design, point-of-use filtration, precoat filter, pressure filtration, process-engineered separation, protective filter, reverse osmosis, sand filter, screen sieve, separation equipment, settling chamber, sludge clarification pond, sludge filtration equipment, slurry filtration, solid-liquid separation optimization technique, vacuum filtration, water filter, water filtration equipment, water filtration system, water treatment filtration, wet sludge

Basic Expertise
bacterial contamination, baghouse, distillation, equipment design, equipment manufacturer, grinding (machining), grinding fluid, grinding machine, industrial wastewater treatment, industrial water treatment, measurement process, membrane, metal cutting, metal grinding, metal machining, metal surface grinding, microfiltration, microporous ceramic, nanofiltration, siphon device, spiral wound filter, ultrafiltration, vacuum distillation, venturi tube, wastewater treatment, water ultrafiltration, weir
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia;  Norfolk, Virginia;  Chesapeake, Virginia;  Richmond, Virginia;  Newport News, Virginia;  Hampton, Virginia;  Portsmouth, Virginia;  and Suffolk, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   BS   Marketing/ Engineering   Industrial Distribution - Clarkson University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to


Expert's Firm




Consulting for Industrial Liquid Filtration- Users as well as suppliers.

1973 to 1986


Filtertec h


VP-General Manager


Manufacture and Sell Industrial Liquid Filtration Equipment.

1967 to 1973


Hoffman Filtration


General Manager


Manufacture and Sell Industrial filtration Equipment.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, the American Filtration Society, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Wire Association International.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Machinist  
 - Expert's Firm  
 - Filtration News  
 - Society of Manufacturing Engineers  
 - American Machinist Report  

Consulting Services:
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 witness in oil field separation equipment.
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.

Market Research:
Expert's company provides marketing expertise for manufacturers and suppliers of fluids, chemicals, media, and equipment. In addition to conducting market research studies and measuring field performance, the company also develops market strategies for new products or new markets.

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 conducts comprehensive training sessions and seminars in the industrial liquid field, which includes the design, selection, and management of filtration programs. He has also trained sales personnel in filtration and fluid handling applications.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has considerable experience in locating vendors for clarification equipment.


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