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 Expert  723181

Expert in Corrosion, Steel, Autos, Coated Steel Sheet, Galvalume, Galvanized, Galfan, Weathering Steel


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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During a 34-year career in the research department of a major steel producer, Expert was responsible for accelerated testing of all steel products, including Galvalume and galvanized metallic-coated products, and weathering steels. Accelerated test methods included: cabinet tests such as salt spray, Kesternich, Cleveland condensate; cyclic tests such as GM9540P, CCT-IV, and SAE J2334; and electrochemical tests such as potentiodynamic polarization, linear polarization, cathodic disbonding, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Expert also chaired the joint AISI-SAE committee responsible for development of the SAE J2334 cyclic corrosion test for the automotive industry, and have published numerous articles dealing with accelerated corrosion testing. As a consultant, Expert helped clients design and conduct accelerated test protocols to evaluate and improve the corrosion resistance of their products.
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accelerated testing

Expert served on several committees of the American Iron and Steel Institute dealing with the corrosion of steel. Among these are the Corrosion Advisory Group (CAG), which Expert organized and chaired to support the development of High Performance weathering steels, and the Corrosion Task Force which Expert chaired during development of the SAE J2334 cyclic corrosion test for evaluating coated steel sheet for automobiles.
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American Iron and Steel Institute

During a 34-year career in the research department of a major steel producer, Expert was responsible for atmospheric corrosion testing of all steel products, including Galvalume and galvanized metallic-coated products, and weathering steels. Atmospheric tests were conducted at standardized sites representing a range of environments, such as: Kure Beach, NC 25-meter (severe marine); Kure Beach, NC 250-meter (moderate marine); Bethlehem, PA (industrial); and Saylorsburg, PA (rural). As a member of the ASTM G01 Corrosion Committee, Expert was actively involved in atmospheric testing of metals at a variety of sites, including: Kure Beach, NC; Point Reyes, CA; Panama Canal Zone; State College, PA, and Newark-Kearney, NJ. Expert has authored numerous articles describing these tests, and have organized symposia on Atmospheric testing for NACE and ASTM. Expert was responsible for organizing the 2001 ASTM symposium on atmospheric corrosion, and editing the book, Outdoor Atmospheric Corrosion, ASTM STP 1421. Expert also developed the ASTM calculator for estimating the corrosion resistance of weathering steels according to ASTM G101. These activities provided Expert with contacts and experience that are valuable to his clients in selecting and testing corrosion resistant steel products.
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atmospheric corrosion

During a 34-year career in the research department of a major steel producer, Expert was responsible for development and corrosion testing of all steel products intended for use in the automobile industry, including coated body panel sheet steels such as hot-dip galvanized and electroplated zinc, galvanneal, Zincrometal, and zinc-alloy electroplated. Expert chaired a NACE committee on automobile corrosion, and chaired the joint AISI-SAE corrosion committee during the development of the SAE J2334 corrosion test. In the course of the J2334 development, a large number of other laboratory corrosion tests, such as B117 salt spray, GM9540P, were evaluated and compared to on-vehicle tests. These activities provided him with contacts and experience that are valuable to his clients in selecting and testing corrosion-resistant steel products for the road-salt automotive environment. They also provided the credibility needed to provide expert witness service leading to success in litigation involving a potential multi-billion-dollar liability.
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automobile corrosion

During a 34-year career in the research department of a major steel producer as an engineer, supervisor, manager, and consultant, Expert was responsible for development and corrosion testing of corrosion-resistant steel products. In 2001, Expert founded a consulting company, providing technical assistance and expert witness services related to corrosion-resistant coated sheet and alloy steels used in the automotive and construction industries. His work has been reported in over 85 publications and 19 US Patents. Expert chaired corrosion-related committees for AISI, ASTM and NACE. Numerous awards include the NACE Speller Award, and he is a Fellow of ASTM and NACE. Expert's work in corrosion testing, fundamental corrosion studies, and development of corrosion-resistant products provides a wealth of expertise and international recognition that is valuable to his clients.
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corrosion

Expert has been a member of NACE International since 1967, and have participated in numerous NACE committees as a member and chairperson. Expert has organized and chaired several symposia. Expert received the NACE Speller Award for excellence in corrosion engineering, and am a NACE Fellow. The experience and contacts provided by his NACE participation add considerably to the value and credibility of his work on behalf of clients.
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NACE International

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coated steel corrosion

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coated steel sheet

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Galvalume


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  and Sarasota, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

corrosion in plant,buildings, hvac, etc; Hi-Temp; surveys/...
Corrosion and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
Corrosion Engineering
Steel Processing, Zinc Coating Metallurgy, Sheet Steel...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1963   BS   Metallugical Engineering   Drexel University   Alpha Sigma Mu Honor Society
1967   PhD   Materials Science and Engineering   University of Pennsylvania  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1967 to 2001

 

Bethlehem Steel Corporation

 

Research

 

Senior Fellow

 

He developed corrosion-resistant steel products, conducted fundamental studies of steel corrosion mechanisisms, and developed corrosion tests as an engineer, supervisor, manager, fellow, and consultant.

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

President

 

He founded Expert Corrosion Consultantants, Inc., an independent consulting corporation that provides technical consulting and expert witness services on related to the corrosion of steels and other metals.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

ASTM, NACE, AISI

Licenses/Certifications

PE

Awards/Recognition

NACE Fellow NACE Speller Award ASTM Fellow Award


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored or coathored over 90 publcations and 20 US patents, and edited a book on atmospheric corrosion.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Automotive Engineers  
 - American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)  
 - National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Automobile corrosion expert for consulting on Corrosion Services Needed for Solar Inverters.
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  • Steel corrosion expert needed to consult regarding weathering steel plates.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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