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 Expert  723867

Expert in Pressure Vessels, Tanks, LNG Tanks, Refrigerated Tanks, Thermal Insulation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has 40 years experience in refinery pressure vessels, tanks, piping, heat exchangers and tanks and pressure equipment in the liquid gas (refrigerated and cryogenic) industry. He has experience with aboveground tanks for oil, chemical and other industries and has been a liquid natural gas (LNG) tank consultant to the major oil/natural gas companies. He has experience with LNG, LPG, nitrogen and oxygen tanks and insulation systems. He can help with leak detection and identifying and replacing corroded tank bottoms for aboveground tanks. Expert has 40 years experience in all aspects of vessels and tanks including being a member of the API Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks and was an API Instructor. He is a former chairman of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code Special Working Group on Toughness and was an ASME Pressure Vessel Code Instructor. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 6 states.
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aboveground storage tank

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stainless steel tank

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storage tank

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tank design

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ASME boiler and pressure vessel code

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cryogenic pressure vessel

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cryogenic insulation system

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cryogenic tank

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fiberglass tank

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leak detector

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liquid methane

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liquid nitrogen

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liquid oxygen

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liquid storage

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natural gas storage

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oil tank

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oil tank corrosion

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tank bottom corrosion

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petroleum refinery

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pressure vessel

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pressure vessel code

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pressure vessel design

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pressure vessel inspection

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pressure vessel maintenance

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pressure vessel quality control

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pressure vessel repair

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reactor vessel

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unfired pressure vessel

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vacuum vessel

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very high-pressure vessel

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flammable liquid storage

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flammable liquid storage

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liquefied gas storage

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fuel tank

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gasoline storage

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petroleum storage

Expert is the former chairman ASME Pressure Vessel Code Special Working Group on Toughness (low temperature vessels). He has taught vessel courses for ASME. He has designed and reviewed many low temperature and cryogenic pressure vessels over 40 years. He also has experience with high temperature vessels including cat crackers at 1300 F. He has experience with 1000+ PSI vessels. He is considered an ASME Code expert, member and teacher for vessels of all pressures.
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low-temperature pressure vessel

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low-temperature pressure vessel design

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard

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high-temperature pressure vessel design

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high-temperature pressure vessel

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high-pressure vessel design


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  and Roanoke, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Weld Structure, Tanks, Vessels
Pressure Vessels and Piping
Heat Pipes and Cryogenics
Energy & Process Piping Design

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   MS   Stress Analysis   University of Illinois  
1962   BS   Civil Engineering   Drexel University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Owner

 

Consulting engineer and expert witness in tanks and pressure vessels

1975 to 1995

 

Mobil Research & Development

 

Senior Associate

 

Consultant in pressure vessels, tanks, thermal insulation, piping and other equipment

1964 to 1975

 

Esso (Exxon) Research & Engineering

 

Senior Engineer

 

Specializing in pressure vessels, tanks, piping, cat crackers, refractories and other equipment


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Former Chairman of ASME Pressure Vessel Code Working Group on Toughness. Member of American Petroleum Institute Subcommittee on Tanks

Licenses/Certifications

PE in NJ, NC, MA, KS, TN, TX, FL


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Publications on Code Design of Vessels for Low Temperature


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2005   OSHA   Consultant   Studied fatal accident data and wrote report for OSHA determining who was at fault

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Over 3 years of on-site consulting in US and international plants
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Pressure Vessel Determination.
  • LNG tank expert for consulting on LNG Tank QA/QC inspection plan and on-site inspection in Africa.
  • Expert in LH2 Storage Tank.
  • Expert in engineering for consulting on developing a cryogenic tank.
  • Expert in gas storage vessels for consulting on high pressure hydrogen storage container for U.A.V..
  • Expert in Natural Gas Piping to assist with codes and design practices.
  • Refrigeration pressure vessel engineer expert needed for consulting regarding low pressure CO2 storage vessels, refrigeration system design.
  • Expert for consulting on Cryogenic Expert for LNG
  • Expert in Cryogenic aluminum vessel.
  • Lng expert expert for consulting on Pressure Transfer.
  • Expert for cryo genic for consulting on for the development of a buckling pin relief valve in cryo service.
  • Oil and gas expert for consulting on manufacturing and distribution product assesment.
  • Expert ran calculations for ASME Boiler and Pressure Code, Section III, Class 3(subsection ND) and Section VIII, Division 1.
  • ASME boiler and pressure vessel code expert for consulting on vehicle LNG tank design analysis.
  • Pressure vessel expert for consulting on failure and safety standards.
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 witness for OSHA and numerous law firms in personal injury/death cases involving pressure vessels or tanks
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Pressure vessel expert for consulting on trade secret information related to pressure vessels.
  • Expert witness fluid transfer for consulting on Engineering safety for transfer of hot asphalt from tank to truck-.
  • Expert for consulting on Oil refinery tank leak in waste water causing personal injury.
  • Expert for consulting on product liability case involving API - 12F storage tanks.
  • Expert satley north carolina dr. aluminum for consulting on expert witness for plaintiff in federal court i Ga.
  • Compressor station expert witnesses for consulting on Compressor Station.
  • Expert in pipe insulation for litigation involving cryogenic piping system that failed.
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
1966 to 1972   Italy, France, England, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, Argentina   Plant chief mechanical engineer, assistance in plants during modifications and startup, design reviews and troubleshooting, accident investigation

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Italian   Not very proficient

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

For the American Petroleum Institute and for the Petroleum Institute on Continuing Education, Training course on Tanks; For the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessel Design, Repair and Alteration, ASME Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Vendor selection from 1964 to 1995 and some as a consultant from 1995 to present


 

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