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 Expert  724253

Expert in Pump Design and Applications


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert in the design, applications, system analysis, and trouble shooting of centrifugal, axial and mixed flow pumps and drive systems including electric motors, gear drives, engines, clutches, drive shafts, and bearings. The applications include station design, application analysis, NPSH determinations, performance determination, and testing.

All pump applications include pumping stations for flood control, municipal conveyance, industrial applications, environmental transfers, cooling systems, and water supplies. Design of centrifugal, axial flow and mixed flow pumps.

Fluid flow analysis through piping systems. Conveyance of fluids through piping systems using pumps. Fluid mechanics of pumping systems, friction loss analysis, total head determination, and selection of curves.

Pumping systems including pumps, gears, engines and accessories.

Fuel system conveyance. Fuel consumption of an engine under load when pumping.

Details of fuel supply systems including storage, pumpage and distribution.

As applicable to fuel supply and distribution.

Fuel storage for pumping stations and other building systems.

Fuel tanks used for fuel storage and transfer.

Pumps used to lift liquids against high pressures, long runs of piping, and complicated networks.

Pumps used in the hydraulic circuits.

Testing as applied to performance determination of a pump.

The development of the shape of a surface to convey hydraulic fluid efficiently.

Dynamic of fluids as applied to pumping equipment.

The heart of the pump where the mechanical power is converted to fluid power.

Fitting are used to make the piping connections.

Pressure is created by the friction and lift required to move a fluid through piping systems.

Efficiency is indication of the success of the design in conversion of energy.

Pump evaluation involves the verification of the pump suitability for a particular application.

Lubrication systems help reduce friction losses.

To find the right pump for the application.

The standards are used to compare the performance from different manufacturers.

To lay out a test rig for pump tests.

Pump testing helps determine the performance parameters of a pump.

Vibrations are caused by unbalanced forces.

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pumping equipment

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rotary pump

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sewage pump

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sewage-disposal pump

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sludge pump

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slurry pump

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submersible pump

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vacuum pump

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water pump

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centrifugal pump design

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centrifugal pump application

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fluid flow

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fluid mechanics

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fluid pumping

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pumping application

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pumping system

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fuel consumption measurement

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fuel distribution

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fuel pump

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fuel storage

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fuel tank

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high-pressure pump

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hydraulic pump

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hydraulic test equipment

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hydraulics design

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hydrodynamics

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impeller

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pipe fitting

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pipe pressure

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pump efficiency

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pump evaluation

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pumping system troubleshooting

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pump lubrication

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pump selection

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pumping system design

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pump standard

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pump test facility design

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pump testing

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sump pump

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pump vibration


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Often requested
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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1969   Master of Science in Rotodynamic Machines   Mechanical Engineering   Punjab University Chandigarh, India   Honors Scholarship
1966   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Panjab University, Chandigarh, India   Merit Scholaship
1986   Professional Engineer   Mechanical Engineering   State of Florida  
1980   Professional Engineer   Mechanical Engineering   State of Louisiana  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to 2006

 

FPI

 

Engineering

 

Director of Engineering

 

Identify Potential Projects; Project analysis and Technical evaluations. Prepare scope, proposal, and Engineering data, assessing alternatives for the proposal. Propose prioritization for the projects to bid, project control and related functions. Follow up on leads, and develop a high percentage of them into projects. Develop or enhance existing engineering designs. Support and help develop web solutions including web site design, catalogs and sales literature. Provide testing support including application certifications. Continuous client contact to develop and execute projects. Provide lead in the company growth and expansion opportunities. Contribute to production efficiency and manufacturing process enhancement. Use external consultants for the product enhancement, marketing and sales. Recruit personnel and consultants and follow up with performance evaluations, job satisfaction analysis.

1995 to 2002

 

Pump Consulting

 

Engineering

 

President

 

Project Consulting work in Water, Wastewater, Environmental and Engineering design and collaboration on large, interesting water resources projects.

Successfully executed several large projects in partnership with National Engineering Companies, including Brown & Caldwell, Kimley Horn, Sverdrup and Metcalf & Eddy. Mechanical Engineer in DOT, Office of Public Works, with five offices, 50 plus Engineers and 200 plus employees, and covering Flood Control/ Engineering Construction activities for the Entire State. Worked on over 20 New Pumping Stations Participated in Renovation of over 5 Existing Stations Worked on the Mechanical systems of over 10 Commercial Buildings Traveled to the satellite offices on weekly basis Maintained Contact with over 50 Equipment manufacturers Reviewed Specification/Drawings from over 10 Consulting Engineering Companies Managed drafting/technical support from 6 Drafting Persons and 2 Electrical Engineers

1986 to 1995

 

MWi

 

Engineering

 

Chief Mechanical Engineer

 

Hydraulic Component analysis, design and layout, Functional analysis, Details of design and material analysis; - Pumping Applications; equipment design, testing, consultant support and sales support. -Prepare technical submittals and engineering data for large infrastructure project equipment -Engineer/Manager in Manufacturing Environment. -Experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, testing, distribution, sales and service departments in Multi-plant operation. Achievements: -Professional Engineer in Three-plant operation with over 200 employees. -Supervised a batch of 10 Engineers/Drafting persons. Interacted with and supported 100 plus shop personnel. - Developed new sales channels and partnerships for selling equipment. - Visited with hundreds of Consulting Engineers to set up and develop relationships and provide Technical Support. - As a Foreign Sales Manager, achieved sales target of $5 million in three years.

1974 to 1986

 

DOTD- Louisiana

 

Engineering

 

Engineer IV

 

Pump station design, mechanical engineering


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Memeber ASME

Licenses/Certifications

P.E. in Florida and Louisiana


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1974 to 1986   State of Louisiana   Mechanical Engineer   Worked as a Mechanical Engineer for the statewide operations of the Office of Public Works dealing with large volume pump stations, maintenance and office building, flood control gates, and mechanical engineering applications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Project Consulting work in Water, Wastewater, Environmental and Engineering design and collaboration on large, interesting water resources projects.Successfully executed several large projects in partnership with National Engineering Companies, including Brown & Caldwell, Kimley Horn, Sverdrup and Metcalf & Eddy.Participated in the several Everglades Protection Projects with South Florida Water Management District.
  • Project management experience in water resources with an emphasis on pump stations, reservoirs and treatment facilities.Assist in the development, repair, and/or overhaul of Pumping/Equipment projects at the customer site, and the definition of project scope.Plan, direct and monitor specific aspects of medium sized projects with high degree of technical complexity.Involved with the production and coordination of several projects concurrently. Responsible for business development including proposal preparation and writing and specifications.Develop and maintain strong client relations with both private and public agencies. Develop and monitor project budgets and schedules, and maintain cost controls.
  • Design of facilities including drawings, specification, research, analysis, and hydraulic calculations.
  • Participated in the following Everglades Protection Projects with South Florida Water Management District: 1. Mechanical inspection/Detailed Report of pump station S-5, Capacity=800 cfs, in collaboration with Metcalf & Eddy.2. Mechanical Inspection/Detailed Report of Pump Station S-6, Capacity=2,925 cfs, and in collaboration with Sverdrup Inc. 3. Cost Estimate for Purchasing Pumping Equipment for G-335 and G-310; Cost estimated $20 million.4. Design Review-Technical Specifications Pump Station G-335 and G-310, in collaboration with Metcalf & Eddy, Station Design by Brown & Caldwell.5. Equipment Review for Sewage Treatment Plant-Altamonte Springs.6. Pumping Equipment Review for Gee & Jenson, for South Florida Water Management District.7. Review roller gates and operating systems for Hutcheon Engineers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Slurry systems expert for consulting on design of system for making and pumping a slurry.
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  • Expert in for material selection in water equipments.
  • Expert in R&D Vision & Technology Road Map Design for hydraulic motor.pump/valve.
  • Expert in Review Air valve and Analyze valve.
  • Expert in Hydraulic Services to assist with reviewing plans for a hydraulic pumping system.
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:
  • Hydraulic pump expert for consulting on hydraulic pump involved in the malfunction of an amusement park ride.
  • Trucking equipment expert needed for consulting regarding a trucking equipment accident.
  • Expert in sump pumps for legal case.
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
1993 to 1995   South East Asia   Hydraulic Component analysis, design and layout, Functional analysis, Details of design and material analysis; - Pumping Applications; equipment design, testing, consultant support and sales support. -Prepare technical submittals and engineering data for large infrastructure project equipment -Engineer/Manager in Manufacturing Environment. -Experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, testing, distribution, sales and service departments in Multi-plant operation. Achievements: -Professional Engineer in Three-plant operation with over 200 employees. -Supervised a batch of 10 Engineers/Drafting persons. Interacted with and supported 100 plus shop personnel. - Developed new sales channels and partnerships for selling equipment. - Visited with hundreds of Consulting Engineers to set up and develop relationships and provide Technical Support. - As a Foreign Sales Manager, achieved sales target of $5 million in three years.
1968 to 1974   India   Research on reversible pump/turbine. Performance characteristics, efficiency improvement, performance enhancement and application improvement.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi, Panjabi   Proficient in the above languages

Market Research:
Extensive experience in sales and marketing

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive experience in vendor selection


 

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