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 Expert  728122

Expert in Corrosion, Chemistry, Metallurgy and Engineering in Relation to Power and Steam Raising Plant


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert worked in UK power generation for 27 years and became PowerGen's (now Eon's) expert in corrosion of all items involved in power generation. The areas that Expert has first hand knowledge and experience of include the production of high purity water for make-up, feed water conditioning and the control of water chemistry, corrosion and chemical cleaning of boilers (large and small capacities). He has also expert knowledge of fireside corrosion, overheating and wastage of boiler/superheater tubes. He has provided rehabilitation advice for boilers that have seen operation with contaminated feed water and has expert knowledge of the types of oxide and corrosion products that are formed under such conditions. Short and long term storage of boilers is also a speciality, together with steam turbines, condensers, secondary heat exchangers, ductwork, stacks and all forms of gas handling equipment Expert has investigated many corrosion problems with steam turbine problems including pitting, stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue in turbine blades, pitting and cracking of rotor discs and shafts, erosion shield detachment. He has also provided expert advice on condemser problems including tube wastage due to internal erosion, cavitation, erosion-corrosion, deposit attack and external metal loss due to incondensible gas attack. Expert has given expert guidance on material choices and coatings for FGD plant. Expert has first hand experience of material choices to replace Stellite in PWR nuclear plant combined with chemical and material solutions to overcome erosion-corrosion problems in feed flow systems and metal losses relating to descaling treatments. He has also advised operators of CFB plant on problems with fireside fouling, refractory erosion, fluidised bed heat exchanger failures and airheater corrosion due to acid condensates.

Expert has expert knowledge of corrosion and in aircon systems, fouling and corrosion in chiller and heater exchangers. He has acted as expert witnessregarding corrosion and fouling of steel, copper and brass tube where corrosion inhibition has been incorrect, air has gained entry and/or water hardness has given rise to heavy tube deposits.

Expert has acted as expert for companies that have had corrosion failures of aluminium structures exposed to the atmosphere, electricity conductor wires that have experienced atmospheric induced corrosion and buried cables that have suffered exposure to flooding.

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acidic corrosion

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atmospheric corrosion

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atmospheric galvanic corrosion

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brass corrosion

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bronze corrosion

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carbon dioxide corrosion

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cavitation erosion

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concentration cell corrosion

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copper corrosion

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corroding material life length analysis

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corrosion by-product

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corrosion failure analysis

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corrosion fatigue

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corrosion-resistant aluminum coating

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corrosion-resistant material

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crevice corrosion

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erosion-corrosion

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ferrous metal corrosion

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freshwater galvanic corrosion

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fretting corrosion

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high-purity water corrosion

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high-temperature corrosion

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iron corrosion

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metal corrosion

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NACE International

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nickel corrosion

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acid-proofing

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aircraft corrosion

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aluminum corrosion

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anti-erosion coating material

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antifoulant

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cathodic protection

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chemical plant corrosion

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chemical process equipment corrosion failure

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gas processing plant corrosion

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metal alloy corrosion

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nuclear power generation-related corrosion

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nuclear reactor corrosion

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outdoor weather corrosion

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pitting

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power generating system corrosion

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specific material corrosion

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steam generation equipment corrosion

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steel corrosion

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stress corrosion

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sulfuric acid corrosion

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surface coating corrosion

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agglomeration

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air-cooled condenser

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boiler

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boiler explosion

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boiler feedwater

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boiler furnace

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chemical compound

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chemical process equipment failure

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chromium carbide

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chromium oxide

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coal analysis

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cogeneration boiler

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combined-cycle electric power generating system

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combustion chamber

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condenser

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condensing heat exchanger

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corrosion prevention

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corrosion-related fluid handling equipment failure

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dew point

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electric cell

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electric energy generation

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electric generator

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electric power generation equipment

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electric power plant

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energy economics

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energy engineering

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energy-efficient condensing heat exchanger

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failure analysis

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failure modes and effects analysis

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fossil fuel electric energy generation

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fossil fuel power plant water system

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fossil-fueled steam generation

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fouling

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gas turbine electric energy generation

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generating station

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heat transfer

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heat-resistant metal

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materials failure

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materials testing

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metal failure

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metal failure analysis

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metallic element

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metallurgy

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moisture

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refractory

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slagging

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steam

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steam chemistry

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steam condenser

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steam electric energy generation

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steam generation

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steam sparging

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steam turbine

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steam turbine blade

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steam turbine failure analysis

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steel failure

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steel failure analysis

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turbine

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turbine blade erosion

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utility plant water system

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utility steam generation

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waste-heat recovery

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waste-to-energy facility

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waste-to-steam

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water treatment


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2012   NACE - Corrosion Specialist   Power and refinery plant experience   National Association of Corrosion Engineers  
2004   Chartered Scientist   Power and refinery plant experience   The Science Council  
1988   Chartered Engineer   Power Plant Experience   Institue of Mechanical Engineers  
1982   Chartered Chemist   Power Plant Experiance   Royal Society of Chemistry   Fellowship
1967   Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry   Chemistry   The University of Aston in Birmingham   Honours degree equivalent

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Director

 

Expert is the principal of the company providing expert advice and witness support to international companies that include Rolls Royce, BAT, AIG, Zurich, Mitsui, P&O, Siemens, Scottish and Southern Energy, Alstom, British Energy et al.

1989 to 1992

 

PowerGen Plc

 

Power Technology, Ratcliffe on Soar

 

Head of Corrosion

 

Expert was head of a group of eight graduates and post graduates providing operational support to power stations and external customers with corrosion and chemistry related problems

1967 to 1989

 

Central Electricity Generating Board

 

Scientific Services

 

Group Head of Water Chemistry

 

Expert headed a small group of graduates providing support to generating plant regarding corrosion and chemical cleaning of boilers, corrosion in steam turbines and condensers, and developing methods of monitoring metal losses in power plant together with acid pickling and cleaning fouled heat exchanger surfaces.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Member of the Energy Institute; Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion.

Licenses/Certifications

Chartered Chemist; Chartered Engineer; Chartered Scientist. NACE Corrosion Specialist


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1997 to 1998   Defence Research Establishment   Project Leader   He lead a team of scientists and engineers in the development of a monitor for the breakdown of thermal barrier coatings in GT engines.
1995 to 1996   RR&A   Consultant   Consulting work is kept confidential.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Arc tracking and arc pressure.
  • Expert on engine coolants for consulting on engine coolant formulation and corrosion resistance.
  • Expert in aluminium coatings corrosion resistance for consulting on Corrosion resistant coatings for aluminium condensers.
  • Expert in stray current for consulting on Stray Current measurement in Light Rail Train.
  • Expert in Market trends in the power generation sector.
  • Heat exchanger scaling expert for consulting on Plate Heat Exchanger Scaling in an Industrial Water Desalination Plant.
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 called as an expert witness for the following companies: Zurich, BAT, Rolls Royce, Siemens Power, Alstom, Rocksavage power, Biomasse sPa,Weir Westgarth, AIG, Mowlem Engineering.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness steam chemistry for consulting on steam/water chemistry management in CCGT power station.
  • Heat exchanger expert for consulting on failure.
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
2008 to 2010   Brazil   Insurance investigation of corrosion failures in liquid chlorine cooling system and concentrated sulphuric acid cooling system where serious plant shutdowns were experienced
2010 to 2010   Thailand   Insurance investigation of failure in the lubrication system of a steam turbo-generator caused by a pipework failure.
2003 to 2004   Holland   Insurance investigation of explosion in a hydro-desulphuriser unit
to   France   Expert court witness for boiler manufacturer accused of poor design that supplied contaminated steam to a steam turbine
2007 to 2008   Italy   Expert court witness for biomass plant operator that experienced a range of problems with the design of the circulating fluidised bed combustor units

Market Research:
Expert's knowledge of chemistry enables him to understand and manage the chemistry of large power stations, combined heat and power plant, steam raising plant and auxilairy systems at refineries. Expert can elucidate process data, heat consumption, failure mechanisms, and general problem areas in plant processes.

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:
Training/Seminars

Expert has presented papers to various clients personnel and to conferences on FGD materials and coatings, acid cleaning methodology for nuclear plant, metal losses in chemical cleaning, acid dewpoint corrosion,

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert's company (Expert's Firm) recruits sub-contractors with specialist skills and knowlegde according to the requirement of the assignment. He has a list of specialists he can call on.

Other Skills and Services

Expert offers an unusual combination of skills and knowledge in the form of chemistry and engineering combined with an good understanding of materials and metallurgy


 

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