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 Expert  728811

Expert in Valves, Control Valves, Piping, Pipe Couplings, Pipe Joining, Valve Testing, Valve Codes, and Standards


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has 30 years' experience in all types of valves and piping systems.

His services include troubleshooting, expert witness work, and problem-solving.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers code

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard

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ball valve

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check valve

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control valve noise reduction

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control valve selection

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control valve sizing

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directional control valve

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double-disc gate valve

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electro-hydraulic controller

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electromagnetic actuator

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flow control valve

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fluid power system

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gate valve

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globe valve

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high-pressure seal

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high-pressure tubing

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high-pressure valve

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hydraulic actuator

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hydraulic circuit

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hydraulic engineering

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hydraulic fitting

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hydraulic leakage

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hydraulic pressure

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hydraulic test equipment

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mechanical valve

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metering valve

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needle valve

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parallel slide valve

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penstock

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pipe flow

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plug valve

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pneumatic valve

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relief valve

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safety valve

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valve actuator

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valve cavitation

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valve design

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valve leakage

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valve performance testing

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wedge gate valve


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Mentor, Ohio;  Buffalo, New York;  Niagara Falls, New York;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, Valves, Hydrostatic Drives...
Fluid Sealing Technology
Refining - FCCU/ Hydroprocessing/ Delayed Coking, Power -...
Pump Design and Applications

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Rochester Institute of Technology  
1996   MBA   Finance/Marketing   St. Bonaventure University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to 2016

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Oil & Gas

 

Staff Engineer

 

Direct meetings with global customers, to sell products for new applications, assist customers in improving their products using new elastomer, new processes, bonding geometry, and installation methods. Perform necessary non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) using Autodesk Inventor 3D Models and ANSYS Workbench to provide these customers with decision making information for new product configuration or product redesign. Elastomeric bonding systems to metallic and non-metallic materials, including heat transfer curves, material processing parameters, transfer molding, compression molding, injection molding. Designing with rubber for fatigue life prediction, materials compatibility including oil immersion, shock/load control.

2012 to 2014

 

Eriez Flotation

 

Minerals Flotation

 

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

 

Selecting global fabricators for multimillion dollar contracts, cost estimating, feasibility studies, and project management are major current responsibilities. ASME VIII, API-620 & 650, ASME B16.31 and other piping standards used. Motor and variable frequency drive(VFD) application including mounting, shafting and keying, shaft drive systems, “V” belting, gears and transmissions, and control logic. Selection of valves and instrumentation for mining control, control systems design.

2010 to 2012

 

Composiflex

 

Composite Engineering

 

Manager Engineering

 

Work extensively with sales and marketing on new growth opportunities. Write and maintain procedures and specifications for design and manufacturing processes including vacuum bag molding, autoclave molding, LRTM, RTM, filament winding, and other related processes. Focus on high end, high performance, metal to composites conversion.

2005 to 2010

 

IPT

 

High pressure subsea Valves

 

Director Engineering

 

High pressure valves design.

1997 to 2002

 

Copes-Vulcan

 

Severe duty control valves

 

VP Engineering

 

Control Valve and desuperheater design and manufacture.

1991 to 1997

 

Dresser Industries

 

Safety, Safety Relief, Gate, Globe, Check, Butterfly Valves

 

Director Product Development

 

Design of products including valves for natural gas and other fluids.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Professional Engineer in New York (License 083050) and Pennsylvania (License 079753). Structural, Mechanical, HVAC, Piping, Dynamic Systems, Seals and composite materials, hands on engineer. Construction Management. ASME, API, ISO Standards. Plastic, Elastomeric,and all types on metals experience, including composite construction and manufacture. Experienced and creative design engineering manager.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

2 patents issued as Inventor.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Gas distribution valve review for meeting the requirments of DOT Title 49, Part 192
  • Global Marketing review for valves and fittings used in the LNG and propane industry.
  • Valve qualification testing evaluation for life, reliability, and perfromance of a control valve design used in HVAC service on steam.
  • Seal designs for improving rotating and reciprocation equipment design.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Design of seal shapes for ball valve.
  • Expert for consulting on Need some help with steam testing for HVAC Control Ball Valves.
  • Pneumatic actuator expert for consulting on Pneumatic valve actuator training.
  • Expert in Natural Gas Piping to assist with codes and design practices.
  • Expert for consulting on Gas Lift Surface Piping Rig Up
  • Expert for consulting on Compact rotary speed control system.
  • Expert in Review Air valve and Analyze valve.
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 testimony: State of Michigan meter pit incident.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Industrial valve expert for consulting on gate valve function.
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 spent 8 years in industrial sales covering the energy and industrial markets. He has spent 3 years as product manager developing product liability program including the addition of product warning to product labels, manuals, and brochures for products used in the oil and gas, water, and industrial markets. He has also stewarded product management, including pricing strategies, market strategies, portfolio management for increasing profitable lines, and pruning older marginal products.

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

Continuing Education Varies to meet PE requirements for NY and PA.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has extensive experience in managing global projects including vendor selection. He has traveled extensively worldwide to this end.


 

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