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Expert in Composite Fiberglass Failure Analysis and Corrosion Management, Filament Winding Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Chris has been working with composite materials and filament wound products for over 30 years. He has done failure analysis on composite tanks, piping, ducting, filament wound lighting poles, carbon fiber filament wound products. Corrosion analysis of composites is a specialty.

advanced composite


advanced composite manufacturing


advanced composite manufacturing cost estimation


advanced composite technology


composite material failure


composite material impact damage evaluation


composite material manufacturing


composite material manufacturing cost estimation


composite material manufacturing process development


composite material repair


composite pressure vessel


composite tank


composite-filament winding process


fiber-reinforced composite


fiberglass-reinforced composite fabrication

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Chris Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon;  Salem, Oregon;  Gresham, Oregon;  Beaverton, Oregon;  Hillsboro, Oregon;  and Vancouver, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   BA   Business   Portland State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1979 to








He is responsible for national technical inspections and business development.

Career Accomplishments:

American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA); NTTC.DOT (National Tank Truck Carriers), NACE

Publications and Patents Summary

10 publications and 1 patent.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to   Department of Transportation   Inspector   Inspect cargo tankers per CR 49 180.407

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He inspects failed composite products including cargo tankers, piping, vessels and other composite products.
  • He inspected vessels at a Nuclear plant for quality control and failure analysis of fractured areas.
  • He inspected underground piping for waste water treatment plant piping failure and inspection of relining of existing piping for use.
  • He inspected large wind blade failure of wind turbines and analysis of why blades failed in use.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Composite Plastics Pipe Failure Mechanisms.
  • Expert for consulting on Limb Failure Analysis
Click the green button above to contact Chris Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Chris Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Chris Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He can be an expert witness in composite failure analysis. His experience includes government failure analysis on composite piping, tanks, field services, as well as wind blades, lined tanks, DOT transportation motor cargo vehicles.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on fiberglass bathtub failure.
  • Fiberglass ductwork expert witness for consulting on design and fabrication of fiberglass ductwork.
Click the green button above to contact Chris 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 Chris Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to   China   Inspection and setup of filament winding equipment in China for fabrication of tanks and piping.
2010 to   Canada   He inspected piping, tanks, hoods and ducting for Pulp and Paper mills throughout Canada including Chlorine Dioxide piping

Additional Skills and Services:

He can support training in filament winding and corrosion failure analysis.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

With his over 35 years experience in the composites industry he is familiar with all aspects of sourcing and locating vendors and suppliers related to this industry


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