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 Expert  729146

Expert in Power Plant Equipment, Sootblowers and Valves

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has more than 30 years experience in coal fired steam generation power plants. Primary experience is with Copes-Vuhlcan sootlowers, valves and desuperheaters. He is a P.E. with 2 US patents. He has served in sales, service, design and product development of the equipment.



electric power utility


energy-efficient blower




heat transfer


soot blower




power plant equipment

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Elyria, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Mentor, Ohio;  Buffalo, New York;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   MS-Engr   Engineering Science   Penn State  
1974   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   Penn State  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to 2010







Expert provides Engineering Service to the power indusrtry. He makes recommendations for the additions and locations of equipment to improve efficiency of operation.

1998 to 1998


Copes-Vulcan, Inc.




Refurbishment Sales Manager


Expert was reponsible for the aftermarket business for commercial and nuclear valves. He provided quotations for refurbishment of valve internals. He coordinated activities between engineering and manufacturing to establish schedules.

1997 to 1998


Copes-Vulcan, Inc




Application Engineer


Expert had resposibility for technical support and assistance on boiler cleaning products. He interfaced with Sales to develop new products.

1983 to 1997


Copes-Vulcan, Inc




Senior Design engineer


Expert has responsibility for product design and development. He maintained all engineering standards. He provided feasibility studies and assisted in technical writing. He presented papers to technical socieities.

1981 to 1983


Copes-Vulcan, Inc.




Senior Sales Engineer


Expert prepared quotations and made sales presentations. He provided technical support to regional sales representatives.

1974 to 1981


Copes-Vulcan, Inc




Contract Engineer


Expert managed contracts with major boiler manufacturers: Combustion Engineering, Foster Wheeler, B & W, and Riley Stoker. Regular meeting were held to review contract specifications and schedules.

Career Accomplishments:

Past member of ASME.



Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 2 US patents and has several technical publications.

Consulting Services:
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:
He has given depostions on several cases regarding mesothelioma. He has given one depostion regarding and injury from a retractable sootblower.
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
2000 to 2000   Mexico   Expert performed on site visits to determine quantity and type of products to recommend for refineries Salina Cruz.
2002 to 2002   Canada   Expert was site supervisor for major project Lampton Station of Ontario Power. Expert also provided the quotation which secured the order.
2001 to 2001   St. Croix   Expert inspected the Hess Oil refinery and developed a plan for customer to replace old equipment with new improved products.

Market Research:
Expert has over 30 years of technical experience. He has had many occations to visit power plants and this has provided valuable market insight to complement his engineering work.

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:

Expert has provided on site training to customers regarding new equipment. He has presented 2 papers at the International Joint Power Generation Conference.


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