Expertise DescriptionI have 40 years experience in the pressure vessel and piping industry as a metallurgist, welding engineer, quality assurance manager, and consultant. I have experience with nuclear power, ASME boiler and pressure vessel code, welding, and quality assurance. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Personal Injury – Pressure Vessel Repair; Trade Secrets and Interference – Construction of Nuclear Waste Canisters; Employment Discrimination – ASME Code Compliance of Nuclear Vessel Repair; Nonpayment of Services Rendered – ASME Code Design Requirements; Personal Injury, Product Liability – Design of Rail Car Fittings; Product Liability – Metallurgy, Piping System Design; Wrongful Death, Product Liability – Pressure Vessel Explosion; Quick-opening Vessel Closures; Construction Quality – Welding, Quality Assurance, Buy America; ASME Code Compliance of Pressure Vessel Design and Construction; Faulty Pressure Vessel Design and Construction; Personal Injury, Faulty Construction – Improper Pneumatic Test; ASME Code Hear Exchangers – Faulty Equipment Design; ASME Pressure Vessel Code (Section VIII) – Vessel Restoration; Welding and ASME Pressure Vessel Code – Exposure to Asbestos Insulation; Field Construction Quality – Quality Control.
My consulting services include: Taught several courses in valve design and application; Courses on nuclear material procurement; Assisted in development of inservice inspection programs; Consulted for many U.S. nuclear licensees in application of their inservice inspection programs; Services to utilities in areas of metallurgy, welding, fabrication, NDE, ASME, and National Board Certification and Accreditation Surveys, construction and operations quality assurance, and USNRC regulations; Consultant to utilities, architects/engineers, and design engineers – quality assurance and training programs; Prepared opinions; Prepared Expert Reports; Assisted Attorneys; Performed Site Visits.
|B.S.||Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering – Material Option||University of Delaware|
Awards & Affiliation
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases