Expert 517127 - LA


Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. As Principal Engineer of my firm, I perform finite element analysis (FEA) and computations fluid dynamics (CFD) for design, failure analysis, and fitness-for-service for process and mechanical equipment. I have experience with general code issues, metallurgical failure analysis, product laboratory testing; materials, corrosion, metallurgical, and weld procedure; and troubleshooting services. I also process-design and vibration analysis support. I have prior expert witness experience.

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Areas of Expertise


Consulting Experience

I have worked as a field technical consultant in the areas of rotating, stationary, and electrical equipment, including NB-AI & State Authority in boiler, pressure vessel, and water heater inspection and repair. I also have experience as a field technical consultant for seals and rotating equipment, and new product design engineering and testing.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working in metallurgical engineering concentrating in fixed and rotating equipment, and plant-wide metallurgical/corrosion issues. I have also worked as a owner-principal engineer; performing advanced techniques in finite element analysis (FEA) and computations fluid dynamics (CFD) for design, failure analysis and fitness- for-service for process and mechanical equipment; ASME/API/TEMA new designs and re-rates as well as general Code issues; metallurgical failure analysis, product laboratory testing, materials/corrosion/metallurgical/weld procedure and troubleshooting services


Relevant Experiences

I personally am both a Professional Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineer involved heavily in the chemical, petrochemical, and oil and gas industry. My work is heavily involved in both design, fitness-for-service evaluation, and metallurgical failure analysis of pressure vessel, heat exchanger, and piping components. Also, I’ve worked for Factory Mutual Engineering (now FM Global), where I provided, among other items, reviews of electrical systems and equipment for grounding and ground fault protection systems.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State University

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer-Mechanical: Louisiana
Registered Professional Engineer-Metallurgical: Louisiana
National Board (NB) Commissioned Boiler and Pressure Vessel Authorized Inspector (AI)
Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)


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