Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience in the field of Material Engineering with expertise in Root-cause failure analysis and corrosion, metal/elastomer/ceramic selection and testing, fitness-for-service assessments, coatings and linings, and equipment fabrication troubleshooting and problem resolution. I have additional experience with materials and corrosion; Failures and fractures, Storage tank assessments, carrions investigations and control, water-related carrions, corrosion cracking, risk-based inspection program development, and equipment fitness-for-service and elevated-temperature corrosion and materials selection. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes cases with OSHA mechanical integrity best practices, potable water copper pipe, corrosion failures, equipment failures, product defects, oil & gas production and drilling failures, and storage tanks failures.
My consulting experience includes root cause failure analysis, corrosion investigations, API 579 fitness for service assessments, API 580 risk-based inspection program implementation, and corrosion control document development.
My professional experience includes being President of a material engineering consulting organization.
|B.S.||Metallurgical Engineering||University of Alabama|
|Texas Professional Engineer|
|Registered Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector|
|Risk Based Inspector certification|
Awards & Affiliation
|Member Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)|
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases