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Expertise Description

I 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.

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Expert Witness

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.

Consulting Experience

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.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being President of a material engineering consulting organization. 


B.S.Metallurgical EngineeringUniversity of Alabama

Licenses Certifications

Texas Professional Engineer
Registered Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector
Risk Based Inspector certification

Awards & Affiliation

Member Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Primary Affiliation

NACE International

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