Expertise DescriptionI have over 55 years experience as a corrosion engineer and corrosion specialist. My areas of expertise include: marine corrosion, cathodic protection, corrosion / metallurgical failure analysis, designing for corrosion control and facilities/utilities corrosion control. I have additional experience facilitating the application of metallurgical and corrosion technology to the Naval Shore Establishment through the development of criteria for the application of technology for design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment, as well as through direct field assistance activities. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Desalination plant materials corrosion; Corrosion of reinforcing steel in sound walls; Corrosion of ductile iron fire protection piping; Failure of fire protection sprinkler heads; Patent infringement – cathodic protection testing equipment; Internal corrosion of domestic fuel storage tanks; Failure of a shipboard hydraulic fitting resulting in crew member injury; Failure of underground storage tanks resulting in soil contamination; Failure of steam piping in a power plant resulting in multiple fatalities/injuries; Failures of maritime cargo containers; Failure of industrial air conditioning units due to corrosion; Failure of domestic water piping.
My consulting services include: Materials selection and design for industrial facilities; Failure analysis and corrective actions for corrosion and metallic materials issues; Technical training in corrosion and corrosion control.
I am a Corrosion Engineer. I am familiar with corrosion in domestic piping systems through my nearly 50 years of experience with Naval Facilities and in the private sector.
I have 48+ years of experience in a wide variety of corrosion issues, including corrosion of piping in buildings.
I have a lot of experience with stainless steel in potable type water applications.
|BS||Metallurgical Engineering||University of Arizona|
Awards & Affiliation
|Technical Achievement Award|
|Institute of Corrosion (U.K.)|
|Francis L. LaQue Award|
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases