Thermal Systems Expert 56034 OH

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a mechanical engineer, specializing in thermal systems engineering, including industrial energy conservation, recovery, and all related processes and equipment. My expertise includes: industrial process improvement; cogeneration; power plant engineering; utility generation; code compliance; chemical / industrial processing; pressure vessels; fuels / combustion; boilers; furnaces; medical waste incinerators; and power piping. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Steam line failures and explosions; Pressure vessel explosions; Boiler explosions, both fire side and water side; Boiler failures – non explosion; Pump and valve failure analysis; Coal supply issues; Cogeneration system failure; Atmosphere oven explosions; Carbon monoxide accidents and fatalities; Water meter failure; HVA compressor failures; Hydro testing explosion; Large diesel engine cooling system failure; Boiler refractory failures; Investigate cooling tower freeze failure.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: corrected excessive gas consumption in an asphalt drying plant; a gas line capacity study for the expansion of a glass blowing plant; boiler house, steam, and condensate studies at various plants; a cathodic protection study for a gas line addition; engineering design reviews; project engineering for an energy center upgrade; cogeneration studies for a major university and a major auto manufacturer; wrote standard air compressor specifications for a major food products company; designed a steam reducing state for a large paper drying machine; assisted in depreciation studies; resolved HVAC problems in a paper mill machine room air conditioning system; cooling tower study for a large brewery; re-engineered the heating systems for a bottle washing tank at a large brewery; confirmed the sizing of refrigerant piping; walked down and re-drew the chilled water piping at a large auto assembly facility


Professional DegreeMechanical EngineeringOhio State University
BSMechanical EngineeringPurdue University

Licenses Certifications

Professional Engineer – Ohio
3rd Class Stationary Engineer – Ohio
EPA 608 Universal Refrigeration Technician
DOE Steam Specialist
Single Engine Land

Awards & Affiliation

Pi Tau Sigma – Mechanical Engineering Honorary
University of Wisconsin – Engineering Extension
Industrial Boiler Controls Course Presenter

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases