Polyethylene Piping and Spoolable Polymer Composite Piping Consultant

Technical Consultant #2325


Expertise

  • Servicing plastic material manufacturers, convertors and asset owners with focus to plastic pipe material development, extrusion support for manufacturers, and plastics testing.
  • Polyethylene materials including manufacturing, extrusion, additive stabilization, stress and creep analysis, environmental conditions, chemical compatibility, and application requirements.
  • Polyethylene piping: Structural corrugated pipe, natural gas distribution, oil and gas production, water transport, hot and cold water plumbing, heat fusion joining.
  • Spoolable polymer composite piping for energy production.
  • Forensic investigations, and failure analysis.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Large-scale failures of an HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) irrigation system on a golf course - Defective manufacturing workmanship.
  • Extensive presence of polybutylene (PB) domestic water and fire suppression lines were disclosed as part of property assessment report - Conducted on site visit, composed PB piping analysis report.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2014 - Present

  • Serving the needs of plastic material manufacturers, convertors and asset owners with a specialization in plastic pipe material development, extrusion support for manufacturers, and plastics testing.
  • Authored a technical standard at ASTM International and a 70 page report for Electric Power Research Institute.
  • Papers authored and presentations given at SPE ANTEC and Polyolefins Conference.
  • Participated in several industry organizations and served as chair of ASTM F17.61 Subcommittee on water piping systems.

Microbac Laboratories - Hauser Division, Boulder, CO, Technical Director, 2012 - 2014

  • Directed and coordinated activities of a technical team to prepare test reports on plastic materials and piping system components, products, and assemblies.
  • Provided consulting services on a broad array of technical projects including plastic materials and codes/standards revisions.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Bartlesville, OK, 2000 - 2012

Pipe Technical Service Supervisor

  • Led a team of technical service engineers to provide experience and expertise on wide variety of technical issues confronting pressure pipe and non-pressure pipe convertors.

Pipe Material and Development Specialist

  • Analyzed manufacturing technologies to create innovative products in a variety of end-use applications.
  • Worked in a cross-functional team of developmental specialists having responsibility for development of new durable applications including thermoforming, large-part blow molding, sheet, geomembrane, structural pipe, pressure pipe and black, blue, and yellow concentrates.
  • Developed new pipe resins.
  • Provided technical service for PE pipe fabrication.
  • Provided company representation at industry organizations including ASME, CSA, and ASTM.

Polymer Stabilization Chemist

  • Served as internal expert for resin development, manufacturing, technical service, purchasing and licensing.
  • Developed analytical methods and qualified additives for polyethylene manufacturing.
  • Provided technical and financial analysis of new additives.

Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, OK, Polymer Research Chemist, 1996 - 2000

  • Supported polyethylene manufacturing and licensing business from research and development group during new catalyst and product introductions.
  • Scaled-up lab versions of polyethylene catalysts.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, California

Languages

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Gas Association - Plastic Materials Committee Ex-officio Member
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • ASME - Contributing Member of the Working Group on HDPE Materials
  • ASTM International - Subcommittee F17.61 Chair on Plastic Piping for Water
  • American Water Works Association
  • Canadian Standards Association - B137 Committee
  • Plastics Pipe Institute
  • Society of Plastics Engineers - Technical Program Chair, Plastic Pipe and Fittings SIG

Publications and Patents

  • Author of numerous publications and presentations
  • Over ten U.S. and world patents

Education

  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Indiana University - Bloomington, MI
  • B.S. Chemistry, Hope College - Holland, IN
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