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Composites, Plastics, Fiberglass Design and Testing Consultant

Technical Consultant #2278


Expertise

  • Composites design and development in the plastics, fiberglass, PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC), Fiber Reinforced Polymer FRP.
  • Composites Material analysis and testing.
  • Composites manufacturing processes such as RIM, VARTM, Centrifugal casting, pultrusion, hand Lay-up, and continuous lamination.
  • Quality Management and continuous improvement.
  • Statistical analysis (Six Sigma - Black Belt).
  • Project management.
  • Product costing.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Assurance Manager, 1999 - Present

  • Spearheading quality assurance and product development sections.
  • Setting up process improvements as well as introduction of new processes.
  • Functioning as QMR for ISO 9001 QMS Implementation.
  • Design and development industrial product such as scrubbers, towers, process vessels in accordance with EN , ASTM, BS, PS and other reputed international standards.
  • Establishing testing facility to test composites.
  • Process modification and addition: Pultrusion, centrifugal casting, RIM / LRTM processes.
  • Product additions: Scrubbers and process vessels, FRP cooling towers, FRP Fan casings and other industrial products, pultruded gratings, ladders and hand rails.
  • Accomplished designs: Scrubbers, tanks and process vessels in accordance with EN 13121 and ASME RTP , composite roofing to comply ASCE 07, composite Light poles, and other miscellaneous items (signposts, gratings, claddings, etc.,).
  • Major Projects Executed : Scrubbers (acid and alkali) - design, detailed engineering and fabrication, cooling towers in association with Axima Germany and Liangchi, Thailand, new F/w pipe manufacturing facility, FRP platform for tanks and tank covers.

ShriramTower Tech Limited, Chennai, India, Sr. Project Engineer, 1996 - 1999

  • Project coordination on establishing new manufacturing facilities to produce Plastic and composites products.
  • Procurement of imported machineries such as twin Screw Extruder, PVC Sheeting plant and thermoforming machines.
  • Development of vendors for the supply of plastic and FRP raw materials.
  • Cost reduction in FRP components.
  • Standardization of Manufacturing and QC processes. Preparation of manuals for ISO certification.
  • Project and product costing.
  • Projects handled: New manufacturing facility to manufacture PVC profiles, sheets and FRP components. Participated from conceptual to implementation stage.
  • Product improvement: Replaced metallic and timber components with FRP components, thereby increased the life of the cooling tower and also efficiency.
  • Cost reduction: Enhanced and optimized the component design thereby reduced the product cost.
  • Standardization: Documented the Standard Operating Procedure in accordance with ISO 9001.

Southern Aerodyne P. Ltd, Chennai, India, Assistant Manager - Production,1994 - 1996

  • Production planning and monitoring of windmill blade manufacturing.
  • Raw material procurement plan.
  • Guiding Quality Assurance and Quality Control team to set up their testing facility.
  • We were the first one to product Wind Mill Rotor Blades in India (250KW capacity).
  • Improved plant efficiency by 33% by the selection proper curing system and effective supervision.

Coromandel Prodorite (CUMI) , Chennai, India Officer - Quality Control, 1986 - 1994

  • Functional Head for ISO 9000.
  • Testing of Raw Materials as per ASTM, BS and IS standards.
  • Testing of Plastic components.
  • In process inspection of FRP products like pipes and process vessels.
  • Inspection and testing of pipe lines, tanks and equipment after installation.
  • Development of FRP reflector for satellite communication and molded gratings.
  • Inspection of aged tanks and process vessels for process certification.
  • Supervised projects with more than 25 process vessels.
  • Reconditioning of 200M%uFFFF HCl storage tanks.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Maintenance Management, Annamalai Univ, Tamil Nadu, India,
  • Lead Auditor - Quality Management System - ISO 9001
  • Six Sigma - Black Belt, certified by Benchmark Six Sigma

Technical Training

  • Trained in Germany (Abeking and Rasmussen) on FRP windmill Blade manufacturing
  • Trained at GFTC, Hyderabad on RTM process
  • Trained on RIM by Aerovac U.K in Metyx, Turkey
  • Trained on VARTM by Composites Integration U.K, in Turkey
  • Trained on RIM of Epoxy composites
  • Trained in Germany on Airport Hangar Doors fabrication and assembly

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Saudi Council of Engineers

Education

  • B.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering, CEG, Guindy, Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India
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