PIPE DESIGN EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-058127
This highly qualified expert earned his BS from Hope College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Indiana University. He has experience in catalyst research in support of polyethylene manufacturing, additive stabilization of polymers, interaction of chemicals with plastics, extrusion production of plastic pipe, plastic pipe material technical service and plastic pipe system component testing. End use applications in which he is a plastics expert include corrugated ...
Expert Witness: E-055268
This oil and gas expert has worked in the industry for 28 years. After earning his BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, he became a certified professional engineer in the states of CA, KS, LA, OK, and TX. He served as a design engineer for SPEC Services, a senior project engineer for Unocal 76 Products Company, a director for Conoco Pipe Line Company, a senior engineer for Baker Consulting Group, and as vice president of pipeline operations at JP ...
Expert Witness: E-055442
This expert is a specialist in vehicle incursion accidents. He has led studies on how frequently they occur, their common causes, and the most frequent design or construction failures which lead to them. Has worked to create the largest national database for accidents on private property outside of the insurance industry. For almost twenty years, he has worked closely with people in government, industry, academia, and the commercial property/retail market to ...
Expert Witness: E-058119
This PVC pipe expert has worked in the field for 43+ years. He spent the majority of his career with LASCO Fittings, where he held product management roles that involved both the technical development and sales of PVC piping. He is associated with several industry organizations, including the American Society of Irrigation Consultants, the American Society for Testing Materials, and the Irrigation Association. He is also a Member of the Technical Committee for the ...
Expert Witness: E-004606
This expert has over 40 years of experience in engineering and construction, with more than 35 years of experience in the field of natural gas and propane incidents, pipeline construction and operation, and water and sewer systems. He is currently the president of a reputable forensic engineering and failure analysis company. His primary areas of expertise include residential, commercial and industrial natural gas and LP gas fires, explosions and carbon monoxide ...

PIPE DESIGN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Texas Court Deems Petroleum Engineer Qualified To Opine On Metallurgical Matters PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

…  181171 Facts The plaintiff rented a work-string and two pipes from the defendant to clean a well. While the plaintiff was cleaning, the work-string got stuck in the well and the pipe parted. When the plaintiff tried to free the string, sections of the pipe …

Residential Pipe Burst Causes Severe Property Damage PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

Residential Pipe Burst Causes Severe Property Damage

…  The piping began to develop pinholes that caused the pipes to burst in different areas of the house. After the last pipe burst, an on-call plumber was called to conduct an inspection of the …

Metallurgy Expert Evaluates Factory Piping Rupture PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Evaluates Factory Piping Rupture

…  turned on for that day’s production run when the water pipe suddenly exploded, sending torrents of water into critical machinery as …  the factory floor. As a result of damage caused by the pipe explosion, the factory was forced to replace a significant amount of …

Pipefitting Expert Witness Opines on Fatal Workplace Accident PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

…  of the accident, he was working near a pressurized steam pipe that had an exhaust valve located near the area where the Plaintiff was …  that involved operating the exhaust valve. The exhaust pipe had a bend and, when he exhausted the pipe, the pressure released …

Chemical Plant Employee is Killed by Defective Equipment PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

Chemical Plant Employee is Killed by Defective Equipment

…  safe disposal of waste, a large and complicated network of pipes runs throughout the facility that requires constant maintenance and inspection. The decedent was preparing the pipes for cleaning purposes when a large quantity of chemical waste exploded …  in chemical explosives, forensic chemistry, equipment design, and equipment appraisal were sought to opine on the …

Inadequate Warning on Water Pump Leads to Injuries PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

Inadequate Warning on Water Pump Leads to Injuries

…  a portable irrigation pump. During pressure testing, the pipe was attached to the pumping apparatus and was filled to a few hundred pounds of pressure. At some point during the test the pipe burst from the pressure, striking the farmer in the head and seriously …

Plumbing Expert Witness Opines on Faulty Plastic Plumbing Fittings PIPE DESIGN Expert Case

 This case involves a group of homeowners who lived in a community of townhouses and condominiums. The developers of the community hired a subcontractor to install a plumbing system that contained plastic NIBCO CPI PEX plumbing fittings. Some homeowners b …