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 Expert  724252

Expert in HVAC Design, DDC Control, Fluid Dynamics, Constructability


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
He has over 30 years experience in the design, installation and service of all type of air conditioning systems including DX, centrifugal and absorption machines.

He possess EPA Universal Certification to purchase and use freon type refrigerants

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air conditioning

He has the ability to design air duct systems using industry standards for velocity and noise level limits.

He can identify ductwork design or installation errors that can cause insufficient air flow or excessive noise levels.

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air duct

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control system

He has extensive experience on the installation and service of all type of air conditioning equipment including chillers and chilled water coils, DX coils and condensers, hot water and pre-heat coils and associated air handlers.

He has knowledge of minimum air requirements, outside, mixed and exhaust damper sequencing.

He can design, install and service electronic, pneumatic and DDC control systems for air conditioning equipment.

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air-conditioning equipment

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electromechanical control system

He provides service as Commissioning Agent on large DDC systems. This includes executing pre-functional checklists and functional performance tests to verify that control system adheres to design intent.

He verifies that the sequence of operation defined by engineer is reflected in DDC program.

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control system performance evaluation

He is experienced in testing automatic transfer switching including shunt breaker operation in emergency-standby power generation systems.
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electric switch

He has been employed as a Project Engineer for Andover Controls designing Energy Management Systems to automate HVAC systems and reduce energy consumption.

He can perform calculations of projected energy savings and return on investment.

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energy-efficient control system

He has the ability to verify proper operation of flame sensors in large gas and oil fired equipment.
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flame sensor

He specifies and calibrates air and water flow sensors to provide proper input to control systems in order to match flow requirements to system demand.
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flow sensor

He has specified, installed and serviced all types of HVAC equipment up to 1200 tons cooling and 360,000 CFM supply fans.

He is retained to investigate problems associated with large air handling units, makeup air units and exhaust systems including Biohazard Level III laboratory hoods.

He has repaired valves and actuators on dampers, chilled water coils, preheat coils and heating coils.

He programs variable frequency drives of supply and exhaust fans to maintain proper pressure in conditioned spaces while providing minimum makeup air requirements.

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heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment

He specifies and installs pressure sensors for air, water and refrigerant use.
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pressure sensor

Expert has extensive experience producing investment-grade energy audits of large facilities. He works with local utility companies to secure incentives and grants for the client.
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direct digital control

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building energy management

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conservation of energy

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energy analysis software

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energy auditing

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energy efficiency

He installs and tests refrigerant leak monitors for chiller rooms.
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refrigerant sensor

He is familiar with all type of heat, temperature, pressure, CO2, O2, CO, explosive gas, motion and proximity sensors.

He has specified, replaced and calibrated above sensors.

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sensor

He has knowledge of all type of temperature sensors including thermistor and RTD devices.
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temperature sensor

He has a broad comprehension of electromechanical, electronic and pneumatic thermostats and control systems.
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thermostat

He is experienced in the installation and calibration of air and water velocity sensors used in order to calculate CFM and GPM of HVAC systems.
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velocity sensor

He has extensive experience in the design and installation of automation systems to control HVAC equipment for tenant comfort and energy savings.

He specifies power monitoring transducers to record and reduce KW usage and demand. He works with utility company representatives in order to implement incentives for energy saving strategies.

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automation control

He has designed and serviced all types of climate control systems including pneumatic, electronic, electromechanical and DDC.

He has extensive experience in computer room applications where humidity control was critical.

He has clean room applications experience where filtering and room pressure control were critical.

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climate control


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

HVAC Control Systems and Equipment
R&D: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy, Computer...
Cooling Systems for People & Equipment: HVAC Design and...
HVACR & Steam Turbine Operations

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   CT D1 License   A/C, Refrigeration Contractor   Technical Careers Institute  
1982   CT B1 License   Oil Burner Contractor   Technical Careers Institute  
2009   Certified Energy Manager     Association of Energy Engineers  
2010   Certified Energy Auditor     Association of Energy Engineers  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Energy Solutions

 

Energy Engineer

 

He performs investment-grade ASHRAE Level III energy audits of large commercial and industrial facilities. He is competent in the use of eQuest to model energy usage and perform ASHRAE 90.1 compliance checks.

1985 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Administration

 

Owner

 

Owner of Mechanical Contracting firm. Many projects for SNET, telephone company in CT and at Sub-Base New London. Industrial HVAC service and installation. DDC control installation and programming.

2007 to 2008

 

Diversified Technologies Consultants

 

Construction

 

Construction Administrator

 

Design review, constructibility review, field inspections to verify project is being installed according to contract specifications

2007 to 2007

 

Dominion Consulting/Pfizer

 

Project Engineering

 

Project Engineer

 

Contracted employee at Pfizer PGRD in Groton, CT. Design review of several projects.

2006 to 2007

 

Strategic Building Solutions

 

Commissioning

 

Project Manager

 

Project manager on large commissioning and retro-commissioning projects. Performed field inspections of equipment installation and performed functional performance testing of HVAC and Fire/Life Safety equipment.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

State of Ct D1 License. State of CT B1 License. RSES Universal CFC certifications. State of CT Food Sanitation Certification. 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Certifications.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1992 to 1997   US Navy   Contractor   Performed many HVAC projects at the Sub Base in New London/Groton shipyard.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has performed design review of many diverse projects from small HVAC systems to pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities requiring FDA approval and intensive IQ, OQ and PQ validation.
  • He has reviewed depositions and evidence in order to form an expert opinion as to the reason reheats coils froze in a high rise building causing extensive water damage.
  • He has reviewed complaint in a class action suit claiming false advertising and a defective product. A portable air conditioner manufacturer was the defendant. He tested the system under normal and extreme operating conditions to ascertain accuracy of complaint.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Industrial heating and cooling expert for consulting on air flow and potential air conditioning in a manufacturing plant.
  • Air intake duct expert for consulting on impact of snow on an air intake plenum based on mass flux and height above grade.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Was employed part-time for several years to inspect insurance claims as an independent agent. Diagnosed possibility of HVAC equipment causing fire or smoke damage. Retained as expert witness in claim of water damage to a building caused by the freezing of reheat coils. Retained to test portable air conditioning system in class action suit.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in HVAC.
  • Portable air conditioner expert needed for consulting and analysis regarding portable air conditioner technology.
  • Expert needed for consulting on HVAC service.
  • Expert in HVAC actuators with ASICS electronics for tarriff classification case.
  • Clean room testing expert for consulting on contamination issue.
  • Expert in ventilation engineer - expert witness.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He successfully obtained many projects for the US Navy at New London, CT by attending SBA training and then marketing his services.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has taught HVAC trade school for over one year. He presented DDC and automated building access control system seminars for Building Mechanics at SNET on many occasions from 1986 through 2001. Developed D1 and S1 prep test training curriculums at Porter and Chester Institute.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive expertise in locating all types of parts and supplies for current/outdated equipment including pumps, compressors, seals, bearings, DDC electronic parts, etc.


 

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