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Expertise: 
Electrical engineer...Turbines Generators...
Discipline: 
Electrical . . .

an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and independent generator maintenance consultant for over 28 years, as well as being a New York state Professional Engineer for over 46 years.  He has extensive experience working with turbines and generators, failure investigation and analysis, and design and manufacturing. His experience includes: generators rated 2MW to 1400MW, manufactured by ABB, Alstom, Brush, General Electric, Hitachi, Schneider, Siemens, Siemens-Westinghouse, Toshiba, and Westinghouse.

Author of a text on generator repair, as well as being responsible for the design and presentation of seminars to OEM personnel in the USA, Korea, Australia, South Africa, and Israel.  Has participated in several dozen successful root cause investigations of complex failures on stator and field components.  He is the only non-OEM inductee to GE Academy of Generator Maintenance Specialists.

Has provided expert testimony as to his findings in courts of law.

 

Academic Background

  • MS (ME), Mechanical Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, 1967
  • BS (EE), Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1950

 

Registrations

  • Professional Engineer, New York
  • Life Member of IEEE

 

Professional Experience

  • Turbine/Generators Consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2006-present
  • Initial manager and present co-manager of 10-year EPRI project on comparison of on-line partial discharge (PD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing, 1997-present.
  • Authored 210-page, 250-photograph text on generator repair; since have completed presentation of 30 seminars to 990 attendees using 1400 PowerPoint slides. Attendees have included utility and OEM personnel at many locations in the USA, Korea (2002), Australia (2004), South Africa (1999 & 2005), Israel (2005), India (March 2008), APS (June 2008), South Africa (July 2008), 1996.
  • Engineer and Manager, General Electric, experience as engineer and manager in generator and turbine: engineering design, service, and development; manufacturing production and quality control; product service in field and factory; project manager of 5 generator change-outs of three leading OEM’s; generators rated 2MW to 1400MW, 1950-1986.

Technical Experience

  • General Electric 36 years as engineer and manager in generator and turbine: engineering design, service, and development; manufacturing production and quality control; product service in field and factory; project manager of five generator change-outs of three leading OEM’s.
  • Experience as independent generator maintenance consultant.

 

Professional Associations and Activities

  • NY State Profession Engineer for 46 years (#4665447)
  • Currently Life Member of IEEE, #03512829
  • Only non-OEM inductee of GE Academy of Generator Maintenance Specialists
  • Presentation of 26 seminars to utility and OEM personnel, in the USA, Korea (2002), Australia (2004), South Africa (1999 & 2005), and in Israel (2005).
  • Initiator and participant in IEEE Working Group on generator partial discharge analysis. See IEEE P1434 issued April 2000.
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