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Carbon Monoxide

Expert Witness Profile

Engineering investigations, engineering reports, and testimony for the range of combustion and related areas such as: Carbon Monoxide Investigation, Combustion Equipment, Fires, Soot and Smoke Damage, HVAC Engineering, and Fuel Oil Leak Analysis

Principal Engineer and Laboratory Manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory for five years, and developed and operated a test facility for evaluating oil and gas-fired space heating equipment for the U.S. Department of Energy. This work included: test program design and operation, data analysis, preparation of engineering reports, and technical presentations.

Supplied detailed engineering studies of mechanical systems in residential and commercial buildings including universities, hospitals, nursing homes, and industrial plants. These engineering studies involve in-depth energy analyses of boiler plants, HVAC systems, metering, and electrical and lighting systems including combustion efficiency testing. Energy studies for large residential commercial and institutional building complexes to date including college campuses and health care facilities. Energy-saving equipment modifications identified, evaluated, and recommended using the building energy use computer models, and include HVAC and boiler plant upgrades.

Experience in Carbon Monoxide testing and investigations. Chairman of Carbon Monoxide Workshop at the Oil Heat Technology Conference held at Brookhaven in April 1997 and performed on-going research for more than 30 years on Carbon Monoxide production by combustion heating equipment.

Completed many engineering reports based on data from Brookhaven National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, and other sources that characterize the performance of oil and gas heating equipment. Supplied expert testimony to various regulatory agencies concerning topics that include: efficiency of oil and gas compared to other fuels, relative air pollutant emissions and environmental costs, economics of home heating, energy conservation opportunities for gas and oil heated homes, safety issues, and new heating technologies including low sulfur heating oil and biofuels. He has also prepared engineering reports and provided testimony as an expert witness on behalf of fuel companies, equipment manufacturers, and others on issues that include combustion forensics, product liability, carbon monoxide exposure, fires, fuel oil leaks, equipment malfunctions, soot damage, and personal injury.

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