Chemical Storage Tank Expert in Sulfuric Acid Recovery

Case Description:

A chemical storage tank expert was sought to consult on failure analysis for an economic damages case involving sulfuric acid storage. The storage tanks were holding sulfuric acid used by oil refineries in the crude oil refining process. Sulfuric acid is a very important commodity chemical; therefore, after the sulphuric acid has been used by the oil refineries it is collected for recycling.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a chemical storage tank expert with a background in metallurgy or structural engineering of metal storage facilities. The expert was requested to opine on the chemical storage industry and chemical storage tank fabrication. Sulphuric acid is considered a hazardous chemical due to its corrosive nature and must be stored appropriately. The expert was requested to have experience in the design and operational requirements of aboveground storage tanks for chemical storage.

Experts Presented:

  • Petroleum Industry

    This chemical storage tank expert has been in the storage tank industry for over 25 years. He has represented the steel industry to the American Petroleum Institute and is an ANSI/API 653 Certified Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector. His forensic experience in storage tank engineering include assessment of structural systems, tank trouble shooting, finite element analysis special loads, fitness and change of service evaluations, and failure analysis,. This expert has prior expert witness experience, has written expert opinions, and has given several depositions. IMS Reference #5001543

  • Petroleum Industry

    This chemical storage tank expert is the president of a metallurgical engineering consulting company providing materials engineering and corrosion services to the chemical, refining, oil & gas, pulp & paper, and insurance and legal communities. He has worked as a material engineer serving the chemical industry for nearly 30 years. He is an expert metallurgist and an API 653 Certified Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector. He has prior litigation experience including previous cases involving chemical storage tanks and sulfuric acid. IMS Reference #5001535

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