Pipeline Construction Expert in Welding Metallurgy

Case Description:

An oil and gas pipeline construction expert with special expertise in welding metallurgy was needed for a breach of contract case. The dispute arose over metallurgy processes and properties for natural gas pipeline weld seams. Defendant was responsible for construction and nondestructive testing of the weld seams for 30 miles of pipeline prior to it being placed underground. Plaintiff alleged that upon radiographic inspection subsequent to completion of the pipeline, more than 3,000 of the welds failed inspection.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to perform a pipeline construction expert search for metallurgy experts with expertise in construction of natural gas pipelines. Metallurgy knowledge of the piping and welding materials used in pipeline construction and an ability to read and interpret radiographic films of the welds were prerequisites for this expert. A Ph.D. was required and Professional Engineer certification was preferred.

Experts Presented:

  • Metallurgy Expert

    This pipeline construction expert has more than 30 years of experience in welding technology, training and testing. He provides metallurgical training to industrial construction supervisors, welders, and inspectors on metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, OSHA compliance, nondestructive testing, and other topics. This expert holds a Ph.D. in welding engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in 7 states. He has consulted on metallurgy and safety investigations of major engineering projects. His expertise encompasses the metallurgical science of bolting, cutting and welding for pipeline construction. He is also an experienced expert witness who has offered depositions and trial testimony. IMS Reference #5000447

  • Metallurgy Expert

    This metallurgy expert has over 30 years of experience offering metallurgical services to the oil and gas industry. He is a licensed professional engineer with a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering. He has published extensively on metallurgy topics in oil and gas and holds several patents in the field. This expert has worked on specification and design in pipeline construction and the manufacture of other equipment for the oil and gas industry. An accomplished metallurgist, he has supervised pipeline construction including non-destructive testing via industrial radiography. He holds several professional affiliations, including the Metallurgical Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is an experienced expert witness. IMS Reference #5031322

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