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Expert Witness in Manufacturing Design, Engineering and Quality Control

The Manderstam International Group has that vital exposure to the preparation presentation of scientific and engineering evidence to the UK High Court and the International Court of Arbitration.

high courtOur experts have prepared expert reports and advised strategy and given evidence in extremely complex cases on behalf of multinational oil and resource companies. See representative recent examples listed below. We have been instructed by most of the leading international & domestic law firms .

SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Process and Mechanical Equipment Design in the oil and gas, petroleum refining and power industries with
    specific experience of cryogenic process plant and piping design and insulation including LNG, LPG, NGL, ammonia
    production and hydrocarbons gas/liquid separation and fractionation.
  • Project Management, with extensive experience both as an owner’s representative and as a contractor, in preparing
    and executing basic design, detailed design, procurement and construction to ISO 9001 Quality Assurance and international
    model forms of contract (FIDIC orange book and similar) of oil and gas production/processing facilities and pipelines,
    petrochemical and power generation plants.
  • Manufacturing Design, Engineering and Quality Control in the manufacturing industries with specific experience
    of welding, forming and machining alloy steels and stainless steels; Quality Control and Assurance requirements to
    ISO 9001/2 and assessment of product design and manufacture in respect to assessment of fitness for purpose.
    Undertakes production plant and machinery valuations.

Instructing solicitors in alphabetical order:-

  • Berrymans Lace Mawer, London
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner, London
  • BP Collins, London
  • Clifford Chance, Paris
  • Cobbetts, Birmingham
  • David Phillips and Partners, Essex
  • Davies Arnold Cooper, London
  • Davies Lavery, London.
  • Denton Hall, London
  • DLA, Birmingham
  • DWF, Manchester
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Washington
  • Greenwoods, London
  • Halliwells, London and Manchester
  • Holman Fenwick Willan, London
  • Kennedys, London and Birmingham
  • Mayer Brown International, London
  • McNulty & Co, Basingstoke
  • Mills & Reeve, Birmingham
  • Rawlinson Butler, Crawley
  • Reid Minty, London
  • Sandersons, Hull
  • Shadbolt & Co, Reigate
  • Shoosmiths, Reading
  • Simmons & Simmons, Dubai, UAE

Instructing insurers:-

  • AIG
  • G A B Robins

Direct instructions received from:-

  • Komori UK Ltd
  • Lurgi AG, Frankfurt, Germany
  • NEM BV, Netherlands

Expert Witness Experience

Prepared expert report on the failure of a temporary strainer in the suction line to main gas compressors at national gas distribution main compressor stations, work involved fatigue analysis and vibration analysis due to high gas flow rates.

Investigated design and material non-compliances and prepared expert report in the turnkey design and supply of four (total 1400 MW) HRSG steam boilers (steam pressure 104 bar, temperature 565° C). Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9002 procedures for non-destructive testing of tubes and castings. Also review and analysis of support structures.

Prepared expert report on breakdowns and quality control on a continuous strapping line in the packaging of building products. Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9001 procedures.

Carried out equipment survey and prepared expert report on cement grinding.

Prepared expert report on the design and operation of chemical etching line for steel castings for the automobile industry.

Prepared expert report on fire damage to large high-speed aluminium foil rolling mill for insurers.

Prepared expert report, undertook metallurgical investigations and gave evidence at a mediation on the manufacture of automotive stainless steel fuel tanks. Work included FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and compliance with ISO 9002 procedures.

Provided expert advice on the manufacture of finned heat exchanger tubes.

Prepared expert report on anodising processes and plant.

Prepared expert report on the pipe specifications and manufacturing methodology for pipe bombs in a criminal / terrorist investigation.

Prepared expert report and gave evidence on the heat exchangers and cooling water/glycol system for two large standby diesel generators.

Prepared an expert report and gave evidence as a single joint expert in relation to a dispute on mechanical handling and food packaging lines.

Prepared Expert report on the Owners’s claim for lack of performance of table salt processing plant.

Prepared expert report and gave evidence in respect of a claim against insurers for a piping failure in a cooling water system.

Prepared expert report for the main contractor in respect of its claim against a design sub contractor for failure of a cooling water circuit and heat exchangers in a pharmaceutical plant in UK.

Prepared report on Komori printing press and corrosion issues

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