Rich Green Consultancy (since 1996)
Technical advisor to Hatch Associates for capacity verification of new hot strip mill in Turkey (2008)
Advisor to WS Atkins & Partners on hot strip and plate mills: technical review of steel strip hot rolling at Karaganda for European BRD (1997); technical audit of hot strip and plate mills in Philippines (2002,2003). Expert witness on hot rolled strip and plate product quality (2000). Hot strip and plate rolling and finishing at Huta Czestochowa (2003), Huta Sendzimira (2002), Huta Batory and Huta Florian privatisation in Poland (2001). Valuation of plate rolling in Czech Republic (2005).
Technical advisor to Metals Consulting International on flat products plants in Turkey (2011), Ukraine (2008, 2011),Metals Market Study for Russian 5m wide plate mill and pipe making (2007), hot strip and plate in Turkey (2005, 2007, 2011, 2012), on armour plate in Poland (2006), on hot strip in Ukraine (2006).
Technical advisor to Hatch Beddows on Steckel mill rolling of plate for pipe making (2005), valuation of hot strip and plate mills in Turkey (2006).
Technical specialist on fire damage to Hot Strip Mill in Kazakhstan (2005) and frost damage to hot strip mill and pickling plant in Romania (2006), for Mouchel Parkman.
Specialist advisor to Steel Engineers & Consultants on plate and strip steel hot rolling and finishing in Malaysia (1996).
Mathematical modelling for Parkegate Engineering Consultants on steel and non-ferrous hot and cold strip (1997-2002).
Advisor to Transworld Metals on carbon and stainless strip rolling and finishing (1999).
Lecturer to Sheffield University on steel and aluminium strip mills concepts and layout (1997-2004).
Expert witness on quality of strip and plate for Hammond Suddards (2000).
Davy International (Poole)
Development projects and technical support in aluminium and stainless steel hot strip rolling. Strip rolling models, profile and flatness models, tension levelling models, machine and roll design and stress analysis. Techno-economic model for complete aluminium hot and cold strip rolling works in Yugoslavia. Trouble shooting in several hot strip and plate rolling mills.
Transferred NIPCO technology from Sulzer Escher Wyss and developed this into Dynamic Shape Roll suitable for hot rolling of metal strip. Responsible for DSR calculations and modelling, technical presentations, conversion of mill stands, stress analysis of DSR, modelling of schedules and profile and flatness control. Advised on application of DSR at Hoogovens steel hot strip mill.
Joined SIDAL team to automate aluminium hot strip mill in Belgium. Ran trials to acquire mill data, co-ordinated mill scheduling and control models into adaptive scheduling system.
Wrote GRECO universal strip rolling model for hot rolling of slab through to cold rolling of foil.. Analysed models and practices for shape and profile control when rolling hot rolling strip and for levelling of hot and cold strip after rolling.
Managed proposals activities for "turnkey" projects - aluminium hot strip mills and finishing processes, e.g. for Bahrain and Yugoslavia.
WS Atkins & Partners, Epsom, UK
Projects and techno-economic studies, including projects on hot strip rolling mills such as New Zealand Steel.
British Steel, Swinden Laboratories (Rotherham)
Apprentice fitter in stainless hot rolling mills, pickling and finishing departments in Samuel Fox, Stocksbridge. Theoretical and experimental studies on steel hot strip and plate rolling mills and hot finishing processes in the UK, including Shepcote Lane Stainless plate & strip mills, Brinsworth hot steel strip mills, Scunthorpe plate mills, Dalzell plate mill.
Theoretical and experimental Investigations into hot rolling technology, such as ingot/slab design, slabbing passes, pass scheduling, temperature control, roll wear. Data acquisition from a reversing hot plate mill. Trainee Rolling Mill Engineer with United Steel Companies, with experience in all types of rolling mills. Exchange scheme visit to Hoogovens steel strip rolling and finishing departments.