Rich Green Consultancy
Specialist in Aluminium billet casting, rod casting, strip casting and strip cold rolling in review of NALCO, India for privatisation.
Concept and feasibility study on strip casting and cold rolling of aluminium heat exchanger finstock for confidential European client.
Wrote strip rolling process model for UK engineering consultants, adaptable to all hot mill configurations, including aluminium alloys, carbon and stainless steels, and brasses. Wrote model for cooling aluminium slab.
Davy International (Poole)
Technical support for all products, covering stainless steel, aluminium and coated steel strip, including sprays, Dynamic Shape Roll, stress analysis, rolling models, flatness and gauge control. Feasibility studies for DSR, e.g. at Norandal foil mills.
Transferred NIPCO technology from Sulzer Escher Wyss and developed this into Dynamic Shape Roll for instantaneous strip profile and flatness control. Responsible for DSR calculations and modelling and for technical presentations. Technical support for modification and relocation of DSR to Alcoa, Lebanon.
Member of team to automate aluminium hot strip mill in SIDAL, Belgium. Ran extensive data acquisition trials, co-ordinated mill scheduling and control models into adaptive scheduling system.
Development projects and technical support in aluminium hot and cold rolling mills and strip finishing. Data acquisition and mill evaluation in the hot strip mills at Alcan Oswego, Alumax Lancaster, Reynolds Listerhill, Alcoa Davenport. Strip rolling models, machine and roll design and stress analysis. Wrote GRECO universal flat rolling model for slab to foil, including skin pass rolling. Created a detailed techno-economic model for a complete aluminium rolling and finishing works for Energoinvest in Mostar, Bosnia.
In charge of "turnkey" projects, e.g. aluminium hot and cold strip and foil mills, and strip process lines. Foil mill at Sibenik, Croatia. Major tender for Garmco, Bahrain integrated strip facility.