Mr. Thomas Shellenbarger, PE is an engineering consultant with over 35 years of mechanical engineering experience. Licensed Professional Engineer in NY and PA. Services provided include consulting and expert witness in the following areas: Product Safety Signs and Labels, Guards and Barriers, Mechanical Engineering & Design, Forensic Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials Engineering, Safety Engineering, Pipeline Safety, Valve Sealing, Hydraulic Components, Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Piping Systems, Pipe Joining, Failure Analysis, Patent Disputes, Product Liability including Failure to Warn, Machinery Defects, Stress & Stability Analysis, Testing, Calculations, Oilfield, Industrial, Construction, Mining, & Power Plant Equipment Failure, Valves including Control, Safety, Relief, Globe, Gate, Ball, Check. Experienced Using Metallic Materials including Carbon and Stainless Steels, Alloy Steels, Aluminum, Titanium, Bronze, Brass, Ductile Iron Types and Grades, Metal Matrix Design and Construction. Fluid Leakage. Explosions. Property Damage. Process Control Including Control Curves and Valve Trim Types. Control systems & Communication Protocols. Piping, Pipe Couplings, Valve testing, Elastomers, Composite materials including Carbon & Aramid fibers, Fiberglass, Plastics, Rubber to Metal Bonding. Safety Devices, Blowout Preventers, Packers, Seals, Environmental Requirements. Strength of Materials for Metals, Composites, Plastics & Wood. Wind loading, Seismic Loading, Snow Loading. Quality Management Principles Including 6 Sigma Methodologies, Problem Solving, Root Cause and Corrective Actions. Industry Codes and Standards including ANSI, API, ASTM, ISO, NEMA, AWS, ASHRAE, NACE, NFPA, & UL. Federal, state, and local regulations. State & Federal Testimony, Defense and Plaintiff, Depositions and Trial. Expert Witness Reports, Thorough Research, Preparation, Clear Communication. Science and Fact based Opinions. NY License #083050, PA License #PE079753.