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Robert Engberg, P.E

Gas Dynamics, LLC

1980 160th Avenue, Mora, MN 55051
320-679-1220

rengberg@aol.com


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Qualifications
Mechanical Engineering Registration
Minnesota, 1973 #10467
Wisconsin, 1975 #E-14839
Iowa, 1975 #7642 (Inactive)

Education
University of Minnesota:
B.S. in Mathematics, 1969
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1981
Completed 3.5 years work toward B.S. in Physics, 1984

Experience

October 1993 to Present

Call for C.V. Addendum #1: List of cases with expert testimony. Addendum #2: List of non-forensic engineering projects. Addendum #3: Current fee schedule for Robert E. Engberg, PE.

June 1990 to September 1993

Senior Facilities Engineer, FMC Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; Design and layout of heating, ventilating, and air Conditioning (HVAC) of office expansions and production facility retrofit; drafted specifications for the mechanical equipment and system performance for HVAC, central chiller, plumbing, fire protection, insulation, and building management (DDC) systems; provided technical backup to maintenance department regarding plant steam, condensate, hot water, air and gas systems; performed cost analysis of above mechanical systems for new construction and retrofit budgeting.

Once facility expansion and upgrade contracts were let; construction supervision and contract negotiation was provided. Capital projects were designed, costed, equipment specified and purchased, and maintenance crew directed and supported during equipment installation and start-up.

January 1989 to May 1990

Senior Project Engineer, Gas Dynamics Corp., Minneapolis, MN; had project responsibility for design of milk processing plant. The design effort included; boiler, compressor, chiller, freezer, and refrigeration room layout and HVAC equipment design. Specifically, the engineering of boiler and steam line sizing, selection of water softening and condenser water treatment, plant air and gas systems sizing, heating and ventilating sizing and control systems; ammonia refrigeration compressor, control and piping systems, heat transfer equipment selection and piping layout; hydraulic power distribution piping layout and sizing; specification writing and cost estimating for all of the above systems.

Hospital medical laboratory expansion to include the layout and design of all mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing, medical gas piping, ventilation equipment modification and control. Building space energy study and operating and construction cost estimates, mechanical system specification writing and client liaison.

1984 to 1988

Senior Project Engineer, ANG Coal Gasification Co., Beulah, ND; had project responsibility for design and construction supervision of the gasification plant equipment and process retrofitting during plant startup. Such projects were in the areas of: process water pond aeration; water treatment and chemical injection equipment; potable water treatment; ammonia, oxygen and sulfur equipment modification; steam generation and boiler house retrofitting and process modifications; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; cooling water and gaseous product handling and piping systems; and coal gasification with its support piping systems. Also, contributed to pollution control and environmental projects.

Performed complete system design, layout, and drawing/document production of above new and retrofit mechanical systems; provided the complete stress calculation for equipment and vessel failure analysis for piping, vessel, and equipment modifications; supplied mechanical discipline support to project design teams.

Generated complete project construction budgets and schedules; cost estimating of equipment and process retrofitting; provided cost and scheduling reports to upper management.

Familiar with computer stress analysis techniques using pipeline for piping network stress; both programs are software for McAuto Systems.

1972 to 1984

CEO and Chief Engineer of Gas Dynamics Corp., Minneapolis, MN. Design and construction supervision of LP gas standby plants, specialized piping systems for fueling, process, and distribution; performed investigations for various insurance companies regarding fires, explosions, and/or damage to mechanical systems or to related structures.

Designed and supervised construction of subsystems such as: power and control wiring, concrete and structural supports, pneumatic controls, hot water, steam, air, oil, gas piping.

Supervised associates on the design of sanitary landfills, and pollution control systems; designed and supervised design of special machinery for packaging.

1970 to 1971 Self-employed as design engineer in many of the above disciplines.

1969 to 1970

Design engineer and stress analyst for Minnesota Engineering Company in Minneapolis, MN. As engineer, did design and verification of design under project manager regarding boiler rooms, hydraulic motors, crane booms, and construction equipment. As analyst did stress analysis on all of the above systems with aid of time-sharing computers

1963 to 1969

Worked as draftsman, designer, and stress analyst on piping systems, LP standby plants, machine design, cranes and crane booms.

Employed with:
L.P. Gas Equipment, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota.
Rogers, Freels, and Associates, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Minnesota Engineering Company, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota.
ANG Coal Gasification Co., Beulah, North Dakota.
Gas Dynamics Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Reports
Performance Analysis – An Axial Piston Pump, 1970, 106 pages.
Pivot Pin Analysis – Commander II, IIL, and III Derricks, 1970, 48 pages.
11,000 Gallon Tank Rupture – A Stress and Thermodynamic Analysis, 1974, 84 pages.
High Pressure L.P. Air Venturi Mixer Analysis, 1976 85 pages.

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