Expert Witness - Combustion Systems
Dan Banks is available as an expert witness in most of the areas addressed at
Past cases include:
- Testimony regarding the efforts to redesign and upgrade an aging waste gas
fired boiler at a Texas facility. The suit involved allegations the the
supplier did not perform the work in a professional manner and that the
results obtained were not those expected or that could be obtained with a
proper approach. Dan provided testimony for the defendant. The
case was settled out of court.
- Testimony regarding the design and installation of a waste heat recovery
heat exchanger in a waste gas thermal oxidizer at a Mexican facility.
The suit involved claims that the exchanger vendor did not provide proper
materials of construction to handle radiant heat from the fuel gas burner.
The exchanger suffered considerable heat damage and had to be replaced with a
new exchanger constructed of a more heat resistant alloy. Dan provided
testimony for the defendant. The case was settled out of court.
- Testimony regarding the design of a waste gas thermal oxidizer at an
Oklahoma facility. This suit addressed corrosion damage to the waste
delivery portion of the system, which required substantial repairs and a
lengthy plant shutdown. Plaintiff claimed that the equipment supplier
should have used more corrosion resistant materials in the affected area,
while the supplier claimed that critical operating conditions were not
revealed during the design phase of the project. Dan testified for the
defendant. The case was settled out of court.
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