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Petroleum - Natural Gas Engineering Expert Witnesses: 2
Mass Tank Inspection & Services (MTIS) is the largest Steel Tank Fabrication and Inspection Services company on the east coast. MTIS serves the steel tank industry both domestically and internationally. Their commitment to service and quality has made them one of the largest tank manufacturers with a full range of Aboveground Tanks, Underground Tanks, and Vessels.
MTIS has been in business for over 100 years and has clients throughout the world. Industries served include Aerospace, Agricultural, Biopharmaceutical, Chemical, Construction, Cryogenic, Food & Beverage, Marine, Medical, Military, Nuclear, and Petrochemical.
Litigation Support - Carl Horstmann, President and CEO, provides expert testimony on a variety of Tank Failure cases. Mr. Horstmann and his team are experts in their field, combining a deep understanding of tanks and extensive experience, enabling them to provide accurate, detailed advice for legal matters. Services include site inspection, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Inspection capabilities include non-destructive methods such as eddy current, ground penetrating radar, infrared, inline, CMM, magnetic particle, on stream, liquid penetrant, robotic, ultrasonic, video, visual, and x-ray. MTIS inspects tanks designed to UL, ASME, API, ASTM D-1998, STI SP-001 and AWWA standards, along with tanks built to unspecified standards.
Areas of Expertise:
Andrew Avalon, PE, PSP
Chairman & CEO
8633 Willow Kane Court
Orlando, FL 32835
T: (407) 445-0825 F: (407) 650-3399
Long International provides expert engineering and construction claims analysis, expert testimony, project management consulting, and insurance claims analysis services. We focus on projects in the following industries: building and construction; gas, gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL; industrial and manufacturing; mineral and mineral processing; offshore oil and gas; oil sands; pipelines and utilities; power; refineries, petrochemical, and chemical; transportation; and water, wastewater, dams, and marine. We analyze claims, not limited to, disputed change orders, schedule delay, acceleration, time extensions, liquidated damages, loss of productivity, defective specifications, and deficient project management performance.
Richard J. Long, P.E., P.Eng., Founder of Long International, has over 50 years of U.S. and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering. As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for over 35 years, Mr. Long has served as the lead expert on over 300 projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$2 billion. He has presented and published numerous articles on claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention.
Rod C. Carter, CCP, PSP is President of Long International and has over 20 years of experience in construction project controls, contract disputes and resolution, negotiations, mediation, arbitration support, and expert testimony on scheduling, loss of productivity, and quantum issues. He has experience in entitlement, schedule, and damages analyses on over 30 construction disputes ranging in value from US$100,000 to US$7 billion, related to oil and gas, oil refinery, LNG, heavy civil, nuclear, environmental, chemical, power, industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects. Mr. Carter specializes in loss of productivity, cumulative impact, and quantum calculations, and had a lead role in assessing damages on more than a dozen major disputes. In addition, Mr. Carter has developed cost and schedule risk analysis models using Monte Carlo simulations to address the uncertainty of estimates and claims.
Scott M. Francis, P.E., PSP is a Vice President of Long International and has over 20 years of experience in project management, contract disputes analysis and resolution, CPM schedule preparation, execution, and analysis, productivity analysis, contract administration, design engineering, construction management, and government contracting. He provides schedule development and assurance services, cost estimating, and claims analysis services on projects for both owners and contractors. Specific responsibilities include CPM development and reviews, CPM schedule delay and acceleration analyses, change order impact analysis, issue identification, correlation of impacts to schedule activities, and productivity evaluations.