Our Staff Experience---
Over 250 years accumulated experience in Machinery Design, Operation and Troubleshooting.
You can read their full resume by clicking on their picture.
BA Mathematics - Bellarmine College
BSME - University of Detroit
Centrifugal Compressor Design- Siemens/Demag/DeLaval 1962-1974
Rotating Equipment Selection, Design Audits, Field Operation and Troubleshooting - Refining, Petrochemical and Gas Industries - Mobil Oil 1974-1990
President Forsthoffer Associates since 1990.
Contributing editor Turbo-Machinery International Magazine
Member Texas A&M Turbo-Machinery Advisory Committee
BS - United States Merchant Marine Academy
MS - Stevens Institute of Technology
Licensed P.E. - NJ and Virginia
Pump Design - Worthington (1965)
Contracting experience - Lummus (1965-1968)
Rotating Equipment Selection Design Audits. Field Operation and Troubleshooting - Oil & Gas, Refining & Petrochemicals. Mobil Corp (1968-1998)
Machinist - USN - (1944-1948)
Machinery Supervision - Millwright (1948-1967)
Rotating Equipment Selection, Design Audits, Field Start-Up, Operation & Troubleshooting -Mobil Corp. (1967-1990)
BME - Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
Turbo-Charger, Centrifugal Compressor, Steam Turbine & Pump Design - Siemens/Demag Delaval (1963-1999)
API 617 Task Force Member.
BME & BA Liberal Arts - University of Notre Dame
Reciprocating Compressor Design, Installation & Troubleshooting (Cooper-Bessemer 1962-1973 & Creole Productions 1973-1988)
Rotating Equipment Selection, Design Audits, Field Start-Up, Operation & Trouble-Shooting. Mobil Corp. (1988-2000)
BSME - University of Arizona (1975)
Rotating Equipment Field Condition Monitoring- Aramco
Vibration Monitoring & Diagnostics Engineer- Bently Nevada
Field Rotating Equipment Advisor- P.T. Badak (LNG)
Walter R. Neibel
B.S.M.E. - - Fairleigh Dickinson University
Licensed Professional Engineer -- New Jersey
1950 - 1956 M.W. Kellogg Co. - Piping Design. Piping Stress Analyst for refinery and petrochemical plants.
1957 - 1967 American Cyanamid Co.-- Mechanical Engineer - Design and Startup of Tonnage Ammonia Plants. Nitric Acid Plants, including design and evaluation. and selection of various mechanical equipment for Chemical Plants.
1968 - 1971 Air Reduction Co. -- Design. Evaluation. Selection , Start-Up, and Troubleshooting of Tonnage Air Separation Plants & Cryogenic Plants.
1971 - 1994 Mobil Oil Corporation -- Rotating Equipment Specialist for Refinery, Petrochemical and LNG Plants. Duties included design, evaluation, selection. startup and trouble-shooting rotating equipment for new and existing refineries and petrochemical. Duties also included conducting design audit meetings for new equipment.
BSME - Drexel University
Centrifugal Compressor, Pump and Steam Turbine Design and Application - Siemens Demag Delaval - 1967 - 2003
Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
BSME - RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology
Pump Seal design & field RCFA - John Crane 2004 - 2008
Field Predictive Maintenance - Compressors, Steam Turbines and Auxiliary Systems 2001 - 2004