Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E.

Dr. Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E.

The Boyce Consultancy
2121 Kirby Drive, 28N
Houston , TX 77019
Office: 713-807-0888
Fax: 713-807-0088

Introduction

Dr. Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E., CEng Fellow ASME (US), IDGTE (UK) & IMechE (UK); has over 50 years of experience in the field of TurboMachinery in both industry and academia. His industrial experience covers 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Boyce Engineering International, and five years as a designer of compressors and turbines for gas turbines for various gas turbine manufacturers. His academic experience covers a 15 year period, which includes the position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Founder of the TurboMachinery Laboratories and The TurboMachinery Symposium, which is now in its Forty Fifth year. He is the author of several books such as the Fourth Edition of the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Elsevier), Cogeneration & Combined Cycle Power Plants second edition (ASME Press), and Centrifugal Compressors, A Basic Guide (PennWell Books). He is a contributor to several Handbooks; his latest contribution is to the Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook Seventh and Eight Edition (McGraw Hill) in the areas of Transport and Storage of Fluids, and Gas Turbines, Energy and Power Generation Handbook (ASME) and Combined Cycle Systems for Near Zero Emission Power Generation. Dr. Boyce has taught over 150 short courses around the world attended by over 3500 students representing over 400 Companies. He is a Consultant to the Aerospace, Petrochemical and Utility Industries globally, and is a much-requested speaker at Universities and Conferences throughout the world.

Dr. Boyce's areas of expertise are power plants, process and offshore machinery, gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors, and pumps.


Areas of Expertise

  • Auditing
  • Automobile Mechanical & Body Repair
  • Aviation
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemicals
  • Design Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Environmental & Science
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Gas Turbine Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Machine Guarding
  • Machinery & Equipment Appraisal
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • OSHA
  • Patents
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pipelines
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Engineering
  • TurboMachinery
  • Vibration Analysis

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: ∑ Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.--University of Oklahoma, 1969
∑ Mechanical Engineering, M.S.--State University of New York at Buffalo, 1964
∑ Mechanical Engineering, B.S.--South Dakota School of Mining and Technology, 1962

Registered Professional Engineer: Texas No. 30135
Registered Chartered Engineer (UK): No.569278
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ∑ American Society of Mechanical Engineers (US)(Fellow)
∑ Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (US)(Fellow)
∑ Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) (Fellow)
∑ National Academy of Forensic Engineers (US) (Fellow)
∑ The Association of Energy Engineers
∑ International Gas Turbine Institute
∑ National Society of Professional Engineers
∑ Society of Automotive Engineers
∑ Sigma XI
∑ Pi Tau Sigma
∑ Tau Beta Pi
∑ Phi Kappa Phi
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: LECTURES AND SHORT COURSES

Gas Turbine Technology and Planned Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plants, April 28th - May 2nd 2008

Energy: Past, Present and Future; ASME South Texas Section, Dinner Meeting, February 21st 2008.

Gas Turbine Technology and Planned Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plants, 5 Day Course, Sole Instructor, London England, October 15-19, 2007

Gas Turbine Technology, Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symposium, Houston TX., September 10, 2007

Gas Turbine and Centrifugal Compressor Course, Sole Instructor, Houston, Texas June 12-15, 2007

Centrifugal Compressor and Gas Turbine Technology for Engineers, 2 Day Course, Sole Instructor, Queretaro Mexico, April 17-18, 2007

Gas Turbine Technology and Planned Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plant Short Course, Sole Instructor, London, England, January 30-February 2, 2007

The Combined Cycle Power Plants Operations, Maintenance and Planned Optimization Short Course, Sole Instructor, Houston, Texas January 16-19, 2007

Introduction to Gas Turbines, Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symposium, Houston TX., September 25, 2006

Centrifugal Compressor and Gas Turbine Technology for Engineers 4 Day Short Course, Sole Instructor for Enterprise Products Operating, LP. Personnel only, Mont Belvieu, Texas. July 17-20, 2006

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbines – Short Course, Sole Instructor, for Impartir Conferencia “Operación Y Mantenimiento De Turbinas De Gas” en el IX Congreso y Exposición Latinoamericana De Turbomaquinaria”,Vera Cruz, Mexico,. June 21-22, 2006

Dr. Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E., CEng Fellow ASME (US), IDGTE (UK) & IMechE (UK); has over 45 years of experience in the field of TurboMachinery in both industry and academia. His industrial experience covers 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Boyce Engineering International, and five years as a designer of compressors and turbines for gas turbines for various gas turbine manufacturers. His academic experience covers a 15 year period, which includes the position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Founder of the TurboMachinery Laboratories and The TurboMachinery Symposium, which is now in its thirty seventh year. He is the author of several books such as the Third Edition of the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook (Elsevier), Cogeneration & Combined Cycle Power Plants (ASME Press), and Centrifugal Compressors, A Basic Guide (PennWell Books). He is a contributor to several Handbooks; his latest contribution is to the Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook Seventh and Eight Edition (McGraw Hill) in the areas of Transport and Storage of Fluids, and Gas Turbines. Dr. Boyce has taught over 150 short courses around the world attended by over 3500 students representing over 400 Companies. He is a Consultant to the Aerospace, Petrochemical and Utility Industries globally, and is a much-requested speaker at Universities and Conferences throughout the world.
Dr. Boyce's areas of expertise are power plants, process and offshore machinery, gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors, and pumps.


Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: ∑ Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.--University of Oklahoma, 1969
∑ Mechanical Engineering, M.S.--State University of New York at Buffalo, 1964
∑ Mechanical Engineering, B.S.--South Dakota School of Mining and Technology, 1962

Registered Professional Engineer: Texas No. 30135
Registered Chartered Engineer (UK): No.569278


Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ∑ American Society of Mechanical Engineers (US) (Fellow)
∑ Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (UK) (Fellow)
∑ Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) (Fellow)
∑ The Association of Energy Engineers
∑ International Gas Turbine Institute
∑ National Society of Professional Engineers
∑ Society of Automotive Engineers
∑ Sigma XI
∑ Pi Tau Sigma
∑ Tau Beta Pi
∑ Phi Kappa Phi


Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: LECTURES AND SHORT COURSES

Gas Turbine Technology and Planned Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plants, April 28th - May 2nd 2008

Energy: Past, Present and Future; ASME South Texas Section, Dinner Meeting, February 21st 2008.

Gas Turbine Technology and Planned Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plants, 5 Day Course, Sole Instructor, London England, October 15-19, 2007

Gas Turbine Technology, Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symposium, Houston TX., September 10, 2007

Gas Turbine and Centrifugal Compressor Course, Sole Instructor, Houston, Texas June 12-15, 2007

Centrifugal Compressor and Gas Turbine Technology for Engineers, 2 Day Course, Sole Instructor, Queretaro Mexico, April 17-18, 2007

Gas Turbine Technology and Planned Optimization of Combined Cycle Power Plant Short Course, Sole Instructor, London, England, January 30-February 2, 2007

The Combined Cycle Power Plants Operations, Maintenance and Planned Optimization Short Course, Sole Instructor, Houston, Texas January 16-19, 2007

Introduction to Gas Turbines, Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symposium, Houston TX., September 25, 2006

Centrifugal Compressor and Gas Turbine Technology for Engineers 4 Day Short Course, Sole Instructor for Enterprise Products Operating, LP. Personnel only, Mont Belvieu, Texas. July 17-20, 2006

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbines – Short Course, Sole Instructor, for Impartir Conferencia “Operación Y Mantenimiento De Turbinas De Gas” en el IX Congreso y Exposición Latinoamericana De Turbomaquinaria”,Vera Cruz, Mexico,. June 21-22, 2006

Centrifugal Compressor and Gas Turbine Technology for Engineers – 4 Day Short Course, Sole Instructor, Houston, Texas. June 13-16, 2006

Centrifugal Compressor and Gas Turbine Technology For Engineers Technology of Advanced Gas Turbine – Short Course for PEMEX personnel only, Sole Instructor, Queretaro, Mexico, June 1-2, 2006

New Gas Turbine Technology and Plant Optimization for Engineers
3 Day Short Course, Sole Instructor, London, England, May 15-17, 2006

New Gas Turbine Technology for Engineers – Short Course, Sole Instructor, Barcelona Spain, May 5-6, 2006

Combined Cycle Power -Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symposium, Houston TX., December 12, 2005

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbines and Centrifugal Compressors – Short Course, Sole Instructor, Las Vegas, December 4-5, 2005

Combined Cycle Power -Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symposium, Houston TX., September 20, 2004

The Outlook for Engineering – Dinner Speech for the Scholarship Award Dinner Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Oklahoma, September 8, 2004

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbines and Centrifugal Compressors – Short Course, Sole Instructor, Houston, April 27-30, 2004

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbine – Short Course for PEMEX personnel only, Sole Instructor, Monterey, Mexico, March 23-March 24 2004

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbine – Short Course for Legal personnel only, Sole Instructor, Birmingham, AL., January 20, 2004


Combined Cycle Power -Short Course, Sole Instructor, Sponsored by PowerGen,
Las Vegas, Nevada, December 7 – December 8, 2003

Technology of Advanced Gas Turbine -Short Course, Sole Instructor, sponsored by Texas A&M University sponsored course at the TurboMachinery Symp
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: over 50
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: : I have been retained as an expert in various mechanical engineering cases. My expertise is in Power Plants and Petrochemical Industries. I am considered to be the authority in Turbines in this area I have written several books.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: over 25
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2012
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: All cases
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: about 10
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: over 30
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: I offer Consulting Services, failure Analysis, Testing of power plants, Site audits, and Performance audits.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Houston 500 Outside Houston 550.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 500.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 550.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 550.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Phone calls and other expenses will be at cost plus 15%. Travel will be First Class. A 7% charge will be levied for copying, computer, and secretarial services on all invoices.

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Holland & Knight LLP
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ctanner@hklaw.com

Kent Bevan
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(816) 931-2700
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(205) 521-8333
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