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AIC Consulting Engineers Limited

256 Corbets Tey Road
London
RM14 2DT


Contact Person: Mr Arthur Carlisle
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) CEng MIMechE
Phone: 01708 702 483 / 07786 952 518
Occupation: Chartered Mechanical Engineer

Mr Arthur Carlisle BSc (Hons) CEng MIMechE

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Chartered Mechanical Engineer

Mr Arthur Carlisle is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in all areas of energy, power generation, industrial plants, project development and operations. He has applied his expertise as an engineer with broad experience working at senior level, to carry out investigations, advise on matters for international arbitrations and fulfil the role of expert witness in court.

His work experience includes major coal, oil and gas fired power and energy plants, chemical plants, repair and maintenance facilities and renewable energy facilities, including wind, solar and biomass.

Mr Carlisle has extensive knowledge and plant experience working on:

  • Large rotating machinery, including steam and gas turbines, compressors, pumps, large motors and generators
  • Reciprocating engines, including liquid and gas fired engines
  • High pressure steam systems, including heat recovery steam generators and boilers
  • High pressure steam and water reticulation systems and networks
  • Electrical equipment, including transformers, motors, switchgear, electrical networks and electrical safety protection systems and equipment
  • Renewable energy, including wind turbines, solar farms, digestive and combusting biomass
  • All forms of mechanical equipment, including compressors, pumps, gearboxes, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, valves, and control systems
  • Materials handling, including conveyors, crushers, silos, tanks, stackers and reclaimers, chutes and ducts

Having been project manager and owner’s engineer for various multi-disciplinary projects, he has a proven track record in the successful completion of complex construction projects, on time and within budget.

As plant manager of major energy facilities, Mr Carlisle has been responsible for all equipment, daily operations and maintenance, including planning of outages, emergency repairs, quality control, environmental management, fuel supply and electrical interface. His duties included development of staff, training, health and safety, quality control and monitoring programmes, coordination with government agencies, procurement of supplies and parts for outages and operations.

As an expert witness he has applied his broad engineering knowledge, experience and expertise to advise on numerous matters for international arbitrations and provided expert testimony in court.

Appointments have included fault analysis, root cause investigations, damage assessments, recovery, repairs, restoration and cost management, and encompass vibration analysis, metal fatigue, corrosion, creep, wear and tear, misuse, maintenance and operating practices, environmental factors, operational data extraction and analysis, and drafting of expert reports.

Mr Carlisle has carried out many root cause investigations into major failures, accidents, reduced life cycle and premature end-of-life of equipment. Investigations included physical examination of plant, collection of evidence, interviewing plant staff and witnesses to the event. He has participated and led multi-disciplinary teams in conducting theoretical and laboratory analysis into failure events. On conclusion of the investigations, his report gives details of the incident, his findings, analysis and opinions. Where necessary, they follow legal formats and are used by legal professionals in conducting court cases.

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