Brief CV for
The Bare Facts
Residence - Mid-North
Born - London, England, 1942
Nationality - Australian and British
Secondary Education - Lancing
College, Sussex, UK
Tertiary Education - City and
Guilds College, London University, UK
Qualification gained - B.Sc[Eng]
Other Letters - ACGI, MIEAust,
UNSW Extension Course on Patents
1966 - Noyes Bros - Design and
development of coal mining equipment (the Hydrocar shuttle car) under
Chief Engineer, Charles Deamer.
1967 - South
Engineering, part of the Tutt Bryant, Pacific Ace group - design of
construction equipment under John Savage.
1968/86 - Ifield
Design, development, troubleshooting and maintenance of hydraulic
components and systems marine, mining and industrial. Initially under
the direction of R.J. Ifield, becoming chief engineer in 1979.
1986 Onwards -
Independent mechanical engineer.
Major projects 1986 to 2008
1986 - Design and development of
hydraulic/mechanical transmission for military tracked vehicles.
1986 - Hydraulic
to mining dredge in Florida, USA.
1987/94 - Design
of new type of mineral processing mill, including studies of hertzian
bearing arrangements, special radial hydraulic pump, test rig etc.
1987 - Design of 25
hydraulic workshop hoist for mining vehicles.
hydraulic upgrades to mining dredges in NSW.
1988 - Special
design of forks
for large articulated loader for picking up prunings in NSW nut
1989/92 – Extrusion presses in VIC, hydraulic system overhauls and upgrades.
1990/91 - Medium
dredge in WA, hull extension for spuds, mechanical and control upgrade.
1991 - Upgrade specification
operation and training assistance for mining dredge in NSW.
1991/92 – Design of pump valve timing for quieter operation of Estuary Minehunters for Australian DoD.
1991/97 - Large
mining dredge in
WA, detailed performance analysis and extensive mechanical and
hydraulic upgrade, cutter design for improved production, training.
1992/2004 – Design
development of advanced technology hydraulic pumps and motors in UK and
1993/98 – Assist in
development of ultra high speed forging press technology in NSW.
1994/ongoing – As expert witness in commercial disputes and court cases.
1994 – Dispute over hydraulic system on auger drill in NSW, by plaintiff, resolved.
1994 – As Referee
in NSW Supreme
Court, hearing and report, crane fall-over in NSW, report accepted.
IEAust award winning remote operated sea bed coring drill in NSW.
1995 – Dispute over winch system on fishing trawler in TAS, by plaintiff, evidence given in court.
1995 – Dispute over hydraulic system on lock gates in NT, by defendant, resolved.
1996 – Dispute over dredge capsize in QLD, by defendant, settled.
1998 – Dispute over hydraulic system on forming press in NSW, by defendant, resolved.
silent hydraulic propulsion system for Minehunters for Australian Navy.
innovative hydro-pneumatic energy storage for motor vehicles in UK and
low noise hydraulic pumps and motors.
2001/2004 – Design
of over-boarding systems for off-shore equipment deployment.
assistance in the development of small davits and cranes for prestige
2002 – Draft expert report for hydraulic press in WA, by plaintiff, settled.
2003/04 – Assistance in hydraulic systems and operation planning to mining dredges in Queensland.
2004/05 – Engineering review of Naval ROV to improve availability and reliability.
2004 – Acted as Court Appointed Expert, Federal NSW, concerning excavator hydraulic system, settled.
2004/07 – Investigation of hydraulic failures on Navy vessel.
2004 – Expert report on failure of hydraulic pumps for crusher.
2006/ongoing – Assistance in the development of hydraulically driven large flow and high pressure water pumping systems.
Patents, Papers and Awards
Valve for Hydraulic Pumps"
US 4,540,221 "Self Regulating
Hydrostatic Pad Bearings"
US 5,076,377 "Steering System
US 6,394,192 "Methods for Seabed Piston Coring" and international
US 7,107,767 "Hydraulic Energy Storage Systems" and international
2004/0050042 A1 "Emergency energy release for hydraulic energy
storage systems" and international
"Non-Flammable Fluids in
Underground Coal Mines", IEAust Vol ME5 #1, 1980.
"Hydraulic Failures in
Mining", Australian Coal Miner, August, 1980.
"The Design of Pumps and
High Water Based Fluids", Fluid Power Conference, Brisbane, May
"Broader Horizons with
Efficiency Pumps and Motors", National Conference on Fluid
Angeles, December 1983.
"The Drover Transmission",
Paper M1192, 1985.
"The Portable Remotely
Operated Drill", Peter J.Davies, M.Williamson, H.Frazer and
J.Carter, APPEA 2000.
System: Enhancement of Silent Running", G. Barbieri, D.
Harrison, H. Frazer, Undersea Defence Technology Europe 2002, La
Spezia, June 18-20th, 2002.
George Julius Medal
by the Institution of Engineers, Aust, in 1988 for the best technical
Lead Engineer and Designer – winner of Australian
Engineering Excellence Award 2000 by IEAust to Benthic GeoTech
for "Portable Remotely Operated Drill", also Sydney Division Bradfield