Chartered Consultant https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/rss.xml Chartered Consultant Portal - The Consultant 'A' List en Russell John Yardley https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/151 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descript"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> Power electronics consultant. Switched mode power supply engineer. Contract design work. Expert Witness. Digital control. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>The services of myself, Russell John Yardley, I supply via my company, Northstead Design Ltd.<br /> My main area of expertise is Power electronics and its control and in particular<br /> Switched mode power supply design. (SMPS).<br /> Related to this I get involved in the design of transformers and inductors for bespoke power supply design.<br /> Prior to branching off as a freelance electronics engineer I worked for the following company's as an electronic<br /> design and development engineer:-<br /> GEC Industrial Controls (Kidsgrove 1982-1986)<br /> Powernetics (Loughboro 1986-1990)<br /> Pektron (Derby 1990-1992)<br /> Erskine Systems (Scarborough 1992-2000)<br /> (After this, until the present, Northstead Design Ltd, my own Company) </p> <p>Typical services I offer are:-</p> <p>• Electronic Circuit Design<br /> • Consultancy/Advice:- As and when needed priced by the hour/day.<br /> • Existing products and support issues</p> <p>• Electronic/product design reviews<br /> • Electronic equipment FMEA’s and single fault test plans<br /> • Power electronics design/development and assistance in the same.<br /> • Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) design and development assistance.<br /> • Circuit simulation and feasibility studies.<br /> • EMC compliance troubleshooting assistance<br /> • Technical documentation. Product specifications, test specifications, product operating specifications, circuit design description.<br /> • Test procedures.<br /> • Design Review assistance (from a 3rd party point of view)<br /> • General electronic development “bench” testing<br /> • Design and verification testing<br /> • Component reliability issues<br /> • Design to cost exercises<br /> • Product failure investigations<br /> • PCB layout assistance<br /> • Embedded micro and associated firmware<br /> • Component obsolescence issues<br /> • Product specifications<br /> • Product compliance work<br /> • Product reliability improvements<br /> • Component reliability issues (Failures attributed to component manufacture, product design issues, manufacturing issues).<br /> • Alternative component approval including verification testing and ruggedness evaluation<br /> • Existing product support issues<br /> • Temporary electronic design/development engineer hire at “busy times” or fill in if any of your own design engineers leave or are temporarily off sick/away.<br /> • Pick up the pieces of a project if your electronics design engineer leaves you “without a paddle”<br /> • Full design “fit for purpose” reports on your electronic products. Advance warning of potential weaknesses/design issues which could cause failure returns or dangerous issues in the field.<br /> • SMPS topology choice decisions.<br /> • Analogue, digital and Power electronics design/development/troubleshooting.<br /> • Design of transformers, inductors (chokes) for power conversion or filtering. Ferrite, powder, iron cored etc. Design down to individual “copper” and core geometry/type.<br /> • Power electronics/Power supply education and training.<br /> • Customer support issues.<br /> • OEM , power supply/equipment sourcing and choice issues<br /> • Design/development engineer recruitment personnel assessment reports. Vetting the suitability and capability of prospective design engineers/technicians your HR department are looking to recruit.<br /> • Project management<br /> • Expert witness consultation, reports and related services<br /> • Electronic equipment diagnostics and repair</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Accident Investigation Aerospace Analogue Automotive Consumer products Defence Digital Education Electricity Utilities Electrics Electronics Embedded Systems EMC (Design) EMC (Test) Engineering Documentation Europe Expert Witness Government Health and Safety Risk Assessment IC Evaluation Law and Litigation Lighting Manufacturing Medical Mining Naval/Marine Personal Injury Investigation Power Electronics Product Liability Assessment Product Performance Assessment Qualification Testing Rail Reliability Assessment Risk Assessment Scientific Instruments Sensors Space Spice Telecoms Training Transport United Kingdom Visual Basic Water Utilities YO Mon, 14 Dec 2009 08:54:56 +0000 russyardley 109 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk Keith Armstrong https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/108 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descript"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> Training, design and problem-solving services in EMC, EMI, RFI, Interference, Emissions, Immunity, Susceptibility, Electromagnetic Interference, Safety, EMC for Functional Safety, EMC Risk Management </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>Training, design and problem-solving services in EMC, EMI, RFI, Interference, Emissions, Immunity, Susceptibility, Electromagnetic Interference, Safety, EMC for Functional Safety and EMC Risk Management.</p> <p>For every type of device, module, product, equipment, vehicle, appliance, apparatus, machine, sub-system, system or installation.</p> <p>For reducing financial risks, increasing profits, increasing uptime, improving safety, or achieving regulatory compliance (e.g. EU Directives such as EMC and LVD).</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Aerospace Analogue Automotive BB BL CH Chemical Computers Construction Consumer products CW Defence Digital Education Electricity Utilities Electrics Electronics EMC (Design) EMC (Test) ESD Expert Witness Food Gas Utilities HD Health and Safety Risk Assessment HX L Leisure Lighting LS M Machine Vision Management Consultancy Manufacturing Medical Mining Naval/Marine Nuclear Oil and Gas OL Packaging Pharmaceutical Plastics Processing Power Electronics PR Printing Production Instrumentation Radio and Television Rail S Scientific Instruments SK Space Static Electricity Telecoms Toys Training Transport United Kingdom Water Utilities WF WN Worldwide Thu, 03 Dec 2009 14:42:49 +0000 m k armstrong 95 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk John Edward Jeffery https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/32 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>Implementation and auditing of quality management systems to ISO 9001 (ISO9001 ISO 9000) and environmental management systems to ISO 14001 (ISO14001). Auditor training. Statistical Process Control (SPC) implementation and training.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> BN Defence Electrics Electronics Environmental management GU Management Management Consultancy Manufacturing Manufacturing Engineering Medical PO Production Engineering Quality Assurance RG SO Training UK United Kingdom Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:30:02 +0000 John E Jeffery 71 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk Antony Anderson https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/127 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descript"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> Electrical Engineering Consultant: experienced in electrical failure investigations and Expert Witness work and in managing Industrial R &amp;amp; D and Business Process Improvement projects </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>An independent consultant electrical engineer and expert witness with extensive experience of electrically-related investigative work that has successfully supported litigation and dispute resolution. He investigates and reports on unusual electrical problems and on the causes of electrical machine and control system failures. He offers ideas and solutions that improve design/manufacturing processes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Accident Investigation Automotive Electricity generation Electricity Utilities Electrics Electronics Engineering Documentation Expert Witness Instrumentation Intellectual Property Assessment Manufacturing Manufacturing Engineering NE Power Electronics Project Management Sensors Test Engineering United Kingdom Worldwide Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:28:48 +0000 Antony Anderson 99 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk John Hill https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/82 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descript"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> Expert witness, design review, technical analysis &amp; audit for electric railway systems. Engineering focus - traction drives, power systems, signalling &amp; comms, system integration, EMI/EMC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>Expert witness, design review, technical audit &amp; QA functions for electric railway engineering industry and railway operators. Special focus on vehicle electric traction drives, fixed traction power systems, railway signalling &amp; communications, rail system integration and EMI/EMC.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Accident Investigation Education EMC (Design) EMC (Test) Engineering Documentation Expert Witness Hazard Analysis Law and Litigation London Physics Power Electronics Qualification Testing Quality Assurance Rail Railway Signalling Requirements Capture Software Engineering Training Transport United Kingdom Worldwide Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:15:08 +0000 John Hill 89 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk Nic J. WILLIAMSON https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/59 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descript"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> World Class Manufacturing Engineer Operations Management Troubleshooting Innovation Problem Solving Cost Reduction Expert Witness Culture Change Management TQM Strategic Planning Business Process </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>Nic Williamson, is the principal consultant of Azteck, a partnership that delivers in 5 areas:</p> <p><b> <ul> <li>Business Recovery &amp; Reinvigoration;</li> <li>Manufacturing;</li> <li>Business Process Simplification;</li> <li>Compliance to Regulation and Standards;</li> <li>Expert Witness.</li></ul> <p></p></b><br /> <i>Please see headings that follow.</i></p> <p><b>BUSINESS RECOVERY and REINVIGORATION</b></p> <p>Directors may find that their business inexplicably looses its edge. We analyse and benchmark the current situation; then with senior teams, we define a strategy and business improvement plan.<br /> Unusually, we have the project management resource to implement the new strategy and/or succession plan (if appropriate). <ul> <li>Analysis of current position;</li></ul></p> <li>Strategic Planning (including planning workshops); </li><li>Succession Planning; </li><li>Change Management; </li><li>Stimulating Culture Change; </li><li>Business Coaching; </li><li>Privately Owned Businesses; </li><li>Interim Management through the change process; </li><li>Implementation Project Management. <p>We bring wide experience of industry and the ‘classic’ problems.<br /> A report might show you what to do; we will also deliver the full value through implementation.</p> <p><b>MANUFACTURING</b></p> <p>Our expertise runs deepest in manufacturing.</p> <ul> <li>Improving Efficiency, Quality and Cost Reduction; </li><li>Automation; </li><li>Troubleshooting &amp; Problem Solving; </li><li>Integrated Quality Systems / Health &amp; Safety / Environmental; </li><li>Paperless Shop Floor Management Systems (Data Collection &amp; Delivery); </li><li>Growing Pains: Technology &amp; Business Processes; </li><li>Developing Manufacturing for New Products; </li><li>Relocation; </li><li>Project Management.</li></ul> <p>We have made significant contributions to several ‘world products’ and many clients have been ‘turned-around’ by our input.</p> <p><b>BUSINESS PROCESS SIMPLIFICATION</b></p> <p>We are business managers first, then, we add skills in system development. This puts the user first while developing simple user-friendly systems that deliver benefit. Software is not important (and may not be involved); it is staff efficiency and sharing of mission critical information to energise better decisions, that is.</p> <p>Projects have delivered cost reductions of 1/3 of all administration costs; one paid back in 6 months by saving form printing costs alone.</p> <ul> <li>Understanding the business needs; </li><li>Bringing ‘Best Practice’; </li><li>Designing for growth; </li><li>Customisation to your needs.</li></ul> <p>Our analysts learn about your business; they inject their expertise and personally create the software/system. How many companies can show that the same analyst has supported a client since 1994?</p> <p>We are registered FileMaker Pro developers and members of the FileMaker Solution Alliance.</p> <p><b>COMPLIANCE </b> such as:<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <b> LEAN, TOTAL QUALITY and HEALTH &amp; SAFETY</b></p> <p>Businesses face an onslaught of Regulations, demands for Compliance, new standards &amp; techniques such as World Class etc.</p> <p>This is the last thing you need. We advise, specify and implement the steps necessary to comply ( &amp; above all - to benefit).</p> <ul> <li>Lean: Manufacture / Enterprise / Business Processes<br /> Quality Management / Continuous Improvement; </li><li>Health &amp; Safety; </li><li>Environmental; </li><li>Integrated (with the main business processes); </li><li>Simple and Paper-less; </li><li>Cost effective and delivering benefit beyond compliance.</li></ul> <p>4 months after a catastrophic Tesco audit, the auditor returned and commented, "Fantastic". Boots reported: "Among the best we have seen".</p> <p>If you want buzz-words, we are not right for you. If you want common sense and experience, please phone or e-mail.</p> <p><b>EXPERT WITNESS</b></p> <p>We offer a legal-technological interface: technical investigation, preparation of briefs and presentation of evidence.<br /> Our most valuable attribute is our ability to investigate scientific and engineering matters.</p> <ul> <li>Interpreting the core dispute issues / patent claims; </li><li>Formulating an investigation; </li><li>Robust conduct of the investigation; </li><li>Plain language presentation of science and engineering.</li></ul> <p>The experts you brief will personally carry out the investigation. They personally: study the documentation; write the reports; and stand witness in court. This robust approach ensures that your brief does not suffer dilution as it passes down to technicians.</p> <p>Our well-equipped laboratories and workshops specialise in investigative work.</p> <ul> <li>Mechanical Engineering; </li><li>Electrical Engineering; </li><li>Manufacturing; </li><li>Product Reliability; </li><li>Failure Investigation; </li><li>Health &amp; Safety; </li><li>Dispute Resolution; </li><li>Alleged Patent Infringements; </li><li>Forensic Investigation.</li></ul> <p>A foot note: Experience teaches us that the first subject matter considered for expert advice is inevitably not the key issue. Therefore, it is vital to engage a widely experienced expert whose speciality is the investigation and analysis process itself.</p> <p><b>Note on Key Skills &amp; Industries listings, below</b></p> <p>Please note that display order of the skills etc. in the sections below is set by the directory software.</p> </li> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Accident Investigation Aerospace Automotive B BA BS Chemical Consumer products Contract Management CV Defence Design and Build Projects DY Electrics Electronics Engineering Documentation Expert Witness GL Harsh Environment Design Hazard Analysis Health and Safety Risk Assessment HR Instrumentation Intellectual Property Assessment Law and Litigation Management Management Consultancy Manufacturing Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Design Medical Optical design Optical Engineering OX Patents Personal Injury Investigation Pharmaceutical Physics PLCs Polymer Engineering Product Liability Assessment Product Performance Assessment Production Engineering Production Machinery Performance Assessment Project Management Qualification Testing Quality Assurance Reliability Assessment RG Risk Assessment Risk Management Sensors SN SO Software Engineering Space Engineering Structural Engineering Systems Engineering Test Engineering Thermal Analysis and Design Training Transport United Kingdom Worldwide WR WV Sun, 25 Oct 2009 15:07:22 +0000 Azteck 79 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk Richard C Marshall https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk/user/view/40 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-main-details"><legend>Details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descript"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> Analogue and radio-frequency electronic design. Electromagnetic Compatibility and CE Marking; RFI; EMI; TV Interference. Training and Consultancy. Specialised Test Equipment Design and Supply. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-services"> <div class="field-label">Services Provided:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd "> <p>Analogue and radio-frequency electronic design.<br /> Electromagnetic Compatibility and CE Marking; Training and Consultancy.<br /> Specialised Test Equipment Design and Supply.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> AL Analogue Antennas CB Computers Consumer products Electronics EMC (Design) EMC (Test) Expert Witness Greater London HP Instrumentation Intellectual Property Assessment Law and Litigation Lighting LU MK Oil and Gas Power Electronics Printing Radio RF Scientific Instruments SG Telecoms Test Engineering Training UK United Kingdom Water Utilities WD Sun, 25 Oct 2009 14:30:03 +0000 Richard Marshall 75 at https://www.charteredconsultant.co.uk