Scott J. Simmons

Consultant / P.E., ACTAR / Denver

Background

With a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, Mr. Simmons is a professional engineer with experience working in industrial engineering, production, and maintenance. He is also a Certified Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR #3706) through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction.

He has a broad understanding of manufacturing processes, including a considerable amount of hands-on experience with rotating industrial machinery. He has been responsible for executing projects involving grain-handling equipment, heat exchangers, centrifugal pumps, a large diversity of conveying equipment, flash and rotatory steam tube dryers, natural gas dryers, screen presses, bucket elevators, instrumentation monitoring, grinders, and various other rotating industrial equipment. Many of the projects he executed required the usage of cranes, boom lifts, monorails, forklifts, and hoists.

In addition, he has been responsible for maintenance and engineering projects in various stages of complex manufacturing processes and has experience in improving the reliability and functionality of specialized equipment utilized in the corn wet milling industry.

Mr. Simmons has also been responsible for the design and implementation of mechanical systems in hazardous areas which include Class 1 (flammable vapors/gas), Class 2 (combustible dust), and hazardous chemical process areas. He has a thorough understanding of safety procedures and standards related to NFPA regulations, OSHA requirements, process safety management, and process controls in an industrial setting.

Throughout his career, he has investigated fires and explosions related to industrial equipment, gas-fired boilers, residential furnaces, and other gas appliances. These experiences have provided Mr. Simmons with knowledge of nationally recognized codes and standards applicable to HVAC including ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASHRAE standards, and NFPA codes. Furthermore, he has performed forensic analysis regarding boiler failures related to corrosion, water leaks, and catastrophic mechanical fractures.

Mr. Simmons is also a veteran in climbing mountains above 14,000 feet. He has climbed all 58 named peaks above 14,000 feet in the state of Colorado.

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: Iowa State University, Ames
• Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming
• Certified Aerial Lift Operator
• Certified Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist: The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR #3706)