Ostand Design

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Company Name: Ostand Design
Education and Credentials:
Paul R. Ostand, P.E. is a registered Professional Engineer, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West
Virginia; Member ASME and ISA; Patentee in field (9 US patents, 1 UK); extensive
experience in designing valves for major manufacturers. He has served as an expert witness in valve related product liability issues resulting in loss of life and property damage., as well as patent cases.

As a valve designer his products are were used in chemical, pharmaceutical, fuel dispensing and transport, and food manufacturing using industrial codes from ASME, ISA, API and ANSI. In addition to industrial valves, Ostand has designed and developed machinery, including asphalt plants, conveyors and bins, asphalt paving machines, asphalt distributors, storage tanks and similar machinery.

Ostand specializes in the industrial valve industry. He is a consulting engineer who primarily is involved in the design of industrial valves and related equipment. Ostand's work is primarily with valve manufacturers. He also designs and consults on inert gas blanketing systems.

Ostand has served as an expert in valve related cases. More detailed information is available at www.ostand.com
2002- present
Consulting Engineer. Charleston, WV serving various industries providing
mechanical engineering and expert witness services.
1995 – 2002
Director of Engineering, Fisher-ACE (formerly Appalachian Controls
Environmental), So. Charleston, WV. Ostand created engineering and manufacturing capability for Appalachian Controls Environmental. In this endeavor he designed, patented and put into production an entire new line of tank blanketing valves that had not existed previously. These (3) were all patented.

1981- 1995
Senior Project Engineer, Richards Industries (Jordan Valve), Cincinnati, Ohio.
Conceptual design of industrial valves including pressure regulating, temperature
regulating, pressure relief, sanitary and control valves. Some of these products
received patents.

Project Engineer, Product Development, at Dover Corp., OPW division,
Cincinnati, Ohio being responsible for the development of new fluid handling
equipment, primarily for hazardous fluids. In the course of these duties Ostand worked
with draftsmen; technicians, customers and sales to determine market needs and
product performance. Some of these products received patents.In this employment he also served,
successfully, as an expert witness for Texaco (a customer).

Design Engineer with Littleford Bros., Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio a manufacturer of
road construction equipment.
Engineering Assistant with General Electric Large Jet Engine Division, Evendale,
Years in Practice: 35+
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: None in the last four years; multiple times prior to this.
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Ostand Design is a Mechanical Engineering Consulting Company located in Charleston, WV. It was formed in 2002.

The business is primarily involved in industrial valve design for manufacturers. Ostand is on occasion asked to serve as a valve expert, usually when there has been an accident involving a valve failure, leakage or the like. He has also served as a valve expert in patent and valve related legal disputes.

Typically, the manufacturer engages Ostand to provide additional engineering resources without permanently expanding the organization, or to bring into their company expertise that they presently do not have.

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