Meet Your Instructors

Our instructors are among the best in the industry with over 65 years of relevant collective experience. Benefit from their knowledge. Please read below to get a snapshot of their background.

Ron Haupt, P.E.

Over forty-five years of professional experience in civil/structural and mechanical engineering, principally in the design, analysis, and maintenance of industrial process and energy-related structures, equipment, piping, pipelines, and supports.

Last twenty years as a consultant, performed piping and pipeline failure analyses, reviewed cold spring and critical systems erection procedures, been involved in the development of ASME code vessel and piping design and construction rules, and evaluated pipeline fitness for service criteria and pipeline repairs.

Developed guidelines for seismic design of mechanical and electrical equipment, provided creep and high pressure (in excess of 5,000 psi) piping design services, developed layouts, designed, and repaired high pressure/high temperature power and process piping systems and cross-country gas and liquid pipelines, and developed and given power and process piping and pipeline design and analysis seminars for the ASME and private companies.

B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Registered professional engineer in California and South Carolina.

Active member in numerous national codes and standards writing committees (both ASME and ASCE), including the ASME B31.1 Power Piping, B31.3 Process Piping, and ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committees.

G. V. Ranjan, Ph.D. (“GV”)

Presented “Piping Design and Analysis Seminar and CAEPIPE/PIPESTRESS Workshop” at over 50 locations worldwide since 1988, including at the Scandinavian CAEPIPE Users’ Group meeting at Gothenburg, Sweden, Electricite de France, Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS), UAE, Consolidated Edison Company, New York, HYLSA Steel, Monterrey, Mexico, Atomic Energy Canada Ltd., Taiwan Power etc.

Published over 25 technical papers spanning the fields of structural mechanics, shell analysis, fracture mechanics and nuclear fuels in reputed International Journals/Publications. Technical paper on “torispherical pressure vessels” adjudged the best under PhD research category for the bi-centennial Year 1976 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Co-authored WRC Bulletin 297, used worldwide for the design of pressure vessel nozzles.

Responsible for new business development in the areas of plant design and engineering services, and technical software development/customization. Manage engineering projects involving the design and analyses of piping systems, piping and equipment supports, pressure vessels and steel structures.

B. Tech., (Aeronautics), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, M.S. and Ph.D., in Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, California.