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Harold (Hal) Ornstein , Ph.D, PE, CFEI

Managing Principal Mechanical Engineer


Miami Service Center
4387 NW 124th Ave.
Coral Springs, FL






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  • Professional summary

    Dr. Ornstein has over fifty-five years of mechanical engineering experience in root cause failure analysis, accident reconstruction and loss prevention. Dr. Ornstein has had formal training and
    extensive experience on warnings, labels, instructions, and product liability litigation. Dr. Ornstein possesses in-depth knowledge to reach the root cause of a wide range of accidents and failures in
    the following areas: piping systems, fire protection sprinkler systems, heat transfer and thermodynamics, water intrusion – building envelope degradation, commercial and residential
    HVAC systems, structures, material science, metallurgy, plastics, furnaces, boilers, freezers, refrigeration systems, heat pumps, elevators, cranes, hoists, escalators, aerial platforms, fork lifts.

    Dr. Ornstein is a member of NFPA’s 211 Committee (committee on chimneys, and flues, the International Code Council (ICC) [formerly BOCA], the International Association of Plumbing and
    Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Dr. Ornstein
    has an EPA Universal License for Freon handling (40 CFR part 82, Subpart F).

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1970

    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1964

    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York, 1961

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, CA # M40301

    Professional Engineer, DE, # 12651

    Professional Engineer, FL, # 79541

    Professional Engineer, IL, # 062.067372

    Professional Engineer, KS, # 27851

    Professional Engineer, LA, # PE56051

    Professional Engineer, MD, # 26845

    Professional Engineer, NJ, # 24GE04350600

    Professional Engineer, NY, # 046772-1

    Professional Engineer, NC, # 027704

    Professional Engineer, PA, # PE061492

    Professional Engineer, TX, # 121020

    Professional Engineer, VA, # 0402 034939

    Professional Engineer, Washington DC, # PE900417

    Professional Engineer, WV, # 015095

    Professional Engineer, Puerto Rico, # 27324 PE

    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI, #11692-5585

    EPA 608 Certificates for Freon Handling # TEEP 105-1005326

    OSHA # 510 Certified - Standards for Construction Industry

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Mechanical
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