Problem Solver

Chris Sendlak

Areas Chris Sendlak is Knowledgeable in:

Mechanical design and analysis. Developing solutions in the confines of space, time, and material, innovative.

Techniques Chris Sendlak Uses:

Problem Identification and Scope establishment, Brainstorming, Research, Concept Modeling/Drawing, Analysis (Finite Element Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Programming/mathematical analysis, Root Cause Analysis, etc.), FMECA(Failure mode, effects and criticality analysis)

Chris Sendlak's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. HALT/HASS Testing
  2. Metallurgy
  3. GD&T
  4. Statistical Analysis
  5. FMEA
  6. Design for Manufacturing
  7. Finite Element Analysis
  8. 3D Modeling
  9. Root Cause Analysis
  10. Drafting
  11. System Integration
  12. Tool Design

Chris Sendlak's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. I have designed several mechanical drive lines for down-hole tools inclusive of the following; a variable transmission, high speed/strength drive shafts, biasing mechanisms, and turbine driven power modules to improve the reliability and power transmission during operation.
  2. Created custom bearings and bearing housings for use in direct mud (Drilling Fluid) flow. These bearings were high speed self lubricating composed f diamond coated tungsten carbide in a stainless base custom integrated into different modules of a down hole tool.
  3. Designed gas seal systems for multi-million dollar turbine compressors for use in processing plants. Created the first process for in-house design of these type of seals.
  4. Created custom connectors and bulkheads for high pressure/ high temperature applications from various materials and in various space contraints to pass high current in violent environmental conditions.
  5. Developed a database for statistical data storage allowing operations, manufacturing, and engineering to track and analyse field runs as they were performed.
  6. I have performed detailed analysis on hundreds of parts to improve the life and capabilities of down-hole assemblies, including performing detailed statistical analysis of the field failures of hundreds of Down hole tool runs identifying the most cost effective and fastest way of improving mean time between failure, improving the life an average of 30% on a rotary steerable.
  7. I have run test programs inclusive of dynomometers, flow loops, and oven cycles in a HALT style lab to push the limits of machinery and identify the weak points before field implementation.