VA:W is a Mechanical Engineering consulting firm whose name stands for "Value Added by Werner." The services offered are concisely stated by that phrase: to offer value added to a specific endeavor through engineering with specialties in mechanical engineering in several sub-disciplines outlined below. VA:W performs mechanical design projects relating to equipment installation, process design, or support structures. The consulting services specialize in those projects requiring engineering experience and skills in areas ranging from building exteriors to worker noise exposure with many other experiences between. VA:W has developed a unique thermodynamic model call the Virtual Energy Audit (VEA) that replicates plants with heating or cooling processes.
Alan Werner, P.E., F.NSPE is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with multi-state registration. Mr. Werner has performed engineering emphasizing process industries and projects management in several industries. His expertise spans district energy, plant boilers, pulp and paper, gypsum wallboard, cement production, food processing, brewing, and miscellaneous markets in all engineering responsibilities. He authored the article "Good Recovery: Seattle Steam Taps New Energy Source" in District Energy Now, January 2002. Currently, Mr. Werner is the principal with his company, VA:W, as a consultant and developer of the Virtual Energy Audit.
Flour Mill Chlorine Dispensing
Alan Werner, P.E. successfully completed a total chlorine dispensing system in a 75 year old flour mill. The duties included preliminary and detail design, equipment specification and purchase, permit acquisition, consultant coordination, contractor search, bidding, and monitoring, start-up assistance, training, and documentation. The system consisted of a new CMU building, a two-ton tank hoist with two carts, piping, ducting, ventilation, instrumentation, alarms and back-up power, and scrubber with unique structural support.
International Expediting Consulting
With consulting firm Nielsen Wurster Inc., Alan Werner, P.E. successfully expedited systems and equipment destined for a Turkish steel mill under a contract to a Japanese client, Nippon Steel. The prime supplier experienced cash flow difficulties to the extent that Nippon Steel assumed the purchase contracts requiring extensive coordination in the United States and Mexico. The expediting efforts resulted in nearly all completions of all outstanding equipment purchases and delivery.