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4614 S G Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
United States


Office: (253) 345-5187

David S. Williams, P.E., CFEI

District Engineering Manager and Consulting Engineer

Engineering Field
  • Mechanical

Mr. Williams never met a machine he didn’t like.  In his youth, when a vehicle in obvious disrepair passed by smoking or knocking, his friends would quip: “Can you fix it, Dave?”  After high school, Mr. Williams joined the Navy to become a submarine sonar technician.  After nine years of military service, Mr. Williams went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.  Having interned with Schneider Electric, he joined the manufacturing engineering team, focusing on fixture designs, fabrication equipment and tooling, and process control.  Mr. Williams’ expertise with ship-board equipment enabled him to contribute as a gas turbine bucket designer performing fracture, creep, thermal, impact, and dynamic analyses on multiple hot gas path components.  Mr. Williams’ experience also includes design and construction of industrial equipment including: afterburners, baghouses, scrubbers, and evaporative coolers for waste gas handling.  He also designed piping skids with specialized flow control requirements.  Now with ED&T, Mr. Williams provides consulting services in the areas of: mechanical component failure/fracture analysis, rotating power equipment, fluid flow control system, waste gas handling systems, and sheet metal stamping equipment.  In his leisure, Mr. Williams enjoys woodworking, welding, snow skiing, boating, reading, and gazing at the stars through his telescope. 

Typical Areas of Service

  • Analysis of mechanical fracture/failure
  • Combustion systems design and evaluation
  • Electric Motor Control
  • Low Voltage Control Circuits
  • Non-structural equipment seismic evaluation
  • Piping control systems design and evaluation
  • Rotating power equipment and ship-board mechanical system analysis
  • Stamping die design and performance evaluation

State Licenses

Mr. Williams is a licensed engineer in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Areas of Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Buildings-Construction
  • Buildings-Specialty Services
  • Buildings-Specific Facilities
  • Buildings-Systems
  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Control Systems
  • Explosions
  • Fibers and Textiles
  • Fires
  • Food and Beverages
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials, Testing
  • Mining
  • Other Specializations
  • Petroleum/ Petro-Chemical
  • Power Generation
  • Processing-Metals
  • Transport and Shipping
  • Utilities
  • Vehicles
  • Wood Products and Papermaking
  • Work Place