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Cliff Knight, P.E. C.E.O. and Chief Engineer

Cliff is C.E.O. and Chief Engineer at KnightHawk Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer with 41 years of experience. Besides his corporate responsibilities as President of KnightHawk, Cliff is also Chief Engineer and Supervising Professional for the Engineering Consulting Group. As Chief Engineer, Cliff serves as the lead technical professional for major multidiscipline investigations into industrial static and rotating equipment failures. Cliff has 30 years of experience utilizing computer applications, including Finite Element Method, Numerical Modeling, Heat Transfer, Pipe Stress Analysis, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. While with KnightHawk, Cliff has developed proprietary tools and methods for performing analysis on pelletizing dies, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and centrifugal compressors. Cliff is the developer of KnightHawk’s failure analysis and troubleshooting methodology called the Integrated Systems Approach. Cliff has received three U.S. patents for static and rotating equipment while at KnightHawk. Before coming to KnightHawk Engineering, Cliff spent ten years at Dow Chemical, U.S.A., where he achieved the position of Sr. Mechanical Engineering Specialist and Group Leader while receiving two patents and eight company awards. At Dow, Cliff’s group specialized in machine design, failure analysis, code and regulatory compliance, heat transfer, pipe stress, rotating and static equipment, troubleshooting, and computer applications involving petrochemical and power facilities. Cliff has a BSME from Louisiana State University (1980). Cliff is a registered Professional Engineer in 36 states and certified by The United State Council for International Engineering Practice for registration in the International Registry of Professional Engineers. Cliff is also certified as a Specialized Professional Engineer for Nuclear work under ASME Section III.

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