Mr. Minden is a mechanical engineering graduate of Kansas State University. He provides consulting services in the areas of design and performance of machinery and machine components, pressure vessels, fracture analysis, metallurgy, fire protection sprinkler systems, materials and component testing, and infrared thermography. Prior to joining ED&T in 2002, Mr. Minden worked as a project engineer designing and constructing heavy-wall custom-built pressure vessels and piping for NASA and the petrochemical and power generation industries. Mr. Minden is a licensed engineer in 23 States. Mr. Minden has been involved in over 100 investigations of natural gas and propane system fires and explosions.