Gerald Spencer, P.E. has more than 50 years experience serving as the Engineer of Record responsible for the design and construction of the MEP portions of more than 1300 building construction projects since 1968 including more than 30 years of preparing forensic engineering reports. Gerald Spencer, P.E. has also been providing licensed professional engineering expert opinion and testimony concerning HVAC, electrical, plumbing, cryogenics, ventilation, construction contract compliance, construction cost  estimating, construction contract acquisition, construction contract administration, and other construction matters for attorneys with  since 2001.



MODIFICATIONS FOR EXTERNAL VEHICULAR ACTIVITY AND FACILITY NASA-JSC BUILDING NO. 7 


This projected required the design and the construction of modifications and additions to existing Vacuum Vessel as required for development of space hardware and space suits for the space laboratory project. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Joe Fulton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

modifications to lin circulation system and chamber a and b    project 72-1011


This project involved the design and the construction of the addition of LIN Tank storage to the existing LIN Tank farm and LIN pumping to the Helium Refrigeration System and the LIN Heat Shields. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Joe Fulton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

solar simulator cooling system modifications project 72-2029


This Project involved the design and the construction of modifications to the Solar Simulator cooling systems at Chamber A and Chamber B at NASA-JSC. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Gene Burton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

lin cryogenic pumping system modifications project 72-2073


This Project involved the design and the construction of modifications to the Cryo-pumping systems at Chamber D and Chamber E in building 33 at NASA-JSC. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas for this project. Joe Fulton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

modification to lin heat shields, chamber e project 72-1012


This project involved the design and the construction of modifications to the Building 33 Chamber E internal cryogenic heat sink to prevent cracks in the chevron parts at the headers. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Joe Fulton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

RADIANT HEATING TEST EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION PROJECT 72-2029 BUILDING 260


This project involved the design and the construction of the installation of 10MW of artificial solar radiant heating equipment for a solar radiation simulation test facility. We also design and the construction ed the installation of the Ignitron system to power the solar simulation equipment. We also design and the construction ed the installation of a space chamber in which the solar simulation tests were performed. We also design and the construction ed the Space Chamber which was actually a modification of a surplus altitude chamber that was installed at the Rocketdyne engine test facility in Reno, Nevada. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas for this project. Joe Fulton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

HIGH PRESSURE CRYOGENIC PUMPING SYSTEM PROJECT 72-1034


This Project involved the design and the construction of modifications to the Cryo-pumping systems at Chamber A and Chamber B at JSC. This included modifications to the Helium refrigeration system. We were employed directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Joe Fulton at JSC was the project manager.- This project involved the modification of the LIN heat to the existing LIN Tank farm and LIN pumping to the Helium Refrigeration System and the LIN Heat Shields. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. Contracted directly with NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas for this project. Joe Fulton at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

SPACE SIMULATION SYSTEMS 


Gerald Spencer, PE has designed many modifications and system up-grades to the original space simulation systems control, space simulation systems monitoring, cryogenic systems control, solar simulation systems control, helium refrigeration systems control, and cryo-pumping systems control systems for the large space simulation chambers A (the largest in the world) and Chamber B over the past 50 years.


This includes a Data Acquisition and Control System for building 32 that includes a 16,000 Point (24,000 point capacity) Distributed Control System (DCS) for the chamber operations at Building 32, NASA Johnson Space Center.


This is a stand-alone info-highway for test data acquisition, test data logging, space simulation systems control, space simulation systems monitoring, cryogenic systems control, solar simulation systems control, helium refrigeration systems control, and cryo-pumping systems control.

FLASH EVAPORATOR TESTING BUILDING NO. 7


This project involved the design and the construction of a vacuum vessel as required to test the cooling effect of waste water evaporation in space as required for equipment cooling. We were employed directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas for this project. John Welch at NASA-JSC was the project manager.

MANWAY FOR ACCESS TO MAN RATED CHAMBER VACUUM PIPING SYSTEM PROJECT 72-2075


This Project involved the design and the construction of modifications to provide access to the rough vacuum piping that serves Chamber A and Chamber B at NASA-JSC. Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. was contracted directly by NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas for this project. Bill Metcalf at NASA-JSC was the project manager.


cRYOGENIC AND SPACE SIMULATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS


GERALD ROY SPENCER, P.E. IS THE ENGINEER OF RECORD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESIGN AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MANY SPACE SIMULATION AND CRYOGENIC PROJECTS AT NASA-JSC AND  NASA-WSTF


ULTRA-HIGH VACUUM TEST FACILITY BUILDING 33


This project is a test facility to house non-man rated altitude chambers D, E, plus several other smaller chambers. Gerald R. Spencer was the Engineer of Record (EOR) for the design and the construction of the Cryogenic systems that served the various test chambers. This included the LIN circulation systems, Cryo-pumping systems, solar simulation, LIN Storage Tank Farm, LIN distribution piping, and the LOX system. Mr. Spencer was in the employ of Bernard Johnson Engineers at the time of this assignment.

RADIANT HEATING TEST EQUIPMENT SUBSTATION AND INSTALLATION PROJECT E-101 BUILDING 260


This project involved the design and the construction of the installation of a new 5MW sub station that powers a solar radiation simulation test facility. This project also included the heat shield cooling system for the test vessel, which was water cooled in lieu of cryogenic system. Jim Willis at NASA-JSC was the project manager.