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Expert in Flowmeters

Expert ID: 108431 Germany

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EUROPEAN ELECTRICAL STANDARD. Expert has worked in Europe since 1990 where he has become intimately involved with the modification of American-made products for the purpose of meeting European requirements and expectations. Specifically, he has coordinated the design and certification process of electrical process measurement equipment for the European market.

Having extensive experience with flowmeter calibration, Expert has designed and implemented volumetric, and time/weight calibrators and provers. He is very knowledgeable of volumetric calibrators for gas applications, gas metering, and airflow measurement. He is generally knowledgeable regarding liquid and gas as well as mass and volumetric aspects of flow measurement. In addition, he is knowledgeable concerning internal flow and flow conditioning.

Expert has expertise with flowmeters, especially turbine flowmeters. He has extensive experience in the design and application of flowmeters, installation effects, cavitation, and bearing selection.

Since 1985, Expert has worked with the design, installation, and servicing of flow calibration equipment, for both liquids and gases. He has established and is now managing a full service flowmeter calibration laboratory in Munich, Germany. He has over 12 years experience in flow measurement and calibration of gases and liquids and has authored many papers on this subject, which, in many cases, has pushed the state of the art of existing technology. Expert can answer in-depth questions on fuel meters, mass flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters, velocity-type flowmeters, venturi meters, volume meters, and water meters.

Expert has worked in Germany since 1990 and has a working knowledge of German. He is also fluent in Greek.

Since 1992, Expert has devoted a considerable amount of time to measuring physical properties of oil and natural gas. He has measured the BTU (caloric) content of natural gas using chromatographic methods, as well as natural gas moisture content and specific gravity and density. He has also measured the density and pressure of oil.


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Oregon State University
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Oregon State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: DIRECTOR Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: European Operations Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: EG & G Flow Technology Title: Director of Engineering Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: Flow Technology, inc. Title: Head of Mechanical Engineering Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1985 Employer: Sperry Flight Systems Title: Senior Project Engineer, Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 2000 Country / Region: Germany Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ISA, ASME, and two honorary professional fraternities.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of several technical publications.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Training/Seminars Expert offers a one-day seminar.
This course evaluates the current state of gas flow metering technology. Topics covered in the
seminar include fundamental concepts of liquid flow metering technology; principles of gas flow
measurement; the differences between liquid and gas flow measurement; sources of error and
uncertainty in gas flow measurement; gas flow measurement reliability and accuracy; and gas
calibration principles.

Another seminar that Expert offers focuses on liquid and gas flow calibration. The class discusses the
differences between liquid and gas calibration; sources of error and uncertainty in liquid and gas flow
calibration; methods for improving calibration reliability and accuracy; current available flow
calibration technologies; and commercial calibration laboratories and their capabilities.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has worked in Europe since 1990 where
he has become intimately involved with the modification of American-made products for the
purpose of meeting European requirements and expectations. Specifically, he has coordinated
the design and certification process of electrical process measurement equipment for the
European market.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Greek fluent
German Expert considers himself "well-versed" in German.
French

Fields of Expertise

European electrical standard, custody transfer, air flow, airflow measurement, flow, flow measurement standard, fluid flow, gas flow, liquid flow, liquid flow measurement, fluid flow measurement, gas flow measurement, liquid metering, internal flow, axial-flow turbine, flowmeter, flowmetering, turbine, flowmetering technology, calibration, calibration standard, flow sensor, fuel meter, mass flow controller, mass flowmeter, metrology, pipe flow, swirl flow, vortex, flowmeter calibration, foreign language, gas property, physical property testing, oil meter, airflow visualization, fluid management, European safety directive, European safety standard, flow control valve, fluid behavior, fluid pumping, refrigerant flow, fluid compressibility, magnetic flowmeter, airflow nozzle calibration, airflow nozzle, nozzle calibration, critical flow, British Standards Institution, orifice plate, ultrasonic flowmeter, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, streamline flow, metering instrument design, subsonic flow, supersonic flow, transonic flow, pitot tube, flow control, applied aerodynamics, TUV standard, metering, German Institute for Normalization standard, viscous fluid flow, coordinate measuring machine, axial-flow pump, energy-efficient water metering, bearing selection, metering instrument, mixed flow, turbomachinery flow, orifice flow, nozzle flow, velocity-type flowmeter, volume meter, venturi meter, venturi tube, Bernoulli equation, water meter, water hammer, turbulent flow, steam flow, rotameter, orifice meter, liquid handling, liquefied gas flow, international standard, impeller, gas meter, gas flow through a nozzle, fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, flow measurement code, capillary flow, Bernoulli theorem

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