2014 Events:

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Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Check in
6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Speaker Instroduction and Technical Presentation
7:30 PM-7:45 PM: Q&A

Location: San Jose State University

Industrial Studies (IS) Building
Room #108
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

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Review of Accurate Flow Measurement and Techniques


Richard Fertell, Director of Corporate Quality and Laboratory, Proteus Industries Inc.


Richard will review different measurement grouops and purpose: BIPM, Flomeko (IMEKO), CFM, ISO Flow Group, International North Sea, South American Custody Transfer, American Petroleum Institute, etc. . Difference between mass and volume flow rate . Difference between gas, liquid, solid and mixture flows . Introduction of flow measurement technology What flow types measured (mass, volume, gas, liquid, solid, mixture) Impact from viscosity, density, flow turbulence (with 15 seconds to define each one the three topics) on different technologies Best measurement uncertainties of different technologies as well as weigh standard method


Richard has presented papers on Liquid Flow Rate at NCSLI, IMEKO, FLOWMEKO and CFM. His technical document, The Specification, Selection and Use of Gas and Liquid Flow Rate Measuring Devices, is being reviewed for publication as an ASME Technical Report & ISO Standard. He is the developer of the School of Measurement Webinar Series (Liquid Flow Rate, Temperature, Pressure, Electrical,Mass and so forth) and numerous YouTube Videos. Like many in the Measurement Field, Richard worked in electronics and calibration while in the military. His career progrssion is from electronics technician to engineer to manager, professor and scientist. For over 20 years, Richard has been the Director of Corporate Quality and Laboratory Manager at Proteus Industries Inc. He has led the company and laboratory to quality certifications of ISO 9001, QS 9000 & SSQA as well as developed the laboratory to perform calibrations compliant with ISO 17025 & Z540.3, testing (research, design, compliance and regulatory) and failure analysis. At Northwestern Polytechnic Univsersity, Richard taught graduate level courses in Computer Networks. As an engineer at FMC, Richard developed and managed Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment. At Ford Motor Company, he designed instruments. In the U.S. Air Force, Richard calibrated and repaired Navigation Systems in England, Iceland and Saudi Arabia. Richard has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master's degree in Computer Systems Engineering and a specialist's degree in Telecommunication Engineering.