Adrian Young (Young Calibration Ltd)Adrian founded Young Calibration in 1996 with his partner and close family associates and has been at the helm of the company ever since. After his successful early career in automotive powertrain Research & Development, he developed a keen interest for thermal fluids systems and instrument calibration. Having endured poor instrument calibration support from the market in the 90’s, he saw a need for some bespoke flow calibration services at elevated operating conditions and extremes of ranges. Incorporating the company in 1996 he designed, developed and manufactured all the company’s in-house calibration facilities for gas flow, fluid flow and air velocity, culminating ISO 17025 accreditation in 2002 (Lab 0604) via the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Adrian’s broad practical experience has helped the company develop test and calibration services for ultra-low fluid flow, oxygen clean pressure calibration, high temperature air flow testing and thermal fluid product type approval testing. His current professional focus is on the continued expansion of the UKAS Calibration schedule and the development of test and calibration solutions for extreme measurement conditions.Expert in: Flow Control and MeasurementKevin Hunt (ValvTechnologies, Inc)Kevin Hunt founded ValvTechnologies in 1986 and has presided over the rapid growth and global expansion of this highly successful enterprise ever since. He is a 100% owner of the Company. Born in Hong Kong, Mr. Hunt was educated in the UK, studying Applied Physics at the University of Sussex and Mathematics at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He joined Dresser Industries after graduation, where he spent 13 years in progressively responsible engineering and sales positions in the UK and the US. Mr. Hunt founded ValvTechnologies in 1986 because he saw a need in the market for a zero-leakage valve that could perform under the most severe service conditions; he personally designed its first valve product. Today, ValvTechnologies enjoys a market-leading position and reputation in the severe service specialty valve sector, as well as a preferred supplier relationship with many of the world’s leading industrial corporations. Mr. Hunt is actively engaged in the daily and executive management of ValvTechnologies, owns several other entrepreneurial ventures, is on the board of both for-profit and nonprofit entities, and serves as a major benefactor to, and active champion of, many charitable and philanthropic organizations locally and internationally. Click here to see all the Experts of ValvTechnologiesExpert in: Process and Control ValvesNiek Smeenk (Equflow BV)Over the years, Niek has gained a broad knowledge in different fields by executing research in semiconductors and solar cells focused on aerospace. After completing his research Niek started working at Equflow (flowmeter manufacturer) back in 2017 as QA and Product Manager. Besides being responsible for the company’s quality assurance, Niek also assists their customers with all technical issues that may occur during any flow measurement process. These issues occur among various application fields: biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical, but also semiconductor, agriculture, water management and automotive. Niek always strives to always find the best flowmeter solution for the customer which also includes customization of flowmeters so that any low viscous liquid can be measured accurately.Expert in: Flow Control and MeasurementPaul de Waal (Vögtlin Instruments GmbH)Paul de Waal is Dutch and educated as a Measurement and Control /Electronics Engineer. After a start as Instrumentation Engineer at Delta Controls, often outsourced to Shell, he became Managing Director of Sierra Instruments b.v. for almost 25 years. In 2012 he moved to the UK and now works as Business Development Director at Vögtlin Instruments GmbH in Switzerland. Paul has been active is several ISO committees and has a wide network of international relations that he can call upon to support him. (Vögtlin is part of the TASI group). He has practical experience with about every flow meter principle available. Currently his professional focus is application support, product development and international sales promotions. His main interest and experience lies in non-fiscal gas mass flow measurement/control systems and calibration. Gas mass flow meters and controllers used in applications like consumption measurements and distribution, gas dosing, mixing, (leak) testing, flame control, furnace, glass, heat treatment, packaging and analysers. Application for this can be found in industries like Food, Bio technology, Surface technologies, Welding, Medical, Pharma, Energy (Solar, Fuel cells, combustion, etc), chemical, semiconductor, metal industry and many more..Expert in: Flow Control and MeasurementRuud Helders (FLEXIM)Started in 1980 as a production worker at the company Foxboro. In the course of my work, I followed a 4-year evening of mechanical engineering study and successfully completed it. After having worked for Foxboro for 10 years, I ended up in Germany for my work and came into contact with the Ultrasonic clamp-on measuring technique for the first time. From 1990 to 1998, I worked as a product specialist for Controlotron. In the meantime we are almost 30 years further and I have worked with almost all current suppliers of Ultrasonic clamp-on. Because I come from practice, over the years I have gained a lot of experience with other measurement principles, such as Mag meters, Coriolis, Vortex, Measuring Discs. Before I joined Flexim as general manager on 1 January 2019, I worked for 3.5 years at Endress+Hauser as Product Manager Flow and Industry Manager Oil&Gas. I have been working in the field of measurement & control technology for 40 years now and my extensive practical experience means that we are able to rise to any challenge. Our strength is out off the box thinking. If you have a challenging application for which your current supplier cannot offer a solution, think of Flexim.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
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