Harry Clark

Facility Lead for Elevated Pressure and Temperature Facility

Facility Lead for Elevated Pressure and Temperature Facility

HARRY CLARK

FACILITY LEAD FOR ELEVATED PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE FACILITY

What is your role?

I oversee the operation, maintenance and traceability of the Elevated Pressure and Temperature (EPAT) facility at the flow calibration laboratory.  This facility is used for customer calibrations and research projects.  I am also a UKAS signatory at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory and responsible for signing off UKAS calibration certificates generated by our single-phase flow facilities.

What is your academic/industrial background?

I started at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory as an apprentice straight from school.  I completed a four-year modern apprenticeship as a technician.  This provided me with a good foundation in engineering concepts and of course invaluable work experience.  This really accelerated my professional development and led to me studying an Honours Degree in Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University, with the support of the company.  I am now in my final trimester and plan to graduate this year.  I look forward to the next stage in my engineering career and hope to continue higher education.

What are your current key projects?

I currently oversee the operation running of the EPAT test facility and am involved in many customer projects and research projects as a result.  The main areas of testing in this facility are customer's Coriolis meters at conditions as close to those which the meter will see in the field.  There has also been extensive research carried out on the effects of process pressure effects on coriolis meters and recently the effect of process installation effects on the primary outputs of coriolis meters, as part of my Honours project.

What are your main areas of expertise?

Flow meter calibration

How did your interest in engineering develop?

My interest in engineering developed from a very young age.  I had a thirst for knowledge as a young child and absolutely had to know how things worked.  This led to many of my belongings being dismantled and reassembled (not always successfully) so that I could understand how they functioned! From there I became interested in science and physics at school and this then led to me choosing an engineering apprenticeship at the company.

What most interests you/excites you about working at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory?

The variety of the work and often the challenges it presents keeps me interested.  We work with a variety of customers with different requirements, so no two projects are the same.  

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