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Dr. Richard Steven

Wet Gas Test Facility Director & Flow Measurement Instructor

Richard Steven
Richard is currently the director of the CEESI Wet Gas Test facility. He earned his Ph. D. in Experimental Fluid Mechanics at Strathclyde University in 2001. He has worked with on two-phase flow metering projects with the U.K. government and other industry sponsors. Before joining CEESI, he worked for McCrometer as their Multiphase Meter Development manager were he researched wet gas metering with differential pressure meters, and provided training in single and two phase flow metering technologies. He has served on a variety of industry committees relating to wet gas. His duties at CEESI currently include: wet gas metering consultancy, analyzing customer data and writing reports industry as an advert to CEESI capabilities, supplying wet gas flow meter training courses worldwide, representing CEESI at major industry conferences worldwide, and representing CEESI at various ASME and ISO wet gas meter committees. He has presented a variety of papers at several CEESI Ultrasonic Meter User's Workshops and at the 2012 International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement. Richard was also the assistant editor of the “Journal of Flow Measurement and Instrumentation” from 2007 to 2008.


Professional Societies


ASME Standards Committee on Fluid Flow Measurement
American Petroleum Institute
ISO TC193 SC3 WG2 Convenor – “Wet Gas Flow Measurement in Natural Gas Operations”
ASME MFC SC19 Chairman – “Wet Gas Metering”
ASME MFC 19G-2008 Co-author - “Wet Gas Flowmetering Guideline”
ISO TC30 WG16 Technical Committee Member – “ISO 5167 Part 5 Cone Meters”


Education


B.E. Aerospace Engineering, Glasgow University, UK
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Strathclyde University, UK
Ph.D. Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Strathclyde University, UK



PREVIOUS EXPERIANCE


1994-1996: Trained by GEC Alsthom Large Steam Turbine, the emphasis was on pipeline design, wet steam metering, system commissioning, as well as equipment research and develop.
1997-2001: Located at TUVNEL, and sponsored by the UK government and Solartron, wet gas flow meter research was conducted including involvement with the wet gas flow facility design team and wet gas flow meter testing.
2001-2005: R&D engineer for McCrometer, in California US. Duties included cone meter technology R&D, wet gas flow metering R&D, flow meter training, and work with the post contract design team.



Recent Papers

  • Cone DP Flow Meters - Comments & Lessons from 15 Years of Calibration Experience - Flomeko
  • Diagnostics for Large High Volume Flow Orifice Plate Meters - Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course
  • Differential Pressure Meters - A Cabinet of Curiosities (and Some Alternative Views on Accepted DP Meter Axioms) - North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop
  • DP Meter Diagnostic Systems - Operator Experiences - North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop
  • Effects of Wet Gas Flow on Gas Orifice Plate Meters - American School of Gas Measurement Technology
  • Flow Disturbance Cone Meter Testing - North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop
  • Horizontally Installed 8, 0.6 Beta Ratio Venturi Meter Wet Natural Gas Flow Response - International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement
  • Horizontally Installed Orifice Plate Meter Response to Wet Gas Flows - Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course
  • Multiphase Flow Measurement - International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement
  • Orifice Meter Diagnostics: A Discussion on Theory, Laboratory Tests, System Interface and Field Results - International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement
  • Orifice Plate Meter Diagnostics - American School of Gas Measurement Technology
  • Orifice Plate Meter Response to Wet Gas Flows - American Gas Association
  • Results of Testing an Orifice Meter Diagnostic System at a Mexican Government Water Flow Facility - Flomeko
  • Testing of an Orifice Plate Meter Diagnostic System at the ATMOS Energy Corp. Training Center - American Gas Association
  • The Development of a new Water/Oil Mixture Facility for Testing Sampling Techniques and Flow Meters - Flomeko
  • The Emperors New Clothes? - Oil with Water Flow Metering - North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop
  • Ultrasonic Meter & Orifice Meter Response to Wet Gas Flow - CEESI Ultrasonic Meter User's Workshop
  • Wet Gas Measurement - International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement
  • Wet Gas Test Comparison Results of Orifice Metering Relative to Gas Ultrasonic Metering - Americas Flow Measurement Conference Proceedings

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