Most metering stations are optimized to operate with the steady and constant conditions of natural gas, but what happens when you blend hydrogen along with the natural gas? In this webinar, SICK experts will cover the characteristics of hydrogen, the effects of hydrogen blending on metering, and how to overcome the measuring challenges presented by blending hydrogen into natural gas with ultrasonic meters. More specifically, how remote connectivity, diagnostics and use of gas quality indication (GQI) can help to improve operational excellence. Speakers will also share insights from a FLOWSIC500 hydrogen-ready pilot installation along with measurement results from a test bench with hydrogen blended gas.
Market Product Manager for Oil and Gas Industry
Duane Harris is a US Market Product Manager at SICK, Inc. for the oil and gas industry. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his Market Product Manager role as a former Vice President of Business Development and Support for Flow-Cal Inc. for 17 years and as a Manager of Gas Measurement at Panhandle Energy for 17 years.
Downstream Business Initiative Leader
Craig Lam is a Downstream Business Initiative leader and Regional Business Manager located in Colorado. Craig has 27 years of measurement experience in the natural gas industry and has been with SICK for almost four years. Prior to that, Craig was with American Meter Company and Dresser Inc. Craig has his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and his MBA from Regis University in Denver.
Alexander Schütze holds a degree in Mechatronics from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. He joined SICK Engineering GmbH in 2009 as a product manager. His area of expertise is in gas metering solutions for the natural gas distribution market. SICK entered the natural gas distribution market in 2012 with FLOWSIC500. As the Product Manager for FLOWSIC500 since its conceptualization and development, he has been a vital part in the continuous and successful expansion of the product in the natural gas distribution market.
Pipeline & Gas Utility
Jeff Awalt is Executive Editor of Pipeline & Gas Utility. A former newspaper reporter and Associated Press reporter, Jeff has more than 30 years of journalism and communications experience. He moved to Houston from the AP’s Dallas bureau in 1987 to lead regional coverage of the oil and gas industry. In addition to his background in journalism, Jeff has extensive corporate and consulting experience with companies throughout the energy industry, including Transocean, Mitchell Energy, BHP Billiton, Landmark Graphics and Vestas. As Senior Managing Director at international public affairs agency Hill and Knowlton, he advised pipeline operators, natural gas utilities and other companies on public responses to prominent incidents. Jeff is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.