Ralph Harris, Ph.D. has joined Mueller Environmental Designs as Senior Support Engineer coordinating testing and analysis of the company's current and future products.
"Ralph's extensive history with fluid, mechanical, pulsation, and acoustic studies will significantly accelerate our product development cycle," said Randy Millier Chief Technology Officer. "His critical thinking will be immense value helping clients analyze field issues and will certainly assist us in driving down product costs while increasing efficiency and reliability."
Harris earned his Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He spent five years in the research and development of natural gas compressor technology for Ariel Corporation. Prior to that he was deeply involved in research and analysis for 15 years with Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
He holds seven patents for devices and methodology in multiple engineering disciplines, and has authored scores of technical publications and international presentations.
"It's an exciting time to be part of the Mueller team, " commented Harris. "The KLS helical coil separator is rapidly becoming the standard for contaminant removal, and we're actively engaged in testing further improvements and new applications for the technology. As a lifelong engineer and researcher, I find great satisfaction contributing to such game changing innovations in the gas industry."
In the accompanying photo Ralph Harris (left) points out features of Mueller's patented filterless separation technology on a working KLS demo model at a recent industry conference.