Eric Kelner, P.E.
Areas of Specialization
Eric's wide array of skills come from his expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Statistical Analysis, Metrology and Program Management. Specialty areas include single and multiphase measurement system audits and balance analyses, flow meter specification, calibration and acceptance, flow meter testing and troubleshooting, measurement accuracy, fluid property determination, product development, applied research, public speaking and classroom instruction.
Eric joined the Letton-Hall Group in 2007. He comes to us by way of Questar Pipeline and Southwest Research Institute. As a measurement engineer at Questar, Eric led the development of company measurement design standards and evaluation of new field technologies such as mobile sampling and analysis systems. He represented Questar as a member of several industry standards and research steering committees.
Eric left Questar to join Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in 1997. Eric managed and conducted research projects ranging from orifice meter installation effects, to identifying mechanisms of fluid sample distortions, to the development of a next-generation fluid properties meter, resulting in two U.S. patents. Research sponsors included the Gas Technology Institute, the Pipeline Research Council International and numerous operating companies. Eric's success led to his appointment as manager of the SwRI Metering Research Facility, a world-class flow meter research and calibration facility. He managed the facility and associated research program for four years, prior to joining the Letton-Hall Group.
Eric is committed to transferring knowledge to others. For over ten years, he has taught flow measurement at natural gas industry flow measurement short courses. He has spearheaded an initiative to develop an industry-owned, industry-sanctioned measurement technician training program. He publishes a quarterly column, "Measurement Matters," in the Pipeline and Gas Journal and publishes periodically in other magazines and at industry conferences.
He has received the Bronze Award of Merit from the American Gas Association and a Citation for Service from the American Petroleum Institute for his participation in flow measurement standards development.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.