Areas of Specialization
Klaus has developed several specialty areas during his years in the flow measurement business, including: general fluid mechanics, flow meter design and development, flow meter troubleshooting and testing and flow calibration facility design.
Klaus joined the Letton-Hall Group in 2006, bringing more than 50 years of experience and insight. He is one of the most knowledgeable and respected flow measurement experts in the world. Klaus provides expertise in nearly every flow meter technology known.
Klaus earned a B.Sc. (Eng) degree with first class honors from the University of London (UK) in 1957. His earliest employment was with the British Hydromechanics Research Association (BHRA), created to help British industry recover from World War II. His first project was the design and development of a flow conditioner that was ultimately adopted as a British (BSI) and international (ISO) standard. Other accomplishments included: reducing the loss in nuclear power station cooling water systems; improving pump, fan and turbine efficiency; modeling hydroelectric schemes, dams, overflows, spillways and energy dissipaters. Klaus ended his tenure at BHRA as Assistant Director.
In 1968 joined Kent Instruments as Manager of Flow Products. Kent was a world pioneer in flow measurement, introducing the Venturi meter in 1895. At Kent, Klaus designed and built calibration and research test facilities and worked on the design and development of many types of flow meters, including: differential pressure devices; turbine meters; electromagnetic meters; vortex meters; cross-correlation meters; velocity-area meters; and open channel flow measurement.
In 1975 Klaus joined Agar Corporation and participated in the design, development, manufacture, application and sales support of flow meters such as: thermal mass flow gas meters, oil/water interface detectors, oil/water monitors and net oil computers.
He joined Anadrill - Schlumberger in 1986 where he led a team that designed surface sensors used for measurements while drilling: Delta flow system used for kick detection, with oil and water based mud; gas extraction from the mud for analysis; density measurement of mud-in and mud-out with cuttings and gas.
Next, Klaus joined Daniel Industries where most of his efforts were spent on the design and development of a transit time difference ultrasonic gas meter. The result was the first fiscal gas ultrasonic meter on the market. Klaus also contributed to the development of wet gas meters, multi-phase meters and liquid ultrasonic meters while at Daniel.