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Hans D. Baumann

Hans D. Baumann

Hans D. Baumann, is a world-renowned expert on control valves. He is credited with more than 100 U.S. patents relating to valve control technology and has written eight books (among them the Control Valve Primer: A User's Guide) on the subject. He is: an Honorary Member of ISA, ASME, the Fluid Controls Institute, and the Spanish Chemical Engineering Society; a member of Sigma Xi; and an inductee of the Automation Control Hall of Fame. For many years, he represented the US at the IEC International Standards Committee on control valves. In 1977, he founded H. D. Baumann Assoc., Ltd., a manufacturer of control valves. The company was initially acquired by Fisher Instruments, and is now part of Emerson Process Management. During his career, Hans has served in numerous positions, including chief engineer at W. & T. Co., a German valve supplier; manager of research & development at Worthington S/A in France; director of engineering at Cashco; vice president at Masoneilan International, Inc.; and senior vice president of technology at Fisher Controls. Hans holds degrees from Case institute of Technology (now part of Case Western Reserve University) and Northeastern University, and earned a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia Pacific University.

Recent Posts:

How to Reduce Control Valve Noise

  This post was authored by Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D., PE, author of Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves:...
Hans D. Baumann Feb 17, 2020 7:42:53 AM

How to Prevent Cavitation in Butterfly Control Valves

  This post was authored by Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D., PE, author of Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves:...
Hans D. Baumann Apr 24, 2019 10:42:39 AM

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