More on Richard Sutherlin, P.E., Consulting, LLC.
Sutherlin Consulting has more than 40 years of industrial-applications experience working with reactive and refractory metals, including all aspects of metal production: ingot makeup, melting, forging, plate and strip rolling, extrusion, pilgering, drawing, conditioning, machining, casting and recycling of scrap. We hold three patents covering material processes, and have worked with fabricators, engineering companies, and chemical producers worldwide to help ensure these materials are designed, fabricated and used in the proper applications and environments.
We also have assisted numerous companies worldwide to determine the reason if a failure does occur, and to help ensure the failure won’t happen again. We’ve trained hundreds of welders worldwide (via classroom and hands-on workshops) to properly weld and repair reactive-metal equipment, and we’ve trained hundreds of engineers and technical personnel, worldwide, in all aspects of these specialty materials.
Details of experience and expertise
Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) with the following leadership roles: past chairman of Subgroup Nonferrous Alloys (BPV II); and member of the following committees and groups: Standards Committee II, BPV II Executive Committee, Materials Database Working Group (BPV II), and Subgroup Materials (BPV VIII)
Member of the American Welding Society (AWS), serving as chairman of A5K Committee on Ti and Zr Filler Metal and as chairman of G2D Committee on Reactive Metal Welding
Member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
Forty years of experience employed at ATI Metals (prev. Teledyne Wah Chang, Allegheny-Teledyne, Oremet-Wah Chang, and ATI Wah Chang) working as Manager of Technical Marketing Services, Manager of Materials Engineering, Business Unit Manager, Outside Fabrication Department Manager, Technical Services Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Product Engineer and Melting Engineer
Registered Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering (Oregon)
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Montana (prev. Montana School on Mines)
More than 35 years as conductor of worldwide seminars on the welding of reactive metals to hundreds of welders
Conductor of 1- or 2-day training seminars on the use of specialty metals (Ti, Zr, Nb, Ta) to hundreds of engineers and technical personnel, worldwide
Author of articles in technical journals, trade and conference magazines, worldwide
Organizer and technical manager of nine international conferences on reactive metals, to date