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Frank J. Sattler, PE


Ohio State University                  Dec. 1962        B.S. Welding Engineering
Ohio State University                  Aug.  1963       M.S. Welding Engineering
                                                                                Major: NDT

TECHNICAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY                                      

Since November of 1980, Mr. Sattler has been an independent consultant and Level III for several clients. Since 1991, he has been President of Sattler Consultants, Inc. which he formed to expand business opportunities. He has developed examination techniques, NDT personnel qualification and certification programs, training programs for Level I, II and III personnel and provided training within the United States and overseas. He has provided expert witness testimony in lawsuits involving the performance of different NDT examinations.

Prior to becoming a consultant and forming his own company, Mr. Sattler worked for the Babcock and Wilcox Company from December of 1971 to December 1980 as a Technical Manager and Manager of Inservice Inspection doing inspection work on boilers and nuclear reactors. Duties included directing engineering and technical personnel in the development of equipment, procedures and policies for applying inservice examinations to nuclear steam supply systems.

Before joining Babcock and Wilcox, Mr. Sattler was a principal engineer at TRW, Inc.'s Cowell Engineering Center from March of 1966 until December of 1971. Major programs were conducted developing methods and techniques for resin and metal matrix composites, wall thickness measurements of turbine blades, residual core detection in airfoils, and three (3) government sponsored contracts concerned with titanium billet inspection and flaw dimension measurements.

Upon leaving college, Mr. Sattler worked for the University of California's Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in Los Alamos New Mexico as a Staff Member. There he worked on programs concerned with NDT of nuclear weapons and flight and power reactors.


American Society for Nondestructive Testing (1960 to Present)

  • Chairman, Personnel Training and Certification Committee (1980-1986)
  • Vice Chairman, Personnel Training and Certification Committee (1977-1980)
  • Member National Certification Board (1989-1996)
  • Chairman, Cleveland Section (1973-1974), 1984 Man-of-the Year
  • Elected "ASNT Fellow" - 1978
  • Certified ASNT Level III in UT, PT, RT, MT & ET in 1977 By ASNT-Grandfather (GK-639 now 11426).   VT in 1995, by examination.  Expires 12/2007
  • Certified ASNT ACCP Level III in General Industry Sector and Pressure Equipment Sector in UT, PT, RT, MT and VT-Grandfather (11426) in 2002 expiring 12/2007
  • Certified Level 3 EN 473/ISO 9712 in RT, UT, PT & MT in accordance with Article 13 of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC by RWTUV expiring 06/2008 (Certificate No. 04 502 1251)
  • Instructor Level III Refresher Courses (1985 to Present)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

      Boiler & Pressure Vessel Committee

  • Subcommittee NDE (Section V) (1973-1983)(1999-Present)
  • Working Group on Ultrasonics (Section V)(1979-Present)
  • Subgroup on Surface Examination (Section V)(1999-Present)
  • Subgroup on Volumetric Examination (Section V) (2001-Present)
  • Working Group on NDE for Inservice Inspection (Section XI) (1973-1983)

American Welding Society

  • Life Member

American Society for Materials

Registered Professional Engineer in State of Ohio

Life Member Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)

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