Meet the instructor
Gerhard Schiroky joined Swagelok in 2000 and is responsible for helping customers find solutions to meet their materials requirements and identifying opportunities for providing value-added solutions. He has investigated the role of alloy constituents on corrosion of welded high purity 316L stainless steels. Gerhard worked closely with Sandia National Laboratories and leading R&D organizations in Japan to help customers with the selection of alloys for high pressure gaseous hydrogen applications.
More recently, Gerhard evaluated the corrosion of fluid system components in offshore installations, working with customers, field engineers, and distributor personnel on the analysis of corroded products and providing guidance on how to improve the quality and reliability of these installations.
Gerhard has an in-depth knowledge of materials-related industry standards and standard specifications. He routinely provides customers with a better understanding of the NACE MR0175/ ISO 15156 international standard for the selection of materials for sour gas applications. He has developed roadmaps for improved and new alloys, from which future fluid system components have been constructed. He identifies and evaluates novel materials that offer performance or cost advantages. Gerhard has published many articles on 316L stainless steel, corrosion and the effects of alloy composition.
His work has been featured in Semiconductor International, World Oil and Offshore magazines. He received his doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Utah. An author of numerous technical publications on diverse topics, including fluid dynamics and materials science, Gerhard has been named on over 20 patents.
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