Chris Garratt

Technical Consultant

After studying for a degree in Chemistry, Chris turned a hobby into his livelihood as an electronic engineer fault finding and modifying radio control systems not only for modellers, but also for use within industry, film and television companies. Certain episodes of Spitting Image and Dr. Who contain animatronics enabled by his handywork.

A stint at post-production electrical and mechanical Quality Assurance testing for a company manufacturing wound components ensued.

A move to SIRA Test and Certification found Chris in the position of Calibration Technician at their flow and pressure laboratories. He became Flow Laboratory Manager and had set up a laboratory specifically for differential pressure measurement as an annex to the existing pressure laboratory. This period saw Chris involved in all kinds of testing, including environmental, and product evaluation with the clientele ranging from small independent manufacturers to multi-national Blue Chip end users and government departments.

The next major task was to relocate the flow calibration facility from Kent to Norfolk where the laboratory still operates ISO 17025 accredited calibration services to this day.

Chris became aware of Accord ESL who were rapidly expanding and operated an innovative business model joining them as a Measurement Engineer in April 2012. He was now a colleague of several consultants who had been, up until that time, regular clients for the calibration services he offered.

Chris considers himself both a scientist and engineer and now, as a Technical Consultant at Accord, he has accrued over twenty-two years of experience in the performance, specification and operation of the multitude of flow metering technologies available along with experience of gas and oil production measurement from the design stage, through commissioning, operational support, to the cessation of production.

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