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Built Right: Mechanical Engineering's Codes and Standards

Release Date:
8/20/2012 5:15 PM

Thomas Pastor, features Thomas P. Pastor


Thomas P. Pastor will present an introduction to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, focusing on its codes, standards and certification processes.  This lecture is part of The Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program.


Pastor is currently a Vice President for HSB Global Standards, a subsidiary of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. For 20 of his 25 years at HSB, he has managed the Codes & Standards Group. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Connecticut and Indiana, and holds a National Board Commission. His technical expertise is in the area of stress analysis and pressure vessel design.

He currently serves as Vice Chairman of ASME's Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Technical Oversight and Management Committee. Pastor is also a member of BPV-VIII and Subgroup Design of BPV-VIII and the ASME Board on Pressure Technology and B&PV Administrative Committee, and has presented over 75 courses in pressure vessel design to audiences around the world.


Sept. 12, from 12:15pm – 1:30pm      


The Schuman Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, University of New Haven

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