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Edward G. Nisbett

Edward G. Nisbett PhotoEdward G. Nisbett
TitleConsulting Metallurgist
ExpertiseFailure analysis (specialties crankshafts and pressure vessels), steel forgings, heat treatment, codes and standards; Expert Witness
Current OrganizationEdward G. Nisbett, Consulting Metallurgist
Type of OrganizationConsulting
Major ProductMetallurgical engineering
Area of DistributionWorldwide
University/DegreeB.Sc., Hons. Metallurgy, Glasgow University, Scotland, 1950; ARTC, Metallurgy, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, 1950
BornFebruary 24, 1929, Glasgow, Scotland
Honors & AwardsASTM Award of Merit 1985; Life Member, ASM International
Published WorksCo-editor of Steel Forgings Symposium, ASTM STP903, 1984, Residual Elements in Steel, ASTM STP1042, 1987 and Second Symposium on Steel Forgings, STP1259, 1996; "Design, Manufacture and Safety Aspects of Forged Vessels for High Pressure Services," ASME Pressure Vessel & Piping Conference, 1979; "Metallographic Control of Heat Treatment," Metallography as a Quality control Tool Symposium, July , 1979; "Some Materials used for Construction of Forged Vessels for High Pressures in the U.S.A.," Proceedings of the VIIth International AIRAPT Conference, 1979; "The Role of Metallography in a Boiler Explosion," Proceedings of the 13th Annual Technical Meeting of the Metallographic Society, 1980; "Production and Properties of Heavy Walled Forged Vessel Shells in 9%Cr-1%Mo Alloy Steel," ASM "Ferritic Steels for High Temperature Applications," October, 1981; "The Effect of Residual Elements on the Tensile Strength of Heavy Carbon Steel Forgings, Heat Treated for Optimum Notch Toughness," ASTM STP 1042, 1987; "Improving the Notch Toughness of Nuclear Forgings in Carbon and Alloy Steels by Intercritical Heat Treatment," 8th International Forgemasters Meeting, October, 1997; Guest speaker
AffiliationsProfessional Engineer 1969, Registered in Pennsylvania; Chartered Engineer 1985; Fellow Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Fellow ASTM; Fellow ASM; Member ASME; Chairman ASTM Subcommittee on Steel Forgings and Billets since 1982; Chairman Subgroup on Ferrous Specifications of Section II of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code since 1997
Hobbies & SportsCamping, outdoor activities, and bowling
Career AccomplishmentsDevelopment of an iron powder metallic arc welding electrode manufactured in the UK, Primary materials and processing responsibility for high strength penetrator warheads for the U.S. Air Force, Forgings for offshore tension leg oil platforms, Investigation of boiler explosions, crankshaft failures, and pressure vessel failures; Primary author of ASTM specifications for closed die crankshafts and high strength pressure vessels, Expert witness
Work HistoryRoyal Airforce, Great Britain; Assistant works metallurgist, Bristol Aero Engines Company; Works metallurgist, English Electric Company; Development metallurgist, Murex Welding Processes Ltd.; Chief metallurgist, National Vulcan Boiler Insurance Company; Senior staff metallurgist, National Forge Company; Edward G. Nisbett Associates
ChildrenSimon Nisbett, Andrew Nisbett
SpouseBarbara Nisbett
MarriedNovember 17, 1972
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