Chet L. Sandberg
received a BS in Mechanical Engineering
from MIT and a MS in Electrical Engineering
from Stanford. He is a professional engineer in the state of California and an IEEE Fellow.
- Mr. Sandberg joined the Chemelex Division of Raychem Corporation where he managed technology projects for 30 years. He held various positions at Raychem including Engineer, Product Manager, Consumer Products Division Manager, and Chief Engineer. For the next 6 years, Mr. Sandberg managed the development of a downhole, self-regulating electrical heater technology for Shell Oil. In 2009, he founded C L Sandberg & Associates, a consultancy specializing in Energy Projects.
Mr. Sandberg is now associated with Electrical Energy Storage EPRI, ESA, Sandia, and PNNL, as well as providing due diligence expertise for venture capital and private equity companies on their technical prospective investments. He has been granted 30 United States Patents and has authored over 70 technical papers on energy usage, electric heat tracing, ground fault technology, fiber optics, sensor technology, and personal computers as design tools.
- Mr. Sandberg is a Heat Transfer Expert
with successful litigation in Steam and Electrical Heat Tracing
. He has written papers on thermal insulation, LNG tank protection, heavy oil production, and appliance heat transfer. He has court room experience, including testifying before the ITC in Washington DC. Mr. Sandberg is available to attorneys for both plaintiff and defendant.
Areas of Expertise
- Novel Battery Technology
- Energy Storage
- Electrical Ground Fault Protection
- Powerline Carrier Technology
- Heat Transfer
- Backup Power Supply
- Oil Field Heating and Instrumentation Engineering
- Safety Requirements in Nuclear Power Generation
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