GM Speaker Joseph Ball, P.E.

Joseph F. Ball Announced as General Session Speaker

The National Board announces Joseph F. Ball, P.E., will address the Monday General Session at the 87th General Meeting in Dallas. His presentation is entitled, “Pressure Relief Device Investigation Testing – Lessons Learned.”

Mr. Ball is director of the National Board Pressure Relief Department. He is responsible for pressure relief device new construction and repair certification programs, and test lab operations. He is also responsible for the conduct of shop reviews of valve and rupture disk manufacturers, assemblers, repair organizations, and test laboratories, and is an ASME Authorized Observer for the National Board Testing Laboratory.

Mr. Ball is a professional engineer in the state of Ohio and is a National Board instructor for IC and VR courses. He is a member of the ASME Section XI and the General Requirements Subgroup and Working group. He is a member of the ASME Section XIII Committee on Overpressure Protection, and is the chair of the Section III Working Group on Pressure Relief and a member of the Subgroup on Component design.