Greg Borgard is an engineering consultant with Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, where he has been since 1999. He earned bachelors and masters degrees in chemical engineering from Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. He has over 21 years of industry experience, working with crop chemicals, conducting polymers, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biomolecules. He has covered many aspects of processing at multiple research and manufacturing sites, including process development, scale-up, pilot testing, and commercial production. Greg now works as a material selection and corrosion expert in the firm’s Materials Compatibility Lab, servicing the entire corporation by consulting on material selection issues, conducting compatibility testing, and delivering training courses.

Editor's Note: On July 1, 2015, Borgard replaced our former expert, Brian Dalder, engineering consultant, Eli Lilly. Dalder provided valueable insight and expertise as our Corrosion Expert for years. We thank him for his service to our readers and wish him well on his retirement.

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Is potassium permanganate at 7% concentration heated to a temperature of 60 degrees C compatible with 316L stainless steel? 23 January 2017 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
What would be a suitable material of construction for a mixture of hydrofluoric acid, ammonium bifluoride and water? 2 November 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
What material would be suitable for a vessel containing 70% to 80% sulfuric acid, para chloro benzoic sulfonic acid (PCBSA), and water at 200 degrees C? 11 October 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Are polypropylene ball valves suitable for use in flowing 98% sulfuric acid? If not, what material would be suitable? 4 October 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
What material of construction is suitable for a reactor combining 75% phosphoric acid with an acid amide at 250 degrees C? 5 July 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Is 16% concentrated hydrochloric acid compatible with a 316 SS vessel at ambient temperature? 2 June 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Is HDPE pipe suitable for long term use with 98% sulfuric acid at 80 degrees C? 18 May 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Will galvanic corrosion occur? 11 April 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Is a glass-lined reactor suitable for use with potassium carbonate at pH 8.5 and 90 degrees C? 11 April 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
What alloy would be suitable for service in 30% HCl vapor at 120 degrees C? 5 April 2016 by Anonymous CP Reader 2