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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How do I keep my mild steel pipes from corroding in an open-air environment? 24 June 2019 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
We are designing a unit to blend 36% hydrochloric acid down to 28%. What are your recommendations? 28 June 2018 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Can a glass-lined reactor be used for a reaction mass with a pH of around 12 at high temperature? 12 January 2018 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Are PTFE and PVDF lined pipe and fittings suitable for a 30% sodium methylate between 10 degrees C and 40 degrees C? 18 October 2017 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
What piping material is suitable for a 30% sodium methylate solution between 10°C and 40°C? 18 October 2017 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
A process gas containing chlorine is rapidly corroding the piston rod of a compressor. The rod is constructed of AISI 420 stainless steel. Can you suggest a suitable material for this service? 18 October 2017 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
Is there any guideline available for cleaning a sulfuric acid tank? 26 September 2017 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
What is a good material for conveying 51% formaldehyde at 75 Degrees F, with intermittent flow in a 3 inch pipe? 21 April 2017 by Anonymous CP Reader 2
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