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Chris Hart is the Managing Director of Graham Hart Process Technology, a global supplier in the design and manufacture of bespoke heat exchangers and pressure equipment for a wide range of sectors.


Chris graduated with Bachelors and Masters from the School of Chemical Engineering, at the University of Bradford. His time of study also involved industrial placements at various locations including the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Dow Chemicals Rheinmunster, Germany, and BP Aberdeen, Scotland.


On graduating from university, Chris joined Process Combustion Limited, as a Proposals Engineer. Here he was involved in the design, costing and installation of combustion and heat transfer equipment such as indirect and direct fired process heaters, thermal oxidisers with heat recovery, submerged combustion vaporizers and computer controlled advanced fire fighter training simulators.


In 2002 Chris joined the family business and in 2011 he became Managing Director of Graham Hart Process Technology. The company specialises in process and mechanical design of heat and mass transfer equipment for a wide range of industries. Specific equipment includes shell and tube heat exchangers, multi-tube heat exchangers, air cooled heat exchangers, cross flow heat exchangers and direct contact condensers.


Chris has a great belief in standards and the philosophy of risk-based management. He sees standards as essential tools to drive your business forward whilst simplifying the demands of each defined role along the way. Using this philosophy, together with his programming skills, he has developed a company wide, web based, management system. So far the system incorporates, and has been successfully audited against, ISO 9001, 45001 and 14001 with testing in progress for ISO 19443, 22303, 26000 and 27001. On the back of this work, the company was one of the first to obtain Fit4Nuclear status in 2014 and F4H2+CCUS in 2024.


Chris currently chairs the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Bradford Chemical Engineering Department and guest lectures on Heat Transfer.