Instructor's Summary

Mr. Thomas Tarbay


Mr. Thomas Tarbay is an International Expert in assisting companies with establishing or maintaining a quality control system for ASME Code stamps V, HV, UV and UD”, National BoardVRstamp, ISO9000, AS9000 and API-Q1. He has over 40 years of industrial experience in Valve Technologies and has been involved with design and certification of several ASME/National Board Certified flow laboratories.  He developed the specifications for testing and measuring equipment and also wrote the Quality and Procedures Manuals.  Further, he was involved with the review and certification of these facilities. 

Mr. Tarbay has also assisted a valve manufacturer with designing of a pressure relief valve for ASME Certification for Section VIII, Division 1.  He was involved with the design process from the beginning.  He assisted with the selection of flow characteristics, material selections and the certification process. 

Mr. Tarbay worked for Curtiss Wright Flow Control, Farris Engineering as a Facility Quality Engineer where he is responsible for all aspects of quality controlmaintaining ASME/NB V and UVcertification, ISO-9001 certification, Chinese product approval, vendor audits and audits of Authorized Assemblers.

Before joining Farris Engineering, Mr. Tarbay worked fulltime for National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspection as a “Safety Relief ValvesInstructor and as a Valve Laboratory Engineer. His experience included performing certification testing for new products and reviewing products for compliance to ASME Code, performing flow test of pressure relief devices, performing audits for ASME V, HV and UV stamp holders, performing audits of NBVR Certificate holders, responding to technical inquires about pressure relief devices, reviewing applications for certification, valve designs and quality control manuals.

Mr. Tarbay has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Franklin University (USA) and an Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. During this time, he has developed specifications for a safety valve for Machine Design class and for ASME air flow testing laboratory for Senior Project. Moreover, he is a Member of the ASME Subcommittee on Safety Valve Requirements and the ASME Subgroup on Valve Design since 1996 and regularly attends NBIC Subcommittee on Over Pressure Protection.