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David Allen

David F. Allen, P.Eng. - Senior Engineer and Advisor

davidDavid Allen was born in Bridgewater and raised in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. When he graduated grade 12 at Centre Consolidated School in 1965, he left home to attend Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

His years of studying in the Annapolis Valley paid off when in 1969 he graduated from Acadia with his Bachelor of Science in Mathmatics and his Diploma of Applied Science. A break from studying didn't last long because in the fall of 1969 he returned to classes at the Nova Scotia Technical College in Halifax, NS and in 1971 he graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Upon graduating David then went back home to work with Lunenburg Foundry & Engineering Limited (LIFE). Where he continues to work today as the Vice-president and one of the Directors of the company. In 1979 he achieved his Professional Engineering status and has since been a valued employee of LIFE overseeing countless refits and projects. David was instrumental in ensuring that LIFE received it's ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System registration and continues to ensure that the company complies with ISO standards.

David has continued his education becoming a certified CWB welding supervisor and WHIMIS instructor as well as training in a number of safety courses including Occupational Health and Safety, Leadership for Safety and Excellence, and Confined Space Entry.

David belongs to the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Foundry Association. He is an active member of the St. Norbert's Catholic Church, in Lunenburg. He has been on the executitive of The Lunenburg Curling Club for many years and has helped with many youth organizations.

David's advice has been second to none when dealing with the new Solar Technologies developed by ProSolarTec. His input has been invaluable to the project which would not have made it as far with out his vast knowledge, experience and skills.

Prometheus News


As the ProSolarTec continues to improve its solar concentrating technology, the technologies used to measure and record data must also follow suit. Prometheus field tests currently use data acquisition software coupled with high-grade thermocouples to accurately measure temperatures of up to 8 different locations simultaneously. The testing has recently surpassed the upper limit of K-type thermocouples and in order to record these higher temperatures the Prometheus Team is now using platinum based R-type thermocouples. As the accuracy of the tests improves, more detailed fine-tuning can be executed on the prototypes, further increasing the success of the project's experiments.

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