About C-SMART Analytics
Founded in 2012, C-Smart Analytics was a part of the WEST family of flow measurement companies until 2022, at which time the company was acquired by FG1 Partners to fuel our next wave of growth as an independent SaaS gas measurement leader.
What we believe
Vision, Mission & Values
Our vision is to modernize measurement with cloud-based solutions that empower the natural gas supply chain to harness the full potential of today’s smart, connected IoT devices in order to reduce industry-accepted error rates, maximize measurement certainty, and deepen the industry’s understanding of carbon intensity. We are on a mission to continuously innovate our product offerings and partner with our clients to co-own success in identifying, quantifying, and eliminating measurement errors, enabling them to accelerate business performance and uplift margins.
Delivering Value at Any Scale
We believe that our gas measurement monitoring and diagnostics technology is for everyone in the natural gas supply chain, from clients with 1 meter to larger organizations with hundreds of metering stations.
Safeguarding Your Data
Your measurement data is key to revenue and business continuity, which is why we are committed to deploying people, processes, and technology to safeguard client data.
Challenging the Status Quo
In order to deliver on our vision and mission, we believe that status quo measurement paradigms must be challenged, and measurement teams supported with non-disruptive solutions to unleash greater productivity.
Ernie Hauser is President of C-SMART Analytics where he brings more than 30 years of experience in the design, sales, and manufacture of ultrasonic flowmeters.
He has been a significant contributor to innovations in measurement, including contributions to numerous USM patents, the introduction of the 8-path meter to oil and gas applications, and the creation of the Measurement Uncertainty Recapture (MUR) Uprate market for nuclear power plants worldwide. Prior to C-SMART Analytics, Mr. Hauser served as the chief commercial officer at WEST, and spent 11 years at Cameron, where he was the director of sales for Caldon Ultrasonic Flow Meters and a director of business development for the Valves and Measurement Group. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Caldon, which culminated with six years as president of Caldon Nuclear. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Ed Hanks has served as Vice President of C-SMART Analytics since the inception of the company by the WEST organization in 2012.
He led the initial design, development and roll-out of the product and continues to provide technical vision and leadership into the direction of the product as well as sharing his expertise in natural gas measurement analysis. Mr. Hanks previously managed the measurement design and technical support team at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners where he was responsible for the measurement design of the BWP Gulf Crossing, Fayetteville, and Greenville shell pay expansion projects. He has been active for many years in the ultrasonic measurement community presenting papers and/or instructing at AGA, ASGMT, ISHM, AFMSC, and the NACTMC. He has served on the Advisory Board for the North American Fluid Flow Measurement Council (NAFFMC) and has served as a company representative on the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI). Mr. Hanks earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Fort Hays State University and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.