Herbert Allen


Herbert Allen
Associated organizations
Cameron Iron Works
Fields of study
OTC Distinguished Achievement Award


Herbert Allen was an innovative engineer and former chairman and president of Cameron Iron Works. He received the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award in 1990 for pioneering achievements as an inventor and engineer in the development of well-control equipment for offshore drilling and production operations worldwide. He holds more that 300 patents covering assemblies for blowout preventers, pressure-relief valves, and chokes. During his career, he helped to develop valve actuators, pressure-relief valves and chokes, and tubing and casing hangers and seals. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers designates an award in his name.