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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Fire and Explosion Prevention and Protection (Flammables, Dusts, and Hybrid Mixtures), Fire, Explosion, and Toxicity Hazard Assessment, Vapor Cloud Explosion, Vessel Rupture, BLEVE, Barricade Evaluation, Fire and Explosion Incident Investigation Inerting, Relief-Device Design, Explosion Venting, Fire Protection Equipment Testing, Fire Brigade Drills, Fire Code Compliance Toxic Hazards Prevention and Protection; Materials Handling (Cl2, HF, SO2, SO3, H2S, NH3), Release-Source Evaluation, Dispersion Analysis, Inhalation Toxicology, Mitigation

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Expert has been involved in process safety for all his career, providing auditing and engineering services to small and large chemical and petrochemical companies throughout the United States and in 20 foreign countries. His experience includes serving on an eight-member team that evaluated the process-safety status and safety culture on 15 off-shore platforms and with on-shore interviews of safety, engineering, and management staff. Since 1985, he has provided full-time process safety engineering services to chemical and petrochemical plants throughout the United States and globally.

SPECIALIST AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Fire and Explosion Prevention and Protection (Flammables, Dusts, and Hybrid Mixtures)
Fire, Explosion, and Toxicity Hazard Assessment
Vapor Cloud Explosion, Vessel Rupture, BLEVE, Barricade Evaluation
Fire and Explosion Incident Investigation
Inerting, Relief-Device Design, Explosion Venting
Fire Protection Equipment Testing, Fire Brigade Drills, Fire Code Compliance
Toxic Hazards Prevention and Protection; Materials Handling (Cl2, HF, SO2, SO3, H2S, NH3)
Release-Source Evaluation, Dispersion Analysis, Inhalation Toxicology, Mitigation

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Quantitative Risk Assessment Analyst, Process Safety Institute
Post-Graduate: MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple, Delaware
Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, General Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Available on full CV

COURSES GIVEN IN PROCESS SAFETY

Gas and Vapor Explosion Hazards, 5-Day Fire, Explosion & Thermal Hazards Training Courses, Las Vegas, NV, October 2008
Evaluation and Selection of Electrical and Non-Electrical Equipment for use in Hazardous Areas, 5-Day Fire, Explosion & Thermal Hazards Training Courses, Las Vegas, October 2008
Flammability Hazards – From Basics to Advanced, AIChE Course, April 2007
Combustible Dust Hazards – From Basics to Advanced, AIChE Course, April 2009

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Professional Engineer, Chemical Engineering, New Jersey
Professional Engineer, Fire Protection, Maryland
Certified Safety Professional
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow Member, Safety and Health Division

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