Electrical Engineer Fire Explosions Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Dust Explosions , Static Electricity Hazards, Gas Vapor Explosions, Fire Explosions Properties of Solids, Liquids, Gases and Mists , Safety, Chemical Handling, Classi?cation of Hazardous Areas , Transportation of Dangerous Goods , Process Safety Training Instructor

EXPERT Ph.D., M.Inst.P, MIET, C.Phys. is CEO of his own engineering company. He has worked extensively as a process safety consultant for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, paper/wood, and other process industries globally for over 30 years. Expert has published many technical articles and papers and is a regular speaker on process safety topics, including dust explosion, static electricity, gas & vapor flammability, and thermal decomposition/self-heating hazard assessment and control. Expert is a member of NFPA 77 Technical Committee on Static Electricity.

SPECIALIST AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dust Explosions
Static Electricity Hazards
Gas/Vapor Explosions
Fire/Explosions Properties of Solids, Liquids, Gases and Mists
Safety, Chemical Handling
Classification of Hazardous Areas
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Process Safety Training Instructor

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Southampton University (U.K.), 1985
Doctor of Philosophy, thesis on Electrostatic Hazards Associated with Pneumatic Conveying and Storage of Powders, Southampton University (U.K.), 1989

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Flash Fire and Explosion Hazard Assessment and Control & Electrostatic Ignition Sources and Process Safety Management training, Hyderabad, September 2014
Expert2014 Version of NFPA 77 – Recommended Practice on Static Electricity, Webinar, April 2014
Handling & Processing of Combustible Dusts, Hangzhou, China, June 2013
Understanding & Controlling Electrostatic Hazards, Hangzhou, China, June 2013
Fire and Explosion Hazards During Handling and Processing of Gases, Vapors and Powders – Analysis & Management, Beijing, China, Nov 2012

Combustible Dusts Online, Webinar for the Powder Bulk Solids DryPro Conference, August 2012
Dust Cloud Explosion Hazard Assessment & Control – A Brief Overview, Webinar for Chemical Processing, July 2011
Controlling Electrostatic Hazards Associated with Combustible Dust and Flammable Liquids, Webinar for AIChE on Demand, February 2011
OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program Gap Analysis, Webinar for Powder & Bulk Engineering, August 2010
Understanding & Controlling Electrostatic Hazards, 5-Day Fire, Explosion & Thermal Hazards Training Courses, Plainsboro, NJ, May 2010
Dust Explosion Prevention & Protection Techniques, 5-Day Fire, Explosion & Thermal Hazards Training Courses, Las Vegas, NV, October 2009
Combustible Dust Explosions, webcast to the AIAG Automotive Industrial Action Group, March 2009

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Available on full CV

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Institute of Engineering and Technology
Member, Institute of Physics, Chartered Physicist
Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 77, Technical Committee on Static Electricity
Previous Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 654, Technical Committee on Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids.
Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee E-27 on Hazard Potential of Chemicals

 

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