Fire Protection Expert Witness CA(N) 447542

Expertise Description

I am an experienced accident reconstruction expert witness with a career of over 45 years. My areas of expertise include fires & explosions; investigation of fire protection systems design (sprinklers, standpipes, pumps, fire alarms, foam, halon, dry chemical & others); fire protection equipment failures; fires-cause and spread; propane & natural gas fires & explosions; furnace and water heater fires; construction defects; expert testimony; computer simulations of fire spread; analysis of fire hazards and burning characteristics of various materials; and building and fire code analysis. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as an accident reconstruction expert witness.

Fire Cause/Origin Investigations Expert 531446 MN

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience working in fire cause and origin investigations. I have a focus in scene examination; determining area of origin and ignition sequence; interpretation of fire damage and fire patterns; fire debris removal and analysis; area of origin reconstruction; the impact on fire ignition and growth; arc mapping analysis; documenting the scene; evidence recognition, preservation, collection, preservation, and chain of custody; marine vessels; wild lands; oil wells; semi-trucks; fatality fires; grain elevators; agricultural machinery; and both commercial and residential buildings. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than a decade as a fire cause and origin investigations expert witness.

Fire Investigation Expert 529060 AL

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years of experience investigating the origin and cause of fires. I conduct origin and cause determinations, case reviews, consulting and expert witness testimony. I have extensive experience in large commercial fire and explosion losses, residential explosions and fires, serial arsonists and complex arson for profit schemes. My experience is both from the public sector (federal) and the private sector. I have prior experience offering my services as a fire investigation expert witness with consultations and courtroom testimony.

Explosives Expert 529064 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have worked with explosives for over 45 years. My areas of expertise include explosives training, bomb scene investigations, post blast reconstruction, bomb disposal equipment and other explosives and incendiary related matters. I have prior experience providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an explosives expert witness.

Fire & Explosion Expert 528841 WA

Expertise Description

With over 20 years of fire service experience, my expertise includes suppression, technical rescue, EMS, investigations, hazardous materials response, fires and explosions involving single and multiple occupancy structures, high-rise residential, commercial buildings, fatal fires,commercial and industrial manufacturing facilities, heavy equipment and vehicles, post-blast events, and large loss fires. I have additional knowledge in marine-related fires and have experience in all areas of the marine industry, including yachts, pleasure craft, commercial vessels (cargo vessels, fishing vessels, tugs, and fish processors), transport vessels, military vessels, marinas, off-shore oil and petrochemical facilities. I have prior experience providing consultations and depositions as a fire service expert witness.

Fire Explosion Analysis Expert 528679 TX

Expertise Description

I have spent over 55 years in the field of fire & explosion analysis. My areas of focus include liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas fires/explosions; research and testing involving fires in structures and combustible materials; fire code reviews, fire safety analysis; fire modeling; fuel gas application and installation review; and computer modeling. I have additional knowledge in fire & explosion analysis; gas system analysis & testing; accident reconstruction & vehicle analysis; electrical engineering; advanced electronic systems; mechanical engineering; civil & structural engineering; root cause analysis; laboratory & research facilities; and corrosion failure analysis. I have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 35 years as a fire explosion analysis expert witness.

Fire Investigation Expert 520979 OH

Expertise Description

I have been working for over 30 years in the Fire Service as a Firefighter and Fire Cause & Origin Investigator. My Expertise is in liquid propane and compressed gas fire and explosion investigations, natural gas, and liquid propane fire and explosion incidents, and structural fire analysis, as well as fire detection, protection, and suppression systems for residential and commercial building and construction systems. I have also provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 20 years as an expert witness in Ohio.

Propane Tanks Explosions Expert 520903 MO

Expertise Description

I have over two decades of experience in Mechanical Engineering manufacturing fuel-fired appliances. I have expertise in fire causation and explosion investigations, manufacturing equipment evaluations, failure analysis of components, product liability evaluations, fuel-fired appliances, gas supply systems, HVAC equipment, residential/commercial building code compliance, and fire suppression systems. I have also spent time as a mechanical engineering expert witness in Missouri.

Fire Investigation Expert 517909 AL

Expertise Description

I have been working for over 40 years as a Forensic Fire/Explosion Investigator with an expertise in carbon monoxide incident investigation, fire origin and cause analysis, fire protection engineering, fire suppression systems, building code analysis, fire modeling, fire dynamics, gas industry engineering, experimental fire/explosion research, industrial/process hazard assessment, and engineering analysis. I have been regularly involved in origin/cause fire/explosion investigations, fire reconstructions, smoke detector failure investigations, sprinkler system failures, restaurant suppression system failures, building code issues, etc. As a gas engineer, together with my fire forensic experience, I have been regularly involved in the analysis of gas fires and explosions. I have also worked for more than 25 years as a fire investigation expert witness in Illinois and have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Natural Gas Engineering Expert 520127 OH

Expertise Description

With more than 25 years experience in the field of Natural Gas Engineering, my background has been focused on construction in association with transmission, gathering, storage and distribution of pipeline systems and facility operations. I am also skilled with supervision and project management in design and construction, project prioritization, information system development, communication planning, contract management, system planning and targeted advertising and marketing plans. I have also spent time as a natural gas engineering expert in Ohio by providing such services as consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Protection Expert 451724 AL

Expertise Description

As a fire and explosions expert for over 30 years, I have experience working with gas, liquid and dust fire and explosion litigation, incident investigation, consulting, hazard and risk assessment, training, research and fire/explosion testing. I have built up extensive expertise on electrostatic and other ignition sources through numerous incident investigations and laboratory studies. I have provided expert witness and litigation consulting services in legal cases for more than 15 years involving multiple fatalities, injuries and extensive property damages, which include those high-profile cases that drew attentions of the Congress, OSHA and general public, and played instrumental roles in these litigation cases. I am offering my services as a fire protection expert witness.

Petroleum Engineering Expert 59093 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years of experience in the field as a Petroleum Engineer, I have also earned certifications as Fire and Explosion Investigator and as a Fire Investigator Instructor. I am an experienced drilling (land, offshore and deepwater), production and completion engineer specializing in, among other areas well and blowout control, drilling planning and operations, site supervision, rig and site safety, drilling rigs, drilling optimization and drilling problems, production impairment/restoration, and fracturing. Most of my research and development efforts are in the field of drilling and related problems. I have developed the vertical intervention concept from a floater, offset kill concept from a barge and design concepts for shallow gas diverters. Also, I have done research in the area of differential pressure pipe sticking. I have over 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Petroleum drilling Expert 395843 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Petroleum Drilling with expertise in directional, horizontal, high-angle, and extended-reach drilling, and well configurations. I have experience in drilling equipment and rig operations, contractual dispute, drilling operations management, and in the administration of rig and operating company personnel, as well as in the implementation and administration of safety policies and standards. I thoroughly understand negotiation and administration of drilling-related contracts. I am also familiar with the application of the Drilling Engineering function to drilling and drilling-related activities. Additional, I have worked with abnormally pressured and sloughing shale, shallow gas, managing pressure, and under-balanced drilling conditions.

Offshore petroleum Expert 503796 NY

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the Liquid Petroleum Industry with expertise in Offshore Petroleum Terminals. I have experience with liquid petroleum (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG) cargo handling and storage facilities, single point mooring (SPM), Multi-Buoy Mooring (MBM/CBM), and offshore cargo transfer systems (FPSO). I have additional experience with oil and gas pipelines, manifolds, pigging and PLEMs (land/submarine), and Military marine terminals and home-porting facilities. My specific areas of expertise are conceptual development, pipe flow and hydraulic analysis, pipe system stress analysis, stress and vibration, piping & pipe support design, pipeline on-bottom stability, pigging, prime movers, spill containment, spill booms and hazard analysis and risk assessment (HAZOP), vibration analysis & machinery diagnostics, and pipeline integrity and FFS assessment. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Oil And Gas Petroleum Engineering Expert 159813 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have 30 years experience with petroleum engineering and oil / gas operations. My expertise includes oil and gas production, drilling, and exploration industry in California, Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, and the Middle East. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Investigation Expert 500592 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Fire Investigation with expertise in the origin and cause of fires. I have experience with explosives, explosions, interviewing witnesses, the documentation, collection, and securing of evidence, and report writing. I have additional experience with fire patterns, arson, gas vapor, fireplaces, and explosive devices. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire And Building Code Expert 447177 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the Fire Protection Engineering with expertise in fire and building codes, development of fire protection design documents, code evaluations and plan reviews, remodeling or upgrading newly designed or existing facilities, damage assessment, procedure development, and chemical hazard evaluations. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Failure Analysis Expert 56035 MA

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in the field of Failure Analysis. I have experience in engineering failure analysis, chemical analysis, mechanical fabrication, and other areas. My expertise includes: engineering investigations, fires and explosions involving industrial/commercial/household equipment, including tanks and pressure vessels, reactors, residential and commercial boilers and hot oil heat transfer systems, furnaces and ovens, heaters, kerosene heaters, lighters, gaseous leaks, fuel volatility and contamination, tank trucks, propane, etc.; vehicular accidents involving rollovers, rear-enders, sudden pullouts, jack-knifes, pedestrian impacts, pedestrian collisions, back-ups, lost cargo, road debris, and low-hanging wires; mechanical failures involving bolts, threaded connections, bolted and unbolted tanks, pressure vessels, hydraulic systems, cryogenic tanks and lines, pumps and valves, protectors, ladders, hoists, scaffolds, etc. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Petroleum Engineering Expert 349705 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Petroleum Engineering. My experience includes onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling and production operations. My expertise consists of oilfield and industrial safety; supervising drilling operations from pre-drill land damage settlements to production; safety engineering; pipeline operations; fires and explosions investigations; well-cost estimates; rig schedules; regulatory permits; rig selection; completion plans; supervision of open and cased hole logging, perforating, acidizing, and fracture simulation. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Protection And Safety Expert 107530 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in Fire Protection Engineering & Fire Safety Science. My expertise includes development of fire safety engineering methods, fire resistance, fire testing, electric fires, furniture flammability, plastics flammability, fire toxicity, fire corrosivity, ignitability, self-heating and spontaneous combustion, failure analysis, fire science applications to fire and explosion investigation, ignition of fires from electric faults and failures, flame spread, explosions, heat release rate, computer fire modeling, pool fires, smoke production, design and development of fire test apparatuses and instrumentation, computer methods for handling of fire test data, heat transfer, analytical chemistry methods for gas analysis, infrared spectroscopy, full-scale engineering performance testing, performance-based building codes, and products liability. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Marine Surveying Expert 318984 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience in marine surveying and risk assessment. My areas of expertise include: marine operations in the offshore oil and gas industry; admiralty; accidents involving dock, shipboard, and offshore cranes; anchor-handling, towing, and mooring incidents; swing rope and personnel basket worker transfer accidents; pipeline damage; cargo and cargo container damage; crane failures; hurricane and heavy weather damage; mooring system failures; anchor-handling operational failures; towing system failures; rig moves; mobile offshore drilling units; and collisions. I have prior expert witness experience.

Energy And Power Industry Expert 345370 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience with business and marketing in the energy, gas, and power industry. I am the Principal and President of a consultancy focused on power marketing, commodity risk mitigation, gas supply, independent power generation, broker ethics, pricing strategies, and broker responsibilities. I have worked in the gas and power utility and energy trading industry, where I developed and implemented business development and risk mitigation plans for gas and power projects throughout the US. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Petroleum Engineering Expert 349456 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in petroleum engineering. My experience includes: drilling, completion, workover, and operations worldwide. I am proficient with both conventional and non-conventional reservoirs, including CBM, Shale, HPHT, and more. I am able to opine on matters involving IADC drilling contracts and other drilling rig use and design issues. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Hazardous Waste Management Expert 344200 IN

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management. My expertise includes: hazardous waste regulations; HWC MACT compliance testing programs; PC MACT compliance testing programs; environmental compliance audit; waste recycling patents; permit applications; and calculation of emission estimates and emission rates. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.