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.

Areas of Expertise

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  • Professional Experiences

    I am familiar with 49CFR192 and NFPA 54. 49CFR192, (Transportation of Natural and other Gas by Pipeline – Minimum Federal Standards), deals with fuel gas supply up to the outlet of the customer’s gas meter. NFPA 54, The National Fuel Gas Code,  applies downstream of the meter to the outlet of the valve preceding the appliance(s).


    Degree Subject Institution
    B.S. Fire Sciences University of Maryland/University College
    B.A. History Mercer University – Atlanta Georgia
    A.S. Criminology Daytona Beach College – Daytona Florida

    Licenses Certifications

    Incorporated Engineer (IEng) – Engineering Council (United Kingdom)
    Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) – National Association of Fire Investigators
    Certified Fire/Arson Investigators – State of Texas, Texas Commission on Fire Protection
    Certified LPG Testing Laboratory Activities Supervisor, Category O Railroad Commission of Texas, Gas Services Division, LP-Gas Section

    Awards & Affiliation

    American Academy of Forensic Sciences
    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
    Common Ground Alliance (CGA)
    Institute of Fire Engineers (FIFireE)
    International Association of Arson Investigators

    Primary Affiliation

    American Academy of Forensic Sciences