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Expert in Hazardous Area Classification, Flammable Gas and Combustible Dusts

Expert ID: 731555 Canada

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Expert is a subject matter expert in hazardous area classification design and hazardous location product development and installation. He has experience in both NEC division and IEC zone methods of hazardous area classification. He has developed several industry recognized training programs for hazardous area classification and the product standards and installation requirements required with hazardous locations. He is a member of the Canadian Electrical Code Part I Subcommittee on Section 18 (Hazardous Locations), the CSA Integrated Committee on Hazardous Locations (ICHL) for hazardous locations product standards developement and a member of the Standards Council of Canada Section 31J “Mirror Committee” providing technical comments to the on-going development of the IEC 60079 series of standards related to hazardous locations. He has written several publications on the topic of hazardous area classification. He has experience in oil and gas production, refining, mining, waste water treatment and other industries where flammable gases and combustible dusts are handled.

Technical evaluation the hazardous area classification and the product standards applicable to a product that was involved in a potential lawsuitTechnical support related to the development of a new technology applicable to hazardous locationsHazardous area classification of a gas liquids handling facilityHazardous area classification of a water treatment plant


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: MBA Subject: Masters of Business Administration Institution: University of Calgary
Year: 1986 Degree: BASc Subject: Systems Design Engineering Institution: University of Waterloo

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Management and provision of technical services
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Manager, Business Development Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Business Development
Years: 1991 to 2001 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Engineer - Electrical Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Management and technical oversight of the electrical and instrumentation disciplines

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2011 to Present Agency: Standards Council of Canada Role: Technical Expert Description: Evaluation of Certification and Testing Laboratories for hazardous locations

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
P.Eng, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario
Publications and Patents Summary
4 publications on hazarous locations

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Developemnt of technical reports supporting clients involved in litigation related to hazardous area classification and hazardous location product litigation
Training / Seminars
Hazardous Area Classification, Hazardous Locations; Protection and Wiring Methods, Industrial Power Systems Design, Grounding, Motors and Generators, Power Systems Protection and Coordination
Marketing Experience
Development of product standards related to hazardous location. Development of code requirements for hazardous location installations.

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