Expert in Natural Gas Distribution in the UK; Gas in Flats and other Multi-Occupancy Buildings; Gas Safety
Expert ID: 729888 United Kingdom
Expert is experienced in considering design issues and has significant operational experience. He understands gas safety legislation and national standards and their relevance to gas networks.
Expert has particular experience in the supply of gas to and within buildings, including timber-framed buildings, and sits on the national IGEM G/5 panel for gas in flats and other multi-occupancy buildings.
Expert also has some practical gas meter, installation pipework and utilisation experience, and has current basic Gas Safe registration via another company in these areas.
Expert is a member of the British Standards panel on domestic gas meter installations, BS 6400. He was previously also a member of the IGEM panels on pressure regulating installations and timber-framed buildings.
In the past, Expert worked with a number of manufacturers as they developed innovative equipment for use in gas distribution.
|Year: 1981||Degree: BSc||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Years: 2006 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Natural gas distribution engineering|
|Years: 1997 to 2006||Employer: Inexus Group||Title: Senior Engineer (Gas)||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1990 to 1997||Employer: Self-employed||Title: Various, including building project coordination||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1981 to 1990||Employer: British Gas||Title: Standards / Development Engineer||Department: Gas Distribution||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 2008 to 2008||Agency: CER, Ireland||Role: Consultant Engineer||Description: Expert researched and produced reports on LPG safety regulation and offshore gas producion legislation issues|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1997 to 1997||Country / Region: Lisbon, Portugal||Summary: Expert surveyed the Lisbon gas distribution network and wrote a report on the feasibility of carrying out gas conditioning once the system was converted from town gas to natural gas.|
|Years: 1998 to 1998||Country / Region: Lisbon, Portugal||Summary: As a follow up to the work on the feasibility of gas conditioning, Expert undertook a desktop study on the advantages and disadvantages of raising system pressures on conversion to natural gas|
|Years: 1997 to 2006||Country / Region: Various||Summary: On behalf of his employer's consultancy department, Expert carried out various small pieces of work on gas industry matters in a number of countries, as desktop exercises.|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Country / Region: Milan, Italy||Summary: Expert presented researched material on the UK and USA experience with automatic shut-off devices at a seminar on earthquake mitigation measures for the gas industry.|
|Years: 2008 to 2008||Country / Region: Dublin, Ireland||Summary: In association with a consultancy, Expert attended the offices of Ireland's energy safety regulator and researched and wrote reports on LPG safety regulation and offshore gas production legislation issues.|
|Associations / Societies|
|IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers); IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|CEng - Chartered Engineer|
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert has been involved in several cases involving gas distribution incidents and litigation and was a member of one court-appointed panel of expert witnesses.
He attended a one week Forensic Engineering course at the University of Glasgow in 1995.
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert has developed and delivered various engineering training sessions, including formal college lecturing and the "Opening Windows" initiative in schools.
He made a number of IGEM panel presentations on pressure regulating installations and gas in multi-occupancy buildings and is still involved in the latter.
|Expert has had significant general experience in working with vendors to the UK gas distribution industry and specific experience in connection with gas in flats issues. More recently, products have included excess flow valves, thermal cut-off devices and flexible hoses.|
|Expert is experienced in liaising with gas network construction contractors, clients such as developers, and network operators such as gas transporters and other gas conveyors.|
Fields of Expertise
gas distribution, gas pipeline, natural gas pipeline, natural gas facility, natural gas industry structure, natural gas industry, natural gas storage, polyethylene pipe, liquefied gas safety, gas conditioning, liquefied gas transportation, methodology, liquefied petroleum gas, pipeline, natural gas, liquefied gas storage