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Expert in Risk Management, QRA, and consequence Modelling

Expert ID: 725965 United Kingdom

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The area of expertise is in Hazard Management,Consequence Modelling, and Quantitative Risk Assessment.

ExpertMoorhead has extensive experience in process safety including HAZID, HAZOP, Bow-tie, Safety Critical
Element, fire and explosion consequence modelling, QRA, dropped object modelling, emergency escape and
rescue analysis, safety case, Temporary Refuge Intergity assessment, human factors and ALARP assessment.

Experience in passive fire protection requirement using fire load exceedance curves, and explosion loads using
explosion load exceedance curves.

Furthermore ExpertMoorhead has wide knowledge in UK regulatory compliance, Canadian regulations and the EU
directives especially regarding explosion document for ATEX.

ExpertMoorhead has acted as a notified body for ATEX and presented a number of papers to the institute of
mechanical engineers (IMECHE) and the institute of engineering technology (IET).

ExpertMoorhead is registered with the ICHEME as a professional process safety engineer, is a chartered engineer
with the IET, and is a member of the IET and Safety and Reliability Society.


ExpertMoorhead has developed fire load exceedance model in order to estimate the fireload and the passive fire protection requirements.Consequence modelling for a number of offshore and onshore assets to determine fireloads and blast loads.
Developed dropped object model for subsea and topsides to determine the risk from dropped objects. Extensive experiece in QRA, SIL and LOPA assessments.
Has been active in the UK safety case thorough review which is part of the requirements for comply with the Safety Case 2005 Regulations.
This is a thorough review of the safety case including review and audit of the safety management system, all risk assessment for the installation including QRA, consequence analysis, risk reduction and mitigation measures.Review of detail design to ensure identified safety critical systems are designed, constructed against defined performanace standards.
Review and/or development of performance standards and the verification scheme.
Aiding in the preparation of safety cases in line with the UK Safety Case Regulations 2005


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2014 Degree: MSc Subject: Safety, Risk, and Reliability Engineering Institution: Heriot Watt Univerity, Edinbrugh, UK
Year: 1997 Degree: PhD Subject: Engineering in Control Systems Institution: Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, UK
Year: 1993 Degree: BENG Honours Subject: Engineering and final year in safety engineering Institution: Aberdeen Univerity, Aberdeen, UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lead Consultant in Technical Safety Department: Consultancy Responsibilities: She has acted as a senior consultant in technical safety including safety case preparation to the UK legislation, QRA and consequence modelling, Emergency Systems and Survivability Analysis, Performance Standards development (Design and Operational), Safety Critical Elements identification/Major Accident Hazards matrix, Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Analysis, LOPA and HAZOP, ATEX and DSEAR assessments and preparation of technical files. She has also extensive experience in SIL assessments and SIL Quantitative Risk Assessment as well as Reliability and Availability studies. In addition to technical safety her background in electrical & instrumentation engineering gives her a strong ability to assess control systems to IEC 61508 through the safety life cycle and carrying out FSA (Functional Safety Assessment) to IEC 61511/IEC 61508. Consultancy services have been provided to a number of large companies that specialise in safety consultancies, verification, classification and inspection to major operators worldwide. In addition she has provided training courses in ATEX and SIL assessments.
Years: 2000 to 2008 Employer: Classification/Verification Organisation Title: Team Leader Department: Oil & Gas Responsibilities: Worked as team leader in electrical & instrumentation covering the safety aspects. She was also a notified body for the ATEX directive and offered a number of training courses in the field, involved in day to day running and carrying SIL assessment. Worked on project world wide checking designs meet different legislation, codes and standards.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Engineering Contractor Title: Electrical Design Engineer Department: Oil & Gas Responsibilities: Worked as a design engineer on a number of offshore project in the north sea, carrying survey work and preparation of design workpacks, including checking of drawing and preparation of specification and data sheets.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: Engineering Contractor Title: Trainee & Assistant Engineer Department: Oil & Gas Division Responsibilities: Worked as a trainee engineer in electrical design, carried out quote preparation, commissioning work, and work as a design engineer on a number of projects worldwide.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2001 Country / Region: Canada Summary: She has acted as certifying authority on behalf of the canadian petroleum board to review and assess an FPSO for compliance with the canadian offshore regulations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET, Member of the Safety and Reliability Society, Affiliate Member of the ICHEME
Professional Appointments
Registered as Professional Process Safety Engineer with ICHEME
Publications and Patents Summary
She has published 5 papers, 3 of which as part of the PhD programme.
The 4th paper was in 2007 on for the IMECH on ATEX and the role of the notified body.
The 5th paper due in June 2009 for the Safe & Reliable Life Extension of Topside Equipment Offshore Conference for the IMECH.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
ExpertMoorhead can offer training in the regulatory compliance, QRA and SIL/LOPA as well as EU directives. Course are tailor made to suit client needs.
Marketing Experience
Developed a model to determine the fire loads and requirements for PFP which has saved projects in terms of PFP requirements, weight and maintenance/inspection.
Developed performance standards that made it easier for clients to assess SCEs.
Help clients who are new to the UK sector understand their legal obligations in terms of regulatory compliance.
Other Relevant Experience
QRA and consequence modelling in partcular PFP specfication and blast loading. Safety case development, process safety auditing, and SCE development including performance standards.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Arabic She is fluent at speaking. She is very good at reading. She is good at writing.
French She has basic knowledge of french speaking, reading and writing.
Italian She has minimal knowledge in Italian.

Fields of Expertise

ignition source, explosion hazard, explosion prevention, explosion protection, explosion safety, explosion standard, explosive atmosphere, explosive initiation, explosives ignition, international explosion standard, blast, blast resistance, consequence modeling, emergency management, explosion, explosion cause, explosion effect, explosion safety and hazards analysis, fire, fire fighting, fire prevention, fire protection, fire risk analysis, fire safety, fire safety code, firewall (construction), floating offshore structure, floating offshore structure design, Hazard and Operability study, lower explosive limit, occupational safety, offshore engineering, process safety, process safety information, process safety management, process safety management auditing, process-engineering safety, safety, safety code, safety engineering, safety management, software safety, ATEX, oil explosion, chemical explosion, API-500, offshore pipeline, offshore flowline, fixed offshore structure, semisubmersible oil drilling rig, employee protection, deflagration, Environmental Management System, ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standard, American Petroleum Institute, environmental safety, explosion chemistry, combustible gas detection, combustion control system instrumentation, combustion control system, maintenance safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hazardous material handling, detonator, flash point, offshore oil equipment standard, ignition, shock wave, offshore structure, fire investigation, explosion investigation, accident investigation

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