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 Expert  723255

Expert in UL Certification: CE Mark, NFPA, Hazardous Locations, and Electrical Codes


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
USA
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UL Certification. UL listed equipment and systems Underwriter's laboratory is a preeminent nationally recognized test lab.

Expert supports clients in obtaining UL listing and/or certification for their products. He manages the whole process for clients. With hundreds of product markings and evaluations in his history, Expert is an expert on the UL listing. Typical UL is required for clients' equipment in many cases. Expert can streamline that process using his depth of knowledge, his firm's contacts within UL, and their understanding of what is UL process requires. The result is full and rapid preparation for the client. UL listing and UL certification can be an expensive process -- or it can be well-thought-out and powerfully executed. Expert and his firm can develop clients' UL listings and certifications so client products achieve market acceptance more rapidly. Additionally, as a result, clients minimize redesign and rework to achieve UL acceptance.

Expert's services are ideal for clients who are developing a product in need of UL listing, as well as clients who are considering this step. Expert has founded two Test Labs and has developed and certified hundreds of systems. Expert at certifications; Expert chaired SEMI EHS standards writing committee for ten years. He has reviewed and evaluated for electrical and electronic safety. Electrical safety is a design based practice. Expert provides the knowledge base to speed design and completion while lowering overall design and build costs. With expertise in the design-phase of client projects, savings in time to market and other important aspects will be shortened, costs reduced for conformity and product safety managed. SEMI S2, CE Marking, ATEX, UL CSA, FDA, CDRH, NFPA 79, NFPA 70, CE Mark, EU Acceptance, electrical design and safety, lasers, high energy, chemicals, gases, fire safety, interlocking, ergonomics, noise, gas systems, environmental issues, documentation, explosion proofing, and in house product safety management.

Expert has been leading and a team member in the design and writing of consensus based standards for nearly 14 years. He can read past the standard to what your product needs to be successful in conformtiy, function, and utilization, making you and your company more profitable. CE marking is an easy task. Other test labs and evalautors want you to think it is hard so they can test your product to death. He does not base his bottom line on how many tests he can perform. He bases it on how well he serves his clients. In fact, you will only probably need two or three standards and an EMC/EMi test which will allow him to help you complete your TCF, try it out, and you find that it is easy.

Federal Safety Standards are very important to you and your business. One, they help you keep people and the environment safe. Two, they prove due diligence in keeping people safe should something go wrong. Do you have a program that audits your facilities and operations? To ensure you are on the right track, without auditing you are driving your business in the dark. There are many fire safety codes. He takes a two-tier approach, implement the required local codes, and implement diligence in protecting life and assets by utilizing best practices from all other codes and industry standards. We manage test evaluation and installation of gas handling equipment for the most hazardous gases in the world. If your company is making or utilizing these gases, let him tweak your program to make it efficient and provide auditing for your systems.

Medical equipment has it own standards CE FDA, and many others; we work with medical equipment designers to ensure standards are built in, and then manage the evaluation process to ensure a streamlined rapid time to market. Industrial Gas Safety is another area of expertise.

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electrical safety code

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electric circuit safety

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electrical standard

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electrical safety

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electrical wiring standard

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equipment standard

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European labeling requirement

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Federal Safety Standard

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fire safety code

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gas handling safety

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hospital equipment safety

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industrial gas safety

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oxygen safety

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industrial safety

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information requirement

New arsenic standards have been released; how are you going to comply, what needs changing, is your safety audits program really happening or is someone pencil whipping the reports, you need to know. He has implemented programs for many large and successful companies over the years. IEEE provides many standards that are designed to facilitate the design of your equipment. He can provide guidance on best practices to meet these and all of the relevant standards. IEC, this is your path to CE conformity. How you design your system to meet these requirements is the first step. Please do not wait until your product is built to go after conformance, let him design it in during the cheapest part of the process, while it is on CAD, not in production.

The ATEX standard is explosive, sorry for the pun. He spends time determining what your process chemical requirements are. Then he works with you to ensure that you meet this and other codes, including IFC, UFC and industry standards, etc. to prevent explosive atmospheres or control them within you equipment factories and processes. Pressure vessels are crucial to many processes. Expert works with your designers to include the various standards related to your equipment to ensure conformity. He can also provide testing and certification of the vessel, welders, and processes.

As a chairman for an international standards body for over ten years, he realizes that we all are looking for the best path to conformance. However, he also realizes that standards are used as competitive advantage or barrier. Expert can work past these barriers to have you and your company compete globally. Intrinsic Safety deals primarily with explosive or ignitable environments and how equipment prevents any source of ignition. He expands this to include all designs and equipment. His goal is that all equipment are safe.

ISO standards help your company resolve a program for structure and hierarchy in maintaining quality in many aspects. He has worked through the ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 processes and finds that the prime motivator is the way these are approached, not the standards themselves. These programs, when embraced, can turn a company around. Laser safety for him is about preventing exposure. Interlocking, remote operation, covers and enclosures and design are where he can save you time and effort. Spring 2007 saw the implementation of a new version IEC60825 and some changes in CDRH and OSHA regarding lasers. How will these impact your business? Let us provide the answers. He has provided solutions to many companies on laser safety.

Machinery Safety is about meeting the standards and preventing failure. Failures that end in accident/ injury and product losses are unacceptable. His partners in machinery controls and safety design can provide you solutions to every need. NEMA standards he works with relate to equipment and primarily encompass enclosure design. Is the primary electrical and controls enclosure for system adequate? Is it designed to NEMA requirement? Check and find out before a failure causes someone to ask.

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inhalation exposure standard

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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard

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International Electrotechnical Commission standard

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international explosion standard

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international pressure vessel standard

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international standard

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intrinsic safety

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ISO standard

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laser safety

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optical radiation safety

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laser safety regulation

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machine safety

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association standard

OSHA is a great organization and they are here to help you. If you implement their programs in a powerful and organized way, they can actually reduce or eliminate injuries, increase up time and lower costs. OSHA standards are the minimum requirements for performing jobs and task and managing hazards. An audit of your facility will provide where you do and do not meet requirements and where you can save money and reduce injuries. Expert can help you to implement all of their standards and improve your bottom line.

NFPA codes he works with are the NFPA 79, 70 and 70E codes, primarily for High Tech equipment. He can help you design your equipment to meet the codes, install it and maintain it safely. Your product will need many certifications for use in many countries. He works for global acceptance and entrance to all of your markets. He can manage all of the certifications that you need.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 Confined Space fatalities are the worst; they often happen to young employees and often take 2 or more employees or rescuers when they happen. Let expert implement a confined space program for you. Do you have tanks, vats, manholes, impoundments, vaults, equipment with large openings, have you checked for these? Currently, he is working on confined space safety for equipment and has implemented numerous confined space programs. Product Safety starts with designing out the hazards. Then moves to protecting the remaining hazards, utilizing suitable components, and controls. He can help you by providing adequate covers and guarding, encompassing the related and required standards, avoiding any contradictions in standards and in most cases testing and evaluating to prove conformance, follow up and retesting. A clear path to conformity will help you and your company. UL, CSA, CE, and a myriad of other requirements are the tip of this large iceberg.

Qualifying your alpha product to the requirements, testing early prototypes to ensure design requirements are met prevents including non-functional design in a final product. Let him set up a test plan for your product. Safety is a way of working a way of designing and a way of living. Safety is expert's main expertise. Safety Engineering is the design of safety controls and systems; it allows you to design the hazards out, control them, and guard them. Safety management is part of quality part of concept and part of philosophy. It starts at the top of a company and is implemented down to the each individual. It cannot be tacked on later. He can manage the process, the paper, and the engineering controls. It is up to the leaders to manage the approach. Safety Codes are written with the intent of preventing harm to society and individuals, and then made by committees and governments. Your unique operation will vary from the base understanding in some way; use him to find the easiest path to conformance.

Standards are a way of communicating the needs of a broad group to individuals. Standards allow freer trade and allow the purchase of one item that works with another. Expert can help you company develop standards and conformity across all of your products as well as across an entire industry.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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occupational safety

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard

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OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030

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National Fire Protection Association code

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National Standard of Canada

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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

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product safety

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qualification test standard

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safety

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safety engineering

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safety management

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safety code

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standard

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machine guarding

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TUV standard

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American Society for Testing and Materials testing

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laboratory

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Underwriters Laboratories

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Underwriters Laboratories electrical standard

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Underwriters Laboratories list

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Underwriters Laboratories test

• SEMI S2 Expert / Certification since 1995 • Ensure product development meets DFM, DFC (Design for Certification), and Quality Metrics. • CE Marking, Declaration of Conformity • Industrial Controls and Equipment Conformity • Deep knowledge and contacts within the Test Labs, UL, NEMKO, Factory Mutual, TUV, DEMKO and MET Labs. • EMC / EMI Electrical Conformity Design • Safety and Product Safety of Equipment • In depth knowledge of Audit Programs, including starting multiple corporate programs • Designed, Supervised, Build and Installation of electrical facilities • Provided design services for the top semiconductor and capital equipment companies worldwide • Extensive knowledge of standards and conformity issue • Extensive experience in manufacturing • 15+ years on SEMI Standards Committees, 10 Years as Chairman • Past Member NFPA Technical Committee • Managing UL approvals for various clients and manufacturers • Worked with and managed supply chains from USA to Asia • Supports employees and collaborators success through accountability and fosters personal desire, and clears people for their own success • Support Design Teams in Capital Equipment Manufacturing • New Product Development Leadership across thousands of releases, and gates • Designed and built various large scale capital equipment projects from Flat Panel, MOCVD, LED, Materials Handling, Chemical Industry, and Medical • AEx / ATEX / IECEx and fire safety design for equipment, facilities and systems • IECEx Certified, one of the first in the world. • IEC Electrical Conformity • Design, implementation, certification and testing for Hazardous Locations. • Pressure Directive • Conformity of large scale process equipment with various hazards and controls • Design evaluation for hazards risk based assessment • Laser Safety • Design Evaluation and Conformity for flame process equipment using NF3 and Hydrogen • Risk management, control, and implementation • Designed Developed and wrote extensive safety programs including Lock Out, Arc Flash, Electrical, Fire, and Radiation Programs • Energy Reduction, Resource Conservation • IEC Contributor • Test Plans and Management
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electromagnetic compatibility measurement

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electrical safety standard


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  Killeen, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Temple, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Hazardous Locations Equipment Certifications (Intrinsically...
Regulatory and Product Safety Agency Approval
Laser Safety and Training, Laser Product Safety...
Electrical Engineering, Power Distribution, Control...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1985   BS   Mechanical Engineering   VMI Virginia Military Institute   Deans List

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Product Certifications, Design, and Project Management

 

Principal Consultant

 

Management,and Certification to UL CE NFPA CSA FDA, CDRH and others for many products, High Level design consulting, evaluations, template design, interface with end users, provide technical support, and develop innovative ideas for design implementation. Currently working on Medical Equipment, Solar Manufacturing Equipment, Clean Energy Start Ups, Solar Power Equipment, illumination equipment all for design and approval.

1997 to 1999

 

Tokyo Electron America

 

Corporate

 

Manager EHS and Product Safety

 

Manage all aspects of product safety for USA operations, interface with end users, respond to accidents and issues, resolve design issues, manage evaluations, and reports, day to day EHS management.

to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

EHS Manager

 

Implemented Auditing Programs, managed environmental, reviewed equipment installs, reviewed and performed S2s, compeleted on new programs, interacted with end users, and equipment suppliers.

1987 to 1992

 

Siemens

 


 

EHS Manager/ Product Safety

 

Manage all aspects of EHS for elelctronics assembly and equipement design, won world Wildlife federation award for environmental excellence, Govenors Award for environmental excellence, and TI Award for reduction in accidents and injuries.

1986 to 1991

 

Texas Instruments

 


 

EHS Manager

 

Resolved numerous facilties and systemic environmental issues, implemented awards program, resolved accident and injury, performed due diligence for site aqs, reduced waste generation to small qty exempt. Performed engineering duties. TI Award for reduction in accidents and injuries.

1985 to 1986

 

Interpak

 


 

Engineering and Operations Manager

 

Managed Engineering and operations, Peformed design and managed install of equipment, resolved emergencies and accidents, completed coprorate training programs.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

10 years SEMI EHS Standards Comittee Chairman

Licenses/Certifications

NFPA, Recognized Field Evaluator for Electrical Safety, State of Oregon, Registered Environmental Manager (previous), LSO, Ergonomics.

Professional Appointments

SEMI EHS Standards Comittee Chairman

Awards/Recognition

General Motors Award for Technology Breakthrough Best Clean Tech Company for Rice Alliance Governors Award for Excellence in Environmental Safety and Health, TI Star Award for Safety, City of Austin Environmental Award, World Wildlife Federation Site of the Year Award for Environmental Excellence.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Various Papers and Presentations.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Designed and Evaluated Nearly every type of Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems, including Implanters, Etchers, Metrology Tools, Tracks, and Gas Delivery Systems.For every tool in the fab, Expert has evaluated one of that kind or a major sub-system of that system.
  • Medical Equipment: Expert is currently evaluating three different pieces of medical equipment.He currently has agreements or projects in process with several large semiconductor equipment suppliers.
  • Consumer electronics, laptops, stereos, and personal medical devices.
  • Power, power systems, chillers, and compressors. and facilities' gas and chemical supply systems and supplies for industrial environments.
  • • SEMI S2 Expert / Certification since 1995• Ensure product development meets DFM, DFC (Design for Certification), and Quality Metrics.• CE Marking, Declaration of Conformity• Industrial Controls and Equipment Conformity• Deep knowledge and contacts within the Test Labs, UL, NEMKO, Factory Mutual, TUV, DEMKO and MET Labs.• EMC / EMI Electrical Conformity Design• Safety and Product Safety of Equipment• In depth knowledge of Audit Programs, including starting multiple corporate programs• Designed, Supervised, Build and Installation of electrical facilities • Provided design services for the top semiconductor and capital equipment companies worldwide• Extensive knowledge of standards and conformity issue• Extensive experience in manufacturing• 15+ years on SEMI Standards Committees, 10 Years as Chairman• Past Member NFPA Technical Committee• Managing UL approvals for various clients and manufacturers• Worked with and managed supply chains from USA to Asia• Supports employees and collaborators success through accountability and fosters personal desire, and clears people for their own success • Support Design Teams in Capital Equipment Manufacturing• New Product Development Leadership across thousands of releases, and gates• Designed and built various large scale capital equipment projects from Flat Panel, MOCVD, LED, Materials Handling, Chemical Industry, and Medical• AEx / ATEX / IECEx and fire safety design for equipment, facilities and systems• IECEx Certified, one of the first in the world.• IEC Electrical Conformity• Design, implementation, certification and testing for Hazardous Locations.• Pressure Directive • Conformity of large scale process equipment with various hazards and controls• Design evaluation for hazards risk based assessment• Laser Safety• Design Evaluation and Conformity for flame process equipment using NF3 and Hydrogen• Risk management, control, and implementation• Designed Developed and wrote extensive safety programs including Lock Out, Arc Flash, Electrical, Fire, and Radiation Programs• Energy Reduction, Resource Conservation• IEC Contributor• Test Plans and Management
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Potential product for new market: gas detection for LNG industry.
  • Expert in Explosion Proof and FM design assessment.
  • Expert for consulting on ATEX for existing products.
  • Solar testing expert for consulting on UL 1703 Solar Panel Testing.
  • Expert in NFPA for consulting on NFPA 70 and 79.
  • Intrinsically safe design expert for consulting on Intrinsically Safe.
  • Expert in Fuel Storage tank for UL.
  • Expert for consulting on Intrinsically safe certification for an alternate component.
  • NFPA 70 expert for consulting on NFPA 70 electrical code compliance.
  • Expert in intrinsically safety for consulting on intrinsically safe design.
  • Explosive atmosphere design expert for consulting on flameproof design.
  • ATEX expert for consulting on EU CE, EMC, machine and ATEX safety directives.
  • GFCI expert for consulting on compliance with OSHA subpart S.
  • Expert for consulting on Design of Industrial Scale for use in Hazardous Location.
  • Expert for consulting on Consumer product in residential natural gas pipeline.
  • Expert for consulting on Atex consultant
  • Expert for consulting on Laser Operation.
  • Expert for consulting on Hydrogen Gas Purifiers.
  • Explosion proof expert, florida for consulting on ATEX Cerfitification.
  • Grain handling safety expert for consulting on documentation of hazardous location.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Provided expert witness overview and coaching for fire case, other cases. Provided expert witness backup Arsenic Case.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on stability of industrial chiller regarding an industrial accident.
  • Expert in UL standards and/or CE requirements for litigation case.
  • Oxygen system expert for consulting on medical oxygen system explosion.
  • Underwriters laboratories expert witness for consulting on ATM machines.
  • Expert in pressure vessel manufacturing and installation for litigation.
  • Laser safety expert for consulting on products liability claim.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to   EU   Multiple clients in the EU, including Germany, England, Norway and Italy.
1996 to   Japan   Multiple projects in multiple organizations.
1995 to   North America and Canada   Design, evaluation and review of FAB's and sites.
1995 to   USA   Numerous clients and sub contracts.

Market Research:
Complete marketing plans for engineering services

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

How to achieve UL certification in ten steps UL and CE Conformity for Engineers. Top Ten Conformity Issues. Engineering for Passing your Evaluation. How design and codes need to evolve. CE Marking Overnight How to design for market and manufacturability for UL and CE

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Detail specs, identify various vendors, source components.

Other Skills and Services

10 Years as Chairman of the SEMI Standards EHS Committee


 

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