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 Expert  725965

Expert in Risk Management, QRA, and consequence Modelling


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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

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

Expert 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).

Expert 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.

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ignition source

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explosion hazard

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explosion prevention

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explosion protection

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explosion safety

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explosion standard

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explosive atmosphere

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explosive initiation

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explosives ignition

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international explosion standard

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blast

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blast resistance

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consequence modeling

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emergency management

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explosion

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explosion cause

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explosion effect

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explosion safety and hazards analysis

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fire

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fire fighting

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fire prevention

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fire protection

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fire risk analysis

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fire safety

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fire safety code

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firewall (construction)

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floating offshore structure

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floating offshore structure design

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Hazard and Operability study

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lower explosive limit

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occupational safety

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offshore engineering

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process safety

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process safety information

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process safety management

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process safety management auditing

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process-engineering safety

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safety

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safety code

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safety engineering

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safety management

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software safety


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2014   MSc   Safety, Risk, and Reliability Engineering   Heriot Watt Univerity, Edinbrugh, UK   MSc with Distinction
1997   PhD   Engineering in Control Systems   Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, UK  
1993   BENG Honours   Engineering and final year in safety engineering   Aberdeen Univerity, Aberdeen, UK   Hons 2.1

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consultancy

 

Lead Consultant in Technical Safety

 

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.

2000 to 2008

 

Classification/Verification Organisation

 

Oil & Gas

 

Team Leader

 

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.

1998 to 2000

 

Engineering Contractor

 

Oil & Gas

 

Electrical Design Engineer

 

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.

1996 to 1998

 

Engineering Contractor

 

Oil & Gas Division

 

Trainee & Assistant Engineer

 

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.


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:
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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The Institution of Mechanical Engineers  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert 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
Recent Client Requests:
  • Explosion proof expert, florida for consulting on ATEX Cerfitification.
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Expert Witness:
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
2001 to 2001   Canada   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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
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.

Market Research:
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.

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

Expert can offer training in the regulatory compliance, QRA and SIL/LOPA as well as EU directives. Course are tailor made to suit client needs.

Other Skills and Services

QRA and consequence modelling in partcular PFP specfication and blast loading. Safety case development, process safety auditing, and SCE development including performance standards.


 

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