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 Expert  727838

Expert in Dust, Liquid and Gas Fire and Explosion Hazards; Process Safety; Electrostatic Hazards

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert has earned an accomplished career encompassing over 24 years in process safety, with 12 years extensive consulting practice and numerous publications. With process engineering background, he started his career with dust explosions, and later obtained his Ph.D. based on his extensive research on gas explosions. He has built up expertise on electrostatic hazards through numerous incident investigations and laboratory studies. By obtaining PE license on fire protection and CSP designation, he broadened his career foundation and is well versed with safety engineering, regulations, codes and standards. More importantly, he has been dedicated his career to solving safety problems that pose great challenges to the well-being of various industries. Through this unique combination of expertise and experience, Expert has successfully served his clients and delivered practical and safe solutions.

Throughout his career, Expert has consulted for Fortune 100 companies and other diversified companies in various industries and provided practical and safe solutions; conducted investigations of fire and explosion incidents, including those large scale cases that drew attentions of Congress, federal agencies and the general public; provided expert opinions and advices and played instrumental roles in litigation cases that involved multiple fatalities, injuries and/or severe property damages; provided fire and explosion safety trainings to numerous safety professionals, including federal agents, EHS management professionals and engineers.

Expert understands the complexities and the challenges of process safety for various industries. With his extensive hands-on experiences and solid professional background, he is always the right choice for safe and practical solutions.


aerosol explosion


antistatic agent




chemical process safety management




dust explosion


electric field strength


electrically conductive coating


electrostatic discharge


electrostatic discharge control


electrostatic discharge testing


electrostatic hazard


explosion hazard


explosion investigation


explosion measurement


explosion origin


explosion protection


explosion safety


explosion safety and hazards analysis


fire prevention


fire protection engineering


fire safety


flame propagation


flammability measurement


flammability standard


gas explosion


gas fire


grain dust explosion


Hazard Communication Standard


hazard identification


incendiary device


incendiary material


induction charging


industrial fire


industrial gas safety


lower explosive limit


propane explosion


propane fire


unconfined vapor-cloud explosion


wood explosion

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Fire Origin and Cause Investigations, Product Failure...
Occupational Safety and Health, Hazard Recognition/...
Dust Collection Equipment, Bag and Cartridge Filters,...
Natural Gas Distribution, Explosion Investigation & Cause,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   Ph.D.   Gas Explosion and Dust Explosion   University of Bergen, Department of Physics, Norway  
1985   MS   Physical Chemistry and Dust Explosion   Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Northeastern University, China  
1983   BS   Metallurgical Engineering   Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Northeastern University, China  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to







Oversee all business activities including consulting and expert witness, incident investigations and gas, liquid, and dust fire and explosion safety trainings.

1996 to 2008


Chilworth Technology, Inc.



Manager on Flammability, Sr. Process Safety Consulting Engineer


Assessed fire and explosion hazards in various industrial facilities and investigated many fire and explosion incidents. Provided expert witness in litigation cases. Managed evaluations of dust, liquid and gas fire and explosion hazard properties of materials used/handled in various industrial/commercial facilities. Supervised laboratory tests/experiments of fire and explosion researches and tests.

1989 to 1996


Christian Michelsen Institute


Christian Michelsen Research (now GexCon)




Gas and dust explosion research.

1986 to 1989


Northeastern University, China


Department of Metallurgical Engineering




Teaching chemical process engineering and research on dust explosions.

Career Accomplishments:

Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


Professional Engineer (PE) - Fire Protection, Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Professional Appointments

Reviewer of "International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion", Begell House.

Reviewer of "Process Safety Progress".

Publications and Patents Summary

In addition to his 27 publications, he prepared numerous confidential technical reports on fire and explsion research, testing, hazard assessment, incident investigations and presentations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Process Safety Progress  
 - Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing (ECHP), Marcel Dekker  
 - Chemical Engineering  
 - Fire & Arson Investigator, October 2003  
 - Journal of Hazardous Materials  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He is currently retained as an expert by a law firm to provide consulting services in a litigation case. The litigation involves a major natural gas explosion in a plant that caused multiple deaths and injuries and property damages. This gas explosion incident has drawn a great attention of the US Congress, OSHA and general public.
  • He is currently retained as an expert by a law firm to provide consulting services in a litigation case. The litigation involves a major dust explosion in a food product plant that caused multiple deaths and injuries and property damages.This dust explosion incident has drawn a great attention of the US Congress, OSHA and general public.
  • He had been retained as an expert by a law firm and an insurance company to provide consulting services in a dust explosion litigation case. The dust explosion occurred in the plant of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Kinston, North Carolina, which caused multiple deaths and injuries and property damages.This dust explosion incident has drawn a great attention of the US Congress, OSHA and general public.
  • He is working on a Process Safety Management for a Chinese pharmaceutical company. The objective is to bring the PSM standard up to the level of good industrial practice on the global scale. The project involves a preliminary review of new products, site surveys, and hazards analyses. He has analyzed some production areas of the facility and delivered effective and practical safety solutions to the client. His client is in the process of expanding the project to a corporate-wide scale. The objective of the expansion is to bring their PSM program up to the level of the pharmaceutical companies in the United States.
  • He is currently woking on consulting projects: 1) investigation of hydrogen gas explosion in acid manufacuring processes; 2) control of vapor and dust fire and explosion in adhesive products manufacturing processes; 3) investigation and control of vapor and dust fire and explosion in chemical and pharmaceutical products manufacturing processes.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on opinion (report) needed to counter unreasonable requirement.
  • Grain explosion expert for consulting on Starch Dust.
  • Electrical code expert for consulting on Vapor containment design review.
  • Expert for consulting on Precious Metal Fire Investigation.
  • Canadian hydrogen explosion expert witness for consulting on plant layout.
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  • Expert for consulting on Dust collection for aluminum truck rim polishing equipment
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  • Expert for consulting on Toner Cartridge Recycling Process - dust explosion risk reduction.
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  • Expert in industrial leak test machine pumping & purging OMS NAPTHA.
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:
Litigation consulting to legal counsels of corporations. Depositions. Incident investigations. Expert opinions on cause and origin through investigations and analyses.

Hazard assessment of industrial facilities. Safety audits.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Natural gas explosion.
  • Grain elevator expert nebraska for consulting on Grain Elevator Explosion.
  • Nj explosion expert for consulting on Looking for possible for chemical Dust explosion case.
  • "Expert witness" directory wood dust collector for consulting on Wood Dust.
  • Petroleum processing expert for consulting on Request for CV and further information.
  • Expert for consulting on Heater explosion at a Paramount (Alon) refinery in LA area.
  • Agricultural engineering expert for consulting on Grain Bin Explosion.
  • Grain explosion expert for consulting on marine vessel explosion- vessel loaded with corn and had just been fumigated with aluminum phosphide fumigant- grain was decomposing at time of fumigation- location - near New Orleans.
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
1989 to 1996   Norway   He worked as a scientist in Christian Michelsen Institute, a renowned research institute in Norway. He participated in a number large gas and dust explosion research programs which were sponsored by European governments and major international oil and gas companies, including HSE (Health & Safety Executive) U.K., Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, BMFT (Bundesministerium fur Forschung und Technologie), BP Norway Ltd. U.A., Conoco Norway Inc., Elf Petroleum Norge A/S, Esso Norge A/S, Gaz de France, Mobil Exploration Norway Inc., Norsk Hydro, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Phillips Petroleum Company Norway, and Statoil (Norway).
1986 to 1986   China   He worked as an assistant and a lecturer in Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. He was teaching Chemical Engineering and working on dust explosion research projects, which were sponsored by the Chinese government and various industries. He also participated in several dust and gas/vapor explosion incident investigations including the flax dust explosion in Harbin Linen Textile Factory, Harbin, China in 1987. The linen (flax) dust explosion claimed 58 lives and injured 177 workers, among 327 people working in the plant at that time.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Chinese   Mother Tongue.
Norwegian   Lived in Norway for 8 years.
Japanese   Japanese was his first foreign language.
English   He is fluent in English.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has delivered training seminars to numerous engineers, safety professionals, Federal Agents (OSHA and ATF): Dust fire/explosion hazards and control; Gas fire/explosion hazards and control; Liquid fire/explosion hazards and control; electrostatic ignition hazards and control; electrical area classifications.

Other Skills and Services

Speaks in both local language and safety/technical language, he has provided fire and explosion safety training seminars to Chinese audiences. This has been proven to be very effective for corporations that have operations in China.


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