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 Expert  729888

Expert in Natural Gas Distribution in the UK; Gas in Flats and other Multi-Occupancy Buildings; Gas Safety

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Vale of Glamorgan
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has three decades of experience in natural gas distribution systems up to 7 bar, whether constructed in polyethylene (PE), steel, ductile iron or cast iron, the latter being in legacy (old) systems.

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.


gas distribution


gas pipeline


natural gas pipeline

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1981   BSc   Mechanical Engineering   University of Newcastle upon Tyne   1st Class Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to





Consultant Engineer


Natural gas distribution engineering

1997 to 2006


Inexus Group



Senior Engineer (Gas)


1990 to 1997





Various, including building project coordination


1981 to 1990


British Gas


Gas Distribution


Standards / Development Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers); IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)


CEng - Chartered Engineer

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2008   CER, Ireland   Consultant Engineer   Expert researched and produced reports on LPG safety regulation and offshore gas producion legislation issues

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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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:
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.

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
1997 to 1997   Lisbon, Portugal   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.
1998 to 1998   Lisbon, Portugal   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
1997 to 2006   Various   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.
2007 to 2007   Milan, Italy   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.
2008 to 2008   Dublin, Ireland   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.

Market Research:
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.

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:

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.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

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.


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