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Need representation at a fire or explosion site, cause and origin support, evidence collection, discuss merits of a case or claim.
Major equipment outage, boilers, gas lines, process ovens, fire or explosion, need immediate advice and project management.
Mr. Puskar's 40 years of experience in more than 300 plants in 14 countries bring a broad range of experience. Learn more about his NFPA committee work, national award winning safety work, and book by clicking on the button below.
Mr. Puskar has flown more than 3 million miles over the past 40 years and has trained thousands in fuels and combustion systems safety. He has published more than 50 papers and journal articles and spoken at more than 100 workshops and conferences.
Mr. Puskar pioneered the development of corporate checklist safety programs to inspect and test fuel fired equipment for major fortune 500 companies like Ford, GM, Alcoa, National Grid, and many more. These systems use proprietary techniques to screen for code compliance, best practices, recalled or obsolete components, new technologies, and maintenance practices that can enhance safety and reduce risks.
Available 24//7365 to evaluate a site or to consult about what just happened. Mr. Puskar has been involved in the largest industrial fuels and combustion systems disasters in history in the United States. His experience with code committees, understanding the aftermath of an incident, and relating cause and origin in simple terms are invaluable for legal cases.
The quality of a PHA is often all about who's at the table. Good PHA's require knowledgeable subject matter experts. Mr. Puskar has been involved in many PHA's and risk analysis related to fired equipment including boilers, steam systems, fired heaters, natural gas and LNG systems. His personal involvement in dozens of fires and explosions give him an insight that is not available anywhere else.
Does the current project meet code requirements? Are there issues that were missed? If you don't do a lot of fuel fired equipment or boiler projects your staff may not understand all the requirements for a compliant facility. Mr. Puskar can review project plans, provide advice about options to consider, and provide on-site installation review for capital projects related to fuels and combustion systems.
Mr. Puskar has trained thousands in over a dozen countries over the past 30 years. Mr. Puskar has standard curriculum that can be tailored to meet your organizations needs. DOWNLOAD THE PTS STANDARD COURSE OFFERINGS BELOW.
Mr. Puskar was the first to standardize codes and best practices into comprehensive checklists and apply them to hundreds of facilities on a systematic basis. These checklists systems have been applied to audit more than 50,000 pieces of equipment all over the world.
Mr. Puskar has supported litigation for natural gas, boiler and oven explosions, Carbon Monoxide deaths, gas release explosions, pressure vessel steam explosions and more. MR. PUSKAR CAN PROVIDE A SCHEDULED "NO FEE" INITIAL CONSULT TO LEGAL TEAMS.
Mr. Puskar supports owners and insurers for capital projects where expertise is lacking or staff is over assigned. These services can include verifying construction progress, conformance with design documents, participating in HAZOP sessions, and or supporting commissioning and procedure writing.
Mr. Puskar has interesting and meaningful messages that shape hearts and minds and change cultures. One example is:
What it's like immediately after a tragedy, and how to recover:
How do you pick up the pieces immediately after a tragedy? What are the sites and sounds after a horrible explosion and fire, what are the feelings of the staff?, How do you get back on track? How do you change the culture moving forward?
Mr. Puskar can provide procedure development services for operating and maintaining new or existing equipment to include: start-up shut down, lock-out tag-out, emergency, and abnormal operations.
Mr Puskar has extensive experience with purging and flammable gas handling. He has developed corporate gas hazards safety programs including detailed purge plans for NFPA 56 compliance.
Mr. Puskar helped to develop a corporate-wide combustion equipment safety device inspection and testing program for more than 300 pieces of equipment that support this major electric and gas utility in the US. This top 5 utility has engaged Mr. Puskar for ongoing training and program expansion over the past several years.
Mr. Puskar recently supported the retrofit of a 60 year old multiple burner boiler, (900 psig/850F), 300,000 pph. This included scoping fuels trains, specialty valves, and control systems. The support included managing stakeholder meetings and providing site support over the course of about 12 months and then participating in commissioning.
Mr. Puskar has served a major paper mill for a number of years providing annual training focused on fuels, combustion, and steam systems safety. In January of 2018 Mr. Puskar provided an intense session discussing 25 top hazards in the facility and delivered it to every employee in the plant over a week as part of their OSHA Training days (over 400 persons).
Mr. Puskar recently supported a major insurer on a boiler explosion case that resulted in a dismissal. Mr. Puskar is currently consulting for a plaintiff's attorney on a large multiple fatality nationally televised and known case.
A global German manufacturers new billion dollar pipe mill in the US had Italian furnaces and ovens. The client needed to understand for insurers and others the level of compliance with applicable US codes.
Mr. Puskar developed a gas hazards safety program for a major primary metals producer after a major incident. This program is still in place 10 years later and this client has not experienced any additional incidents.