Trey Morrison
Delmar R. "Trey" Morrison, III, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI
Principal Engineer
Thermal Sciences
  • Warrenville

Within Exponent’s Thermal Sciences group, Dr. Morrison’s practice areas encompass product safety, product liability, and process safety through hazard and risk analysis, failure analysis, and post-incident investigation. He specializes in evaluations of origin, cause, and engineering issues related to catastrophic incidents involving fires, explosions, and chemical process technology. His expertise includes chemical engineering, fire dynamics, process safety management, and the system safety of products and industrial equipment. He routinely applies this expertise to risk analysis for natural gas, LNG, propane, and other gas processing facilities. Dr. Morrison’s practical research encompasses self-heating materials and reactive chemical hazards and evaluating scenarios such as spontaneous ignition of vegetable oil-contaminated fabrics and self-heating of reactive chemicals.

Dr. Morrison provides consulting services for a variety of industries. Beyond the wide range of consumer and industrial systems that he evaluates, he has focused on heating systems including residential and commercial clothes dryers and industrial process dryers, ovens, and furnaces. He has also focused on oil-flooded screw air compressors and other major industrial equipment failures. As a chemical engineer, his projects include analyzing the effects of chemical process design, plant operator actions, control system response, and process unit response during upset situations and operations that may lead to a hazardous loss of containment. 

As part of Dr. Morrison’s proactive safety consulting services, he leads hazard and risk assessments using industry-accepted process hazard analysis (PHA) methods such as HAZOP studies, What-If studies, and LOPA studies, combined with analytical techniques such as Fault Tree Analysis, Event Tree Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Consequence Analysis, and Quantitative Risk Assessment.

Dr. Morrison is an active professional in the product safety and chemical process safety communities. In addition to his technical committee memberships, international presentations, and publications, he serves in leadership roles in the field of chemical process safety through process safety conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in North America and in Latin America. Dr. Morrison was the Global Congress Chair for the 8th Global Congress on Process Safety in 2012 and is the Symposium Chair for the 5th Process Safety Management Mentoring Forum in 2016. The objectives of these activities are to aid in the prevention of major loss incidents that involve fires, explosions, runaway reactions, and hazardous material releases in the chemical, petrochemical, and related industries.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 2008
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1998
  • B.A., Chemistry, Knox College, 1996

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Illinois, #062-059506

Licensed Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #037722

Licensed Professional Engineer, South Carolina, #28918

Licensed Professional Engineer, Iowa, #22945

Licensed Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201062901

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Reg. No. 12900-6508

40-Hour OSHA Certification, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

40-Hour Training, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leaders

Member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) for UL 2157, Standard for Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors

Member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) for UL 2158, Standard for Electric Clothes Dryers

Member of Underwriters Laboratories Task Group for Clothes Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilators

Publications

Morrison DR. Separating anecdotes from science in low temperature ignition of wood. MDTC eNewsletter (http://www.mdtc.org/Articles/2015/June/Separating-Anecdotes-from-Science-in-Low-Tempera.aspx), posted June 2, 2015.

Ibarreta AF, Morrison DR, Kytömaa HK. Small scale and transportation: navigating the risk. LNG Industry Magazine 2014 Oct; 17–24.

Cox BL, Dee SJ, Hart RJ, Morrison DR. Development of a steel component combustion model for fires involving pure oxygen systems. Process Safety Progress 2014; 33(3):299–304.

McInerney EH, Hart RJ, Morrison DR, Kytömaa HK. New quantitative risk criteria for US LNG facilities. Process Safety Progress 2014; 33(3):237–246.

Ibarreta AF, Ponchaut NF, Hart RJ, Morrison DR, Kytömaa HK. Using passive methods to reduce flammable release hazards at LNG facilities. FS-World Magazine “Oil & Gas Industry” edition, Spring 2014.

Kytömaa HK, Morrison DR. A moving target. LNG Industry Magazine, November/December 2013; 57–62.

Kytömaa HK, Morrison DR. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry and fire protection regulations. Fire Protection Engineering 2013; 60: 8–24.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Dee SJ. Using assessments to improve process safety culture. Process Safety Progress 2014; 33(2):148–151.

Morrison DR, Fecke M, Ramirez JC. Using LOPA to understand necessary safeguards for steam boiler operation. Process Safety Progress 2012; 31(3): 248–254.

Morrison DR, Hart RJ. Guidelines for identifying and mitigating thermal hazards of sustainable materials. Process Safety Progress 2012; 31(2):174–181.

Morrison DR, Fecke M, Martens, JD. Migrating an incident reporting system to a CCPS process safety metrics model. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 2011; 24:819–826.

Ponchaut NF, Kytömaa HK, Morrison DR, Chernovsky MK. Modeling the vapor source term associated with the spill of LNG into a sump or impoundment area. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 2011; 24(6): 870-878.

Fecke M, Martens JD, Cowells J, Morrison DR. A guide to developing and implementing safety checklists: Plant steam utilities. Process Safety Progress 2011; 30(3):240–250.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR. Burn injury caused by mixing incompatible chemicals with sodium permanganate. Process Safety Progress 2011; 30(2):148–153.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR. Hazards of unplanned power outages: Implementing appropriate safeguards. Process Safety Progress 2011; 30(2):99–103.

Ramirez JC, Ogle RA, Carpenter AR, Morrison DR. Preventing overpressure hazards from trapped liquids. Process Safety Progress 2010; 29(4): 313–317. 

Morrison DR. Fire containment and clothes dryers. Appliance Magazine 2009 Nov/Dec; 66(9):16–19.

Su YS, Morrison DR, Ogle RA. Chemical kinetics of calcium hypochlorite decomposition in aqueous solutions. Journal of Chemical Health and Safety 2009 May/Jun; 16(3):21–25.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA. Further application of the Semenov model to evaluate the possibility of spontaneous combustion in tumble dryers. Journal of Fire Science 2008; 26(2):173–190. 

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR. The relationship between automation complexity and operator error. Journal of Hazard Materials 2006; 159(1–3):135–141.

Morrison DR, Su YS, Fecke MJ. Spontaneous combustion tendency of household chemicals and clothes dryers – Part 2. Appliance Magazine 2006 Jul; 6:26–30.

Morrison DR, Su YS, Fecke MJ. Spontaneous combustion tendency of household chemicals and clothes dryers – Part 1. Appliance Magazine 2006 Jun; 7:26–31.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR, Su YS. Missed opportunities in reactive chemical hazard evaluations. Process Safety Progress 2006 Mar; 25(1):2–7.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, Viz MJ, Carpenter AR, Su YS. Investigating chemical process accidents: Examples of good practices. Process Safety Progress 2006 Mar; 25(1).

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Viz MJ. Emergency response to a noncollision hazmat release from a railcar. Process Safety Progress 2005 Jun; 24(2):81–85.

Ogle RA, Carpenter AR, Morrison DR. Lessons learned from fire and explosions involving air pollution control systems. Process Safety Progress 2005 Jun; 24(2):120–125.

Ogle RA, Carpenter AR, Morrison DR. Explosion of a railcar containing toluene diisocyanate waste. Process Safety Progress 2004 Dec; 23(4):316–320.

Ogle RA, Megerle MV, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR. Explosion caused by flashing liquid in a process vessel. J Hazard Mat 2004; 115(1–3):133–140. 

Morrison DR, Carpenter AR, and Ogle RA. Common causes and corrections for explosions and fires in improperly inerted vessels. Process Safety Progress 2002 Jun; 21(2):142–150.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR. Investigation of an acid spill caused by the failure of an air-operated diaphragm pump. Process Safety Progress 2001 Mar; 20(1):41–49.

Conference Proceedings and Invited Presentations

Morrison DR, Anderson DM, Smyth SA, Hetrick TH. Understanding the fire risks of eCigarettes, Vapes, and Mods. DRI Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 3–5, 2016.

Morrison DR. Learning from engineering disasters. Petrochemical Operations, Maintenance & Safety - Conference & Exhibition, Houston, TX, November 18–19, 2015.

Morrison DR, Hart RJ. Fire science and investigation. Invited lecture to BME 4093 – Special Topics: Forensic Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI, November 11, 2015.

Morrison DR. Fire science and investigation. Invited lecture, Knox College, Chem 161, Introduction to Forensic Science. 2012, 2015.

Morrison DR. Identifying and managing the risks of LNG in rail. 3rd Annual Natural Gas for Off-Road Applications USA 2015, Houston, TX, June 2–3, 2015.

Smyth S, Morrison D, and Cox B. Application of HBSE to the fire risk of clothes dryers. Proceedings, 2015 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Product Safety Engineering Society, May 2015.

Hart RJ, Morrison DR. The hazard we know: Comparing transportation risk of LPG and LNG. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015 Spring National Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, TX, April 26–30, 2015.

Morrison DR, Kumar V, Dee SJ, Cox BL, Al-Shamary M, Al-Qabandi A. Fire from the cascading failure of an oxygen supply system. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015 Spring National Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, TX, April 26–30, 2015.

Lakhiani S, Khan F, Morrison DR. Guidelines for creating a process safety culture assessment tool. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015 Spring National Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, TX, April 26–30, 2015.

Morrison DR. Fire science and investigation. Invited lecture to AA252: Techniques of Failure Analysis, Stanford University, April 10, 2015.

Ramirez JC, Morrison DR, Hart RJ, Hetrick TM. Atmospheric venting of flammable gas to a “safe area”: comparing guidelines to calculations. SPE-15HSSE-P-305-SPE-MS. SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security, & Environmental Conference – Americas, Denver, CO, March 16–18, 2015.

Dee SJ, Cox BL, Hart RJ, Farina R, Morrison DR. Effects of cooking on the thermal ignition behavior of vegetable oil. Proceedings, 2015 Fire and Materials Conference, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, pp. 889–904, February 2015.

Morrison DR. Safety risk evaluations of FLNG projects. The Second FLNG & FPSO Design & Technology Conference, Dongpu, Guangzhou, China, January 13–14, 2015.

Morrison DR. LNG risk management. LNG Bunkering North America, A technical guide to overcoming the safety, design and operational challenges of LNG bunkering, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Miami, FL, October 29–30, 2014.

Hetrick TM, Morrison DR, Ramirez JC, Ott BA, Karneskey J. Analysis of flammable liquid ejection from a container following headspace vapor ignition. International Symposium on Fire Investigation, Hyattsville, MD, September 22–24, 2014.

Khan FS, Morrison DR. The relationship between religiosity and safety culture in the process industry. 6th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 15–17, 2014.

Hart RJ, Morrison DR. Rail transportation risk assessment comparison: Ethanol versus LNG. 6th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 15–17, 2014.

Morrison DR, Ramirez JC, Smyth S, Fecke MT. Understanding and managing the often-ignored fire & explosion hazards of industrial air systems. 6th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 15–17, 2014.

Morrison DR. FLNG Risk Management. Post-Conference Workshop at the 8th Annual FLNG Conference, Seoul, Korea, August 28, 2014.

Morrison DR. Pick a Pillar – The role of incident investigation in process safety. Invited presentation to the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Chicago, IL, April 9, 2014.

Ramirez JC, Morrison DR, Hart RJ, Hetrick TM. Venting flammable gas to a “safe area”: An objective review of best practices and guidelines. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2014 Spring National Meeting, 48th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, New Orleans, LA, March 30–April 2, 2014.

Morrison DR, Hart RJ. Utilising risk assessment for safe LNG bunker operations. LNG Bunkering North America, A technical guide to overcoming the safety, design and operational challenges of LNG bunkering, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, Miami, FL, November 18–19, 2013.

Hetrick T, Ramirez JC, and Morrison D. Ejection of flammable liquids during loading and unloading: A preliminary experimental investigation. ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Conference & Exposition (IMECE 2013), San Diego, CA, November, 2013.

Ibarreta A, Hart RJ, Ponchaut NF, Morrison D, Kytömaa HK. How does concrete affect evaporation of cryogenic liquids: evaluating LNG plant safety. ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2013), San Diego, CA, November, 2013.

Morrison DR, Smyth S. Fire science and investigation. Invited lecture to BME 4093 – Special Topics: Forensic Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI, November 6, 2013.

Morrison DR, Kytömaa HK. Evaluating risk management and reliability for safe, continuous and efficient LNG operations. Workshop at the 8th Annual LNG Tech Global Summit, Barcelona, Spain, October 14–16, 2013.

Morrison DR, Fecke, M. Evaluating self-heating and ignition hazards in combustible dust handling equipment. 5th CCPS Latin American Process Safety Conference and Expo, Cartagena, Columbia, August 12–14, 2013.

Morrison DR, Marr KC. Guidelines for applying process hazard analysis techniques to combustible dust applications. 5th CCPS Latin American Process Safety Conference and Expo, Cartagena, Columbia, August 12–14, 2013.

Cox BL, Dee SJ, Hart RJ, Morrison DR. Development of a steel component combustion model for fires involving pure oxygen systems. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2013 Spring National Meeting, 47th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, San Antonio, TX, April 28–May 2, 2013.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Dee SJ. Using assessments to improve process safety culture. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2013 Spring National Meeting, 28th Center for Chemical Process Safety International Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 28–May 2, 2013.

Ibarreta AF, Hart RJ, Morrison DR, Kytömaa HK. A View of the evolving LNG regulations and associated exclusion zones from an industry perspective. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2013 Spring National Meeting, 13th Topical Conference on Gas Utilization, San Antonio, TX, April 28–May 2, 2013.

McInerney E, Hart R, Morrison DR, Kytömaa H. New quantitative risk criteria for U.S. LNG facilities. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2013 Spring National Meeting, 47th Loss Prevention Symposium, San Antonio, TX, April 28–May 2, 2013.

Hart RJ, Morrison DR, Ibarreta AF, Kytömaa HK. Guidelines for relative hazard ranking of refrigerants and siting considerations for LNG liquefaction units. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2013 Spring National Meeting, 13th Topical Conference on Gas Utilization, San Antonio, TX, April 28–May 2, 2013.

Morrison DR, Lakhiani S, Khan F. Guidelines for developing site-specific human error rates and human IPLs for LOPA using a safety climate approach. Electronic Poster Presentation at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2013 Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 28–May 2, 2013.

Morrison DR, Kytömaa HK. Performing LNG hazard and consequence analysis. Workshop at the 7th Annual LNGTech Global Summit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, December 3–5, 2012.

Lakhiani SD, Morrison DR, Arndt SR. Warning placards versus safe practices—Redefining hierarchical hazard analysis for process industries. 2012 15th International MKOPSC Symposium, October 23–25, 2012.

Dee SJ, Hart RJ, Hetrick TM, Morrison DR. Hot surface ignition of bearing grease in horizontal and vertical orientations. ISFI 2012, Maryland, October 15–18, 2012.

Morrison DR, Barrera C, Carpenter AR. Guidelines for implementing risk assessment practices in oil and gas pipelines, storage, and transportation: PHA and LOPA. 4th CCPS Latin American Process Safety Conference and Expo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 3-5, 2012.

Morrison DR, Hart RJ, Kytömaa HK. Guidelines for jetting and flashing LNG vapor exclusion zone analysis. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2012 Spring National Meeting, LNG Plant Safety and Protection Session, Houston, TX, April 1–5, 2012.

Hart RJ, Morrison DR. Thermal safety of ionic liquids. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2012 Spring National Meeting, 46th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, Houston, TX, April 1–5, 2012.

Barrera CA, Morrison DR, Ogle RA. Using LOPA to establish SILs for power outage protection. Presentation at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2012 Spring National Meeting, 14th Annual Process Plant Safety Symposium, Houston, TX, April 1–5, 2012.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Hart RJ. Thermodynamic models for leak detection of natural gas in salt cavern storage. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 19, 2011.

Morrison DR, Hart RJ, Heckel P. Exposing the blurry lines between personal safety and process safety education: contrasting NIOSH prevention through design (PtD) with CCPS Sache. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 18, 2011.

Vaughen BK, Spicer TO, Morrison DR, Klein JA, Rockstraw DA. Continuing our journey to bridge the process safety gaps between academia and industry. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 18, 2011.

Morrison DR, Fecke M, Ramirez JC. Using LOPA to understand necessary safeguards for steam boiler operation. 3rd CCPS Latin American Process Safety Conference and Expo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 8–10, 2011.

Morrison DR. Fire science and investigation. Lecture in the School of Engineering, Stanford University, April 8, 2011.

Morrison DR, Hart RJ. Guidelines for identifying and mitigating thermal hazards of sustainable materials. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2011 Spring National Meeting, 45th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, Chicago, IL, March 13–15, 2011.

Morrison DR, Dillon SE, Hetrick T. A review of the hypothesis of low-temperature self-ignition of wood. Proceedings, 2011 Fire and Materials Conference, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, January 2011.

Ramirez JC, Fecke M, Morrison DR, Martens JD. Root cause analysis of an industrial boiler explosion (and how hazard analysis could have prevented it). Proceedings, ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exhibition IMECE2010, Vancouver, Canada, November 12–18, 2010.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA. Developing process safety capsules for the chemical engineering classroom. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2010 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 9, 2010.

Morrison DR, Fecke M, Martens J. Migrating an organizational incident reporting system to a CCPS process safety metrics model. 2010 Annual Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 2010. 

Ponchaut NF, Kytömaa HK, Morrison DR, Chernovsky MK. Modeling the vapor source associated with the spill of LNG into a sump or an impoundment area. 2010 Annual Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 2010. 

Ogle RA, Morrison D, Carpenter AR, Ramirez JC. Process safety management of combustible and flammable liquids. The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Society of Safety Executives (SegurShow 2010), Caracas, Venezuela, October 19–21, 2010. (In Spanish). 

Ogle RA, Morrison DR. Burn injury caused by mixing incompatible chemicals with sodium permanganate. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2010 Spring National Meeting, 44rd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, San Antonio, TX, March 22–24, 2010.

Fecke M, Morrison DR, Martens J, Cowells J. A guide to developing and implementing safety checklists: Plant steam utilities. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2010 Spring National Meeting, 25th Center for Chemical Process Safety International Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 22–24, 2010.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Henriksen T. Hazards of unplanned power outages: Implementing appropriate safeguards. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2010 Spring National Meeting, 25th Center for Chemical Process Safety International Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 22–24, 2010.

Morrison DR, Fecke M, Dillon SE. Lessons learned from a thermal runaway incident involving an organic peroxide intermediate during a power outage. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2010 Spring National Meeting, Case Histories and Lessons Learned Joint Session, San Antonio, TX, March 22–24, 2010.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, Gidaspow D. Internal natural convection effects on the self-heating of solids. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2009 Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 13, 2009.

Morrison DR. Analysis of a two decade old arson investigation using scientific fire investigation methods: The People vs. Madison Hobley. Invited guest lecture, Knox College Forensic Sciences Class, October 2009.

Blum A, Long RT, Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Dillon SE. Performing a high-rise life safety analysis: Lessons learned from the cook county administration building fire. 2009 NFPA America’s Fire and Security Exposition, Miami Beach, FL, July 30, 2009.

Morrison DR. Industrial accident investigation. Lecture in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, May 20, 2009.

Morrison DR, Martens JD, Ogle RA, Cowells JT. Root cause analysis of a cryogenic refrigeration system explosion. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2009 Spring National Meeting, 43rd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, Tampa, FL, April 26–30, 2009.

Morrison DR, Martens JD, Ogle RA, Cowells JT. Accident investigation using process control event diagrams. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2009 Spring National Meeting, 24th Annual CCPS International Conference, Tampa, Florida, April 26–30, 2009.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, Dillon SE, Lucas RJ. Analysis of a two decade old arson investigation using scientific fire investigation methods: The People vs. Madison Hobley. Proceedings, 2009 Fire and Materials Conference, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, January 2009.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR, Ramirez JC. Common causes and corrections for explosions and fires in improperly inerted vessels. The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Society of Safety Executives (SegurShow 2008), Caracas, Venezuela, October 29–31, 2008. (In Spanish). 

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR, Ramirez JC. The relationship between automation complexity and operator error. The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Society of Safety Executives (SegurShow 2008), Caracas, Venezuela, October 29–31, 2008. (In Spanish). 

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, Ramirez RA. Evaporator upset investigation in a sugar processing plant. First Andean Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Lima, Perú, October 22–24, 2008. (In Spanish). 

Morrison DR. Thermal ignition studies of wood flour. Ph.D. dissertation in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, May 2008.

Morrison DR. Self-heating materials and thermal stability hazards. Lecture in the School of Engineering, Stanford University, May 5, 2008.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA. Evaluating kinetic parameters for solid substances exhibiting complex self-heating behavior. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2008 Spring National Meeting, 42nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, New Orleans, LA, April 7–9, 2008.

Dillon SE, Carpenter AR, Ogle RA. Comparative fire risk of motor vehicle fuels: Gasoline vs. ethanol. Presented at American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2008 Spring National Meeting, 42nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, New Orleans, LA, April 7–9, 2008.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, Gidaspow D. A new assessment of the finite Biot number correction to thermal ignition tests. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8, 2007.

Morrison DR. Transient self-heating vs. steady state theory for ignition of wood flour’ and ‘scientific investigation of incendiary fires.’ Invited guest lectures, Knox College Chemistry Department, October 2006.

Morrison DR, Su YS, Fecke MJ. Spontaneous combustion tendency of household chemicals and clothes dryers. 2006 International Appliance Technical Conference, March 2006. This paper received the Dana Chase Memorial Award for the Best Paper presented at the conference.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR. The relationship between operator error and automation complexity. 2006 Annual Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 2006. 

Caligiuri RD, Morrison DR. Using root cause analysis in product safety investigations. Presentation for Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Product Liability Seminar, Washington, D.C., October 2005.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, Viz MJ, Carpenter AR, Su YS. Investigating chemical process accidents: examples of good practices. Engineers Process Plant Safety Symposium, 2005 Spring National Meeting, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Atlanta, GA, April 11–13, 2005.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR, Su YS. Missed opportunities in reactive chemical hazard evaluations. 39th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, April 11–13, 2005.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR, Viz MJ. Emergency response to a non-collision HAZMAT release from a railcar. 19th Annual CCPS International Conference, Emergency Planning: Preparedness, Prevention and Response; Orlando, FL, June 2004.

Ogle RA, Carpenter AR, Morrison DR. Lessons learned from fires and explosions involving air pollution control systems. 38th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New Orleans, LA, April 2004.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, MacDonald M. Analyzing lint deposition within the residential electric clothes dryer. 2004 International Appliance Technical Conference, March 2004.

Morrison DR, Ogle RA, MacDonald M. Assessing electric dryer lint fire cause scenarios. 2004 International Appliance Technical Conference, March 2004.

Ogle RA, Carpenter AR, Morrison DR. Explosion of a railcar containing toluene diisocyanate waste. 18th International CCPS Conference and Workshop: Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards and High Energy Release Events, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, September 25, 2003.

Ogle RA, Haussmann G, Lucas RJ, Carpenter AR, Morrison DR. The scientific investigation of arson fires. 2003 DRI Fire and Casualty Seminar, Defense Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 2003.

Ogle RA, Megerle MV, Morrison DR, Carpenter AR. Explosion caused by a flashing liquid in a process vessel. 2003 Annual Symposium, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October, 2003.

Morrison DR. Basic fire origin and cause investigation. Presentation and Training Program for the Illinois Association of Special Investigation Units, March 2002.

Morrison DR, Carpenter AR, Ogle RA. Common causes and correction for explosions and fires in improperly inerted vessels. Beyond Regulatory Compliance: Making Safety Second Nature, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2001.

Ogle RA, Morrison DR. Evaluation of accident investigations conducted by regulatory authorities and advisory agencies. Beyond Regulatory Compliance: Making Safety Second Nature, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 2000.


Professional Affiliations

Process Safety

  • Symposium Chair for 5th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSM2) Forum in 2016
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior Member)
  • Safety & Health Division of AIChE (Member)
  • Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Loss Prevention and Process Safety Programming Committee (Area 11a of the AIChE Safety & Health Division)

Fire Safety

  • National Fire Protection Association (member)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (member)
  • Alternate Member: Technical Committee on Ovens and Furnaces, NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces, National Fire Protection Association

Product Safety

  • Member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) for UL 2157, Standard for Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors
  • Member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) for UL 2158, Standard for Electric Clothes Dryers

Past Professional Affiliations/Positions

Process Safety

  • Session Chair for LNG & LPG Safety, 2015 Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Vice-Chair for 4th Process Safety Management Mentoring (PSM2) Forum in 2015
  • Session Chair for Consequence Analysis I - Explosions, Consequence Analysis II - Toxics, and Process Safety Education, 2014 CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety
  • Session Chair for Case Studies and Lessons Learned, 2014 Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Chair of the AIChE Loss Prevention and Process Safety Programming Committee for 2012–2013
  • Session Co-Chair for Consequence Analysis I & II, 2013 5th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety, Cartagena, Columbia
  • Session Chair for the Analysis of High Consequence Offsite Events, 2013 Loss Prevention Symposium
  • Session Chair for Lessons Learned from Mentoring in the Process Safety Organization, 2013 Process Safety Management Mentoring Symposium
  • Session Chair for Fires & Explosions – Fundamental Understandings for Professionals New to the Field, 2013 Process Safety Management Mentoring Symposium
  • Global Congress Chair for the 2012 8th AIChE Global Congress on Process Safety, Houston, Texas
  • Session Chair for Indicators and Metrics in Process Safety, 2012 4th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Symposium Chair for the 2011 45th AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
  • Global Congress Vice Chair for the 2011 7th AIChE Global Congress on Process Safety, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chair for Management of Change Session, 2011 3rd Latin CCPS Conference, Buenos Aires
  • Symposium Vice Chair for the 2010 44th AIChE Loss Prevention Symposium, San Antonio, Texas

Product Safety

  • Member of Underwriters Laboratories Task Group for Clothes Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilators
  • Member of Underwriters Laboratories Task Group to Address Requirements for Clothes Dryer Status Indicators

Knowledge

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 2008
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1998
  • B.A., Chemistry, Knox College, 1996

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Illinois, #062-059506

Licensed Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #037722

Licensed Professional Engineer, South Carolina, #28918

Licensed Professional Engineer, Iowa, #22945

Licensed Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201062901

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Reg. No. 12900-6508

40-Hour OSHA Certification, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

40-Hour Training, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leaders

Member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) for UL 2157, Standard for Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors

Member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) for UL 2158, Standard for Electric Clothes Dryers

Member of Underwriters Laboratories Task Group for Clothes Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilators