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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Fire and Oil and Gas

Keywords/Search Terms:

Mechanical Engineering, Boilers, Natural Gas, Furnaces, Carbon Monoxide, NFPA Codes, gas piping, steam, explosions, fires, ovens, OSHA, heaters, flue piping, NFPA 54, NFPA 85, ASME CSD-1, NFPA 86, NFPA 59A, NFPA 820, Methane, NFPA 56, Purging, Boiler Safety, Steam piping, Gas piping


BEME, Youngstown State University; MBA, Case Western Reserve University

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Mr. Puskar is currently the President of Prescient Technical Services in Cleveland, Ohio. His firm provides strategic safety solutions related to flammable gas safety and the prevention of fires and explosions related to piping systems and combustion equipment in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Puskar is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and 6 other states. Mr. Puskar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Puskar is the 2015 National American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Uzgiris Barnett medal winner for a lifetime of safety contributions to the industry. Mr. Puskar has served on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and code committees including NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code), 86 (ovens and furnaces), 85 (boilers), 820 (wastewater treatment plants), and 56 (flammable gas piping safety, 820 (Wastewater treatment plant fires and explosions), 59A (LNG plants), and ASME CSD-1 (Automatically fired boilers). Mr. Puskar served as a Senior Energy Systems Engineer at Standard Oil of Ohio before leaving in 1984 to start the world’s largest industrial fuels and combustion equipment safety testing firm in the world in 1984. He later sold the company with 43 employees and worldwide operations in 2011 to Eclipse Combustion. His firm lead the creation of corporate safety programs related to fuels and combustion for Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Alcoa, ConAgra, US Steel, and dozens of others. Mr. Puskar has published and presented more than 50 papers at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. Mr. Puskar’s first book was released in 2014 by John S. Wiley & Sons, “Fuels and Combustion Systems Safety, What You Don’t Know Can KILL You”. Mr. Puskar has conducted numerous "Root Cause"investigations after industrial, commercial, and oil & gas-related fires and explosions. Mr. Puskar has supported litigation for refinery process heater, industrial ovens and furnaces, and both large field erected and small packaged boiler fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide incidents. Mr. Puskar has a YouTube Channel at: Mr. Puskar has participated as an expert in some of the largest most public natural gas-related incidents in history including the Kleen Energy power plant explosion in Middletown Ct., and the Loy Lange Box Company steam pressure vessel explosion in St. Louis.