When thinking about the safe operation of boilers (and don’t we all?), several systems can readily be named; flame control, fuel/air ratio; steam pressure control, levels in the vessel, etc. What about the water? It seems so passive, as long as there is enough for level control, what’s the big deal? Well, it turns out, […]
Jennifer Morningstar is President and Senior Consulting Engineer of Warren Forensics. She is a licensed professional engineer in several states and a NAFI-Certified fire and explosion investigator. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. With over 20 years of industrial experience, her emphasis includes chemical release & exposure, OSHA process safety management, industrial accident investigation, fires & explosions and scope of damage/cost to repair.
During 16 years of work at a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer, she gained deep familiarity with all unit operations. Her experience also includes distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). An OSHA-trained Process Hazard Analysis study leader, she has completed Root Cause Failure Analysis training to become an Incident Investigator. Jennifer has authored procedures for lockout/tagout and confined space entry, and she has managed capital expansion projects in excess of $1M.
Jennifer then spent 3 years as an energy management consultant in a variety of industries, including mineral extraction, pulp & paper, animal harvesting & packaging (including rendering) and grain milling. She worked with both natural gas and coal-fired boilers producing saturated steam and super-heated steam (for cogeneration). She also has experience in air compressors, cooling towers, chillers, multi-stage ammonia-based refrigeration systems, waste water treatment and biogas production.
Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), the South Carolina chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (SCIAAI), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).