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Natural Gas Engineering and Safety Challenges


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Fundamental and Natural Gas Principles.- Transmission and Distribution Systems and Design.- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).- Gas Flow and Network Analysis.- Natural Gas Measurement Systems.- Pipeline Failure Modes and Facture Propagation.- Asset and Risk Management.- Fire and Explosion.- Industrial Utilization of Natural Gas.- Project and Business Management of Natural Gas.- Research and Innovation In Natural Gas Engineering.

About the Author

Ghasem G. Nasr is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Innovation at University of Salford, Manchester, England and he is the head of Petroleum and Gas Engineering in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering (CSE) and Director of sprays and petroleum technology research groups. Graduating in Mechanical Engineering, Fuel Technology (PgDip) and Energy Science (MSc) at the University of Middlesex and Sussex University respectively and Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics (PhD) at the University of Swansea, he moved into project engineering management and energy utilization between 1988 to 1995 to Tata Steel, Wales and subsequently acted as a Senior Consultant in Europe and Middle East before moving to the University College of Manchester (now Stockport College) managing the engineering department. He then joined the University of Salford in 2001 as a leader of Gas Engineering and Management. He has over 25 years’ experience in innovation and research in many areas of spray production and gas utilization and has been consultant to over 120 companies in New Product Development (NPD), innovation and research. He was a founder of ‘Spray Research Group’ and has authored 130 papers, including editorship of books and journals, and acquired 7 patents and was a lead author of the book Industrial Sprays and Atomisation (SV, 2001). He has also held a number of executive appointments in various academic, professional and steering committees. Currently he is a member of PDC of IGEM and Executive Member of steering committee of Praxis-Global. He has also been guest speakers on many international platforms and delivered over 100 advanced short courses in various related subjects. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (FIGEM) and of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and Member of FEANI EurIng and ILASS (Institute of Liquid Atomisation and Spraying Systems). Recently he has been appointed as a director of Technology and Innovation at the Salvalco Ltd.

Norman E. Conner joined the North Western Gas Board as a student engineer in 1950 and began studying Mechanical Engineering at Warrington and St. Helens Technical Colleges. In 1953 he was awarded a Whitworth Society prize and a Technical State Scholarship to study Gas Engineering at the University of Leeds, graduating in 1957 with an Honors B.Sc., Degree. He returned to the North Western Gas Board as a production engineer in the South Lancashire group and was appointed Chief Chemist at the Warrington Production Station in 1958. In 1964 he left to take up an appointment as a Lecturer in Gas Engineering at the Royal College of Advanced Technology, Salford. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers and of the Energy Institute. He represented the University on the IGEM Education, Training and Academic Committees for many years and has been Chairman of the North Western Section of E.I., and the Manchester Gas Association. He received an M.Sc., Degree and Senior Lectureship in 1977. During his career he was actively involved in running Conferences/ Symposia in gas engineering, fuel utilisation and chemical engineering at the University. He is also a co-author of: Industrial Gas Utilisation Engineering Principles and Practice Bowker 1977. He was involved in setting up and teaching on the M.Sc., course in Gas Engineering and Management with colleagues (A.L Bowler and Dr. R. Pritchard) in the late eighties, later becoming Course Director. He is still actively involved in the Gas and Petroleum Engineering program at the University.

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