David Moore is the founder, President and CEO of the AcuTech Consulting Group, a risk management consulting firm based in Vienna, Virginia. Mr. Moore has over thirty-five years of specialized experience in process risk management. He is a recognized expert in and frequent speaker on corporate risk management including petroleum and chemical industry safety and security management. He has provided risk consulting services and training to industrial companies globally, including at upstream and downstream petroleum facilities, chemical plants, energy facilities, pipelines, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and other manufacturing plants handling hazardous materials. Mr. Moore has taught process safety and security courses for over 35 years to many of the world’s largest corporations. He has also been a consultant to OSHA, DHS, USEPA, USCG, AIChE, the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), and the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Mr. Moore has been assisting major petroleum and chemical companies in improving and sustaining process safety, including through improvements to human factors and enhancing safety culture. This has included management training, auditing, cultural surveys and assessments, and policy and procedural enhancement. He is a leading authority on inherent safety for chemical processes. He has testified in a United States Senate Committee hearing on the regulation of inherent safety for chemical security (2006). He was the project manager for the 2009 update of the classic CCPS Concept Book “Inherently Safer Chemical Processes, A Lifecycle Approach”, which is the leading guideline on inherent safety referenced by all US regulations on the topic. He has conducted inherent safety studies under the pioneering regulations of Contra Costa County, California, and the State of New Jersey for safety and security.
Mr. Moore’s expertise includes the management of process safety and security, process hazards analysis, quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, OSHA and EPA compliance, process safety engineering, fire protection engineering, auditing, security vulnerability analysis for the process industries, and emergency planning. He is highly experienced in hazard analysis techniques such as SVA, QRA, HAZOP, FMEA, What-if, Fault Tree Analysis, and consequence modeling.
Mr. Moore was the Project Manager for the AIChE CCPS® “Guidelines for Managing and Analyzing the Security Vulnerabilities of Fixed Chemical Sites” (2002), the Security Guidelines for American Petroleum Institute (API) (2003), the author of the API/NPRA Security Vulnerability Assessment Methodology for the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry (2002/2003), the ANSI/API Standard 780, Security Risk Assessment for the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries and the Tier IV SVA Guidelines for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) (2002).
He served as a Sector Coordinator for petroleum, chemical, and LNG for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiative to develop a common vulnerability analysis standard ‘Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection’ (RAMCAP). He serves in various capacities to advise the DHS on chemical security management and vulnerability assessment including Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 6 CFR Part 27.
Mr. Moore was formerly a Vice President and partner of Primatech Inc, a Senior Consultant with ICF Technology, a Senior Engineer with Mobil Research & Development Corporation; and a Fire Protection Engineer with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Mr. Moore is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Fire Protection Engineering (State of Pennsylvania). He is a past Board Member of the Energy Security Council. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Society of Industrial Security. He is a Certified Process Safety Auditor (BEAC). He serves on the Center for Chemical Process Safety Technical Steering Committee and the Texas A&M University Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Technical Advisory Board.Back to Leadership