David Moore is the founder, President and CEO of the AcuTech Group, a process risk management consulting firm based in Vienna, Virginia. Mr. Moore has over forty years of specialized experience as a recognized global expert and frequent speaker on the topic. He has provided risk consulting services and training to corporations involved with hazardous chemicals in the energy, oil & gas, chemical, pipeline, pharmaceutical, biotech, and other manufacturing industries. Mr. Moore has taught process safety and security courses to many of the world’s largest corporations and 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 companies in improving and sustaining process safety, including through improvements to human factors and enhancing safety culture. This has included management and technical transformational services including risk assessment, training, auditing, cultural improvement, 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 AIChE CCPS Guideline 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 served in various capacities to advise the DHS on chemical security management and vulnerability assessment including managing the contract for development of the 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 Managing Board Member of the AIChE Center for Hydrogen Safety, and 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. Mr. Moore is a Fellow of the AIChE CCPS.Back to Leadership