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Jérôme Taveau


Senior Consultant

Areas of Expertise

Fire + Life Safety Systems Design
Code Review + Compliance
Battery Failure Analysis + Consulting
Safety Evaluation + Consulting
Fire Suppression Systems Design + Consulting
Fire + Explosion Origin + Cause Investigation
Fire Modeling
Lithium-Ion Battery + Energy Storage Systems
Combustible Dust Safety
Industrial Process Safety
Hazardous Material Evaluation


Mr. Taveau, a Fellow of AIChE, is a Senior Consultant at Jensen Hughes, where he provides forensic investigations and expert litigation support to law firms, insurance companies, and industry. He is an internationally recognized expert in chemical process safety, risk analysis & assessment, and explosion safety. He has extensive experience in major hazard industries, including defense, aerospace, nuclear, oil & gas, chemical, and manufacturing.

Mr. Taveau has visited large companies in North America, Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Japan to help proactively address gas and dust explosion hazards. He has investigated fire and explosion incidents in chemical, petrochemical, energy, manufacturing plants, and a large variety of facilities handling combustible dust.

Mr. Taveau's experimental background involves planning, conducting, and analyzing full-scale vapor cloud explosions and dust explosions in various operating industrial equipment. He has directed the certification of explosion protection systems for a well-known manufacturing company. His combined academic knowledge and industrial experience enable him to investigate complex industrial incidents and to evaluate the design and efficacy of explosion protection systems in particular, including explosion venting, suppression, and isolation.

Mr. Taveau is well-published in the technical literature with 25 peer-reviewed journal publications and more than 70 conference presentations given in 15 countries. He is an Editor and an Editorial Board member for Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Process Safety Progress, and a significant contributor to various industry standards organizations, such as NFPA, ASTM, ISO, and CEN.

Education / Certifications
  • Ph.D Candidate, Combustion and Fluid Dynamics, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • M.S., Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, EICNAM, France
  • M.S., Industrial Risks Management, INSA, France
  • Professional European Engineer
  • Certified HAZOP Leader
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Certified Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Responder
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Professional Member, Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Associate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Lifetime Member, International Association for Fire Safety Science
  • Certified Process Safety Professional

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