Mr. James Johnston, P.E.

Principal Process Electrical Safety Engineer

Education and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, University of Houston
Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas

Employment History:

Previously with Houston Lighting & Power Co. (Houston, Texas) assigned as a Power Engineer and Hoechst Celanese (Bishop, Texas) as a lead Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer.  His experience in petrochemical and petroleum industries covered design of process safety shutdown systems, conducting electrical safety reviews, compliance design solutions implementation, participation in process safety reviews, and installed field instrumentation application and control system designs.  Currently with Bath Engineering Corp. where he has become nationally recognized through his expertise on site Hazardous Area Classification evaluation and  compliance auditing regarding issues of electrical safety in hazardous locations.

Published in:

Hydrocarbon Processing November 2008 Article is titled “A Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Area Classification”.

ISA 2003

National Research Council of Canada

Committee Service Includes:

Process Instrumentation Symposium:

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

API RP-500 - Subcommittee on Appendix D

ISA - Subcommittee on Instrumentation in Hazardous Locations

NFPA 497 - Subcommittee on referenced publications