John R. Puskar, P.E. President of Prescient Technical Services is an internationally recognized expert in the field of fuels and flammable gas safety. He has been a licensed professional engineer for over 30 years. He has served on a number of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code and standards committees related to industrial fuels, piping, process ovens/furnaces, and boilers.

Mr. Puskar is the founder of the worlds largest fuels and combustion equipment safety testing company. His firm has completed more than 25,000 industrial fired equipment safety audits identifying more than 200,000 issues for corrective actions. 

Mr. Puskar has trained thousands of engineers, operators, boiler inspectors, and mangers in the area of combustion equipment safety. He has published more than 50 journal articles in the field and has presented at dozens of conferences. In 2014 John S. Wiley and sons published Mr. Puskar's book, "Fuels and Combustion Systems Safety, what you don't know can kill you!".

Mr. Puskar as served as an expert and consultant to industrial clients and attorneys after some of the most serious industrial fires and explosions in modern times. Mr. Puskar's company offers practical solutions for flammable gas fire and explosion hazards in the manufacturing, process, waste water treatment, and oil & gas industries. 

If you've had an incident and need help give me a call. I have been there before and can guide you through both the short term, recovery of your facilities and processes, and long term policies, procedures and training to reduce future risks.

Combustion Equipment & Flammable Gas Safety for Industry 

Mr. Puskar was presented with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015 Barnett-Uzgiris Product Safety Award Medal in Boston on 8/2/15.

Regulators & Attorneys

are bringing MORE Flammable Gas Safety

to the Oil & Gas Industry

The industries rapid development is unfortunately seeing a disproportionate increase in fires and explosions. Many of these are related to releases of flammable gases at well heads and from the installation and commissioning of new piping systems and equipment.

OSHA and the US Chemical Safety Board are trying to do their part to reduce these kinds of risks. They are currently supporting efforts to remove the industry from exemptions related to OSHA's PSM Program, (Process Safety Management). NIOSH is pursuing an effort to further evaluate worker exposures and deaths.

Mr. Puskar has prepared and presented several papers related to abating these kinds of hazards in the oil and gas industry. These have been presented at recent major conferences and are available at no charge by contacting Mr. Puskar.


26 Oil & Gas Industry public fires & explosions - 24 months

7 deaths/39 injured

Hundreds of millions in losses