Mr. Burgess is a Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Smith and Burgess LLC, a process safety consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. As a consultant, Mr. Burgess has extensive experience with helping refineries and petrochemical facilities maintain compliance with the PSM Standard. He has more than a decade of experience in relief systems design and PSM compliance. His experience includes both domestic and international projects. Mr. Burgess has been an active member of the API Subcommittee on Pressure Relief Systems for over a decade. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a BS & MS degreed Chemical Engineer from both Texas Tech University and the University of Missouri.