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Javier Trevino – Associate Engineer at Priest & Associates Consulting, LLC

Mr. Trevino graduated with a B. S. degree in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin in December, 1990. Javier worked at Omega Point Laboratories from February of 1992 to September of 1998 and was involved in furniture and full-scale room fire calorimetry, Special Projects, and ISMA (Intermediate scale Multi-Story Apparatus) testing during that time. Other responsibilities included roof wind uplift testing and wind force testing on roof shingles. He also conducted pressure testing of containment seals for the nuclear industry.

From 2008 through 2002, Javier worked in the area of Laser Weapon Testing at White Sands Missile Range via the Air Force Research Lab.

When Javier returned to OPL in 2003 – he headed the Special Projects department. Responsibilities in Room Burn Calorimetry and ISMA testing were resumed. Other projects included building and installing a full scale calorimeter for the Fire Protection Engineering Department of Oklahoma State University. He also designed/ fabricated a fully automated dual PID computer controlled Guarded Hot Box for testing high temperature reactor core insulation systems for the Nuclear industry.

When Intertek acquired Omega Point Laboratories, he was still Manager of Special Projects. Within that department, he was responsible for designing, fabricating, and calibrating test equipment for all special projects. This includes Special Room Burns, Valve and Pipe fire/pressure tests, Sprinkler related fire tests, and above ground fuel tanks. He was also responsible for running ASTM E 72 Structural testing. He has conducted testing for the nuclear industry in the area of fire testing, and pressure testing of containment seals to simulate a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA). He fabricated and instrumented UL 217 Fire Rooms for testing alarms, and has conducted fire extinguisher testing to UL 711. He has experience in Commercial Kitchen Ventilation (CKV) fire tests and fire testing wire/cable to various UL and IEC standards. He has designed and fabricated electronic controls for operating fire resistance furnaces. He fabricated and instrumented a 15 Megawatt Jet Fire facility for testing steel coatings for offshore applications. He installed and instrumented a full scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter in Vancouver and trained the staff in its operation and calibration.

He is well known in the fire test community and is active in the development of fire test methods, and has been particularly influential in re-writing calorimetry standards to current levels of technology. Javier is one of the most experienced professionals in the field of Full Scale Oxygen Consumption Calorimetry, having conducted more than 3,000 full scale furniture and room fire calorimetry tests.

Javier has several presentations/publications, including works on room fire, hydraulic fluid, and furniture calorimetry testing. Mr. Trevino continues to be active in numerous task groups and subcommittees within ASTM. He currently chairs the E1529 High Temperature Fire Testing task group and E1623 ICAL (Intermediate Scale Calorimeter) task group within ASTM E5. He became active in IEEE to help develop a new fire standard for hydrocarbon pool fire testing of wire and cables.

In 2011, Javier became a partner with Priest & Associates Consulting. Recent work with Priest & Associates includes refurbishing cone calorimeters, oxygen consumption calorimeters, Steiner tunnels, fabrication of an ICAL apparatus, and installation of a new Steiner tunnel in Shanghai China.

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