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ABS Consulting Appoints Director for Renewable Energy, Europe

Torsten Muuss has been appointed Director of Renewable Energy for ABS Consulting and will lead the organization's Renewable Energy Operations in Europe, effective September 1, 2010.

Muuss's responsibilities also include aligning ABS Consulting's global services in accordance with technical requirements of the wind energy industry. He has been involved with the wind business for nearly 13 years, including working for wind turbine manufacturers and with certification bodies.

His experience includes serving as leader of an inspection department and being responsible for examination of machinery components, safety, operation systems, and condition monitoring systems. His most recent role was as a Global Technical Manager and Competence Centre Manager for Renewable Energy. He also worked in the development of wind turbines at Vestas and DeWind.

"With this appointment, we are confident that the ABS Consulting Renewable Energy and Wind Energy footprint in Europe will be significantly strengthened as well as our global Condition Monitoring and Reliability Centered Maintenance Services for wind turbines and wind farms," said Jan Behrendt Ibsoe, Vice President, Renewable Energy for ABS Consulting.

ABS Consulting Presents at the International Applied Reliability Symposium – North America

The 2010 International Applied Reliability Symposium – North America will be held on June 15-17, 2010, in Reno, Nevada. James K. Liming of ABS Consulting will present Reliability Analysis in Risk-Informed Performance-Based Asset Management Applications during Track 1, Session 9 on June 16, 2010.

The International Applied Reliability Symposium events provide a forum for expert presenters from industry and government to come together with reliability practitioners from all over the world to discuss the application of reliability principles to meet real-world challenges.


International Applied Reliability Symposium

International Applied Reliability Symposium
June 15-17, 2010
Reno, NV
ABS Consulting will present:
Reliability Analysis in Risk-Informed Performance-Based Asset Management Applications


Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation followed by Human Error Prevention
July 12-14 and July 15-16 - ABS Plaza - Houston, TX

Learn state-of-the-art techniques that have been proven throughout industry for performing incident investigations and root cause analyses. Realistic examples and workshops are used to help you practice your new skills. You also receive a Toolkit with checklists, forms, and guides to help you perform investigations.

Take the Root Cause Analysis course with its companion course, Human Error Prevention, and save money. In the second course, you will learn the real causes of human errors and examine error-likely situations in areas such as equipment design, procedures, communication, training, and more. You will also learn analysis techniques to pinpoint these error-likely situations.

OSHA Compliance Bootcamp
July 26-30 - Holiday Inn Oceanfront - Hilton Head Island, SC

Gain detailed information on how to implement OSHA in the workplace, including your rights and responsibilities, the appeals process, written program requirements, training requirements, and recordkeeping. Also, get a comprehensive look at the more frequently referenced standards and letters of interpretation.


Onsite Training Discount

Onsite Course Discount

Attend one of our public course offerings to get a first-hand view of how our courses can help your personnel. If you like what you see and hear and you schedule an onsite offering of the same course at your facility within 6 months, we will credit the cost of the public course against the onsite course fee. No training discounts apply to the Certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training courses. Discounts may not be combined with other discounts. Click here for details.

Upcoming Courses: June 2010 - July 2010

*Take two or more courses during the same week to SAVE! Combination options are highlighted. View the course calendar for a complete list of courses.


Environmental Compliance Bootcamp
July 19-23 - Williamsburg, VA

Certified ISO 9001/ISO 14001 Lead Auditor**
July 26-30 - San Antonio, TX

Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor**
July 27-30 - San Antonio, TX

Clean Air Compliance Institute
July 27-30 - Hilton Head Island, SC

Beyond Environmental Bootcamp
July 27-29 - Arlington, VA



Management of Change*
June 21-22 - Houston, TX

Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses*
June 23-24 - Houston, TX

Advanced PHA Leader*
June 25 - Houston, TX

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Techniques
July 12-16 - Knoxville, TN

Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation*
July 12-14 - Houston, TX

Human Error Prevention*
July 15-16 - Houston, TX

Facility Siting Hazard Analysis Techniques
July 14-16 - San Antonio, TX

Layer of Protection Analysis*
July 19-20 - Houston, TX

Safety Integrity Level*
July 21-22 - Houston, TX

Process Safety Management*
July 26-28 - Houston, TX

Compliance Auditing*
July 29-30 - Houston, TX

Sound Safety Culture
July 26-27 - Houston, TX

Managing Chemical Reactivity
July 28-30 - Houston, TX

Operating and Maintenance Procedures*
July 26-27 - Knoxville, TN

Conduct of Operations*
July 28-29 - Knoxville, TN



OSHA Compliance Bootcamp
July 26-30 - Hilton Head Island, SC



Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor**
July 26-29 - San Antonio, TX



ISM Code Internal Auditor
June 16-18 - Houston, TX

Harsh Environment: Operational & Technical Overview**
June 22-23 - Houston, TX

Train the Trainer**
July 12-13 - Houston, TX

MODU Code - In-service**
July 13-15 - Houston, TX

Offshore Rules and Regulations for Floating Production Installations**
July 14 - Houston, TX

Ship lay-up: Guidelines for Deactivation and Reactivation**
July 15 - Houston, TX

Marine Coatings - Application, Maintenance and Inspection**
July 20-22 - San Diego, CA

LNG Ship-Terminal Interaction**
July 20-21 - Houston, TX

Marine Coatings: Practical Implementation of PSPC**
July 22 - San Diego, CA

Behavior-Based Safety: Awareness and Implementation**
July 22 - Houston, TX

ISO 9001, QMS - Lead Auditor**
July 26-29 - San Antonio, TX

Ship Fabrication: Machinery Outfitting**
July 29-30 - Houston, TX

We're sure you'll be satisfied with the content of our courses. If you're not, tell us why in a brief letter, and we will credit your investment toward another course.
**No training discounts apply.

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