David Fournier , CFSE, M.A.Sc., PEng
Senior Safety Engineer
David Fournier has over 35 years’ design analysis, control system product and application, and safety system experience in the nuclear industry, primarily in Canada but also in the U.S. and overseas. Because of his use of 61508 concepts in nuclear applications, Mr. Fournier joined exida as partner after retiring from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, where he had been Principal Engineer (I&C), and company expert in real-time system design, categorisation (nuclear equivalent of SIL selection) and project manager for various large software projects. Mr. Fournier was a key design leader for control and safety systems currently operating in more than 12 CANDU plants, 5 BWRs and 4 PWRs.
Since joining exida, he has coached manufacturers to develop programs and products to readiness for certification, and participated in numerous SIL determinations and SIL verifications per 61508/61511.
Mr. Fournier holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is a Professional Engineer, registered in the Province of Ontario, and Certified Functional Safety Expert.
He is currently a Canadian delegate to the IEC TC45A Committee, member of WGA3 and WGA7, and chairing one of the working parties in WGA7. (These committees are responsible for standards such as IEC 61513, 61226 and 62138.)