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Expert in Chemical Process Safety Management, Plant Protection, Risk Management, Chemical Plants


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MAHARASHTRA
India
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He has hands on 25 years experience in design, project execution, commissioning and operation in chemical process industries which includes fertiliser, petrochemical, bulk drugs, fine chemicals, petroleum, oil & gas plants. He was recognised by international technology suppliers such as Snam Progetti(Italy), Universal Oil Products (USA), Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertiliser (India), Reliance Industries Limited (India) and Arthur D. Little (USA).
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chemical industry

He has been involved in self studies related with chemical process safety regulations since 1989. He had successfully implemented these concepts in Reliance Industries Limited, Patalganga (India) in spite of absence of clear regulations in India. He had thoroughly studied OSHA 1910.119 pertaining to process safety management and made several presentations to Indian authorities. He had also delivered several lectures as faculty on this subject on various training programs.
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chemical process safety analysis

He has been involved in design review studies in various projects pertaining to hydrocarbon processing, chemical reaction engineering. During these studies he had referred various standards published by American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe), American Petroleum Institute (API), ASME, NFPA, Du Pont standards.
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chemical process safety engineering

He has been involved in accident investigation related with waste-water storage tank containing hydrocarbon. Two persons were killed in this accident due to the tank oxygen level had increased to result in a flammable vapor space, which ignited. Lessons that can be learned from this incident are: The need to know and understand certain key design features and the reasons for them . The need to appreciate the limits of the design features. For example know how the system will fail. ?The need to be operationally alert to routine that is “too routine." The need to build reasonable backup checks into the operations.
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chemical processing plant accident investigation

He has worked as HAZOP team leader for design review of various oil & gas, petrochemical, Fine chemicals & bulk drugs chemical plants.
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chemical processing system safety

He has worked as a trainer for various training program on chemical safety. He was instrumental in designing undergraduate level course on chemical safety in chemical engineering at University of Mumbai (India). He also acted as faculty in this subject.
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chemical safety

He has implemented Chemical Safety Management as per OSHA 1910.119 in several Indian chemical/petrochemical, oil & gas companies.
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chemical safety management

He studied consequence analysis at Safersystem (USA) and used Safer Real Time Emergency Management system and Safer Trace software to carry out consequence analysis of various identified failure scenarios. He also acted as trainer for various training programs on consequence analysis.
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consequence modeling

The first book on Disaster Planning was published by him which is coauthored by Mr. V. G. Bukkawar (Retired Director - Industrial Safety & Health), Maharashtra. Several valuable inputs were provided and he acted as faculty for various training programs on Disaster planning for industry/statutory authorities. He has also prepared Disaster Plans for various petrochemical installations and successfully tested by carrying out drills.
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disaster planning

Several chemicals/petrochemicals installations were reviewed by him for Emergency Preparedness as a part of Chemical Process Safety Audits as per American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe) , Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) standards.
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emergency management

Safer Trace software was used for modelling various fire and explosion scanarios modelling for Auto Gas installations in south India.He is expert in Safer Trace software and technical details.
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fire modeling

Worked as Senior Manager which included responsibility in Fire & Safety at Reliance Industries Limited, Patalganga (India)petrochemical plant.
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fire safety

Conducted various training programs on Material Safety Data Sheets based on ILO training modules.
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materials safety data sheet

Worked in Safety Department of petrochemical plant.
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occupational safety

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safety

Self studies on OSH regulations and OSHA training resources/software and successful use in training programs.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Studied and implemented OSHA 1910 in petrochemical plant.
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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

Self study of OSHA 1910 regulation and implementation in petrochemical plants.
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OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030

Worked for 10 years in petrochemical plant safety department and implemented various safety systems.
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plant safety

Studied Process Safety based on AICHE, CCPS standards since 1989 and implemented various standards. Completed training on process safety at Arthur D. Little (USA).
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pre-startup safety review

Studied Process Safety as per AICHE, CCPS standards and implemented in various plants. Training received from Arthur D. Little (USA).
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process safety

Studied Process Safety management as per AICHE. CCPS and OSHA standards and implemented in various plants.
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process safety management

Worked as HAZOP team leader for various oil and Gas projects to improve intrinsic safety and provided valuable inputs on process engineering. Few examples are assignments with Kvaerner Powergas and GAIL project.
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process-engineering safety

Successfully audited more than 30 chemical companies based on AICHE, CCPS standards on Safety Audits as audit team leader.
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safety auditing

Safety audits included Safety Data collections for various plants.
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safety data collection

Participated in design review for various petrochemical, oil & gas projects.
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safety design review

A successful Safety Management consultant/Expert in New Bombay area. Helped more than 50 companies to improve their safety standards and loss prevention. Conducted various training programs on Safety Management.
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safety management


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1984   BACHELOR OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING   UDCT, MUMBAI. INDIA   FIRST CLASS

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2008

 

INSIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

 

TOP MANAGEMENT

 

PRESIDENT

 

IDENTIFICATION OF PROCESS SAFETY BUSINESS IN INDIA, HAZOP STUDIES OF PETROCHEMICALS & CHEMICAL PLANTS, RISK ANALYSIS CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS PREPARATION OF EMERGENCY PLANS TRAINING ON PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION OF PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

1995 to 1997

 

SABIC SAUDI ARABIA

 

PROJECTS

 

PROJECT ENGINEER

 

COORDINATION OF PROJECT ACTIVITY, DESIGN REVIEW OF AROMATICS PLANT TECHNICAL SERVICES, IMPLEMENTATION OF PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

1986 to 1995

 

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED

 

PARAXYLENE PLANT

 

SENIOR MANAGER

 

COORDINATION OF PROJECT ACTIVITIES DESIGN REVIEW OF PARAXYLENE PLANT

1982 to 1986

 

RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LIMITED

 

PRODUCTION

 

JUNIOR ENGINEER

 

COORDINATION OF PROJECT ACTIVITY, DESIGN REVIEW OF UREA PLANT


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

HON PROFESSOR ON PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, INDIA

Licenses/Certifications

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT FROM ARTHUR D LITTLE , USA


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to 1994   COMMITTEE SET UP BY DEPARTMENT OF EXPLOSIVE   COMMITTEE MEMBER   REVIEW OF REGULATIONS ON HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS IN USA & UK

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • HAZOP TEAM LEADER IN SEVERAL HAZOP STUDIES IN PERTOCHEMICAL, OIL & GAS PROJECTS,TRAINING FACULTY FOR HAZOP LEADER COURSE
  • PROCESS SAFETY AUDITS OF MORE THAN FIFTY PLANTSRECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPLEMENT PROCESS SAFETY IN PLANTS
  • RISK ANALYSIS STUDIES FOR GAS STORAGE
  • CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS STUDIES FOR VARIOUS WORST CASE/ ALTERNATE SCENARIOS IN PETROCHEMICAS, OIL, GAS PLANTS
  • PREPARATION OF EMERGENCY PLANS, TRAINING ON EMERGENCY PLANS
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
REPRESENTATION TO STATUTORY AUTHORITY REGARDING COMPLIANCE OF REGULATIONS LITIGATION CONSULTING SERVICES
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1987 to 1988   USA   DESIGN REVIEW OF AROMATICS PLANT AND AROMATICS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING AT UOP USA.
1992 to 1992   UK   RECEIVING PRESTIGEOUS SWORD OF HONOUR AWARD FROM BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL ON BEHALF OF RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED. SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING AT BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL, UK
1993 to 1993   USA   PROCESS SAFETY TRAINING AT ARTHUR D LITTLE INC. USA

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
ENGLISH   STUDIED ENGLISH FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL, EXCELLENT WRITING SKILLS AS PER GOVERNMENT PROCEDURES, EXCELLENT PRESENTATION SKILLS IN FRONT OF MEDIA

Market Research:
PETROCHEMICAL,OIL & GAS, CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

SAFETY MANAGEMENT FROM BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL, UK PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING FROM ARTHUR D LITTLE , INC. USA

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

SUPPLIER OF PROCESS SAFETY SERVICES AT GLOBAL LEVEL FOR RELIANCE PROJECTS SUPPLIER OF CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

Other Skills and Services

HAVING EXCELLENT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SKILLS, TASKMASTER ATTITUDE TO COMPLETE THE TASK FIRST ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO DEEPLY UNDERSTAND CLIENT'S PROBLEM, HEAVY INTERNET REFERENCES


 

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