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Expert in Process Safety and Risk Management in Chemical Processing Industries

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied his chemical engineering expertise and his operational experience for investigating chemical process incidents, conducting HAZOP studies, training personnel in the field of process safety and implementing robust process safety management systems. His expertise includes the following: - Conducting HAZOP study as team leader for multinational clients - Process safety audit conforming to requirements of OSHA CFR 1910.119 and EPA 40 CFR 68 - Implementation and auditing of Process Safety Management System conforming to OSHA CFR1910.119 - Human factors audit for improving process safety - Investigation of process incidents to arrive at root causes and suggest recommendations for improvement. The investigation includes root causes of fires, runaway reactions, flare explosions and catalyst poisoning incidents. - Process safety training - Setting up effective management of change systems - Setting up mechanical integrity and quality assurance systems for chemical plants - Conducting gap assessment to the requirements of Responsible Care.

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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   Bachelor of Technology   Chemical Engineering   Madras University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Founder consultant


He is responsible for implementing all elements of OSHA CFR1910.119 process safety management rule, Investigation of process incidents, Conducting HAZOP study, Developing asset integrity programs, Management of Change, PSM audits, PSM gap assessment, Responsible Care Gap assessment.

1998 to 2001


E.I.D Parry (India) Ltd


Dy. General Manager (Process Safety Management)


He was responsible for implementing the Process safety management system as per OSHA CFR 1910.119 in four hazardous fertilizer and pesticides manufacturing units in India

1990 to 1998


National Methanol Company, Saudi Arabia


Senior Engineer


He provided plant troubleshooting, conducted process incident investigations, conducted de-bottlenecking studies, and provided simulator training. He was also a member of the voluntary Emergency Response Team

1980 to 1990


Madras Fertilisers Ltd, India


Assistant Manager


He was responsible for safe operations of large scale ammonia plant, and plant troubleshooting

Career Accomplishments:

Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers


Certificate Course in Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Chemical Process Industry, IIT, Kanpur


Winner of best paper award in SABIC Annual technical meet for paper "De bottlenecking and capacity increase in a methanol plant - a case study", 1998, in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published a book "Practical Process Safety Management". He has also published over 15 articles regarding process safety in leading magazines

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert's Firm  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Conducted Process Safety Management Gap assessment for large integrated oil refinery. Scope involved gap assessment to OSHA CFR 1910.119 and EPA 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Program
  • Investigated explosion in flare header in a petrochemical plant and determined root causes including inadequate management of change process that was one of the root causes. Recommendations were completely implemented by client.
  • Integrated requirements of OSHA CFR 1910.119 to safety management systems of fertilizer and pesticides manufacturing plants
  • Investigated catalyst poisoning incident that led to a plant shutdown in a large gas based ammonia plant
  • Conducted gap assessment of existing safety, health and environment management systems to the requirements of Indian Chemical Council's Responsible Care requirements for a large fertilizer plant
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Product safety analysis.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to   Germany   Conducting HAZOP study (as team leader) for new bio ethanol plant
2008 to 2008   Abu Dhabi   Conducted 4 day Process Hazard Analysis team leaders course for refinery personnel
2005 to 2006   South Africa   Integrating the requirements of OSHA CFR 1910.119 Process safety Management to existing EHS management system.

Additional Skills and Services:

Introduction to Process Hazard Analysis and HAZOP study, Management of change, Developing Asset integrity and quality assurance program, Elements of process safety management, Process incident investigation - root cause analysis, Process safety in API manufacturing and R & D, Writing effective operating procedures, PSM Compliance audit

Other Skills and Services

Excellent communication and presentation skills


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