Expert in Chemical Plant Safety Services, Hazard Studies, SIL, Risk Assessment, DSEAR, Water Hammer
Expert ID: 728735 United Kingdom
He is also an expert in the leadership of other Hazard Study stages which are much under-valued in the industry by which offer important advantages. Hazard Studies 1 and 2 can offer great benefit to Companies in the early stages of development of a new plant or process, [Hazard Study 3 is what is now referred to by most industries as "HazOp"], Hazard Studies 4 and 5 are useful during plant construction and before commissioning, and Hazard Study 6 is a useful review technique for when a plant has been operating for a few months. HazOp can also be used for existing plants which have been subject to changes or a long time has passed since a general safety review, or even for those that have never had a formal safety review before.
Some plants and factories are not suitable for these procedures, for example multi-product batch plants are often too flexible to enable the HazOp technique to work reliably. Expert has developed his own 'What-If' technique and software to provide a formal process safety review of such plants.
Expert has much experience in analysing pump and pipe systems for water hammer (also known as surge flow) using modern software. He can analyse pipe systems for vulnerability to water hammer and devise reliable and economic solutions to any problems uncovered. This work also includes the development of software to analyse the results of water hammer analysis to calculate the forces on pipelines as a result of water hammer events.
Expert has much experience in carrying out Risk Assessments on process plants, nowadays often associated with the need to carry out SIL assessments [Safety Integrity Level] to satisfy current legislation. He has developed his own software to carry out Risk Graph and LoPA [Layers of Protection Analysis] studies on process risks, He is also familiar with Bow Tie analysis to help with this.
He has consulted for Jacobs Engineering, Ineos, WorleyParsons, Day & Zimmerman, AMEC, Stopford, M W Kelloggs, HazTech, GlaxoSmithKline, Epsilo PharmaServices, BP, Gulf Fluor, Buss Chemtech, Lloyds Register, Excelerate Energy, Outokumpu, Corus, Fluon, Conoco Philips, and smaller companies. These were a variety of projects across all his areas of work.
|Year: 1975||Degree: BSc||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Leeds, UK|
|Years: 2006 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: After 30 years working in the chemical industry, mainly for ICI PLC, he decided to set up his own Company and work as a private consultant. He has now been doing so for 4 years, during which he has experienced a further variety of plants and processes. As a result he undertakes safety and performance studies on almost any type of process plant.|
|Years: 1971 to 1978||Agency: Ministry of Defense||Role: Student, then PTO2||Description: Full-time study (sponsored student)
Professional and Technology officer after graduation.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2007 to 2008||Country / Region: Italy||Summary: He led a large Hazard Study on a refinery design.|
|Years: 2008 to 2009||Country / Region: Switzerland||Summary: He led a large Hazard Study on a sulphuric acid and hydrofuoric acid plant design.|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Country / Region: Sweden||Summary: He led a large Hazard Study on a refinery design.|
|Years: 2012 to 2012||Country / Region: Abu Dhabi||Summary: He led a Hazard Study on a chemical plant design.|
|Years: 2013 to 2013||Country / Region: South Korea||Summary: He led a large Hazard Study on an acrylonitrile and sodium cyanide plant design.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Institution of Chemical Enginers - Fellow;
Energy Institute - Member;
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health - Technician member;
Engineering Council - Chartered Engineer.
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Certificate in Functional Safety;
NEBOSH General Certificate.
|Plant manager, ICI;
Senior / lead engineer, ICI, BNFL, Aker Solutions, Day & Zimmerman;
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He registered several patents when working for ICI.
He has presented papers at IChemE symposia and meetings.
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He is aware of Expert Witness requirements and can offer to carry out such work related to chemical plants.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He has delieverd training courses on HazOp, SIL assessment, water hammer, DSEAR / ATEX compliance and data reconciliation.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He has wide experience in non-standard chemical processing techniques and can offer impartial advice on speculative and developing technologies and processes.|
|French||Basic level only|
Fields of Expertise
Hazard and Operability study, water hammer, safety integrity level assessment, process hazard analysis, risk assessment, operability and maintenance review, chemical process equipment evaluation, load (force), safety integrity level, occupational health & safety, instrument evaluation, culvert, natural gas pipeline, fluid compressibility, ammonia safety, anhydrous hydrogen fluoride safety, liquid property, inerting, human error rate, liquefied gas safety, hydrogen safety, diaphragm valve, gas-liquid separation, metering valve, explosion hazard, dew-point temperature, adiabatic equation, expansion tank, chemical industry emergency shutdown procedure, studying, fluidization, liquid pipeline, remaining life assessment, process-engineering safety, explosion safety and hazards analysis, pilot plant studying, plant equipment life evaluation, line stopping, safety design review, transient object, safety, hazardous material handling, performance evaluation, evaluation, dew point, pressure, mixed flow, liquid state mechanics, petroleum processing, industrial pipeline, procedure, accident, occupational safety, fluid flow, mechanical valve, safety engineering, machine ram, process assessment, pipe, pipeline, pipe flow, pinch valve, hydrodynamics, gas valve, gas pipeline, gas flow, fluid mechanics, faucet, explosion safety, expansion valve, dynamic pressure, cutoff valve, chemical safety, liquid cavitation, absolute pressure