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

Expert ID: 724785 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).

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Conducted various training programs on Material Safety Data Sheets based on ILO training modules.

Worked in Safety Department of petrochemical plant.

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

Studied and implemented OSHA 1910 in petrochemical plant.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Safety audits included Safety Data collections for various plants.

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

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.

HAZOP TEAM LEADER IN SEVERAL HAZOP STUDIES IN PERTOCHEMICAL, OIL & GAS PROJECTS,
TRAINING FACULTY FOR HAZOP LEADER COURSEPROCESS SAFETY AUDITS OF MORE THAN FIFTY PLANTS
RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPLEMENT PROCESS SAFETY IN PLANTSRISK ANALYSIS STUDIES FOR GAS STORAGECONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS STUDIES FOR VARIOUS WORST CASE/ ALTERNATE SCENARIOS IN PETROCHEMICAS, OIL, GAS PLANTSPREPARATION OF EMERGENCY PLANS, TRAINING ON EMERGENCY PLANS

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: BACHELOR OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Subject: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Institution: UDCT, MUMBAI. INDIA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to 2008 Employer: INSIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Title: PRESIDENT Department: TOP MANAGEMENT Responsibilities: 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
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: SABIC SAUDI ARABIA Title: PROJECT ENGINEER Department: PROJECTS Responsibilities: COORDINATION OF PROJECT ACTIVITY,
DESIGN REVIEW OF AROMATICS PLANT
TECHNICAL SERVICES,
IMPLEMENTATION OF PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Years: 1986 to 1995 Employer: RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED Title: SENIOR MANAGER Department: PARAXYLENE PLANT Responsibilities: COORDINATION OF PROJECT ACTIVITIES
DESIGN REVIEW OF PARAXYLENE PLANT
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LIMITED Title: JUNIOR ENGINEER Department: PRODUCTION Responsibilities: COORDINATION OF PROJECT ACTIVITY,
DESIGN REVIEW OF UREA PLANT

Government Experience

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

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1987 to 1988 Country / Region: USA Summary: DESIGN REVIEW OF AROMATICS PLANT AND AROMATICS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING AT UOP USA.
Years: 1992 to 1992 Country / Region: UK Summary: RECEIVING PRESTIGEOUS SWORD OF HONOUR AWARD FROM BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL ON BEHALF OF RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED.
SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING AT BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL, UK
Years: 1993 to 1993 Country / Region: USA Summary: PROCESS SAFETY TRAINING AT ARTHUR D LITTLE INC. USA

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

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
REPRESENTATION TO STATUTORY AUTHORITY REGARDING COMPLIANCE OF REGULATIONS
LITIGATION CONSULTING SERVICES
Training / Seminars
SAFETY MANAGEMENT FROM BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL, UK
PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT TRAINING FROM ARTHUR D LITTLE INC. USA
Vendor Selection
SUPPLIER OF PROCESS SAFETY SERVICES AT GLOBAL LEVEL FOR RELIANCE PROJECTS
SUPPLIER OF CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Marketing Experience
PETROCHEMICAL,OIL & GAS, CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
Other Relevant Experience
HAVING EXCELLENT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SKILLS,
TASKMASTER ATTITUDE TO COMPLETE THE TASK FIRST
ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO DEEPLY UNDERSTAND CLIENT'S PROBLEM,
HEAVY INTERNET REFERENCES

Language Skills

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

Fields of Expertise

chemical industry, chemical process safety analysis, chemical process safety engineering, chemical processing plant accident investigation, chemical processing system safety, chemical safety, chemical safety management, consequence modeling, disaster planning, emergency management, fire modeling, fire safety, materials safety data sheet, occupational safety, safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146, OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030, plant safety, pre-startup safety review, process safety, process safety management, process-engineering safety, safety auditing, safety data collection, safety design review, safety management, plant risk, International Labor Organization, implementation process, plant protection, oil explosion, project risk management, boiler safety, chemical process design, ASME pressure piping code, lock out tag procedure, ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standard, fire suppression system, chemical exposure, flame arrester, chemical plant operation, gas handling safety, chemical label, Hazard Communication Standard, chemical hygiene plan, firewall (construction), environmental safety, hospital equipment safety, agricultural safety, safety equipment, laboratory safety, chemical plant start-up, chemical regulation, chemical plant management, fire risk analysis, food additive safety, polypropylene plant technology, chemical manufacturing facility evaluation, contractor safety management, combustion control system, personnel safety system grounding, maintenance safety, fire-resistant plasterboard, fire-resistant concrete, fire-resistant plastic, automobile safety system, chemical plant layout, systems safety engineering, machine safety, chemical plant, personal protection equipment, fire prevention, alarm system design, fault tree analysis, autoignition, chemical plant design, industrial safety, flash point, fire protection, safety device, fire, accident, toxic chemical safety code, safety engineering, safety code, petroleum engineering, National Fire Protection Association code, intrinsic safety, industrial gas safety, food safety, flammable material handling, fire safety code, fire investigation, administrative control, accident investigation

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