Process safety management services since 2001

Prism Consultants is a Professional  Consultancy firm founded in 2001, and providing World Class Consultancy on Risk Based Process Safety Management gap assessment and implementation, HAZOP studies, Process Safety management training, Process Safety Management audits, and Confidential Process Incident Investigations. It is founded by Mr. B.Karthikeyan, a Chemical  Engineer and Process safety consultant , who has over 37 years experience in Operations, Technical Services, OSHA process safety management and Risk Based Process Safety Management in India and Internationally.  His extensive practical experience includes the implementation and auditing of Risk based Process Safety Management System as per OSHA CFR 1910.119, EPA’s 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Program and current best practices. He has provided process safety consultancy and training services for over 100 organizations in India, Germany, South Africa, Greece, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Jordan.   He is an emergency responder for chemical plants and has undergone extensive emergency response and rescue training abroad. He has investigated numerous catastrophic chemical process plant incidents using ECFA, M-T-O analysis and Barrier Analysis techniques. He is an expert on human factors and abnormal situation management.   He has worked at senior management level with leading organisations like Madras Fertilisers Limited, Murugappa Group, (as Dy. General Manager for Process Safety Management) and internationally with National Methanol Co., Saudi Arabia (a SABIC and Celanese joint venture). Over one hundred process industries in India and around the World have benefited from Prism's expertise and they include Oil and Gas, Petroleum refining, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Organic, Inorganic and specialty chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and others.   

Mr Karthikeyan has carried out over 350 audits of Process Safety in both continuous  and batch processes, conducted many HAZOP studies and conducted over 400 training sessions on management systems for Process Safety.   He has published many papers in leading magazines on Process Safety and presented many papers on Process Safety Management in national and international seminars. He blogs regularly on process safety topics at   He is also the author of the book “Practical Process Safety Management”, the proceeds of which are donated to the surviving victims of the Bhopal gas disaster.  His LinkedIn profile can be accessed at