Mr. Karthikeyan is a Chemical Engineer from Madras University, with over 40 years experience in the Chemical Industry in Operations, Technical Services, Process Safety, OHS and Environment Management. After gaining operational and technical experience in ammonia and methanol plants in India and abroad, he converted his passion for PSM into practice since 1998. His extensive practical experience includes the implementation and auditing of Risk based Process Safety Management System as per current best practices. He has provided process safety consultancy and training services for over 100 organizations in India, Germany, South Africa, Greece, Malaysia, Israel, Abu Dhabi and Jordan.
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 is a trained emergency responder for chemical plants and has undergone extensive emergency response and rescue training abroad.
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).
He has carried out over 350 audits of Process Safety in both continuous and batch processes, conducted many HAZOP studies and trained over 10,000 personnel on Process Safety Management.
He has published many papers in leading magazines including Chemical Engineering Progress of American Institute of Chemical Engineers on PSM and presented many papers in national and international seminars. He blogs regularly on process safety topics at http://indiaprocesssafety.blogspot.com
He is also the author of the book “Practical Process Safety Management”.
His LinkedIn profile can be accessed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/karthikeyanprocesssafety