Testimonials

The following testimonials have been received by Process Safety Matters, in recognition of outstanding service rendered:

'In the summer of 2015, Bombardier were preparing to carry out a number of key safety reviews, including HAZOP, for their TFL Sub-Surface Lines Automation project. Accordingly, I was looking for an appropriate HAZOP training course and was pleased to discover the IChemE’s Effective HAZOP course. I was aware that the IChemE had a reputation for providing professional technical services, but was a little concerned that this course may be too biased towards the Oil and Gas sector. My fears were allayed when the trainer, Angus Keddie, sat with us ahead of the training to understand the key differentiators for our industry and identify an appropriate case study (ATC DITTLOT) to use in the HAZOP simulation exercise. Furthermore, during the training itself, Angus was able to engage the team members which created an excellent learning environment. I was delighted with this performance and have no hesitation in recommending him to my peers in the industry.'

Dr Martin Ridal

Lead Product Safety Performance Engineer

Bombardier Transportation

'Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters led several HAZOP and SIL reviews for us during the summer of 2011. The scope was Units on a grassroots the Maissan Refinery in Iraq, where our client was SOC, and included CCR, FCC and Interconnecting Pipework. Angus was able to strike the right balance between eliciting input from all the members of the HAZOP team and keeping the process on track towards a challenging Bid Package deadline. He combines an extensive industry and process knowledge with the communication and diplomatic skills which are necessary to get the best out of the disparate band of experts that constitutes a HAZOP team. I would have no hesitation in recommending Angus for similar work within the Oil and Gas Industry Milieu.'

Kurt Bosse, Manager of HSE Process Safety Supervisor,

Shaw Energy and Chemicals Major UK EPC Contractor, Milton Keynes, UK

Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters led the HAZOP for the Logbaba Gas Plant in Cameroon in November 2011. Although the process was relatively simple - Well Fluid depressurisation from 300+ bar, with downstream stabilisation of produced gas, separation of condensate and produced water - the challenge was that the facility was ready for start up. Angus provided the necessary driving force to systematically identify deviation hazards, while at the same time leading the debate to determine solutions which could enable the client (Victoria Oil and Gas) to achieve first gas rapidly. In addition, Angus successfully engaged all the members of the HAZOP team, creating full ownership of the outcomes.
Phil Winnard BSc(Hon), C Eng, MIGasE
Account Manager & Projects Engineer
Wilcock Consultants Ltd

Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters chaired the HAZID and HAZOP for the Kamose Minimal Facility in Cairo on the 10th the 11th of February 2013, for which I was a participant. This review addressed the modifications to the design of this offshore production rig made since the project was frozen in 2011. Angus skillfully led the team in the identification of the differences with the previous phase, engaged individual team members and successfully managed the complex integration of the conclusions with the results from the previous reviews. His manner was professional and friendly and enabled us to complete the review in the limited time which was allocated. In short, I have no hesitation in recommending Angus as an excellent Process Safety Review chairman for your project.
Best regards,
Saad Bedir
QHSE A. GM

In my capacity as VP of Engineering for Crestech, a subsidiary of Technip, I participated in the recent SIL review for Phase 2 of the ERHA project, which took place in Lagos, Nigeria in June 2013. The purpose of the review was to determine the SIL (Safety Integrity Level) of critical instrumentation associated with the expansion of the subsea tie-backs of the ExxonMobil ERHA FPSO, which is located in offshore Nigerian waters.

The review was chaired by Angus Keddie of Process Safety Matters. Reviews of this sort, especially in countries like Nigeria, can be challenging due to the personalities of the participants and the distinct motivations of the various stakeholders. Angus addressed this immediately by describing the scope, methodology and review ground rules and procuring agreement from those 25 people present. He then robustly and systematically steered the team through the process, at the same time as engaging the quieter members of the team while diplomatically restraining some of the more outspoken players.

In summary, Angus led the review with aplomb and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for similar activities in the future.
Dr Rajendar Kumar, VP Engineering, Crestech Engineering

Testimonials Letter