Hazards Asia Pacific 2017
Hazards Asia Pacific 2017

Keynote speakers

Trish Kerin, Director, Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC)
Chartered Engineer, registered Professional Process Safety Engineer, Fellow of IChemE

Trish Kerin, Director, Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre (ISC)"Effective Process Safety Indicators - how can we measure our investment?"

Over many years there has been a move to adopt process safety metrics. This has resulted in some confusion on which metrics are the most important and will  add the most value to organisations. In 2015 the IChemE Safety Centre defined the key lead metrics with advice on how to implement them. This presentation  will explore what these key metrics are and how they can be used to measure our safety investment and return.

After graduating with honours in mechanical engineering, Trish spent several years working in project management, operational and safety roles for the oil, gas and chemical industries. Trish’s passion for process safety saw her take on advisory committee roles with the Plastics and Chemical Industries Association (PACIA), WorkSafe Victoria Major Hazards Advisory Committee and represented the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to Safe Work Australia. Trish currently sits on the board of the Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) and is a member of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center steering committee. Trish is a Chartered Engineer, a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer and Fellow of IChemE. She holds a diploma of OHS is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust). Recent awards include the Engineers Australia – John A Brodie Medal – for best paper at the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015 (incorporating Chemeca). The award recognises Trish’s peer reviewed paper on Process Safety Competency.

Chan Yew Kai, Executive Deputy Chairman, Dialog Group Berhad


"Implementing a Process Safety Culture in the Engineering and Construction Environment"

While management of process safety is generally perceived as being the domain of the owners and operators of major hazards facilities, the service providers and contractors that execute work on their behalf also have a duty of care to perform their work to a standard that supports risk mitigation requirements. This paper explores the journey of process safety culture development in a company that provides these services within the oil and gas industry.,

Chan Yew Kai is currently the Executive Deputy Chairman of DIALOG. He is also a member of the Risk Management Committee. A Malaysian who holds a first class Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom. He joined DIALOG in 1993 as General Manager and was later promoted as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dialog Systems (Asia) Pte Ltd, overseeing the operations of the Group’s Business Development, Marketing, Technical Services and Petroleum Retail. He was later appointed as Deputy Group Managing Director and President & Chief Operating Officer of DIALOG prior to his current position. He is currently also an alternate board member of Johor Petroleum Development Corporation Berhad. He has over 38 years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry encompassing plant operations, project engineering and management, marketing and business development. He was formerly with ICI for 9 years and PETRONAS for 5 years.

YBhg Dato' Ir Mohtar b Musri, Director General of DOSH


"Process Safety at Major Hazards Installation in Malaysia - Lessons from the Implementation of CIMAH Regulations"

Legal provisions governing the major accident hazards have been enforced in Malaysia since 1996 under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 with the adoption of legislative provisions Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazard 1984 under UK SHE. Based on statistical data (1996–2017), we face a few major accident hazards in Malaysia involving loss of life, property and environmental damage occurred throughout this particular period. Through this experience as well as information obtained from foreign countries, we carried out a systematic and effective enforcement in an effort to prevent and ensure preparedness in the face of major accident hazards. Being complacent is not an option, therefore, the government will always take proactive measures in ensuring continuous enhancement toward our policies, standards, enforcement and implementation.

Currently the Director General of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health
(DOSH) who is responsible towards the overall planning and the implementation of core business of DOSH namely enforcement, standard setting and promotional activities. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director General (Operation) DOSH from 1 April 2009 to
31 August 2014, Director of DOSH Selangor from 2004–2007 and 2008–2009, Director of Industrial Safety Division, DOSH HQ from 2007–2008, Project Director UNDP/DOSH from 2001–2003 and Director of DOSH W.P. Kuala Lumpur from 1999 to 2001.

Taweelarp Pornkul, Vice President - Process Safety & Asset Integrity PTT Energy Solutions Company Limited


"The Evolution of Process Safety within PTT"

As Thailand’s premier multinational energy corporation and a Fortune Global 500 company, the PTT Group operates a wide range of high hazard facilities in the Oil, Gas, Refining, and Petrochemical sectors around the world. Process Safety and Asset Integrity form a key cornerstone of the Group’s Sustainability Strategy and this paper will illustrate PTT’s approach to Process Safety Management from the boardroom to the individual business units. Thailand has had a number of serious incidents which have led to recent changes in legislation within the Kingdom. In addition, overseas regulatory regimes have also shaped the way in which PTT manages operational risk. Process Safety is applied within the Group through the embedded SSHE Management Standards in the Operational Excellence Management System.

Taweelarp Pornkul is a Vice President– Reliability and Asset Integrity of PTT Energy Solutions and responsible for delivering technical consulting services to customer in
side and outside the PTT Group company. He is also acting the Vice President- Process Safety of the same company He has process automation and process safety background with a wide exposure and long experience in maintenance, project engineering, integrity and reliability improvement throughout his 21 years career in oil refinery and petrochemical plant plus another 10 years of technical consulting business.

Iwan Jatmika, Vice President QHSSE, Pertamina Hulu Energy


"Process Safety in Managing Aging Assests"

Many industrial plants that currently operate are about to reach, or have already exceeded, their designed lifetimes. The asset integrity of the mature plant like this will be the most concerns that should be managed in order to operate safely and reliable. The challenge posed by such aging plants is to be able to operate them in a way that is economically sustainable and safe, as well as profitable. If we deal with hazardous materials, the more aging assets located in the plant, the more process safety concerns that need to be considered. Such assets may not be in ideal condition due to issues regarding budget. Therefore, process safety management for aging assets should be focused on asset integrity and linkage with the types and numbers of layers of protection that should be added to guard against potential hazards. These layers of protection may be in the form of hard barriers, which require some investment, or soft barriers that are virtually costless. For complex assets, prioritization based on risks is the best solution to create inspection, maintenance and repair program. Implementing this concept of prioritization and layer protection for each asset will ensure the facilities are kept safe and are able to operate economically.

Currently the Vice President QHSSE PT at Pertamina Hulu Energi.
Sr. Manager HSSE PHE-ONWJ 2009-2013. Manager HSE BP West Java Ltd. 2006-2009, Project HSE Team Leader, BP Indonesia 2004-2006, Sr. Project Engineer, BP Indonesia 2002-2004, Sr. Elec. & Inst. Project Engineer, BP Indonesia 1999-2002, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) Indonesia Electrical & Instrumentation Project Engineering.

Alessandro Monica, Executive Director - Technical & Production (MY/SG), Nestle Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd.


"Process Safety from a Food Manufacturing Perspective"

Despite advances in safer technologies, all industries, including the food and drinks industry need to actively ensure that their processes are designed, operated and maintained safely. Process safety incidents tend to result in high consequential damage to people and the surrounding assets but have very low probability of actual occurrence. Implementing a process safety management programme needs to consider both the technical and cultural aspects of change. Nestle uses a process safety management model for high hazard equipment and processes that can be applied to all industries. The backbone of this model is the people, plant and processes involved.

Alessandro Monica is the Executive Director, Technical & Production for Nestlé Malaysia/Singapore since August 2017. He joined Nestlé Italy in 1998 and has held various roles with increasing responsibilities in the Engineering Ice Cream & Frozen
Food categories, Safety, Health & Environment, and as Factory Manager. In 2011 he was nominated to Nestlé Switzerland as Operations Manager Ice Cream Strategic
Business Unit until his current posting to Malaysia.

Dr Luc Vechot, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Managing Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Qatar

DrLuc-Vechot "Role of Academia in Educating Students and Industry Professionals in Process Safety: Experience from MKOPSC-Qatar"

Building competency in process safety is critical to the success of process safety management programs in the process industry. This involves teaching the fundamentals of process safety to engineering students or young engineers which can be challenging given the importance and the complexity of the topic. Academia has a central role to play in this area by incorporating process safety in curriculums for engineering students and by supporting the industry in the training young engineers through continuing education programs.

Dr. Luc Véchot is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the managing director of Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center – Qatar. He obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France) in 2006.

In 2007, Dr Véchot joined the Fire and Process Safety Unit of the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) in Buxton (UK) as a process safety engineer. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M at Qatar in 2010 where he took over the lead of the process safety research and teaching activities at the branch campus. Dr Véchot has worked on process safety-related research topics for the past ten years in collaboration with universities, public laboratories and industries. He focused his researches on runaway reactions and pressure relief design applications, accidental releases of water reactive chemicals, consequence modeling of LNG spills, combustible dust explosions and dynamic risk assessments.Dr Véchot has been the chairman of the annual Qatar Process Safety Symposium organizing committee since 2011.

Er. Go Heng Huat, Director, Major Hazards Department & OSH Specialist Department, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower

go-heng-huat"The Journey to Implementing Safety Cases for Mazor Hazard Installations in Singapore"

The oil and petrochemical industry is a key contributor to Singapore’s economy. It is important that the industry continues to operate in a safe, productive and sustainable manner. To enhance the regulatory oversight of this industry, a tripartite study mission was organised in May 2013, to look into the European Union’s regulatory regime of managing major accident risks arising from installations. Learning from the study mission, Singapore announced the introduction of a Safety Case regime for Major Hazard Installations which would take effect from 1 Sep 2017. Er. Go will share learning points from the study mission, Singapore’s journey to introduce the Safety Case regime and provide an update of Safety Case implementation and progress.

Er. Go Heng Huat holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc both in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK). He is a registered Professional Engineer (Chemical) with the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. He also holds the appointment of an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the National University of Singapore. As the Director of the Major Hazards Department (MHD), Er. Go oversees the implementation of the Safety Case regime for Major Hazard Installations (MHIs). He works closely with IChemE Singapore, the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) and the Society of Loss Prevention (SLP) in the promotion of process safety. His key contributions include the introduction of process safety management system to the chemical industries in Singapore, as well as the development of ConSASS (Construction Safety Audit Scoring System), which is a compulsory audit tool for mandatory OSH management system audits in the construction industry. He also led a review to enhance the risk-based inspections regime for statutory pressure vessels. Er. Go participates actively in national standardisation and accreditation. He is a member of Singapore Standards Council Member as well as the Chair of the General Engineering and Safety Standards Committee. He also sits in the Council Committee for Management
Systems and Products of the Singapore Accreditation Council.

Mohd Tarmizi Munir, CEO Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC)(MY)


"Process Safety in Managing Aging Assests"

KPOC operates the Kebabangan field, KBB, offshore Sabah, which was commissioned in late 2014.
This keynote presentation addresses the process safety challenges and the journey that KPOCians went through from First Gas. The biggest risk identified comes from major accident hazards as embodied in the Operations Safety Case. Focusing on Safety Critical Elements, an Asset Integrity Management System is described in how risks are managed, both proactively and reactively. Technical Authorities play a critical role in this risk management process. The setting up of a process safety league table for offshore technicians is also described. Its objective is to encourage near miss reporting in a friendly team competitive manner. It is testimony of the strong caring safety culture that KPOCians inherited from her Shareholders .This is embodied in KPOC’s core value on Accountability, Care and Teamwork, ACT. Part of the success has been the conducive environment that management has established, enabling staffs to openly report on near misses without fear of blame.

Tarmizi is the CEO of Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC), a joint operating company between PCSB, Shell and ConocoPhillips since November 2015. He has more than 25 year experiences in oil & gas. He began his career with NAKANO construction in 1989 and MMHE Offshore Engineering & Fabrication in Pasir Gudang, Johor. He joined Petronas Carigali in 1993, an upstream subsidiary of PETRONAS, as an operations engineer. He held several technical and management positions include offshore installation manager (OIM), asset manager & country manager and senior general manager operations, PETRONAS.

He was appointed as Head of PETRONAS Group HSE in 2010, and then as the Head of Upstream HSE from 2012 to 2015. A native of Muar, Johor, Tarmizi received his Civil Engineering Degree from Syracuse University, New York.

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).