Contributors


Dan Cojocaru - Ammonia process safety expert


He has over 13 years of engineering and consultancy experience in fertilizer and gas projects from the following countries: Australia, Germany, Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Romania and Russia, and was involved in design for projects developed in countries like Egypt, Algeria, Slovak Republic and China.

He has experience in all project phases starting from Concept and Front End Engineering (FEED) through Commissioning and Operation. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, a Member of The Institution of Chemical Engineers (CEng, MIChemE), a Member of Engineers Australia, a Member of the Safety and Loss Prevention Group of the IChemE, and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

Dan has extensive experience in engineering and process safety consultancy services to EPCM companies and their clients including the preparation of Safety Reports, hazard identification and analysis, consequence and risk modelling of major accidents using DNV GL PHAST, quantitative risk assessment using DNV GL SAFETI, development of Major Accident Hazard (MAH) bow-tie diagrams, and Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) facilitation.

Dan also provides advice and process safety input to various safety studies such as Hazard Identification (HAZID), HAZOP, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), 3D model review, design review and Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during the project lifecycle.


dan.cojocaru@techsafetygroup.com

Mark Brouwer - Owner Director, UreaKnowHow.com


Mark graduated at the Technical University of Eindhoven (Chemical Engineering). After military service he joined DSM where he worked first seven years as a process engineer. In 1996 he joined Stamicarbon as Licensing Manager Urea Revamps. Later he became the Manager of Stamicarbon Services responsible for all Stamicarbon’s activities in existing urea plants. In these nearly fourteen years he visited more than 100 urea plants worldwide and was involved in numerous revamp, relocation, debottlenecking and grass root projects.

Since early 2009 Mark Brouwer started up UreaKnowHow.com. UreaKnowHow.com is an independent group of nitrogen fertilizer specialists with an impressive number of years experience in designing, maintaining and operating urea plants. UreaKnowHow.com’s mission is to support, facilitate and promote the exchange of information within the nitrogen fertilizer industry with the target to improve the Safety and Performance of all nitrogen fertilizer plants worldwide. UreaKnowHow.com has become the largest network in the urea industry and offers various technical and commercial consultancy services.


mark.brouwer@ureaknowhow.com

Angus Keddie


Angus Keddie has spent 30 years with industry leaders such as BP, KBR and Foster wheeler. He has held high level Process Safety, technical, operations, proposals and training positions. Angus graduated with an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University in 1986. He was subsequently awarded an MBA from Aston University in 1997. Furthermore, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2014.

Angus combines a strong technical background, proven management and facilitation credentials and robust communication skills. He has leveraged the use of these assets to achieve success in the industry posts he has held to date in his career. He has recent experience as HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, HAZID and SIMOPs Leader for several leading Oil Industry company. In addition, he has held senior proposals posts in two major Oil Industry contractors (FW/KBR) for 5+ years, giving him a broad overview of design and operations requirements.


angus.keddie@processsafetymatters.com

Harshad Pandya


Harshad Pandya has more than 42 years experience at Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd India, Linde Engineering India and Zeppelin System India Ltd. He held senior positions in commissioning, operation, revamping, modernization and project development/execution in Ammonia, Methanol, Caprolactam, Melamine, Sulfuric Acid and other fertilizer-petrochemical plants .He was also responsible for HAZOP study, Energy Conservation ,integrating renewable energy with process plants, Materials Management and HR Functions.

He retired as Executive Director/Advisor Projects from GSFC India and served as Senior Consultant-Fertilizer at Linde Engineering India and Zeppelin System India Ltd as Advisor Projects Management.

He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, Master degree in Petrochemical Engineering, MBA in Finance and certified Energy Auditor by BEE- GOI.

His area of interest are revamping, reliability and capacity improvement of ammonia, methanol plants, HAZOP study and Energy improvement study.


harshadppandya@gmail.com, hppandya251250@gmail.com

Mobile phone: 91 9979853515

George van Bommel


Drs. Ing. George van Bommel (MBA, BSc) worked in the fertilizer industry some 15 years for Stamicarbon as commissioning and training engineer, 5 years at Saskferco (now Yara) Belle Plaine Canada as sr process engineer and deputy operations manager. At Saskerfco in 1997, he initialized the “more-in more-out” parallel stripper principle of debottlenecking the urea & FB granulation plant from 2000 to 2850 MTPD through minimal Capex.

Later, George switched to the food and feed industry for about 18 years at Cargill’s sweeteners & oilseeds BU’s, as principal scientist and as Global Energy manager. Presently, he is working for some 7 years at BioTorTech BV, as sr. fertilizer & bulk handling consultant. He is also Chief Technology Officer, where he developed several biobased pilot plants and holds various patents in several technology fields.

Presently, he is involved in several fertilizer plant expansions, Greenfield pre-commissioning & startup’s, conceptual designs in various fertilizer fields, from Urea, NH3 to CAN AN-NA, NPK & Slow release and equipment specification.

Due Diligence, feasibility studies, FEED, High Level Technical Assessments, HAZOP’s for Mergers & Acquisitions, Investors and Banks.

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