Author: Angus Keddie

Angus Keddie

Process Hazard Consultant

Angus Keddie has spent 35 years with industry leaders such as BP, KBR and Air Liquide. 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 led over 100 Process Hazard Assessments, including HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, HAZID and SIMOPs for High Hazard Processing Industry Projects. In 2011 he established AK Safety First, which subsequently became Process Safety Matters, to provide world class Process Safety facilitation and training. He has developed and presented HAZOP, HAZID and LOPA Training courses which have been delivered in person and remotely in the UK and internationally.

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    Courses by Angus Keddie:

    €120
    6 lessons

    Introduction to HAZID Studies for Nitrogen Fertilizer Plants with Case Studies

    Hazard Identification (HAZID) is a brainstorming workshop with a multi-disciplinary team to identify potential hazards. HAZID studies may be broad in their scope and thus have a wide applicability. HAZID typically examines all reasonably possible sources of hazard during project design, construction, installation, and decommissioning activities, and for proposed changes to existing operations.

    This course will help you better understand the methodology and how to conduct a HAZID study effectively in the management of process safety and environmental and asset integrity scenarios. The course includes example of key hazards identified in ammonia and urea plants.

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    €120
    7 lessons

    A beginners guide to HAZOP studies

    HAZOP or Hazard and Operability Review has been saving future lives in the High Hazard Processing Industries (Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Fertilizer) for more than 50 years. The HAZOP methodology is a rigorous and systematic approach to identifying credible deviations from steady state operation and judging whether the associated safeguards are adequate.

    This course will help you better understand the methodology and how to conduct a HAZOP review effectively in the management of process safety and environmental and asset integrity scenarios.

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    €120
    7 lessons

    How to conduct effective remote HAZOP studies

    Traditional HAZOP has been saving future lives for 50+ years. During this time modern communication technology has been gradually, if reluctantly, adopted. COVID19 has put a booster rocket under this transition. However, wholly remote HAZOP will only succeed if the right approach and attitude is adopted.

    This course will help you better understand the etiquette to enable optimum efficiency in your transition to remote HAZOP.

    The course draws on references from the fertilizer industry as well as the wider High Hazard Processing sector to provide examples of best practice which will inform your ongoing journey to fully remote HAZOPs.

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