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IChemE Global Awards 2014 - Mahesh Murthy

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Liquid carryover and low temperature protection, Maersk Oil Kazakhstan Gmb HAZOP and LOPA make a fundamental assumption that the plant is "maintained" as per the manufacturer's recommendation which is often not a reality. This new approach accounts for interactions between equipment and/or human interfaces with effects on process safety, to predict the likelihood of a major accident. This methodology changed the perceptions of challenging adequacy of controls and paved innovative ways of presenting business case for managing risk to ALARP levels. In an Australian LNG facility, it had significant impact on safety features design, and has established way forward for changing safety controls in fourteen similar plants across the world. "'If you think safety is expensive, try an accident'. Dr .Trevor Kletz’s infamous quote has left a profound influence on my life as a Process Safety Practitioner. IChemE has transformed Process Safety and has instituted a new pride and recognition in this area. Setting new standards and recognising the need for safer world for generations to come is a very noble charter and I am honoured to be recognised by such a wonderful institution." – Mahesh Murthy – Process Safety Manager – Maersk Oil Kazakhstan GmbH.