Mr. Hereña has twelve years of experience in the design and installation of control systems and the implementation of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. He is a Senior Engineer at Kenexis Consulting and is responsible for executing risk analysis projects. He has extensive experience in engineered safeguard design basis development and verification/validation projects. Mr. Hereña began his career with UOP, a licensor of process units to the petroleum and petrochemical industries, where he performed field verification of control systems at customer sites, and designed and managed development of custom control projects.
Mr. Hereña is involved in the leadership of International Society of Automation (ISA) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chicago sections. Mr. Herena has Performed and managed safety instrumented system (SIS) design basis development and verification / validation projects at numerous customer sites worldwide on various process units. SIS design basis projects included identification and definition of safety instrumented functions, risk analysis to determine safety integrity level, quantitative reliability analysis to verifying achievement of SIL targets, Safety Requirements Specifications development, and in some cases, functional test plan development and PSAT assistance.
Trained and experienced in hazard/risk assessment techniques, including HAZOP, LOPA, Risk Graph, What-If, Fault Tree and Reliability Block Diagrams.