B.Karthikeyan is a Chemical Engineer from Madras University, India, with over 35 years of experience in the chemical process industry and is a Senior member of the AIChE. He is the founder director of Prism Consultants, Chennai, India, established in 2001. His core areas of expertise include implementation of risk based process safety management as per current best practices, process safety training, incident investigations, process hazard analysis and PSM audits. He has provided consultancy services to over 100 chemical process industries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. He has authored a book on process safety management and presented papers on PSM in national and international seminars and is an avid blogger on process safety.