David Hill, President and owner of Practical Process Safety LLC, has nearly 40 years of industrial experience. His careers range from Corporate Principal Risk Engineer for Occidental Chemical, Property Insurance Loss Prevention Specialist for Factory Mutual Global and Chief Engineer Officer for international cargo ship companies. His work experiences have taken him to 90 countries. While working for Occidental Chemical for nearly 20 years, his responsibilities included developing, implementing, and applying process safety programs relating to mechanical integrity, hazard and consequence analysis, fire protection systems, capital project oversight, property insurance risk assessment, incident investigation, audits, assessments, and training. David’s extensive experience in mechanical integrity provides him with a wide range of problem solving skills, and practical program development knowledge.
Before Occidental Chemical, David was a Loss Prevention Specialist for Factory Mutual Global and a National Board Certified Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector. In this position, he was a field engineer for 6 years travelling worldwide to conduct risk assessments and process safety audits at chemical plants, gas plants, nuclear refining facilities, gold mines, and power generation plants. As a Loss Prevention Specialist, he assisted clients on the development and implementation of practical mechanical integrity programs to increase reliability and prevent accidents. On cargo ships David worked in “the guts” of ship engine rooms where he operated, and maintained large scale machinery such as 30,000 BHP diesel engines and steam turbines, power generating equipment, fire protection equipment, and refrigerated cargo systems.