Integrate Health, Safety, and Environment into Engineering Projects


Apply HSE principles during front-end engineering design to assure safe, operable, and economical facilities.

This article outlines a methodology for the early integration of HSE during front-end engineering design (FEED) to facilitate a seamless transition into subsequent project phases.


Author Bios: 

Jack Chosnek

Jack Chosnek has over forty years of experience in the petrochemical industry with involvement in process safety in the majority of them.  He worked for Celanese Corporation for 25 years in R&D, Tolling, Pilot Plants, Operations, Process Engineering and Process Safety Management in management and staff positions. He is President and Principal at KnowledgeOne LLC, where he has consulted for companies in the chemical, refining, oil and gas, offshore, and LNG industries, implementing process safety management systems, facilitating PHAs and LOPA/SIL studies, conducting...Read more

Victor H. Edwards

Victor H. (Vic) Edwards, Ph. D., P. E. is Director of Process Safety for Aker Solutions US, Inc. He has worked for Aker Solutions for 27 years and is responsible for health, safety, and environment in design. His experience includes process engineering, process safety management, and process, biochemical and environmental technologies. His project assignments have included biochemical and chemical processes, biomass energy resources, liquefied natural gas, chemical weapons demilitarization, hazardous waste disposal, and offshore hydrocarbons facilities. Edwards earned his B. A. from...Read more

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