Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center announces alliance with Petrotechnics

October 22, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center has announced an alliance with Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions.

“We are looking forward to Petrotechnics’ contribution to the center’s strategic direction,” said Dr. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center.  “Members such as Petrotechnics bring technical experience and extensive knowledge of process safety best practices and are instrumental to advancing the center’s vision.” 

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center develops and promotes safer processes, equipment, procedures and management strategies with the goal of minimizing losses within the processing industry. For more than 25 years Petrotechnics has helped companies in hazardous industries around the world reduce operational risk and improve the productivity of their operations.

Petrotechnics’ North American president, Mike Neill, will sit on the center’s steering committee, bringing more than 35 years of oil and gas and petrochemical engineering experience. Petrotechnics will also participate in the annual Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center’s international symposium, hosted in association with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, which will be held Oct. 26-30 in College Station, Texas.

“It is an honor to support the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center,” said Neill. “At Petrotechnics, we believe connecting the impact of process safety management performance to daily operations in a practical manner is essential for hazardous industries. Our goal in working with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center is to provide practical ways to see, understand and manage the impact of operational risk across the chemical processing industry. This enables organizations to change the safety-productivity dynamic in all levels of their organization, to make the right decisions in terms of the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of their operations.”



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