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Colin Easton

Colin Easton - Principal Functional Safety Consultant

Founder of Easton Functional Safety Training and Services (EFSTAS) Ltd and ProSalus Ltd

Accredited TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Senior Expert ID 145/09 for Process Hazard & Risk Analysis and Safety Instrumented Systems 

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Engineering - Process Safety & Loss Prevention (UoS)
  • Post graduate Certificate in Safety Critical System Engineering (UoY)

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control (MInstMC)
 

 

Summary of experience

Colin has an international reputation for the provision of consultancy and training services mainly to the process industry sector, assisting clients to meet their legislative, regulatory, environment and safety obligations.  He has in excess of 30 years of safety-related experience gained in Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power, Pharmaceutical, Fine Chemical and Carbon Capture and Storage.  Since 1997 he has carried out consultancy assignments for Blue Chip Oil and Gas, Power Station and Chemical Plant Operators and provides advice and services to the majority of Consultants and EPCs.

 

Colin has presented papers at Conferences and Seminars including:

  • TÜV Rheinland – 10th International Symposium 2011 – The Application of the LOPA Technique in the Process Industries
  • TÜV Rheinland –International Symposium China 2011 – Safety Integrity Verification and Validation of a HIPPS to IEC 61511
  • IDC Safety Conference Manchester 2011 – Operational Functional Safety Management
  • HazardEx 2011 – Assessing Functional Safety Management Systems
  • TÜV Rheinland – 9th International Symposium 2010 – Functional Safety Gap Analysis & FSM
  • HazardEx 2009 – Verification of Legacy Systems
  • ISA Conference Calgary 2008 - Verifying legacy systems: A European perspective
  • IDC Power Cables & Switch Gear Conference 2008 - Assessment of the Safety Integrity of Electrical Protection Systems in the Petrochemical Industry
  • IET SIL Determination (software tools) Seminar – Identifying Safeguards through correct application of HAZOP – 5/4/05
  • Yokogawa Seminar (Brands Hatch EJX launch) 2004: Development & future of IEC61508
  • InstMC Manchester 2001 – Applying SIL Determination to IEC 61508 

 

Publications include:

  • The Application of the LOPA Technique in the Process Industries, Dissertation – Sheffield University MSc
  • Safety Integrity Verification of Legacy Systems – Measurement & Control, Volume 42/ 6 July 2009
  • Internal Briefing Note: Safety Integrity Verification of a Re-Injection Wells HIPPS
  • Briefing Note: Risk Criteria for SIL Assessments 23rd February 2009
  • Briefing Note: Legal Requirements for Safety Related Systems with respect to Emissions Reduction projects 9th December 2008
  • Verifying legacy systems: A European perspective – ISA Intech November 2008
  • Assessment of the Safety Integrity of Electrical Protection Systems in the Petrochemical Industry IDC Technologies - Power Cables and Switchgear Conference 2008
  • Implementation of Safety Systems in the Pharmaceutical Industry. – SIPI Paper April 2004.

 

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  • I would like to thank Colin Easton for such a great course. It exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend it.

    - Andre, Switzerland
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