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HIMA, the world’s leading independent provider of smart safety solutions for industrial applications, has chosen Hargrove Controls + Automation to be an approved solution partner. This partnership allows Hargrove and HIMA to offer customized solutions that help increase safety and profitability of plants and factories in the digital age.

For over 45 years, HIMA has been a trusted partner to the world’s largest oil, gas, chemical, and energy-producing companies. Hargrove is the No.1 provider of engineering and controls + automation services to the specialty chemicals industry and ranks in the top 10 for industrial process (pharmaceutical, food, pulp and paper, etc.) and petroleum refining according to Engineering News Record (ENR) Sourcebook.

“It’s a natural partnership,” says Stefan Basenach, HIMA Group Vice President.  “HIMA is a technology leader in this sector with more than 35,000 installed TÜV-certified safety systems worldwide. As we continue to expand our US presence, we look for relationships with companies like the Hargrove Controls + Automation team to deliver safety lifecycle consulting and HIMA-safety solutions to our clients.”

The partnership provides hazard and operability studies (HAZOP) and layers of protection analyses (LOPA), participates in design reviews, calculates probability of failure on demand (PFD), performs criticality analyses, and tests on new systems. The combined capabilities of Hargrove and HIMA help the process industrial operations teams install or maintain “failsafe” control systems that have logic, actuators, sensors, and other control equipment independent of your basic process control system to ensure safety instrumented systems functionality is not compromised.

“Our clients have indicated that one of our differentiators is our ability to provide full-service process safety lifecycle services, detailed design, and project execution alongside controls + automation system integration,” says Karen Griffin, PE, Hargrove’s Vice President of Controls + Automation. “Safety Instrumented System is critical to Hargrove’s client’s processes and the safe operation of these facilities. Our Certified Functional Safety Engineers are experienced in the entire Safety Lifecycle, and we often install HIMA solutions at our client sites. Hargrove has a team of HIMA factory trained applications programmers to provide more boots-on-the-ground support where needed.”

Founded in 1908, the family-owned company operates from over 50 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Bruehl, Germany. Oil, gas, chemical, and energy-producing companies rely on HIMA solutions, services, and consultancy for uninterrupted plant operation and protection of assets, people, and the environment. HIMA’s offering includes smart safety solutions that help increase safety and uptime by turning data into business-relevant information. HIMA also provides comprehensive solutions for the efficient control and monitoring of turbomachinery (TMC), burners and boilers (BMC), and pipelines (PMC).

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