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Process Safety Technical Consultant Ehab Tayel joins the Hargrove Controls & Automation Process Safety Team


Ehab Tayel, TÜV (Rheinland), FSE, CFSE, brings nearly two decades of process safety experience and a passion for the safety lifecycle to Hargrove Controls & Automation’s process safety team in the Pasadena, TX office.

Mobile, AL Hargrove Controls & Automation, a leading industrial automation system integrator and a subsidiary of global EPC firm Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, announced today that Ehab Tayel joins their team as a Process Safety Technical Consultant. In his new role, Tayel will enhance the capabilities of Hargrove Controls & Automation’s process safety team and cultivate new and existing client relationships in the Houston Ship Channel area.

“We are excited to welcome Ehab to the process safety team at Hargrove C&A,” said Chet S. Barton, P.E., FS Exp (TÜV Rheinland), Process Safety Industry Leader at Hargrove Controls & Automation. “As we collaborate with clients across various industries to optimize their process safety landscapes, Ehab’s deep understanding of risk assessment, hazard analysis, and safety management systems will be invaluable in our continuous pursuit of operational excellence and incident prevention for our clients.”

Tayel received a Bachelor’s degree in  Electrical Engineering from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt before beginning his career as an Implementation Engineer. Prior to joining Hargrove Controls & Automation, Tayel worked as a senior functional safety system engineer for a leading automation and engineering firm serving the oil & gas, pipeline, renewables, chemical, and biopharmaceutical industries.

Over the course of his career, Tayel has continuously pursued opportunities to stay at the forefront of industry trends and best practices and to expand his knowledge of process safety topics including independent protection layers (IPL), safety integrity level (SIL) calculations, and fault tree analysis. He achieved the TÜV FS Eng certificate, the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) certification from Exida, and the ISA84 SFS certification from the International Society of Automation (ISA). Tayel has also progressively honed his skills through the completion of SIL2, SIL3, and SIL4 projects. He has cultivated a strong foundation in developing safety requirement specification (SRS) packages for corporate safety lifecycle documentation in alignment with ISA/IEC standards.

“What excites me most about working at Hargrove is the opportunity to collaborate with a team of highly skilled professionals who share my passion for process safety. I’m eager to contribute my expertise and learn from others, fostering an environment of innovation and growth,” said Tayel. “Additionally, I’m looking forward to tackling challenging projects and seeing the impact of our collective efforts as we deliver process safety solutions for clients.”

Hargrove Controls & Automation serves as a trusted partner for customized safety solutions to create a safe, secure, and compliant facility for their clients. Their certified Functional Safety Engineers have developed a meticulous methodology for process safety, adhering to IEC 61508 / 61511, ANSI/ISA-61511-2018, and the entire Safety Life-cycle.

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