Guillermo Pacanins, B.SC. Electrial Eng; P.Eng.,
TÜV Rheinland SIS, PH&RA F.S. Expert. ID No.: 168/11
Expert Advisor & Instructor
We sat down with Guillermo for some Q&A regarding courses he teaches at the Institute of Hazard Prevention as well as his life outside of work.
Q: What experience in life has given you the greatest learning?
A: Experiencing being alive every day. One never stops learning and is always in a continuous learning state. If one stops learning, one becomes obsolete and tossed out.
Q: If you could teach any subject in the world, what would it be and where would you teach it?
A: I would teach how to take care of the place one lives in the world. If we mess it up, we do not have any place to move.
Q: Who do you recommend should apply for the TÜV (Rheinland) certification for SIS?
A: Engineers or professionals that work in the area of Functional Safety and would like to be certified as a demonstration of competence with respect to SIS.
Q: Who do you recommend should apply for the TÜV (Rheinland) certification for PH&RA?
A: Engineers or professionals that work in the area of Functional Safety and would like to be certified as a demonstration of competence with respect to Process Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis.
Q: When should an SIS system be installed at your plant?
A: When the process or manufacturing risk needs to be mitigated to a tolerable level and there are no other means of risk reduction.
Q: In what situations are event trees best suited for use?
A: Event tree analysis (ETA), when applied correctly to a given system will thoroughly identify and evaluate all possible outcomes resulting from an unwanted initiating event (IE). The resulting risk profiles will provide management and design engineers guidance on those scenarios requiring additional safety related controls or measures.
Q: What was your first job?
A: Night shift conveyor maintenance assistant at CocaCola Plant (1977).
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