Rowan House Ltd: Engineering and Process Safety Consultants
Rowan House Ltd, 32 Raddle Wharf, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FY, Cheshire
Tel: +44 (0) 151 355 3588 • Email: contact@rowanhouse.co.uk

Our Team

Key members of staff include Ian R Hitchen.

Ian R Hitchen

Ian R Hitchen C.Eng, MIET, BA (Hons)

Ian is a practical engineer who has over 40 years of plant operating experience. He started his career with ICI and British Gas and was involved in commissioning, improving and testing Instrumented Safety Systems (SIS). He moved to Shell Chemicals where he progressed to Instrument & Electrical Manager with full responsibility for design, maintenance and engineering standards associated with Instrumentation and Electrical systems at their Agro Chemicals ‘COMAH top tier’ ATEX facility.

Ian has significant practical experience of Process Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems and often relates his practical experiences to the problems identified in modern day plants and processes.

He is an experienced practioner in HAZOP, CHAZOP, LOPA, SIL Assessments and Functional Safety. As well as leading these risk assessments, Ian has delivered training to a wide base of clients for Hazard & Risk assessment, SIL determination, SIF design, SIF proof Testing, COSHH Awareness, DSEAR and maintenance of EX equipment.

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