Mr Keith Middle


Keith V Middle, B.Sc, C.Eng, FIChemE, joined Chilworth Technology in 1994 and has since become a Principal Process Safety Specialist in the Process Safety Consultancy. Before this, Keith worked for BP Chemicals in the UK and France for 16 years. He has considerable experience within the fields of polymers, speciality and fine chemicals and petrochemicals. His expertise covers process hazard identification, assessment of chemical reaction hazards and the provision of practical engineering solutions.  Particular specialities include HAZOP leadership, SIL Determination to IEC 61508/11, the design of emergency relief systems using DIERS techniques, and the specification of vent treatment systems.

Keith has been course director for a number of international training courses and symposia on chemical reaction hazards, emergency relief vent design for runaway reactions, hazard identification studies and SIL Determination. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.