Adriaan van der Merwe , CFSE
Senior Safety Engineer
Mr. van der Merwe has over twenty-five years of professional experience. For the past eighteen years he has been involved in consulting, engineering design and management of safety related systems for various industry sectors, including oil & gas, nuclear, petrochemical and pharmaceutical. Currently he is a Senior Safety Engineer with exida South Africa, where he provides safety lifecycle consulting services based on the IEC functional safety standards, mainly within the sub-Saharan African and Middle East regions. Formerly he was lead engineer for one of the major instrumented protection systems for the PBMR nuclear project and following this he led consulting engineering teams in the risk analysis, design, procurement, development, testing and validation of HIPPS systems for the major gas distribution lines from Mozambique to clients within Southern Africa. In this capacity he provided specialized technical leadership for process hazard analysis and functional safety design.