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Hargrove Controls & Automation’s safety leader awarded Functional Safety Expert Certificate

February 27, 2024 | By Maryam Farag

Hargrove Controls & Automation, an industrial automation system integrator and a subsidiary of global EPC firm Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, announced that process safety leader Chet Barton has been awarded the highest level of certificate from TÜV Rheinland, a Functional Safety Expert Certification.

This designation is only available to “professionals who meet TÜV Rheinland’s top global standards to be able to call themselves a process safety expert.”

Barton has been certified as a FS Engineer with TÜV Rheinland since 2010. After gaining years of experience, submitting the required documentation, and fulfilling all requirements such as participating in standard committees, submitting technical papers, presenting at technical symposiums, and obtaining two letters of recommendation, Barton has now achieved the FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate in Safety Instrumented Systems.

“I am deeply honoured to receive the FS Expert certificate from TÜV Rheinland, the most recognized testing service provider in the world in the Process Safety field,” said Barton. “This marks a significant milestone in my career; I leveraged my years of experience, community involvement, and dedication to educating others for this achievement. I am committed to mentoring and guiding others in the crucial practice of enhancing facility safety. This certificate represents the next step in my journey, allowing me to contribute more effectively to our shared goal of a safer industry.”


“We are incredibly proud of Chet’s achievement,” said Karen Griffin, Vice-President of Hargrove Controls & Automation. “This prestigious certificate is a testament to Chet’s dedication, expertise, and his unwavering commitment to safety in the industrial automation sector. His accomplishment not only elevates his professional stature, but also reinforces Hargrove’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and technical excellence.”



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