is a Senior Process Engineer with over 20 years of industrial
experience within Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and
Refining industries. He is an
international expert in Process Safety, Process Equipment design,
sizing, selection, applications, maintenance and troubleshooting. His wide experience covers fired process
heaters, air coolers, heat exchangers, piping,
pumps, compressors, process vessels, fractionator
columns, reactors and ancillary equipment. He is
currently the Technical Manager of
SASOL Technology where he is
providing plant optimization and debottlenecking support to the Monomers, Polymers, Ammonia, MTBE, TAME
plants as well as to all SASOL refineries.
his career life, Mr. Harmse worked for world-class petroleum and petrochemical
companies such as SASOL and Fluor Daniel. He worked in several countries within North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During such period, he was in-charge of
critical engineering and management positions such as a Project Manager, Technical Manager, Engineering Manager, Process Engineer, Project Engineer and Lead Engineer.
Harmse has a
Bachelor degree in
Chemical Engineering and
Management of Technology (MOT). Further, he is an active member
of several engineering associations within the USA, Europe and Africa.