Instructor's Summary

Mr. Andre Nel

Mr. Andre Nel is a Senior Process Engineer with extensive industrial experience in Process Plant Commissioning, Process Plant Start-Up Management, Start-Up Progress Monitoring & Control, Start-Up Operations, Manufacturing Process, Process Operation, Process Safety Management, Process Plant Troubleshooting & Optimization, Process Plant Monitoring, Process Plant Shutdown & Commissioning, Turnaround Planning & Execution, Cost Estimation, Mechanical Integrity Testing & Pre-Commissioning, Dynamic Hydraulic Testing, Incident Investigation, Root Cause Analysis, Mass Balancing, Ethylene Cracker Operation, Propylene Separation, Methanol Synthesis, Methanol Manufacturing, Formaldehyde, Olefinic & Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Acetylene, Monomers and FCCU/Crude Distillation Unit. Further, he is also well-versed in OSHA systems, procedures and policies, KPI, ethane crackers, process chemical additives, unit shutdowns, project implementation, conceptual design, HAZOP, SHEQ management systems, plant inspections, corrective maintenance and analytical skills. He is currently the Production Manager of SASOL wherein he is in-charge in the turnaround planning and execution and scheduling of ethane crackers.


During his career life, Mr. Nel has gained his practical and field experience through his various significant positions and dedication as the Process Engineer, Solutions Engineer, Production Area Manager, Process Technician and Process Artisan for SASOL and Nalco Europe.


Mr. Nel has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Africa and a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Vaal University of Technology. Further, he is a Certified Instructor/Trainer and a Qualified Process Artisan NQF L4-Ethylene/Propylene Purification from SASOL Polymers