Hargrove Process Safety Specialist John Binion to Serve on U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International IEC Dependability Standards Committee

Aug. 23, 2022
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Hargrove Controls & Automation, a subsidiary of Hargrove Engineers & Constructors, a global EPC firm and a leading industrial automation system integrator, today announced Controls & Automation Engineer John Binion, P.E., FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland) has been accepted to serve on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee TC 56, which is managed in the U.S. by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

IEC, based out of Geneva, Switzerland, is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of international standards for all electrical, electronic ,and related technologies. The TC 56 committee works on over 60 different published standards focused mainly on dependability and risk management.

“ECIA, as the administrating organization for U.S. participation in the process, operates a US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC 56,” said Vice President, Standards and Technology, Edward F. Mikoski Jr, CStd, FSES of the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA).    “We are pleased to announce that Mr. John Binion representing Hargrove Controls & Automation has now become a member of this U.S. TAG where he will be sharing his experience and expertise working with the rest of the TAG members to develop official U.S. National Committee positions, comments, and votes in the development of these important international standards for industry. We look forward to his active participation.”

“John Binion is the latest Hargrove Controls & Automation Teammate in our Process Safety Group to be actively involved in developing relevant process safety management (PSM) industry standards,” said Hargrove Controls & Automation’s Process Safety Group Lead Chet Barton. “I’m really proud to be associated with such an exceptional group of subject matter experts who take an active role in the PSM community. John has become a respected authority on risk assessment, and his participation in TC 56 Dependability standards committee will no doubt advance the field.” 

Hargrove Controls & Automation Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Specialists and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) facilitators are highly trained, having completed the industry’s most rigorous and comprehensive Functional Safety Training Program to earn certification as TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (FS) Engineers. Experienced in the practical application of industry standards, Hargrove’s safety team designs and implements safety systems in the process industries including refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil and gas, and manufacturing. 

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