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Facilitator / Process Safety Leader

Thanh (Tony) Dinh

Tony Dinh is a Professional Engineer candidate with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. He has received training in various Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) methodologies which include: Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Overpressure Risk Assessment (ORA), Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA).
He is an experienced facilitator who has provided risk assessment facilitation services for various organizations across North America. With his excellent communication skills, leadership, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, Mr. Dinh is a successful safety lifecycle leader, facilitator, and a risk management consultant.

Previous Projects Highlights:

  • Keyera Ethane/Butane Storage Caverns
  • Suncor Base Plant HAZOPs
  • Pembina Gas Plants (Hythe/Younger)
  • Devon Jackfish Projects (Jackfish 3, Pad III, etc.)
  • CNRL Primrose North and South Facilities and MRM In Pit Cells 1 & 4
  • PETRONAS Compressor Stations and Gas Plant Expansions
  • Enbridge Corunna Compressor Station


2018 – Current ACM Facility Safety Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Facilitator / Process Safety Leader

Facilitated more than 50 HAZOP / LOPA / ORA Studies from the length of 1 day to 5 weeks, with teams of 5 to 25 participants. PHA studies included but were not limited:

  • Gas Processing Facilities (Refrigeration, Gas Sweetening, Fractionation, Storage)
  • Compressor stations
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)
  • Hydrocarbon Processing
  • Tailings Storage
  • Ethane & Propane Storage & Transfer
  • Water Treatment
  • Well Pads
  • Pipelines
2014 – 2017 ACM Automation Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Process Safety Associate

Scribed / Co-facilitated more than 200 PHA Studies from the length of 1 day to 3 weeks, with teams of 5 to 25 participants. PHA studies included but were not limited to:

  • Hydrocarbon Processing / Storage / Transportation
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)
  • Wood Processing
  • Potash Handling
  • Gas Processing
  • Well Pads
  • Pipelines


2011 – 2013 ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Hamilton, Ontario

Process Reliability Coordinator

Oversaw the steelmaking business unit’s day to day operations and led multidisciplinary teams in troubleshooting operational issues.

  • Provided recommendations for material optimization to reduce raw material costs
  • Consolidated standard operating procedures and developed testing modules for the steelmaking business unit to ensure operator competency
  • Ensured the steelmaking business unit complied with ISO 14000 and 14001 through raw material selection and operating procedure changes to reduce emissions from the blast furance (KOBM)

2009 – 2011 Suncor Energy Inc., Sarnia, Ontario

Process Optimization Intern

Provided support to senior engineers during day to day operation.

  • Created and performed HYSYS simulations for process units to optimize the systemo Developed key performance indicators to track facility performance
  • Performed mass and energy balances to determine blockages in the system and verified findings with x-ray inspection
  • Managed and troubleshot issues with the material delivery schedule master spreadsheet

2007 – 2008 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Wastewater Treatment Work Study Student

Managed the wastewater treatment volcanic rock pilot project at the Adelaide Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Maintained equipment (i.e. valves, pumps, etc.) to ensure pilot project functionality
  • Collected wastewater samples and performed various tests (i.e. BOD, TKN, DO, etc.) to determine efficiency of the pilot project
  • Presented the volcanic rock wastewater treatment project to potential investors

Professional Development

  • APEGA P.ENG application – Under Review
  • Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Controls, ACM Facility Safety, October 2017
  • Safety Integrity Level Determination (SIL D) / Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) Workshop, ACM Facility Safety, February 2016
  • PHA / HAZOP Leadership Course, ACM Facility Safety, May 2014
  • P&ID / Engineering Drawings Interpretation Workshop, ACM Facility Safety, May 2014
  • APEGA Registered MIT, February 2013
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, June 2011
  • PEO Registered EIT, April 2011
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