Hargrove Controls and Automation, a subsidiary of global EPC firm Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, announces 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.

“We are incredibly proud of Chet’s achievement,” says Karen Griffin, vice president of Hargrove Controls and Automation.

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 honored to receive the FS Expert certificate from TÜV Rheinland, the most recognized testing service provider in the world in the process safety field,” says Barton. “This marks a significant milestone in my career.”