New appointment leads C&P Engineering Services into its next chapter

C&P Engineering Services has appointed Talfan Hopkins to the position of Principal EC&I Engineer and Technical Director

A Chartered Engineer, Talfan Hopkins brings his extensive EC&I design engineering knowledge and professional experience to underline C&P’s commitment to drive growth across all areas of the business and strengthen its position within the marketplace.

Talfan joins C&P’s senior management team having held leadership roles in Control & Instrumentation design, installation and maintenance in top-tier COMAH facilities in the chemical, oil and gas industries. Specialising in all aspects of Process Instrumentation as well as DCS and PLC Control systems, Talfan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the selection and specification of these devices, and complying with the DSEAR/ATEX regulations for their use in flammable/hazardous areas.

A TUV certified Functional Safety Engineer, his experience extends to all phases of the IEC61508/IEC61511 lifecycle with a true cradle-to-grave approach; providing SIS consultation service to deliver, lead and contribute to Process Hazard Reviews, LOPA Analysis, SIL calculations and Functional Safety Assessments.

Talfan’s expert knowledge in functional safety includes machinery safety, enabling him to carry out machinery risk assessments, gap analysis and design and implementation of safety improvements for both new and existing machines.

Commenting on the significance of such an appointment, Paul Bunyan, Managing Director said: “Tal represents a significant appointment and development in our ambitious plans for the years ahead. We continue to grow as a company so it is important that we put a strong executive team in place to ensure the development can be sustained. Tal is an outstanding candidate and we could not have appointed anyone more suitable for this role. He will be a tremendous asset to strengthen our talented team and I would like to officially welcome Tal to the company. I look forward to working with Tal in working towards our ambitious plans for the business”.

Speaking about his new role, Talfan Hopkins said: “I see a great opportunity for C&P to engage with new and existing clients to deliver turn-key engineering solutions to a wide variety of control/instrumentation/sequence/machinery applications, ranging from the most simple control system upgrades to complex automated and integrated control systems with Inherent and Functional Safety incorporated at the very heart of the design”.

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