Managing the Hazards of Flare Systems Online Training Series

Date From: 12 March 2018
Date To: 26 March 2018
Location: Worldwide
Description: This modular online course examines the causes and prevention of flare system incidents. It comprehensively reviews the operations and equipment used on all types of offshore and onshore flare systems. It categorises the key hazards which must be controlled and reviews in detail the five most common hazards associated with flare system incidents.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online course
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534431
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org

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Overview

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This online course examines the causes and prevention of flare system incidents. It comprehensively reviews the operations and equipment used on all types of offshore and onshore flare systems. It categorises the key hazards which must be controlled and reviews in detail the five most common hazards associated with flare system incidents.

The course draws upon past industry accidents and incidents, as well as errors in design, only revealed in operation. You will gain an understanding of the key design, operation, maintenance and plant modification aspects which must be controlled to ensure safe flare system operation.

The modules can be undertaken as stand-alone training sessions but are most effective as part of a modular programme.

Special note: Recordings are available if you can't make or miss a module.

 What's included in the series?

  • three 60-minute modules
  • text Q&A with the trainer
  • four digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • choose from two time slots near the start or towards the end of the day
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each module
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

Module 1: An Introduction to flare system safety, flare types and components

  • the importance of flare systems and flare system safety
  • the top five hazards associated with flare system incidents
  • review of flare system types, components and incidents
  • Q&A and FAQs

 

Module 2: Liquid overfill and blockages in the flare path

  • use of bow-tie diagrams as a frame work for understanding and analysing the top five flare hazards on your flare system(s)
  • initiating causes of liquid over fill in flare systems and associated preventative and mitigating layers of protection
  • eight ways to block the flare path and the means to avoid doing so
  • Q&A and FAQs

 

Module 3: Preventing air ingress, flame out and working safely on flare systems

  • review of the final three of the five most common flare hazards
  • review of relevant incidents associated with these three hazards
  • final thoughts and advice on flare system safety
  • Q&As and FAQs

Online training schedule - each module approximately 60 minutes

Module 1 - 12 March 2018 - 09:00 GMT or 16:00 GMT
Module 2 - 19 March 2018 - 09:00 GMT or 16:00 GMT
Module 3 - 26 March 2018 - 09:00 GMT or 16:00 GMT

Fees

Single module fee: £99 + VAT (available as recordings)

Full course (3 modules): £199 + VAT (available as recordings)

Software

The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 

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You are advised to join the online training session at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Presenter

Paul Denham

Paul is a Chartered Chemical Engineer who has worked in a range of sectors for over 16 years. These include heavy chemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals & onshore and offshore oil and gas. He has worked for and with a number of major companies (ICI, Albright & Wilson, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, INEOS, Wood Group PSN, Shell, BP and Talisman) and in a number of plant operations, design, and commissioning and plant support roles. 

Since 2002, Paul has led a number of major compliance projects including preparing top-tier COMAH report for a full site, and preparing IPPC application for a full site. Paul has worked in full time process safety roles since 2006 and supported a number of petrochemical assets and in this role, he led safety reviews, incident investigations and remediation projects on a number of flare disposal systems. 

Paul currently works in the oil and gas industry providing technical safety engineering services as a director of GMS Technical Safety.  He also has a B(Eng) (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde and a MSc(Eng) in process safety & loss prevention from the University of Sheffield.


CPD Recording Information

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): 1 hour per module

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator’s requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.

New CPD verification process from 2017. IChemE (in line with Engineering Council requirements) will be checking a random sample of Chartered Members’ and Fellows’ CPD records. More details online.

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