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Advanced Process Safety Considerations for Hydrogen Projects

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 9*

Price IChemE Member AU$1900 + GST / Non-member AU$2370 + GST

Overview

Live online course – from 17 August 2023, 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT.

This online course will provide a detailed look at hydrogen and the hazards associated with it. You will get a detailed understanding of the unique properties of hydrogen, how it differs from more common flammable gases such as natural gas and the different hazards presented by it and its carriers. The course will also provide awareness of control and mitigation measures that can be used to reduce the risk in a variety of hydrogen applications. 

Given the detailed nature of the course, it is well suited to process safety engineers, process engineers, HSE professionals, project engineers, plant managers and others involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of hydrogen handling equipment and processes. 

Teaching will be delivered via three live sessions (approx. three hours in length each). 

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate. 

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the unique properties of hydrogen, and how it differs from more common flammable gases such as natural gas
  • Recognise the different hazards presented by hydrogen and its carriers
  • Develop an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with the use of hydrogen within the context of a new project design
  • Be aware of control and mitigation measures that can be used to reduce the risk in a variety of hydrogen applications.

Who will benefit

  • Process safety engineers
  • Process engineers
  • HSE professionals
  • Project engineers
  • Plant managers
  • Others designed in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of hydrogen handling equipment and processes

Course outline

  • Review of process safety incidents involving hydrogen and the learnings that have been derived from past accidents
  • Physical and hazardous properties of hydrogen, including the latest knowledge from research programmes
  • Safety challenges associated with common uses of hydrogen in new energy applications
  • Hazards presented by hydrogen, ammonia and other energy vectors across the hydrogen value chain
  • Awareness of the life cycle of process safety, from concept development to project execution, including an overview of the types of study that should be considered
  • Basics of fire and explosion science – the relevant physical properties, the causes of fires and explosions, and their consequences
  • Risk assessments for each type of hydrogen application and common hazards/control measures
  • Common pitfalls of hydrogen risk assessments
  • An overview of some international regulations, and the regulatory expectations

Dates

Module 1

Thursday 17 August 2023:

  • 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:30–14:30 AEST
  • 13:30–16:30 NZST

Module 2

Tuesday 22 August 2023:

  • 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:30–14:30 AEST
  • 13:30–16:30 NZST

Module 3

Thursday 24 August 2023:

  • 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT
  • 11:30–14:30 AEST
  • 13:30–16:30 NZST

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.

Fees

  • IChemE Member: AU$1900 + GST
  • Non-member: AU$2370 + GST

Discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places–10% discount
  • 3 places–15% discount
  • 4 or more places–20% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

Delivery

Modules will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. We'll share information about how to do this after you've registered.

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Associated course

What Engineers Need to Know About Hydrogen Safety

4 May 2023, 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT | An introduction to hydrogen safety.

Fiona Mitchell-Corbett

Trainer

Fiona Mitchell-Corbett

Vice President Hydrogen Safety, Gexcon Australia

Fiona Mitchell-Corbett is the Vice President Hydrogen Safety for Gexcon. Based in Perth with global experience, Fiona is an accomplished leader and process safety engineer with 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, beginning in oil and gas before moving across to hydrogen and new energies.

Fiona helps companies understand their hazards and manage them effectively and efficiently with key skills in process safety management, hazard identification, quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, consequence modelling and risk management. Fiona is passionate about supporting the energy transition using an integrated approach including the early consideration of process safety risks to achieve positive safety, operability, and cost outcomes for the project.

Fiona is a Chartered Chemical Engineer (MIChemE, CEng) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Gexcon are world leaders in the field of safety and risk management underpinned by gas dispersion, fire and explosion modelling expertise, market leading software and test and laboratory services with a strong foundation of 50+ years of research, development and innovation.

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