Advanced Process Safety Considerations for Hydrogen Projects

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 9*

Price IChemE Member £1440 + VAT / Non-member £1728 + VAT


Next date – from 24 April 2023, 09:30–12:30 BST.

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

The trainers

Karina Almeida is joined on this course by Pablo Giacopinelli, FLACS Technical Lead at Gexcon UK. Pablo has more than 10 years of experience in conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies in various industries, including oil and gas, nuclear, biomass, and civil and aerospace engineering, with a primary focus on modelling the consequences of explosion and fire phenomena, and dispersion hazards such as flammable vapours and toxic exposures. He has led projects evaluating fire and explosion hazards across the hydrogen value chain, from storage, transportation and use in the automotive, maritime and aviation industry


Module 1

Monday 24 April 2023, 09:30–12:30 BST.

Module 2

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 09:30–12:30 BST.

Module 3

Friday 28 April 2023, 09:30–12:30 BST.

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.


  • IChemE Member: £1440 + VAT
  • Non-member: £1728 + VAT


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.


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.

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What Engineers Need to Know About Hydrogen Safety

1 March 2023, 09:30–12:30 GMT | An introduction to hydrogen safety.

Karina Almeida


Karina Almeida

UK Energy Transition Lead / Business Development Manager, Gexcon UK

Karina has 20 years professional experience in the energy industry, the last 10 years in process safety. She holds a PhD in Chemistry which has enabled her to apply knowledge to the development of energy-efficient processes including the extraction of second-generation biofuels from marine algae. Her current role encompasses not only hydrogen safety, but also CCS, ammonia, biofuels and other technologies related to alternative energy. 

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