Hazards 28
IChemE's leading process safety conference
Hazards 28


Hazards 28 offers a packed programme of top-quality presentations sharing expert knowledge, latest developments and lessons learned in process safety – all helping you to prevent major accident hazards at your own workplace.

Up to 100 leading experts from around the globe, including industry practitioners, researchers and industry regulators, will share their experience via oral presentations and posters.

Presentations will cover all the functional areas that are key to managing and reducing risk effectively: engineering and design, systems and procedures, knowledge and competence, human factors, assurance, culture, and environmental protection.

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You can download many of the Hazards presentations below. If you can't see what you're looking for, it's because the author hasn't given us permission to publish their presentation.


Adaptive Assurance of Process Safety
Andy Ewens (Wood, UK)
The L'Oreal Safety Culture Journey and Next Steps
Malcolm Staves (L'Oreal, France)
The Global Implementation of a PSM Framework at All Manufacturing Sites of AkzoNobel
John Mul (AkzoNobel, The Netherlands)
Next Generation Process Safety
Shahana Buchanan (Nestle, Switzerland)

Engineering & Design I

Sizing of safety valves for non-flashing gas-liquid flow to protect a heat exchanger – application of the HNE-CSE model
Sara Claramunt, Natalie Schmidt, Jens Denecke & Jürgen Schmidt (CSE-Engineering, Germany) 
Maximum Allowable Valve Passing Rate Review and Determination
Richard Emery (MMI Engineering, UK)


Are Burner management systems and SIL Determination an explosive mixture? 
Gaynor Woodford-Phillips & Stephen Beedle (ABB Consulting, UK) 
How big should Zones be, if there at all? – Practical experience from PharmaChem and Food & Drink sectors
Pat Swords (PM Group, Ireland), Kayley Oseman (PM Group, UK)

Environmental Risk Assessment

ICAM do more – What are the true benefits of averting a MATTE? 
Jack Davy (Wood, UK) 
Addressing the Challenges of Applying the CDOIF Guideline for Environmental Risk Tolerability in Risk Assessments for COMAH Establishments
Carolyn Nicholls & Robert Ritchie (RAS Ltd, UK) 
Environmental Risk Assessment: Streamlining CDOIF Guideline
Peter Waite (Astrid Consulting, UK), Matt Johns & Matt Maynard (Johns Associates, UK), Henry Betts (Calor Gas, UK) 
Developments in thinking about emergency liquid containment systems in the process and allied industries
Chris Dickinson (The Environment Agency, UK)

Safety Culture

Management of Human Error in a Safety Case using Bowtie - A case study 
Ilizástigui Pérez Fidel (Risquest Safety Consultants, Cuba) 
Bridging the Safety Gap: The Key Role of a Sound Process Safety Culture in Minimizing Audit Findings
Elena Prats & Gemma Dunjó (ioMosaic Corporation, USA) 
Experiencing operational process safety - while at university
Trish Kerin (IChemE Safety Centre, Australia)

Fire & Explosions

Gas Explosion Protection for Aerosol Filling Rooms – Full Scale Testing and Analytical Validation 
Euan Stoddart (MMI Engineering, UK) 
High temperature liquid jet fire testing
Richard Alker (BAE Systems, UK), Geoffrey Chamberlain (Waverton Consultancy Ltd, UK)


The role of Individual and Societal Risk in the ALARP demonstration for Pipelines 
Jerry Mullins, Andrew Doyle & Katherine Taylor (ROSEN, UK) 
An analysis of the emergency isolation of high-pressure pipelines transporting supercritical fluids
Sergey Martynov, Haroun Mahgerefteh & Jianhao Yu (University College London, UK)

Environmental Protection

Managing the risk associated with severe wind and flood events in the chemical processing industries 
Patrick Mahan & Frank Liserio (FM Global, USA)

Safety Cases

Are Safety Cases past their sell by date? Can we make them more relevant? 
Emma Thompson & Mark Taylor (ERM, UK) 
Guidance for UK Safety Case Compliance for Offshore Installations in Late Life, Decommissioning and Dismantling, based on industry experience
Alison McKay (ABB Consulting, UK), Trish Sentance (Oil & Gas UK) 
Beating Luck: A breakthrough in Major Accident Hazard Prevention
Konstantia Kalabaliki (ENERGIA Engineering, UK)

Safety Management

Thinking in Outcomes - Maintaining Focus on What Process Safety Delivers in Risk Management 
Ian Travers (Leidos, UK) 
Practical experience with Management of Change reflecting upon incidents, audits and gap analyses
Graeme Laughland (ABB Consulting, UK) 
Bow Ties in Risk Management; using the new CCPS-EI book to avoid pitfalls
Martin Johnson (BP, UK), Mark Manton (ABS Group, UK), Charles Cowley (CCPS, UK), Mark Scanlon (Energy Institute, UK)

Risk Management

Assessing and Mitigating the Risks from Bund Overtopping 
Ann Halford, Clive Robinson, Gabriele Ferrara & Tarek Bengherbia (DNV GL, UK) 
Implementing safety assessments and management systems – a parallel between high and non-high hazard industries
Livia Cardoso Silveira & Fillipe Dobbin Caruso (Bureau Veritas, UK) 
Lessons from a major safety incident during a non-regulated 14-year turnaround maintenance cycle
Tamuno O. Olu-Tima (PHRC, Nigeria)

Fire & Gas Detection

A risk-based approach to identifying the location of fire and gas detectors for an onshore process plant 
Stuart Buchanan (Ineos Manufacturing, UK), Mike McKay (ABB Consulting, UK) 
Factors in the selection philosophies and criteria to improve F&G detection and use of PFP
Ian Herbert (MMI Engineering Ltd, UK)

Lessons Learned

A review on Toulouse accident trials: can we learn the lessons despite uncertainty on direct causes? 
Nicolas Dechy (IRSN, France), Zsuzsanna Gyenes (IChemE, UK), Myriam Merad (CNRS, France) 
Enhancing Learning from Incidents – Five Tried and Tested Approaches
Steven Flynn (Independent Consultant, UK) 
Lessons learned from fuel storage accidents: Aftermaths and challenges ahead
Ravi Kumar Sharma, Bhola Ram Gurjar & RajatAgrawal (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)

Consequence Modelling

Quantifying Risk and How It All Goes Wrong 
Keith Miller (Independent Consultant, UK) 
New Paradigms for Determining Structural Design Loads for Blast
Steve Howell & Prankhul Middha (Abercus, UK)
Analysis and validation of integral pool spreading model of LNG spills on concrete
Nisa Ulumuddin, Tomasz Olewski & Luc Véchot (Texas A&M University at Qatar)

Human Factors

Check Mate: A framework for optimising human-based checking 
Shona Watson & Robert Sides (Greenstreet Berman Ltd, UK) 
Who is running your plant at 3.00 am?
John Bresland (Process Safety Risk Assessment LLC, USA), Ian Travers (Leidos, UK) 
Developments in Human Factors Critical Task Reviews (HFCTR)
Jamie Henderson & Neil Hunter (Human Reliability Associates Ltd, UK) 
Addressing human reliability quantification issues in COMAH reports using the SHERPA and SLIM methodologies
David Embrey (Human Reliability Associates, UK)

Risk Assessment

Experiences in ALARP Demonstration 
A.G. Rushton & M. R. Finch (ESR Technology, UK) 
Risk tolerability targets; misconceived, misunderstood and misapplied
Andy Stanley, Carolyn Nicholls, Bob Burnup & Jordan Smith (RAS Ltd, UK) 
Improving Analysis of Hazard & Risk Identification Workshops
James Turner (Wood, UK) 
HAZOP, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Frank Crawley (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Engineering & Design II

Design and Specification of Radar Based Early Warning Systems 
Trevor Harvey & Paul Oram (BP Upstream, UK), Jonathan Love (Imperial College, UK) 
Emission Reduction Study When Gas Flaring is Inevitable
Konstantia Kalabaliki (ENERGIA Engineering, UK), Alice Tanguenza (ENERECO SpA, Italy) 
Process Safety in Automotive & Transportation R&D Testing – Basis of Safety for a 700 bar Hydrogen Tank Test Bench & Demonstrator Filling Station
Robert Cowan (Prorec GmbH, Germany)

Digital Technology

Incorporating incident reports in bow-ties with Big Data techniques 
Coen van Gulijk, Miguel Figueres-Esteban & Peter Hughes (University of Huddersfield, UK), Paul McCullogh (CGE Risk, The Netherlands) 
The Gamification of Process Safety
Angus Keddie (Process Safety Matters, UK) 
Igloo system heats up training
Phil Jones & Tony Atkinson (BP European Acetyls, UK)

Emergency Response

Site Specific Risk Information – Taking Ownership 
Simon Downing (RPS, UK) 
Decision making in emergency response - Structural analysis of decision-making processes of fire services at industrial accidents
Hannes Kern & Jürgen Hammerschmied (Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Germany) 
Learning from emergency response in the process industries
Zsuzsanna Gyenes (IChemE Safety Centre, UK)

Inherent Safety

Inherently Safer Design: it’s not just what you do it’s the way that you do it, and that’s what gets results 
Craig Skinner (BP International Limited, UK) 
Criteria for separation distances between major hazard installations to limit the risk of escalating domino failures
Debra C Mitchell (ISHECON, South Africa)

Poster presentations

Poster presentation titles are being published here as the authors confirm their attendance.

See the latest list of poster presentations >>

Information session – Professional Process Safety Engineer

Wednesday 16 May, 17:30–18:30

The Professional Process Safety Engineer registration is the only globally recognised process safety qualification, providing public recognition to peer-reviewed practitioners working within process safety.

This information session will cover both the formal requirements and informal expectations of the application process, to assist anyone preparing or considering applying for Professional Process Safety Engineer.

Come along and see what Professional Process Safety Engineer can do for you and your professional development.


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