Aberdeen (UK)

Webinar: Hydrogen Accidents and Lessons Learned

Webinar: Hydrogen Accidents and Lessons Learned
  • Date From 22nd February 2024
  • Date To 22nd February 2024
  • Price Free of charge.
  • Location Online: 12:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.


Due to its flammability, buoyancy, its ability to embrittle metals and other properties that require engineering control, designing a hydrogen system that ensures its safe use can be a challenging process.

In this webinar, the presenter will explore and put into context some hydrogen accidents / incidents and discuss their consequences. The external causes which were totally or partly responsible for some accidents, and the equipment failure in hydrogen accidents will also be explored.

The webinar will help the audience to gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • hydrogen accidents and their consequences
  • accidents statistics since 1988
  • three examples of accidents / incidents
  • lessons learned from these accidents
  • how hydrogen hazards is controlled.


Azzam Younes, Associate Director, WSP

Azzam is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. On graduation he joined the BG Group Engineering Department, and subsequently worked for Genesis, PSN, and ABB. He has circa 30 years’ experience of working in the process industries mainly in oil and gas.

Currently he is an Associate Director with WSP; he has specific interests in process safety and in the safe and reliable operation of offshore and onshore plants. Azzam is currently working with oil and gas industry clients to address issues associated with process safety, LNG, hydrogen and chairing HAZOP and HAZID studies.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and Professional Process Safety Engineer. He has provided a range of services to clients including safety audit, process safety and occupational safety. Currently he is doing HAZOP and leading studies regarding LNG and hydrogen.

Azzam is the vice chair and a former chair of the IChemE’s Aberdeen Member Group, and active member of the branch organising technical seminars (webinars), technical visits to branch members.

He is passionate about process safety; he is an accredited HAZOP chairman, IChemE trained and BP, BG (Shell), CNR, ConocoPhillips (Harbour Energy), Chevron (Ithaca), ABB and Total approved.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Aberdeen Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00–13:00 GMT.


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