Hull and Humber (UK)

Webinar: Plant Preventative Maintenance Series 3: Atmospheric Storage Tanks

Webinar: Plant Preventative Maintenance Series 3: Atmospheric Storage Tanks
  • Date From 7th October 2021
  • Date To 7th October 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 12:30 BST. Duration: 1 hour.

Webinar series

A reliable plant is a safe and profitable plant.

Are you seeking engineering best practices for prolonging equipment life and reducing overall maintenance costs? If yes, then the following webinar series on “Plant Preventative Maintenance” may interest you.

This webinar series is organised by the IChemE Hull & Humber member group and will feature presentations by regulators, industry experts and process safety professionals who will discuss some key features of an effective preventative maintenance programme including good practices and regulatory frameworks, human factors, equipment deterioration mechanisms and remediation measures.


Atmospheric storage tanks are used in a great variety of industries and the maintenance of those can be challenging. One of the most common hazardous materials held in atmospheric storage tanks are flammable liquids. Atmospheric tanks are used for the storage of liquids at ambient temperature and for the storage of refrigerated liquids.

Housekeeping activities, such as repairing, painting, cleaning, welding, grinding and cutting are hazardous actions. Major hazards associated with maintenance of atmospheric storage tanks are related to confined space, flammable or explosive atmosphere. It is therefore important to address these hazards to prevent incidents occurring during maintenance work.


Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre

Zsuzsanna has extensive experience in training CEO’s of high hazard industrial sites on process safety leadership and culture, and implementing tools and overseeing process safety management systems for industrial sites; reviewing safety reports, advising on risk reduction and performing on-site inspections. She has a proven track record of developing guidance documents on lead process safety metrics, speaking at international conferences and running technical symposiums worldwide.

Zsuzsanna has extensive knowledge of global process safety standards and practices gained working with the world’s leading chemical and oil and gas companies across the UK, US, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. She prepares and delivers technical online training materials and webinars on process safety management, change management and learnings from major incidents, hazard identification techniques, runaway reactions and facilitated the ISC interactive case studies with extensive worldwide participation.

After graduating with a master of science in biochemical engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Zsuzsanna worked in disaster management for the Hungarian Government. During this time, she obtained a postgraduate diploma in environmental public administration. She then moved into a role as a Seveso Site Inspector for Hungary, at this time she also obtained her PhD cum laude on the development of procedures and tools for the improvement of industrial safety against external effects from the National Defence PhD Institution in Military Technology in Hungary.

Following her time as a Seveso Inspector, she was the Head of Section for nuclear Safety in the National Directorate General for Disaster Management in Budapest. Her most recent role was as a Scientific Technical Office for the European Commission Joint Research Centre, where she worked to assist member states on learning from incidents and Seveso implementation, including land use planning policy. She started as the Deputy to the Director of the IChemE Safety Centre in September 2017.

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 Hull and Humber Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE. 


12:30—13:30 BST.


A one-hour online session, approximately: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.

Intended audience

This webinar is open to all, but may appeal more to asset engineers, mechanical engineers, maintenance engineers, process and process safety engineers working in processing plants.


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