Upcoming events and webinars

Below are conferences and webinars where either Trish Kerin and/or Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes will present.

September 2021

Webinar: Delta Hazop

20 September 2021, 08:00 BST

The ISC will release a guidance document on a risk assessment technique called Delta HAZOP. The traditional HAZOP process is a structured process that, when done well, produces a robust and thorough analysis of failure scenarios and identifies safeguards to manage the risk. Where a HAZOP is repeated, or another form of PHA continues to be repeated through the life of a facility, the finding of significant issues is likely to decrease after two or three cycles. Therefore, to achieve a high-quality output, where items of significant value are uncovered it was necessary to look at the process differently. This realisation led to the development of a process known as Delta HAZOP. The focus is on understanding the creeping changes to the process that have occurred and ensuring that the risks associated with them have been understood and addressed. This does not negate the need for a robust Management of Change process. Join us for this webinar explaining the process as defined in the guidance document.

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Chemeca 2021

27—28 September 2021, Virtual

Chemeca is an annual conference for the Australian and New Zealand community of chemical and process engineers and industrial chemists who come together to discuss latest developments in the field, share industry knowledge, recognise outstanding achievement and share experiences and insights that help the industry to grow.  In its fiftieth year, we are embracing the opportunity to reinvent Chemeca and broaden its appeal without losing what makes it special. The Virtual+ format in 2021 presents an opportunity for everyone in Australia and New Zealand to get involved in their region. Call for papers is open, help shape the programme by contributing your work under the conference theme ‘Advance, Disrupt and Sustain’. Deadline for submissions is 17 May.

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October 2021

hazardex 2021 incorporating PTTex

6—7 October 2021, Harrogate, UK

The Hazardex 2021 Conference and Exhibition will be held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  It is the perfect platform for topical discussion on process safety related topics, sharing and learning about key industry information and sourcing product and service suppliers.

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2021 Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Symposium

19—21 October 2021, Hybrid Symposium

The 2021 Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Symposium will be a hybrid conference. The symposium serves as the crossroads for process safety where industry, academia, government agencies and other stakeholders come together to discuss critical issues of research in process safety. Expert researchers and industry representatives from around the world will take part of this two and a half-day symposium to share the latest information on important topics aimed at making the process industry safer.

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Webinar: Safety Lore No 15: Dust Explosions

27 October 2021, 09:00 GMT

Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes discusses two cases studies that occurred in the past, stressing the key lessons on dust explosion. It also provides useful tips and recommendations as how to avoid future recurrence of such accidents.

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November 2021

Webinar: Effectively removing mercury contamination in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production systems

3 November 2021, 00:00—01:00 GMT

Mercury is a highly toxic, naturally occurring element encountered in various chemical and elemental forms throughout nearly all Oil and Gas production and processing systems. The Presence of mercury creates substantial health, safety and environmental issues that reduce efficiencies in maintenance activities and considerably add to costs in demolition. Understanding accumulation, distribution, and the sorption dynamics of mercury throughout process is instrumental in the application of improved chemical decontamination and waste management techniques used during plant turnarounds and the clean out of gas processing equipment. This webinar will address these issues in the oil and gas industry by utilising cutting edge chemistry to remove the mercury up to 99%. The outcomes benefit the environment and people who are maintaining plant and equipment that previously was mercury contaminated. This technology is transferable to other industries that contain mercury contaminated equipment.

Speaker:  Melanie Windust, National Technical Lead: Occupational Hygiene, ADE Consulting Group Melanie is a certified occupational hygienist with post graduate qualifications in occupational hygiene and occupational health & safety and a recent addition to ADE. She is an innovative Occupational Hygienist with experience in a diverse and complex range of industries including major hazard facilities, aviation, mining, dangerous goods, logistics, oil, and gas, regulatory and manufacturing, at union and non-union sites. She has been a COH for nearly 20 years and has vast experience in chemical and hygiene risk management, baseline risk assessments, monitoring program development and working with businesses to develop effective solutions. Melanie Received the Draeger Young Hygienist Award in 2010.

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Webinar: Getting the best from a remote HAZOP (repeat)

9 November 2021, 14:00 GMT

HAZOP is an established process hazard identification and assessment technique, which has traditionally been conducted by a team in a meeting room.  Due the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as action to address climate change, there is pressure to move to more online or remote attendance at HAZOP studies.  But what are the challenges this presents to HAZOP leaders and how can those be overcome to still conduct an effective HAZOP study remotely?    This webinar was jointly hosted by Nigel Allen, Technical Manager - Major Hazards, Dekra and Trish Kerin, ISC Director.

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16—18 November 2021, Virtual Conference

Hazards is an industry-focused event, providing a platform for sharing good practice, current thinking and lessons learned in process safety, as well as valuable networking opportunities. Building on the success of last year’s online event, Hazards 31 will be held virtually again this year, continuing to facilitate knowledge-transfer and reflection in the safest and most accessible way.

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March 2022

Hazards Asia Pacific 2022

March 2022, Virtual Conference

Hazards Asia Pacific is the leading process safety conference in the region and follows five previous successful events.

The conference shares the latest developments and good practice in process safety. All the companies representing major industries will be present, and many will share experience in process safety and risk management, particularly technological advancements that have helped them thrive.

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April 2022


4—8 April 2022, Frankfurt, Germany

With manufacturers and service providers from over 50 countries presenting their products for chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing as well as energy and environmental services ACHEMA is the driving force and groundbreaker for the international process industries and their suppliers.

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2022 Spring Meeting and 18th Global Congress on Process Safety

10—14 April 2022, San Antonio, Texas

The AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical and process safety engineers, covering the industry's critical needs more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

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May 2022

International Conference on Safety & Environment in Process and Power Industry

8—11 May 2022, Florence, Italy

CISAP10 will provide an interesting programme with the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues from all sectors, including academia and industry and share presentations of the latest key innovations within safety and environment in the process and power industry.

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June 2022

17th EFCE International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in Process Industries

5—8 June 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

The 17th EFCE International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in Process Industries will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava is hosting this conference, the most prestigious in the world in the field of risk and safety related to the chemical and process industries; the symposium has returned to Prague after 18 years. Occupational and process safety professionals, researchers, scientists, academics and practitioners have been meeting on a triennial basis since the first conference in 1974.

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