Tyneside (UK)

ELFAB Industry Tour

ELFAB Industry Tour
  • Date From 2nd May 2018
  • Date To 2nd May 2018
  • Location Elfab Limited, Alder Road, West Chirton North Industrial Estate, North Shields, NE29 8SD

The event will consist of a Plant Tour at ELFAB Ltd - giving us the chance to find out more about the research and manufacturing of Bursting Disks (which typically act as the last layer of protection on a processing plant), and talks from Process Safety Experts.

Light refreshments will be available.


David Hatch – Process Safety Integrity

Presentation titled: Visual HAZOP

David is a process hazard analyst & safety specialist with over 30 years’ experience of Major Accident Hazard facilities and Design, Operating & Consulting roles in highly regulated industries including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Energy & Chemicals. He has recently been promoting the technique (provisionally referred to as 'visual Hazard and Operability Study - HAZOP') which combines the guideword/deviation rigour of HAZOP with the communication benefits of 'Bow Tie' analysis. He will show how bowties can be used to visualise existing HAZOP and conduct original HAZOP studies and highlight the need to track barrier performance (safeguard effectiveness) as part of audits (planned demands) and incident investigations (unplanned demands). David is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Professional Process Safety Engineer.

Stephen Beedle – ABB

Presentation titled: SIL Determination (LOPA)

Stephen has worked in the UK Chemical Industry for over 30 years. He commenced his career with ICI and Zeneca and held various plant roles in design, development and commissioning. He then moved to ABB as a Process Safety Consultant. Since 2000 he has worked as a consultant within the HSE Management Group of ABB Consultancy involved in various HSE services including hazard studies, SIL assessment, risk assessment, consequence and severity assessments and COMAH safety reports. Stephen is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Professional Process Safety Engineer.

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