Safety and Loss Prevention

Webinar: Digitalisation and Emergency Planning

Webinar: Digitalisation and Emergency Planning
  • Date From 18th February 2021
  • Date To 18th February 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 08:00 GMT. Duration: 2 hours.


The webinar series has the objective of putting process safety at the centre of the interesting topic of digitalisation. It will explore the opportunities and challenges that digitalisation brings for process safety. It is hoped that this event will provide a forum for networking across disciplines and encourages industry discussion on this exciting and challenging topic. The theme for session three will be 'Digitalisation and emergency planning'.


Dr David Richards, University of Hull

Using models for emergency planning

David is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Hull.  After completing a degree and then a DPhil in Chemistry at the University of York, he joined BP and had a variety of roles in manufacturing, technology, business development and support services.  These roles spanned petrochemicals, refining and biofuels.  Since joining the University of Hull in 2014 David has led the development of the Logistics, Wilberforce and Energy and Environment institutes, strategic developments including AURA, ARK and the TEAM GB partnership, and holds a number of director positions in University start-up businesses.

Dr Amita Tripathi, Fluidyn

Collecting data and modelling in real life emergencies; use in CFD

Amita graduated in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) and she holds a Master's and a PhD from Ecole Centrale Paris (France) on the subject of cryogenic combustion in rocket engines.  She joined FLUIDYN France in 2001 to work on numerical simulations in fluid dynamics (computational fluid dynamics, CFD) applied to environmental impact and industrial hazards. She manages technical teams conducting consultancy studies, R&D projects and software development.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Safety and Loss Prevention SIG. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


08:00—10:00 GMT.


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