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Advanced Process Safety Considerations for Hydrogen Projects

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 9

Online | In-company

Overview

This course provides a detailed look at hydrogen and the hazards associated with it. You will get a detailed understanding of the unique properties of hydrogen, how it differs from more common flammable gases such as natural gas and the different hazards presented by it and its carriers. The course will also provide awareness of control and mitigation measures that can be used to reduce the risk in a variety of hydrogen applications. 

Given the detailed nature of the course, it is well suited to process safety engineers, process engineers, HSE professionals, project engineers, plant managers and others involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of hydrogen handling equipment and processes. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand the unique properties of hydrogen, and how it differs from more common flammable gases such as natural gas
  • recognise the different hazards presented by hydrogen and its carriers
  • have developed an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with the use of hydrogen within the context of a new project design
  • be aware of control and mitigation measures that can be used to reduce the risk in a variety of hydrogen applications.

Who will benefit

  • Process safety engineers
  • Process engineers
  • HSE professionals
  • Project engineers
  • Plant managers
  • Others designed in the design, operation, modification or maintenance of hydrogen handling equipment and processes

What delegates say

"Karina was a really great trainer! I was fully engaged throughout and learned so much from her. Her ability to talk around the topic was really impressive and she provided great answers to questions."
R Hobson, Carrington Power Station, Ireland
 

"Very clear structure and reminders of the process safety principles as well as application to hydrogen/ammonia etc. Lots of examples and visuals."
J Durling, Environment Agency, UK

"I have worked with hydrogen for many years and took this course to formalise some of my knowledge and I felt the content was excellent and very well done."
R Boocock, Boocock Advisory Ltd, UK

Course outline

  • Review of process safety incidents involving hydrogen and the learnings that have been derived from past accidents
  • Physical and hazardous properties of hydrogen, including the latest knowledge from research programmes
  • Safety challenges associated with common uses of hydrogen in new energy applications
  • Hazards presented by hydrogen, ammonia and other energy vectors across the hydrogen value chain
  • Awareness of the life cycle of process safety, from concept development to project execution, including an overview of the types of study that should be considered
  • Basics of fire and explosion science – the relevant physical properties, the causes of fires and explosions, and their consequences
  • Risk assessments for each type of hydrogen application and common hazards/control measures
  • Common pitfalls of hydrogen risk assessments
  • An overview of some international regulations, and the regulatory expectations

Upcoming courses

Online 

Online courses consist of three live and interactive modules with the trainer.

From 7 May 2024 – fully booked

From 4 June 2024 

  • Module 1 – 4 June 2024, 09:30–12:30 BST
  • Module 2 – 5 June 2024, 09:30–12:30 BST
  • Module 3 – 6 June 2024, 09:30–12:30 BST

From 2 August 2024

  • Module 1 – 2 August 2024, 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–14:30 AEST / 13:30–16:30 NZST
  • Module 2 – 8 August 2024, 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–14:30 AEST / 13:30–16:30 NZST
  • Module 3 – 15 August 2024, 09:30–12:30 AWST/MYT / 11:30–14:30 AEST / 13:30–16:30 NZST

Live sessions are delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training.

Face-to-face 

No scheduled dates.

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Fees

  • IChemE member – £1,500 + VAT / AU$2,280 + GST
  • Non-member – £1,800 + VAT / AU$2,735 + GST

How to register

Select your preferred course from the list of upcoming start dates and go to the 'Book course' button at the bottom of the page.

More than one person to train?

Multi-place discounts

Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place. Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

  • 2 places – 10% discount
  • 3 places –15% discount
  • 4 or more places – 20% discount

In-company training

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Attendance certificate & CPD hours

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate.

CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Associated course

What Engineers Need to Know About Hydrogen Safety

An introduction to hydrogen safety.

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