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ADVANCING

CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING
WORLDWIDE
Gas Explosion Hazards on Offshore
and Onshore Facilities
24–25 September 2013, Grimsby, UK
26–27 September 2013, London, UK
ADVANCING
CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING
WORLDWIDE
Courses
www.icheme.org/gasgrm
Learn about all aspects of gas explosion
hazards
Gas Explosion Hazards on Offshore and
Onshore Facilities
24–25 September 2013, Grimsby, UK
26–27 September 2013, London, UK
This essential course addresses all aspects of hazards
associated with vapour cloud explosions (VCEs):
ignition processes, release and dispersion, explosion
mechanisms, blast loads and modeling of all these
aspects.
Objectives
At the end of the course, delegates should achieve the
following key learning outcomes:
■ ■ understand the basics and important
parameters governing vapour cloud explosions
(VCEs)
■ ■ be aware of offshore release and accident
statistics and some important offshore accidents
■ ■ understand the accident chain of events and the
important parameters affecting the gas release
and dispersion
■ ■ understand the various preventive measures
to reduce the occurrence of accidents and the
various mitigation and control techniques to
reduce gas explosion consequences
■ ■ learn the various explosion modelling
techniques that may be applied and understand
the importance of using advance 3D modelling
for gas explosion analyses
■ ■ learn the various gas explosion analyses
methodologies and when they may be applied
■ ■ understand how gas explosion loads can be
integrated with the responses of structures
Who will benefit
■ ■ safety engineers
■ ■ managers
■ ■ supervisors
■ ■ personnel involved in the design, operation or
modification of an offshore oil and gas facility
(platforms, FPSOs, etc)
■ ■ accident investigators
■ ■ anyone who would like to develop an
understanding of gas explosion safety
Course outline
Day one
■ ■ introduction
■ ■ gas explosion basics
■ ■ explosion risk analyses
■ ■ explosion accidents: statistics and examples
■ ■ explosion investigation of rough 47/3B platform
■ ■ release and dispersion in offshore facilities
■ ■ ignition sources
■ ■ preventative measures
■ ■ mitigation and control
Day two
■ ■ lessons learnt – North Sea
■ ■ explosion modelling
■ ■ explosion analyses:
– part 1 – objective and motivation
– part 2 – simple approach
– part 3 – advanced approach
– part 4 – selected analyses examples I
– part 5 – Selected analyses examples II
■ ■ explosion loading and structural response
■ ■ outlook
Courses
www.icheme.org/gaslon
Course presenters
Kees van Wingerden, Senior Vice President,
GexCon AS
Kees started his career at TNO (Dept. Gas and Dust
Explosions) in the Netherlands. In 1991 he came
to CMR / GexCon, in 2002, he was responsible for
sales of explosion protection equipment at INCOM
Explosionsschutz in Switzerland and Kidde Brand
- und Explosionsschutz in Germany. Kees returned
to GexCon in 2007. He has more than 30 years’
experience in the field (research, testing, consulting,
risk analysis). He is chairman of the European
committee CEN / TC 305 WG3 “Devices and systems
for explosion prevention and protection.”
Ronan Abiven, Department Manager, GexCon
Consulting
Ronan is the department manager for GexCon
Consulting. Ronan has 9 years’ experience in
process safety and has a background in mechanical
engineering. The main activity has been particularly
explosive risk with the use of FLACS and accident
investigations and optimization studies.
Venue
The Humber Royal Hotel
Littlecoates Road
Grimsby
DN34 4LX
Tel: +44 (0) 1472 240024
Fax: +44 (0) 1472 241354
www.thehumberroyalhotel.co.uk
IChemE
One Portland Place
London
W1B 1PN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 8200
Fax: +44 (0)20 7927 8181
www.oneportlandplace.co.uk
Accommodation
Accommodation is not included in the delegate fee.
If you need any help with booking a hotel, contact our
agent, Trinity Conferences, +44 (0) 1780 484050.
Please quote IChemE when booking.
Fees
IChemE member – £1000 + VAT
Non-member – £1100 + VAT
Discounts
Discounts are available to companies booking more
than one place:
2 places – 5% discount
3 places – 10% discount
4 or more places – 15% discount
Multiple places must be booked at the same time to
qualify.
How to book
Register online at:
Grimsby: www.icheme.org/gasgrm
London: www.icheme.org/gaslon
Complete and return the booking form by email to
ar@icheme.org or by fax to +44 (0)1788 560833
More details
www.icheme.org/gasgrm
www.icheme.org/gaslon
Tel: +44 (0)1788 534431
Email: courses@icheme.org
In-company training
If you have several colleagues interested in this course,
why not consider running it in-house?
To discuss your requirements and request a quote
contact courses@icheme.org
“Pitched at just the right level...
very useful for our needs at this time.”
D. Farrow, Perenco UK
Courses
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