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Hazardex in the Regions - London

Event: Hazardex in the Regions - London
Date: 26 November 2014
Type: Conference and Exhibition
Location: London, UK
Description: Hazardex is pleased to announce that the popular Hazardex in the Regions conference & exhibitions are to run again in 2014 & 2015.

They are aimed at hazardous operations personnel in the process industries and will take place in areas convenient for the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, utilities, new energy and food & beverage industries.

The second in the series will be staged at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Conference Centre in 1 Victoria Street, SW1H 0ET, in November 2014.

Senior UK HSE & UKPIA staff are already confirmed speakers for these events, and details of other presentations from industry experts and end users will be made available later in the year.
Papers include: (not actual running order)

Alex Thomson - HSE, Hazardous Installations Directorate (HID CEMHD 2E); H M Principal Specialist Inspector Control and Instrumentation
'The introduction in early 2015 of the HSE's E,C&I Delivery Guide'

The HSE will present the newly developed ‘Electrical, Control and Instrumentation operational delivery guide for COMAH establishments’ which the HSE EC&I specialist inspectors will use in their Inspections.

The presentation will explain the rationale behind the guide, outcomes from trials and feedback received from industry and how that was incorporated. It will also cover the scope of the guide and an important element of scoring performance and how that will be used for targeting inspector resource in future planning.

The session will be useful to all Companies that operate under the COMAH regulatory regime. It will also be an opportunity for discussion and for Companies to provide an input and influence the future direction of the guide and how HSE inspects in this discipline in future.

Peter Davidson - Director UKPIA; Safety, Commercial & Projects
'Good Competency Management'

Managing competency is a complex task, but ensuring the competency of people is critical to the safe operation of any site. It is important to consider that competency needs to be maintained not only by company staff, but also by contractors carrying out work on a site, and other suppliers who may be providing equipment or services. Managing competency is a vital component in meeting regulatory compliance and in keeping staff, the local community and investment in assets safe and secure - it is an issue ignored or half completed at high risk. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of a good competency management system, and why it is important not only within a business but also throughout a supply chain.

Richard Barnes - Chairman Fieldbus Foundation UK
'The application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and the intelligent field towards improving safety in hazardous area process plant.'

FF was designed for use within the process industry and the hardware specification has always had hazardous area implementation in mind. But how exactly does the application of the technology work to reduce risk to workers and increase productiveness? This paper/presentation will address how FF design and its application can streamline the work procedures and increase data available to make informed business decisions based upon asset status and device degradation information.

Neil Smith - COGENT & National Skills Academy Process Safety Management
"Influencing change: our journey towards excellence in process safety."

This paper aims to provide a brief historical perspective on the PSM programme, highlighting the strength of stakeholder support, recognising where the take-up has been good and putting the spotlight on where the difficulties in engagement still lie.

Dave Stubbings - Technical Director CML Ex (Notified body)
Two part paper covering 'Retrofit Ex luminaires for LED’s & Export market regulations'

The attraction of modern high power LED modules as a retro-fit into existing Ex luminaires is an attractive proposition, but must be approached with caution and a good knowledge of the means by which safety can be achieved. This presentation will look at the requirements of EN 60079-19 alongside some commercially available LED modules and the issues that could arise when confirming compliance with Ex standards.

Export market regulations
Many companies focus on international exports, however in order to meet local regulations for Ex equipment, there can be many new pitfalls that cause lengthy delays and costly changes to products. This presentation will look at foreign approval requirements in general and North America in more detail.

Doug Longstaff - Draeger
'Innovative Visual Flame Detection'

Do flames result in explosions or do explosions result in flames? Both are possible, but to visualise via real-time CCTV images of what is actually happening is a tremendous benefit and a contribution to safety and as a guard against needing to send people into the hazardous area.

Historically, the detection principle for flame detection has been based upon energy radiation from an open flame. However, with the advances in CCD technology, the combination of software algorithms and simply a different operational process.

This talk offers an introduction to the innovative approach of visual flame detection.

Event sponsored by:

A complimentary exhibition from product & service suppliers to these industries will run alongside the conference at each event.

Other Exhibitors include:
C&P Engineering
Cogent National Skills Academy

Hazardex in the Regions conferences are designed to be an affordable way for process industry managers and specialists to gain access to the latest information on hazardous area operations, regulation and other topics vital for successful and safe plant management.

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