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HazardEx in the Regions - Rotterdam

Event: HazardEx in the Regions - Rotterdam
Date: 25 March 2015
Type: Conference & Exhibition
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Description: Hazardex is pleased to announce that the popular Hazardex in the Regions conference & exhibitions are to run again in 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.

Call +44 (0) 01732 359990 & ask for HazardEx events or email to book or request further information.

Details of the presentations from industry experts and end users will be made available later in the year. But they will include:

- Sjoerd Post, DCMR Environmental Protection Agency
'Improving safety culture at high-risk companies’

DCMR is the regional environmental agency of the local and regional authorities operating in Rijnmond, the larger 'Port of Rotterdam'-area in the Netherlands. This region is a heavily industrialised area with refineries, waste incinerators, chemical plants, metallurgy, food processing plants and many smaller companies. Its tasks include industry regulation, monitoring and assisting authorities on developing environmental policy.
In our safety culture pilot last year, we investigated the efforts made by high-risk companies in the Rijnmond area to improve their safety culture. We believe all high-risk companies should have a programme to improve safety culture at their sites.

- Lee Alford, European Process Safety Centre (EPSC)
'The internal auditing of process safety'
The talk explores the various viewpoints towards audits from that of audit programme managers and audit team leaders and team members to that of “the audited” within multinational environments. Themes explored are the facts and opinions surrounding dedicated and general SHE audits, the motives and triggers for process safety audits and the barriers to successful auditing. The business practices relating to pre-audit, onsite audit and post- audit activities are also examined.

- Functional Safety Expert Tino Vande Capelle asks the question:
'Why is it so difficult to learn from someone else’s mistakes?'
The human being remains the weakest link in the safety chain even with improvements brought about through the adoption of 61508 (SIL capability of components) and related standards.

- Karel Neleman, IEC TC31 Maintenance Team Member of IEC 60079-14
'The Impact of the New Standard for Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas'

The international standard IEC 60079-14, adopted as the applicable European standard for electrical installations, had since its introduction a contradiction with the product standard for flame proof constructions. Where selection of cable glands was in the previous editions the main issue; in the latest edition of the standard the installer and plant owner are triggered to do a correct selection of suitable cable first. The presentation shows you the old contradiction, how this has been solved, but also making you aware of the impact for installers.

- Marco Erdhuizen, DEKRA:
'The basic principles of IECEx03 and IECEx05.'

Since 2007 IECEx 03 became an operational certification Scheme for Ex-repair facilities. A lot changed since. What exactly is IECEx03, past and current situation and additional IECEx 03 modules.
IECEx 05 is more and more requested by End-users. We expect in the future that without IECEx 05 contractors will have difficulties being allowed to enter Hazardous Areas. IECEx 05 will be explained in detail showing the 10 modules, the structure and the links with IECEx 03.

- Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, Tru Valves
'New approaches on explosion venting'

Explosion Venting is one of the most common mitigation measures and has proven its practicability over decades. So what is “new” about this “oldest” protection principle? Dr. Lottermann will point in his speech, that changes on the processes themselves such as higher temperatures but also hygienic design and functional safety requirements force explosion safety engineers to reinvent the wheel of explosion venting taking these new approaches into consideration.

And more papers to be confirmed.

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

Event Sponsors
DEKRA Certification B.V.
Imbema Holland B.V.
Tru Valves

In association with:
European Process Safety Centre
TVC Functional Safety Services
National Skills Academy Process Safety

Other exhibitors include
BARTEC Nederland B.V.
PEI Genesis
TechNed B.V.
Tippkemper Matrix

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, global regulation and other topics vital for successful and safe plant management.

Call Russell Goater +44 (0)1732 359990 or email for more information
Organiser: Hazardex Group
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