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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Using Equipment Protection Levels (EPLs) to break the chain. 20 November 2018

It is clear that a hazardous area classification plus equipment selection does not constitute a complete risk assessment because an assessment of the consequences is not included. EN IEC 60079-10-1 reflects this and states,” Subsequent to the completion of the area classification, a risk assessment may be carried out….”. It then goes on to suggest that as a result of the risk assessment the required EPL may be higher or lower than normal....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Eliminating explosion risks through properly sealed cables 20 November 2018

This report was commissioned in order to establish the correct type of cable gland for a particular type of cable construction when used in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas. This resulted into an investigation and testing program to establish if selecting cable glands using the guidance from IEC 60079-14 Electrical installations design, selection and erection - is in fact safe for flameproof applications using cables typically used in marine and off-shore.&nb...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Risk Management & Engineering Judgement: 4 Shades of Grey 20 November 2018

The effective exercising of engineering judgement may be identified as one of the hallmarks of the true professional engineer.  But in embracing this notion, there is perhaps a danger that individual engineers may become over eager to exercise their judgement in demonstration of their professionalism.  ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Case study on a failure to understand and manage risks 20 November 2018

This paper presents a case study of an incident that occurred outside the traditional area of process safety, although the circumstances and the learnings are highly relevant to the high hazard process industries.  Key areas of failure include leadership, accountability, risk assessment, following established procedures, management of change, consideration of off-site impacts, and emergency procedures. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Barrier-based learning from incidents 20 November 2018

Effective learning from incidents is critical for any organisation. The reasons leading to many incidents with an organisation are often not new as incidents are repeat events or events that are very similar in nature to previous incidents. Incident analysis is an essential form of generating realistic feedback on the quality of an organisation’s barriers. ...

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