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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Reflecting 25 Years of Validating Core Competencies 19 November 2018

This Conference Paper will stress the importance of validating core competencies with independently accredited organisations to help protect both the workforce and the expensive capital asset whilst also protecting the Owners and Responsible Persons. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Hazardous Area Classification Chemical Plant Case Study 19 November 2018

It is important that care is taken when determining hazardous zones. The consequences of applying the wrong technique are clear: hazards can be underestimated and inadequately controlled, or can be overestimated resulting in prioritisation in the wrong places. This paper explains methods to overcome this challenge using a case study from a chemical manufacturing site currently revising its hazardous area classification....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - EI Not Permanently Attended Installation Guidelines 19 November 2018

In June 2010 the Energy Institute issued the first edition of the Not Permanently Attended Installation (NPAI) guidelines. The document sought to provide best practice guidance on issues of safety, welfare and the environment consistent with optimising the benefits of NPAI’s for the international petroleum industry. The EI and DNV GL have recently revised the NPAI Guidelines to more accurately reflect current international best practice....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Security Risk Assessments for Functional Safety 19 November 2018

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are more vulnerable today than ever before due to the prevalence and sophistication of attacks specifically targeting them. This presentation will break down the requirements of BS EN 61511:2017 2 nd  Edition in the context of IEC, ISA, API and NIST requirements. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Managing Cybersecurity and Functional Safety 19 November 2018

Cybersecurity is a relatively new topic that industry is becoming familiar with. New standards such as IEC 62443 are at an advanced stage of completion. New guidance is being published by the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) and new regulations such as security of Network Information Systems (NIS) have come on statute in 2018. This presentation will explore the key technical and organisational issues in managing safety systems securely....

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Competence in Hazardous Areas – How the IECEx System can Help 19 November 2018

Investigations show that the overwhelming majority of accidents in hazardous areas are caused by a lack of competence, of clear responsibilities and of commitment. In the presentation, this statement will be illustrated by current accidents in European process plants and I will show how a third-party certification system such as that provided by IECEx can help....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Lessons Learned from Incidents 19 November 2018

Recent incidents in the Benelux region have shown that there is still a strong need to focus on knowhow and competence in Process Safety. Accidents are still happening and these may have been a trigger within your organisation to revalidate existing risk analysis studies and/or start up procedures. Further steps should be taken to reduce the amount and severity of process safety incidents. ...

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Decarbonisation and the Road to Zero 19 November 2018

On the 9th July 2018 the UK Government released The Road to Zero – Next steps towards cleaner road transport and delivering our Industrial Strategy.  The Downstream Oil Sector recognises the need for decarbonisation and the focus on road transport as a major contributor to this goal.  However, the strategy raises several concerns for the sector....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Decommissioning at Sellafield - Implications for Control & Instrumentation 19 November 2018

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority owns several site-license companies in the UK. One of them is Sellafield Sites Ltd®. Sellafields’ traditional role of reprocessing spent nuclear fuel will cease in 2021. The respective plants then enter POCO (Post Operations Clean Out), decommissioning and waste management. Sellafield is also actively seeking new missions....

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Major Hazards Leadership: Past lessons and future challenges 19 November 2018

Jo will look back over the experiences of her 30 year career, working in and regulating sectors and industries that do great things for individuals, communities, the environment and the economy....but which, without great leadership, also have the potential to cause great harm. ...

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