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UK explosion proof expert presents at safety event in China

01 January 2011

Ian Harrison from Ex-solutions Consulting in the UK was invited to present at a safety seminar in the south coast Chinese province of Guangdong in December. The “Guangdong Ex-proof Technologies and Safety Management Seminar”, sponsored by Guangzhou Academy of Special Equipment Inspection & Testing (SEIB), was attended by more than 90 delegates including government officials, end users such as Shell and Akzo Nobel, and manufacturers and dealers of equipment from across China.

Following the opening speeches by the director of SEIB, GuangZhou City and representatives of AQSIQ*, Mr. Chang, senior professor of Guangzhou SEIB summarised the status of explosion protection technology and the strategies employed in Guangdong Province for safety.   Mr. Diao, senior engineer of Guangdong Sinopec Engineering Corporation followed with a presentation about area classification standards.

Ian Harrison, process safety systems specialist from safety and risk management company Ex-Solutions Consulting in the UK, delivered the next presentation about the status of explosion protection safety standards, legislation, regulation enforcement & equipment inspection.

Ian explains “I am pleased to present at this important event and share my experience and knowledge in a country where the safety of workers is a major concern”.  Ian has recently been awarded the International IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competence, for personnel working in hazardous areas and has become the world’s first to be recognised for area classification of gas, vapours and combustible dusts atmospheres without limitation.

Professor Xu Jianping from NEPSI (National Supervision and Inspection Center for Explosion Protection and Safety of Instrumentation), Shanghai, concluded the presentations with the “New Developmental Trend on Explosion Protection Technologies in China and Abroad”.

Ex-Solutions Consulting is a Pyroban Group company offering consulting and training services to help companies solve particular explosion protection problems worldwide.  Pyroban specialises in explosion protection in the materials handling and oil and gas sectors.

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