Events

Join Chilworth at these Conferences, Exhibitions and Training events coming up across the next year.

 

 

 

  • 12 Sep training
    Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success (September)

    Chilworth's flagship four day course, Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.

    Exclusive In -Company Open Training Practical Workshop

    Content

    Day 1:

    Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) uses a systematic approach to identify flammable atmospheres and their persistence. In this way you can classify areas of your site for various levels of risk. This course presents current best practice and procedures for carrying out a HAC for flammable gases/vapours and dusts/powders on your plant. It also provides an understanding of how HAC fits into compliance for DSEAR/ATEX.

    Why not network with other delegates and presenters at our complimentary welcome dinner?

    Day 2: 

    Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards. Although the principles of explosion prevention and protection are well known, dust and gas explosions still continue to occur in process plants. This course provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate basis of safety for a particular situation. We will consider how flammable atmospheres arise, how to identify potential ignition sources and the test data you need to undertake a risk assessment. We will also address explosion protection measures for cases where flammable atmospheres and ignition sources are unavoidable. This unit provides practical techniques and relevant case histories.

    Day 3:

    Industrial Electrostatics Hazards are explicitly cited as potential ignition sources that must be assessed when considering the risk of fire and explosion as part of compliance with DSEAR/ATEX. This course is designed to explain how electrostatic charges occur and how charge builds up in people, liquids, powders, plastics and plant. Understanding electrostatic properties is essential in avoiding electrostatic discharges which can trigger fires and explosions. This unit provides practical techniques & relevant case histories.

    Day 4:

    Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment (NEMIRA). A short seminar on how to assess the ignition risk from existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment operating in hazardous areas. In practical terms, how do you ensure compliance for existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, identified from your Hazardous Area Classification work? This seminar will seek to answer common questions relating to non-electrical (mechanical) equipment risk assessment, from clients undertaking DSEAR compliance work.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 26 Sep training
    Practical HAZOP Leadership in Action

    Complex processing with inherent hazards requires systematic methods for hazard identification and assessment. Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) is a recognised industry-wide method for achieving this.

    HAZOP is a rigorous, structured approach to identifying operational problems and hazards which can be adapted to a variety of processes and technologies, however the effectiveness and efficiency of a HAZOP depends on the competence of the leader. This course will help leaders develop the skills necessary to make HAZOP a cost effective aspect of their process development, design and management in their organisation.

    In -Company Open Training Exclusive

    Content

    Day 1:

    Delegates will learn when and how HAZOP should be employed in a process lifecycle and how HAZOP compares to other hazard identification and assessment techniques. Tuition on how to conduct a HAZOP on continuous and batch process plants will be given.

    Day 2:

    Building on the main themes mentioned above, delegates will learn how to prepare, and develop effective leadership techniques, for HAZOP studies while developing and auditing HAZOP procedures.

    Day 3:

    Examples, case studies and practical examples of HAZOPs in industry.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 3 Oct training
    Basics of Occupied Buildings Risk Assessment

    Many recent and historic industrial accidents have highlighted the vulnerability of people in buildings on chemical plants. Examples include Flixborough and more recently the BP Texas City explosion in which a number of people were killed in portacabins located close to the explosion epicentre. Although some buildings can provide shelter in place protection from toxic releases, if an explosion occurs, the potential for the building to collapse at low overpressure actually can place occupants at increased risk. Most people on chemical plants do not need to be sited close to the processing units. In the UK, Chemical Industries Association (CIA) guidance on how to assess risks to people in buildings has existed for a number of years. Regulatory focus on this issue has generally been limited to COMAH regulated sites although DEKRA Insight’s experience indicates that even companies who are not regulated under COMAH might still be placing people at an unacceptable level of risk from major hazards such as fire and explosion.

    This one day course aims to provide an introduction to the topic to enable delegates to determine if they have a potential OBRA issue and to practice the methodology for carrying out assessments on their site. The course calls upon the many years’ experience of the presenter in helping companies assess risk to building occupants and find pragmatic solutions to sometimes quite complex siting issues.

    In -Company Open Training Exclusive

    Content

    An introductory module describing the stages of OBRA, beginning with a background – what can go wrong and consequences to people in buildings. We will move on to the identification of hazardous events and their inclusion in the assessment, modelling the hazardous effects of major process incidents such as fire, explosion, pressure vessel burst and toxic gas releases and how to select which buildings need to be considered alongside assessing hazardous effects on different building types. Finally, we look at the quantification of the risks to occupants of buildings and the use of risk tolerability criteria to help with decision making. Consideration will be given to options for reducing risk and demonstrating ALARP including when toxic refuges are required, their basic design requirements and the subsequent development of management systems for occupied buildings. Workshops will be employed throughout the training to help understanding and to practice the methods described. Use will be made of the CIA Guidance for occupied building risk assessment.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;

  • 7 Nov training
    Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success (November)

    Chilworth's flagship four day course, Practical Aspects of DSEAR Compliance Success covers Hazardous Area Classification (HAC), Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards, Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment. The course can be booked as a complete four day package, or as individual/multiple days dependent on personal requirements.

    Exclusive In -Company Open Training Practical Workshop

    Content

    Day 1: 

    Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) uses a systematic approach to identify flammable atmospheres and their persistence. In this way you can classify areas of your site for various levels of risk. This course presents current best practice and procedures for carrying out a HAC for flammable gases/vapours and dusts/powders on your plant. It also provides an understanding of how HAC fits into compliance for DSEAR/ATEX.

    Why not network with other delegates and presenters at our complimentary welcome dinner?

    Day 2: 

    Dust, Gas and Vapour Explosion Hazards. Although the principles of explosion prevention and protection are well known, dust and gas explosions still continue to occur in process plants. This course provides guidance on the selection of an appropriate basis of safety for a particular situation. We will consider how flammable atmospheres arise, how to identify potential ignition sources and the test data you need to undertake a risk assessment. We will also address explosion protection measures for cases where flammable atmospheres and ignition sources are unavoidable. This unit provides practical techniques and relevant case histories.

    Day 3:

    Industrial Electrostatics Hazards are explicitly cited as potential ignition sources that must be assessed when considering the risk of fire and explosion as part of compliance with DSEAR/ATEX. This course is designed to explain how electrostatic charges occur and how charge builds up in people, liquids, powders, plastics and plant. Understanding electrostatic properties is essential in avoiding electrostatic discharges which can trigger fires and explosions. This unit provides practical techniques & relevant case histories.

    Day 4:

    Non-Electrical (Mechanical) Ignition Risk Assessment (NEMIRA). A short seminar on how to assess the ignition risk from existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment operating in hazardous areas. In practical terms, how do you ensure compliance for existing non-electrical (mechanical) equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, identified from your Hazardous Area Classification work? This seminar will seek to answer common questions relating to non-electrical (mechanical) equipment risk assessment, from clients undertaking DSEAR compliance work.

    To book online, please click here, or alternatively contact us using one of the options below;