Course objective and scope
This 1-day hazard awareness course offers the opportunity for delegates to gain a basic understanding of fires and explosions through a combination of practical demonstrations and lectures. The emphasis of the day is on the first-hand experience gained from being able to see and feel the effects of the hydrocarbon releases. This is supported by presentations, videos and case studies designed to provide an overview of major accident hazards and a basic understanding of mechanisms of fires and explosions. The course is accredited by the IChemE.
The course presentations will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to major accident hazards
- The effects of congestion and confinement on explosions
- Explosion development and consequences
- Introduction to fires
- Case study: Buncefield.
- Vapour cloud deflagration
- Confined, vented explosion
- Methanol pool fire
- Diesel pool fire
- Scaffold pole as a dropped object resulting in a gas release
- Spindle jet fire
- Flange jet fire
- Large jet fire.
Who should attend?This course is applicable to anyone within the oil and gas industry including:
- Board members/senior management
- Business and function leaders
- Safety managers
- Safety representatives
- Hazard assessment engineers
- Onshore and offshore operational personnel
- Emergency response teams.
Reserve your place on this course
To register for a scheduled Hazard awareness course, please register here.
Due to the secure location of Spadeadam Research and Testing, all visitors must have photographic ID and non-British nationals must send passport details four weeks in advance of the course.
The course fee is £1,450 + VAT. Payment should be received two weeks in advance of the course.
Accommodation and transport are not included in the course fees.
Contact us for details of local preferential rates.
Charges for late cancellation
No charge will be made if written cancellation is received by us at least 14 days before the event. If written cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the event, 50% of the fee is payable.