Course objective and scope
The rapid expansion in the use of hydrogen is a key element of the energy transition. Though hydrogen has been produced and used for some time, it will be introduced in many new environments. This rapid expansion into new areas means that our experience of previous hydrogen incidents is not a comprehensive guide to what might happen in the future. Still, we need to ensure that public confidence is maintained.
It is imperative therefore that the design of new facilities is based on the clear understanding of the hazards of hydrogen and how to prevent major accident hazards from being realized.
This new 1-day hydrogen awareness course offers the opportunity for delegates to gain a basic understanding of hydrogen safety through a combination of field scale demonstration tests and lectures. The key differences between hydrogen and fuels such as natural gas will be emphasized, with discussion on how awareness of these differences can lead to inherently safer solutions.
The emphasis of the day is on the first-hand experience gained from being able to see and feel the effects of hydrogen releases in accident scenarios. This is supported by presentations, videos and case studies designed to provide an overview of hydrogen major accident hazards. The presentations will provide a basic understanding of mechanisms involved in fires and explosions to show where the differences between hydrogen and natural gas matter.
The course presentations will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to hydrogen
- Comparisons with Natural Gas
- Hazard management in hydrogen facilities
- Hydrogen as a future fuel.
- Hydrogen and Natural Gas service pipe releases
- Hydrogen detonation
- Large jet fire
- Congested explosion.
A visit to our hydrogen-ready houses at Hy Street can also be arranged.
Bespoke hydrogen courses are available on request.
Who should attend?
This course is applicable to anyone within the energy industry with an involvement in hydrogen, including:
- 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 hydrogen awareness course, please register here.
Due to the secure location of the 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 GBP 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.