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Overcoming DSEAR challenges during COVID

Overcoming DSEAR challenges during COVID

The past 12 months has brought many challenges to the world of process safety which has affected the way we work and raised the question ‘How can we remain compliant with safety regulations during this difficult period?’. Whilst restrictions remain in place on being able to visit some client facilities, it’s still not impossible to ensure you remain compliant and…

Learnings From the Buncefield Oil Depot explosion: The Third Key Question.

Learnings From the Buncefield Oil Depot explosion: The Third Key Question.

To mark the15th anniversary of the Buncefield Storage Oil Storage Depot explosion which injured 40 people in 2005, we reflect on the third of three key questions raised by the Health and Safety Executive at the time of the criminal prosecution. Are you getting the right information to assure yourself that these systems are working effectively? At approximately 6am on…

Interview with Keith Warburton: Standards for Hydrogen Industry

Interview with Keith Warburton: Standards for Hydrogen Industry

Safety standards exist to protect and provide assurance to businesses, their employees and customers, and the environment. They help employers and employees establish a safe, compliant and healthy workplace and producing products/ services that are safe for the customers. This applies to every industry, including industries working with hazardous/ flammable materials, such as hydrogen. As a part of the “Hydrogen…

Learnings from the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot explosion: The Second Key Question.

Learnings from the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot explosion: The Second Key Question.

On the 15th anniversary of the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot Explosion, we reflect on the second of three key questions raised by the Health and Safety Executive at the time of the criminal prosecution.  Do you know what systems you use to prevent and mitigate a major accident? At approximately 6am on Sunday 11th December 2005, a large explosion occurred…

Interview with Lee Phillips: Knowledge Gaps in Hydrogen Safety

Interview with Lee Phillips: Knowledge Gaps in Hydrogen Safety

The need for an alternative sustainable energy carrier that could contribute to reducing CO2 emission arises due to significant concerns in fuel scarcity and global warming. Among many others, hydrogen is seen to potentially address these issues, resulting in its changing applications from a component in industrial processes to an energy vector. However, because this application is relatively new, the…

Learnings from the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot explosion: The First Key Question....

Learnings from the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot explosion: The First Key Question….

As we reflect on the 15th anniversary of the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot explosion which injured 40 people in 2005, we look at the first of three key questions raised by the Health and Safety Executive at the time of the criminal prosecution. Do you understand what could go wrong at your facility? At approximately 6am on Sunday 11th December

Start your Process Safety Career at Gexcon UK

Start your Process Safety Career at Gexcon UK

Gexcon is a global leader in the field of Process Safety and Risk Management and advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modelling.  Headquartered in Bergen, Norway we have offices located in US, Australia, Middle East, China, Indonesia, India, Sweden, France, Russia and the UK. Due to our commitment and passion within process safety and risk management, our reputation within this field…

Gexcon Strengthens Position in Irish Market

Gexcon Strengthens Position in Irish Market

Due to the continued success of Gexcon within the field of Process Safety & Risk Management, and to support our continued growth, we are pleased to announce that Senior Engineer Angela McCann will be Gexcon’s permanent representative in Ireland covering both Northern and Southern territories. Based in Belfast, Angela will provide all the core risk and safety management services currently…

Interview with Linda Febvre: Challenges in Developing A Reliable Hydrogen Production and Storage System

Interview with Linda Febvre: Challenges in Developing A Reliable Hydrogen Production and Storage System

Using hydrogen as an alternative energy carrier raises questions about its safety aspect. Its unique properties that differ hydrogen from other gas, such as low ignition energy and wide explosive range, among many others, require further engineering controls to ensure its safe use. Because of this fact, understanding hydrogen hazards is critical so that we can take early precautions, such…

Preparing for your COMAH Safety Report

Preparing for your COMAH Safety Report

COMAH compliance requires a range of risk management controls, studies and documentation depending on the tier level and the chemicals that are used or stored within the facility. It encompasses all aspects of process safety and is intended to be thorough and robust. Appropriate measures need to be in place to demonstrate that the risk associated with each process and…

Interview with Dr. Kees Van Wingerden: The Safety Aspect of Hydrogen as a Fuel

Interview with Dr. Kees Van Wingerden: The Safety Aspect of Hydrogen as a Fuel

The growing interest in hydrogen in large volumes as an alternative fuel for a clean and sustainable energy future has led to a need to better understand hydrogen’s safety aspect, especially related to handling and use. Various research has been performed to address the safety challenges and build confidence that hydrogen is a safe fuel alternative.  As a part of the “Hydrogen Safety Challenges for the…

Addressing hydrogen safety challenges

Addressing hydrogen safety challenges

Hydrogen is increasingly seen as an important component of the clean-energy mix for a sustainable energy future. It has been identified as an alternative fuel which, if generated from clean energy or combined with CCUS (Carbon Capture Usage and Storage), could help bring the world towards a low-carbon society. Nevertheless, hydrogen energy development so far has faced several challenges, especially regarding…

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