This course introduces the practical tools and techniques to allow Hydrogen professionals to build a robust yet pragmatic safety assurance framework. It builds on tried and tested approaches from other more mature industries, adapting these where necessary to suit the specific characteristics and challenges of Hydrogen as an energy vector.
As we move towards wider adoption of Hydrogen technologies, it is important to understand the challenge that hydrogen presents, highlighting both commonalities and differences between hydrogen and well-understood hydrocarbons.
Hydrogen is a potential flammable/explosive gas which presents unique challenges for production, storage and use due to its inherent characteristics, e.g. it has a small molecule size when compared to, for example, natural gas. In order to produce, store and use hydrogen, we have to be able to make sure that this can be done safely, and that we can assure ourselves and other stakeholders that this is the case.
The course covers how we can do this, utilising risk assessment and management tools and techniques from other industries.
Who should attend?
This course would benefit managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners involved in Hydrogen energy projects.
How will I benefit?
Following the course, attendees will:
- Have an understanding of the hydrogen hazard, its specific characteristics and challenges
- Understand how established risk assessment tools and techniques can be applied to hydrogen schemes, with appreciation of the limitation of these techniques
- Be able to define the purpose and benefits of the formal demonstration and communication that risks are managed ALARP and how this can be best achieved