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The Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Conferences

The Hazardex 2019 Conference and Exhibition

When: Wed 27th & Thur 28th February 2019

Where: Holiday Inn Hotel, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK

With a theme of cross-industry knowledge sharing at next year's event, confirmed speakers already include senior figures from HSE, BASF, EDF Energy, Total, the Environment Agency, Southern Water and the Institute of Measurement & Control, with others agreed in principle and more to be announced shortly.

For over 15 years, Hazardex has been providing key industry information and topical discussion on process safety-related topics. The annual Conference and Exhibition brings together those with hazardous area and wider safety responsibilities to review best practice and the latest research in those areas key to managing process safety effectively. The event will co-locate with the launch of PPTex 2019, the event for personnel protection technologies for high hazard industries globally.

Alan Franck
Conference Content Manager & Editor

The 2018 conference programme follows for reference, Hazardex & PPTex 2019 programmes will be released in October 2018.

Russell Goater
Event Director

Day 1 – Wednesday 28th February 2018


9.30 - 13:00  -  Conference Room  -  Cybersecurity, IIOT & Industry 4.0 
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

1. Keynote - Cybersecurity: Is the UK prepared to address the risks?

Sarabjit Purewal - Acting Head of Operations, Health & Safety Executive & Tony B - ICS Tech Lead, National Cyber Security Centre

2. Digitalisation changes everything

Ian Curtis - Process Safety Systems Consultant, Siemens

3. Safety & Security: The last line of defence is restored

Dr Alexander Horch - Head of Development, HIMA

4. Toward an IoT Platform for Hazardous Locations

Thomas P. Ventulett - CEO 
Aegex Technologies


14.00 - 16.10  -  Conference Room  -  Incident & Risk Management 
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

5. Lessons learned from major accidents in different industrial sectors

Zsuzsanna Gyenes – Deputy Director, IChemE Safety Centre (ISC)

6. When the lights go out

Roger Stokes – Principal Engineer, BakerRisk 

7. Risk tolerability targets; misconceived, misunderstood and misapplied

Carolyn Nicholls - Consultant, 

11.30 - 13:00  -  Seminar Room  -  Safety Culture
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

8. Safety culture, climate and performance improvement

Dr Kevin Fitzgerald - 
Risk Management Dept. Manager, Lloyd’s Register Energy

9. Mental health awareness in a safety critical environment

Jamie Walker - Safety & Projects Director, UKPIA

14.30 - 16.10  -  Seminar Room  -  IIoT & Industry 4.0
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

10. The role of third-party testing in securing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) compliance

Matt Jakuc – Cybersecurity Technical Lead, CSA Group

11. IoT 4.0 and LoRa for maintenance purposes in hazardous areas

Gido Van Tienhoven - 
CEO, Ex-Machinery 

12. Paperless safety lifecycle at the R.STAHL plant & engineering center

Stefan Hack - Business Development Manager, R.STAHL 

Day 2 – Thursday 1st March 2018


9.30 - 10.55  -  Conference Room  -  Functional Safety & Cybersecurity
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

13. Functional safety management of installed SIS

Nic Butcher - ECI Specialist Inspector, HSE 

14. No safety without security – No security without safety

Tino Vande Capelle, Consultant, TVC 

Steve Smith, Consultant, ONRIX gcv 

11.30 - 12.55  -  Conference Room  -  Certification & Regulation
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

15. Certification of robotics in an Ex environment - ATEX and functional safety requirements

Hassan El Sayed – Functional Safety Business Manager, CSA Group 

16. – Practical effects of recent changes in regulations governing PPE

Frank Angear – General Manager, British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)

14.00 - 15.25  -  Seminar Room  -  Practical Challenges & Solutions
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

23. How to prevent electrostatic charging of processing equipment situated in ATEX atmospheres

Mike O’Brien, Acting Managing Director, Newson Gale

24. How to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth in areas with explosive atmospheres

Sarra Cheyne – 
British Standards Institution (BSI)


Gala Dinner & Awards


9.30 - 10.55  -  Seminar Room  -  Functional Safety & Safety Systems
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

19. Cybersecurity - What should Safety Instrumented System integrators be doing?

Chris Parr - Technical Authority for Functional Safety, Sella Controls

20. When safety meets security - Combining the best of both worlds

Rob Turner - Advanced Solutions Consultant, Yokogawa






14.00 - 15.25  -  Conference Room  -  Practical challenges & solutions
Chairman: Lee Allford, Energy Institute 

17. Addressing the challenges of dust explosion risks in grain storage

Frank Ward – Director & Project Engineer, Hennock International 

18. Fire detector mapping – What metrics should we be using?

Tim Jones - Senior Consultant, 
MMI Engineering

11.30 - 12.55  -  Seminar Room  -  Practical Challenges & Solutions
Chairman: Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager, SGS Baseefa

21. Are luminaires causing hidden risks in Ex Areas because of LEDs?

Tarmo Rintala - Technology Manager, Atexor Oy 

22. Coldflow in cables – Some practical advice

Geof Mood - Technical Director, 
CCG Cable Terminations Ltd 






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