PUBLIC NOTE – “HAZARDS 26”, 24-26/5/2016, Edinburgh

On 24-26/5/2016, engineers of Ergonomia’s Industrial Safety Dpt attended the “Hazards 26” conference, which was held in Edinburgh by the “Institution of Chemical Engineers” (IChemE), UK.

IChemE is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineering professionals and anyone involved with the process industries, including the emerging bioprocess sector. IChemE is committed to improving safety in the process industries, in part by providing platforms such as “Hazards” to share best practice, latest developments and lessons learned. First staged in 1960, “Hazards” is now widely recognised as Europe’s leading process safety conference.

The conference technical committee composed of members of internationally recognized bodies and multinational companies, such as: BP, Shell, Syngenta, Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency etc.

Some of the very interesting topics presented and analysed were the following:

  • Barrier performance assessment in Bow-Tie diagrams – new methods of Bow-Tie analysis
  • Consequence modelling of major accident hazards
  • Analysis of recent findings in the field of hazardous area classification regarding flammable mists and deviations from current practice and models (ΕΙ15)
  • Fire and explosion hazards in the biomass and alternative fuels industries
  • Activity-based risk analysis for process plant operations
  • Human factors and reliability assessment
  • The importance of combining HAZOP and LOPA studies in existing installations
  • The long awaited IEC 61511 Edition 2 and the impact on Process Industry


A detailed conference agenda can be downloaded here

The engineers of Ergonomia’s Industrial Safety Dpt are happy to discuss the latest developments in the field of process safety and how new methods applied worldwide can be adapted to the needs of each installation.