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Safety hazardous environments conference

04 December 2008

FMs with responsiblity of hazardous and industrial facilities can find out the latest information legislation, case studies and standrads at the eighth HazardEx conference

The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK will host the eighth annual HazardEx conference, which will be held on the 25th and 26th February 2009.

This year's programme has a much greater emphasis on User Experience with the bulk of the papers being case studies of how leading companies have installed and operated safety systems in their hazardous area plants and processes; Airbus will discuss ATEX/DSEAR considerations for the operation of their airbus fuel systems test facility. GlaxoSmithKline will provide information regarding powder containment and risk management in the Pharma industry and Corus Northern Engineering Services will highlight the importance of risk perception and behaviour management to Safety at Work. Papers will also be presented by BAE Systems, Ineos Chlor, Intergen and the HSE. Explanations into the mechanics of unconfined gas and dust cloud explosions, as well as the prediction and analysis of vapour cloud explosions will be discussed.

As always the HazardEx 2009 programme will provide detailed standards/legislation updates. Ron Bell OBE, will discuss the ramifications of the revisions to IEC 61508; Ron Sinclair will highlight the differences between EN 60079-0:2006 and IEC 60079-0:2007 and Tim Marks will explain BS EN 60079-17:2007 Explosive atmospheres. Electrical installations inspection and maintenance revisions.

As in previous years, the 2009 event consists of the conference, an exhibition and a Gala Dinner to celebrate the HazardEx Awards.To celebrate the climax of this annual Awards Programme, a fantastic Gala Dinner Evening supporting the global hazardous area marketplace, will run for the fifth consecutive year, and is planned for the first evening, 25th February 2009. Guests will enjoy a Champagne reception, a 3-course meal, fine wine and superb after-dinner entertainment and excellent peer and industry networking. The highlight of the evening will be the Awards Ceremony, which celebrates excellence in the hazardous area environment, during which, each of the Winners are presented with an Award.

HazardEx are offering a buy-one-get-one-free package to all delegates. This package includes:

Attendance of all conference sessions for both days
Full delegate pack to take away including the proceedings and a CD with some free software
An exhibition 'passport' offering the chance to enter the prize draw to win an LCD TV
Overnight accommodation on the evening of 25th February
All food and beverages over the two days
A place at the awards dinner on the evening of the 25th February including a drinks reception, 4 course meal with wine and entertainment

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