The Safety & Reliability Society (SaRS) webinar programme is brought to you by the SaRS Webinar Working Group (WWG) with the objectives of: Providing high quality cross industry learning on interesting safety and reliability (S&R) topics, Promoting the message of a safer and more reliable world, Encouraging greater participation in the development of S&R across all industries, Providing presenting, career development and CPD opportunities to individual S&R practitioners, Broadening the reach of SaRS and encouraging more S&R professionals to get involved with the Society, Helping to meet the charitable aims of the Society

As with all SaRS groups the WWG consists enthusiastic S&R professionals who volunteer their time to help promote S&R across all industries. The members of WWG are: Colin Dennis (Chair) – SaRS, Philip Lang – United Utilities, Anthony Pickett – Catus Consulting, Jacqui Ward – SaRS

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1. Asia-Pacific: Lessons from a HAZOP Facilitator

Tuesday 14th May at 15:00 Hong Kong time, 17:00 Sydney time, 08:00 UK time. SaRS webinars are free and open to all.

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This webinar will draw from well over 400 days of HAZOP and LOPA facilitation that our speaker Louise Whiting has experienced. Louise will share the most common issues she has identified, including:

  • Most common design flaws
  • Most common recommendations
  • Most common preparation errors
  • Most common delivery errors
  • Most common recording errors
  • Most common close out errors

To enable our Asia-Pacific audience to benefit from this very popular HAZOP related webinar, which was previously broadcast on the 13th December 2023, we have decided to re-run the event starting at 08:00 UK time, 15:00 in Hong Kong and 17:00 in Sydney. The presentation from the previous webinar will be re-run and our speaker Louise Whiting will be on hand for a live Q&A following the presentation. SaRS webinars are free and open to everyone in all parts of the world.

This topic will be of keen interest to process safety professionals as HAZOP is one of the main hazard identification methodologies of the industry and therefore the webinar will be relevant to Safety managers, anyone organising a HAZOP, HAZOP facilitators, HAZOP attendees, process engineers, project managers and project engineers.

The presentation will run for 60 minutes and we will have 25 to 30 minutes for the Q&A.

Our speaker for the webinar will be:

Louise Whiting CEng IChemE FSaRS. Louise has over 11 years of experience in major oil and gas operators (BP and Shell). She is a Chartered member of the IChemE and holds the Professional Process Safety Engineer status from the institute. She has extensive experience in operations as well as experience in wells and projects. Majority of this experience is in upstream oil and gas onshore, offshore, North Sea and Iraq. She transitioned to technical or process safety just after achieving chartered status and has experience applying her skills in a range of environments. Louise is a Fellow of the Safety and Reliability Society, Chair 2022/23, Membership Chair. Louise holds a variety of qualifications including chartership, professional process safety engineer and certified functional safety engineer. Louise was managing director of Barberton Limited for 3 years then moving to found Deedah PSM Ltd in 2023

2. Pressure Relief: Seven Deadly Sins

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 at 12:30 UK time. SaRS webinars are free and open to all.

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Join Steven King of TUV Rheinland’s webinar as he delves into the crucial topic of protecting equipment from over and under pressure.

The importance of ensuring your pressure systems are adequately safeguarded will be highlighted. From oil refineries to chemical plants, equipment vulnerability to pressure fluctuations can lead to catastrophic consequences if not managed effectively.

In this webinar, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the challenges associated with ensuring equipment has sufficient pressure relief, covering 7 common pitfalls.

Whether you’re an engineer, maintenance professional, or industry stakeholder, this webinar offers essential knowledge required to enhance equipment safety.

The webinar is applicable to process engineers, process operators, process safety experts and the broad range of engineers involve in design, operating, maintaining and managing pressure relief systems.

The webinar will be presented by Steven King. Steven is the Process Engineering Manager at TUV Rheinland and is a chartered chemical engineer with 10 years of experience. Having worked in petrochemical plant design for 7 years, Steven has been working in consultancy for TUV for 3 years, specialising in Pressure Relief.

The webinar will start at 12:30 UK time and will run for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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