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4072: Gas Explosion Hazards-September 1-2, 2016

4072: Gas Explosion Hazards-September 1-2, 2016
This course covers gas explosion hazards on onshore and offshore facilities. It addresses all aspects of hazards associated with vapor cloud explosions (VCEs): ignition processes, release and dispersion, explosion mechanisms, blast loads and modeling of all these aspects. The course will be held September 1-2, 2016 on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

The course will feature a live demonstration of a large scale fire done with experts at the TEEX Brayton Fire Training School. At the end of the course, delegates should achieve the following key learning outcomes:
  • Understand the basics and important parameters governing VCEs
  • Be aware of of offshore release and accident statistics and some important offshore accidents
  • Understand the accident chain of events and important parameters affecting gas release and dispersion
  • Understand various preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of accidents and various mitigation and control techniques to reduce gas explosion consequences
  • learn the various explosion modeling techniques that may be applied and understand the importance of using advance 3D modeling for gas explosion analysis
  • Learn the different gas explosion analysis methods and when they may be applied
  • Understand how gas explosion loads can be integrated with the responses of structures.


The course content is designed for safety engineers, managers supervisors, and other personnel involved in the design, operation or modification of offshore oil and gas facilities as well as onshore processing facilities; accident investigators, representative of governmental or public bodies involved in development of safety regulations; or anyone who would like to develop an understanding of gas explosion safety.

Course Date: September 1-2, 2016 8:30am to 4:30pm
Course Instructors: Dr, Kees Van Wingerden and Dr. Scott Davis
Location: Texas A&M University Campus in College Station, TX 77843
Credit: 14 PDHs/1.4 CEUs

Course Costs: Regular registration is $1395. Early Registration of $1255 is available until August 1, 2016. Discounts available for Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center Consortia Members*. The discount will be applied after you complete the registration form.
Course Information: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from val-green@tamu.edu once you've completed the registration process. Lunch and course materials are provided.

If you have questions, please contact Alanna Scheinerman at 979-845-5981 or ascheinerman@tamu.edu

Refund requests will be accepted until August 18, 2016 (10 business days prior to the course start date). You must request a refund via email: ascheinerman@tamu.edu

*Check if you qualify – Current Members Discount will be applied when complete the registration process.


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The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center will accept refunds based on the following schedule for the listed items. Refund requests must be sent via email to: val-green@tamu.edu val-green@tamu.edu . Please indicate your confirmation number and event title.

Continuing Education Courses: full refunds will be given up to 10 business days prior to the course start date. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

Annual International Symposium attendee and exhibit registration: full refunds will be given until October 1. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

OESI Forums: full refunds will be given up to 10 days prior to the event. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or the registration transferred to another individual.

Instrumentation Symposium exhibit registration: full refunds will be given until December 12th and after that date a 70% refund will be issued. Attendee or speaker registration: full refund requests will be accepted until January 9, 2017. After that date, a 70% refund will be issued or registration transferred to another individual.

For other events or items, please contact Valerie Green at val-green@tamu.edu val-green@tamu.edu or 979-845-3489 for more information.