COMAH onshore major hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – Buxton, 14 July 2016

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HSL is to run a 1 Day course on COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards.

14 July 2016

This course deals with important flammable risks at Major
Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become
available recently. It complements the general course  ‘COMAH
onshore major hazards: predictive aspects of COMAH’.

The specific risks dealt with include:

Assessment  of vapour cloud accumulation at very low wind
speeds (overfill and spray releases). These conditions account for
a very high proportion of major incidents involving flammables.

Explosion modelling for large  low-lying vapour clouds

Assessment of risks for packaged chemical storage: drum and IBC
stores and warehouses.

  • Carry out vapour cloud dispersion modelling in very low or nil
    wind conditions. They will use methods described in FABIG Technical
    Note 12 and learn how to extend the scope of this guidance to sites
    with slopes.
  • Carry out explosion analyses for large low-lying clouds
  • Carry out simple assessments of the potential effects of
    chemical warehouse fires
  • Advise on controlling the risks from IBC fires.

Safety professionals and managers who are involved in the
co-ordination, writing or updating of COMAH safety reports.
Consultants who provide assistance with safety reports.

The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at

The cost of this course is £495 per person (includes course
notes, certificate of attendance and lunch/refreshments).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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