Fundamentals of Hydrogen
15 November 2022
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Hydrogen is one of the low carbon energy solutions that will be
critical for the UK's transition to net zero.
But using hydrogen as an energy carrier is not a new phenomenon
- hydrogen has been manufactured, used or dealt with as a biproduct
by industry for over 100 years across a number of sectors, and has
been handled safely by a professional workforce with few incidents
With more novel and innovative applications for hydrogen
anticipated as we approach our 2050 net zero targets, we need to
keep individuals and workplaces safe from new risks, whilst not
forgetting those that existed before. A fundamental understanding
of hydrogen's physical properties and key behaviours will be key to
safely developing and deploying it as a net zero energy vector.
This course will provide that foundation knowledge and give
examples of risks and control measures when using hydrogen to
enable delegates to understand and identify the hazards hydrogen
could pose to their own environments and intended uses.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand the physical properties and novel phenomena of
hydrogen and how it differs from traditional fuels
- Understand the behaviour of hydrogen in different phases
- Identify hazards posed by the introduction of hydrogen into an
- Know the regulations that relate to the use of hydrogen,
thresholds, and when they apply
- Design appropriate procedures for handling liquid and gaseous
The course will cover:
The properties and behaviour of hydrogen, the material effects
and system design, including gas detection, purging and gas
handling. You will examine the Dangerous Substances and Explosive
Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), have an introduction to Hazardous
Area Classification (HAC) and look at risk mitigation and control
measures. You will establish how to respond to an emergency, how to
choose appropriate PPE and you will explore the use of liquid
Who should attend?
This one-day course is designed for new entrants to the hydrogen
sector, those already working with hydrogen and need a greater
understanding of its properties and behaviour, or those considering
transition to hydrogen.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre 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 Airport. This course can be
run at your site or local area by arrangement.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£650 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
This course can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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