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4 December 2023 - 5 December 2023

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The Engineering Institute of Technology’s (EIT) sister company, IDC Technologies, will host the inaugural Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. This location holds particular significance as the country is committed to establishing itself as a globally attractive destination for hydrogen development.

The conference is particularly timely given South Africa’s current power supply challenges, highlighting the need for more resilient and decentralized energy solutions. By promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration, the Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference can help accelerate the adoption of safe and sustainable energy solutions in South Africa and beyond.

The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference in South Africa provides a valuable platform for industry experts and stakeholders to discuss and explore the latest developments in hydrogen-based energy and the associated safety considerations.

With South Africa looking to transition to more sustainable and reliable energy sources, hydrogen has emerged as a promising alternative. However, as with any energy source, it’s crucial to ensure the safety of the systems and infrastructure involved.

The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference will cover risk assessment, safety management, and hazard mitigation, providing insights into the best practices and innovations in hydrogen safety.

The conference is particularly timely given South Africa’s current power supply challenges, highlighting the need for more resilient and decentralized energy solutions. By promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration, the Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference can help accelerate the adoption of safe and sustainable energy solutions in South Africa and beyond.


This conference is CPD Validated for 4 points: Verified CPD Providers
Institute of Professional Engineering Technologists 2 points: Professional Certificated Engineer; Professional Engineer; Professional Engineer Technician; Professional Engineer Technologist
South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions 2 points: Registration of Category 1 CPD Activities at SACNASP


Keynote Speaker – Michael Marrington – Operations Manager, IndEx – Hazardous Area Ex Professionals 
Michael Marrington is a distinguished expert in hazardous areas (IECEx, ATEX, CompEx, EEHA, UL STP & NFPA 505 Committee Member), specializing in the application of hydrogen systems for industrial processes. With a wealth of experience encompassing a wide range of sectors, including furnaces, gas turbine generators, electrolysis, feedstock, and the groundbreaking implementation of the world’s first gas hydrogen passenger ferry (The Sea Change). Michael’s extensive knowledge of hydrogen technologies, combined with a deep understanding of safety regulations and compliance requirements, while focusing on a practical approach has enabled them to successfully navigate the complex landscape of hazardous environments.

Keynote Speaker – Marco Rahner – Smart Infrastructure Sales Director, Siemens Pty Ltd
Marco gained his professional experience in projects worldwide over the last 19 years with Siemens. He started as a commissioning engineer and Project Manager for Substation Automation Projects. After that, for six years Mr. Rahner was Technical Sales Consultant and Sales manager in headquarters responsible for the Cluster ASEAN and Pacific, as well as for countries in the Middle East and South Africa. Mr. Rahner has experience with the whole Siemens Energy Automation and Building Products product portfolio. He is a specialist in Substation Automation, Power quality and Distribution automation. He drives the topics of Energy Efficiency, Smart buildings, Microgrids and Future grids including eMobility within Siemens for Southern and Eastern Africa

To download the conference program click here.

To attend the conference virtually click here.

To view the conference event page click here.

Conference Payment: If you wish to receive an invoice please email the conference organiser at conferences@idc-online.com


Benefits of attending

  •  Become familiar with innovative approaches to Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas.
  •  Gain an understanding of the Hydrogen Industry within Australia.
  •  Learn about the latest technologies and research relating to renewable energy.
  •  Build relationships with like minded colleagues.
  •  Hear from industry experts on the latest technology and information surrounding hazardous areas.
  •  Meet innovative presenters and learn the emerging trends in the Hydrogen & Hazardous industries.

Venue

Conference

Organiser

IDC Technologies
Phone
1300138522
Email
conferences@idc-online.com
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