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4 December 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 5 December 2023 @ 4:30 PM UTC+2

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Join us virtually for the Hydrogen and Hazardous Areas conference for one or two days! You can decide which sessions you’d like to join.

As South Africa and the world strive to transition to more sustainable and dependable energy sources, hydrogen has emerged as a promising alternative. The safe utilization of hydrogen in various applications is a paramount concern. In this context, the Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference in South Africa takes centre stage, providing a valuable platform for industry experts, stakeholders, and professionals to dive into the latest developments in hydrogen-based energy and the associated safety considerations.

The Hydrogen Safety and Hazardous Areas Conference will take place in Sandton, South Africa and will also be streamed live online from the 4th to the 5th of December.

Hydrogen as an Energy Solution

Hydrogen is increasingly recognized as a clean and versatile energy carrier with the potential to revolutionize multiple sectors, including transportation, industry, and power generation. As South Africa grapples with power supply challenges, the need for more resilient and decentralized energy solutions becomes evident. Hydrogen holds the promise of addressing these challenges while contributing to a sustainable and greener future.

Ensuring Hydrogen Safety

Although a clean energy source, hydrogen presents specific safety challenges due to its flammable nature. As South Africa embarks on its hydrogen journey, it is vital to ensure the safety of hydrogen production, storage, and utilization. The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference is dedicated to addressing these safety concerns comprehensively. A speaker, Blen Teshome says, “Due to the inherent properties of hydrogen, safety during production, transportation, storage, and utilization is an important issue. Further, the safety and reliability of Hydrogen energy are necessary enabling conditions for public acceptance and hence, for faster sustainable energy transition.”

Conference Highlights

The conference’s agenda encompasses an array of crucial topics related to hydrogen safety and hazardous areas, including:

  • Risk Assessment: Experts will share insights into assessing and mitigating the risks associated with hydrogen-based systems. This knowledge is vital for ensuring the safety of hydrogen infrastructure.
  • Safety Management: The conference will explore best practices in safety management, emphasizing the need for robust safety protocols in hydrogen-related operations.
  • Hazard Mitigation: Attendees will gain an understanding of hazard mitigation strategies specific to hydrogen systems, contributing to safer industrial practices.
  • Industry Insights: The conference program includes sessions that explore the latest developments in hydrogen technology and renewable energy. Participants can expect to learn about cutting-edge technologies and research in the field.

“Conference participants will depart with a comprehensive understanding of the offerings in this burgeoning market, equipped with valuable insights to drive the advancement of this technology in South Africa”, says Rahner.

Keynote Speakers

The conference boasts distinguished keynote speakers who bring extensive experience and expertise to the table.

  • Michael Marrington, Operations Manager at IndEx – Hazardous Area Ex Professionals, is a recognized expert in hazardous areas, specializing in the application of hydrogen systems for industrial processes. His experience spans various sectors, including the implementation of innovative hydrogen technologies.
  • Marco Rahner, Smart Infrastructure Sales Director at Siemens Pty Ltd, offers a wealth of professional experience in energy automation and smart infrastructure. He specializes in substation automation, power quality, and distribution automation, making him a key player in the field of renewable energy and smart grids.

CPD Validated

The Hydrogen Safety and Hazardous Areas Conference is CPD-validated by IPET and SACNASP and is a valuable opportunity for professional development. Participants can earn CPD points by attending and engaging with the conference.

Please note: the time stated on this event is in UTC+2 time. You will need to convert this to your own time zone.

Register now for this virtual conference today!


4 December 2023 @ 9:00 AM UTC+2
5 December 2023 @ 4:30 PM UTC+2
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