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Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference (4-5 December 2023)

Hydrogen Safety Conference

IDC Technologies is excited to bring this conference to South Africa, having previously been held in Brisbane in Perth, this dynamic two-day event is dedicated to delivering an in-depth learning opportunity for stakeholders engaged in the hydrogen and hazardous areas industry across South Africa and Africa. 

This is a technical conference designed to deliver practical insights, real-world case studies, presentations, panel discussions, and the chance to participate in a hazardous safety masterclass.

We want to equip attendees with a comprehensive understanding of hydrogen safety and its related hazards. The conference is timely as it contributes to the advancement of South Africa's renewable energy initiative. Your participation holds immense significance, as it will serve as a driving force addressing the importance of safety as we propel renewable energies forward. It is also a great opportunity to connect with industry, forge new partnerships, and build your knowledge.

Event details:

Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference
4 & 5 December 2023
Held at Cedarwoods of Sandton, South Africa

What to expect:

Insights: Gain valuable insights from experts in hydrogen and hazardous areas who bring a wealth of experience to the forefront.

Microgrids and Hydrogen Technology: Learn the integration of hydrogen technology, uncovering innovative ways to enhance new energy systems.

Hydrogen Exploration: From design to production, transportation, and storage, hear a presentation on the whole hydrogen cycle. 

Presentations: A variation in presentations, panel discussions, masterclass, and case studies. 

Safety in Hazardous Areas: Learn how to secure your operation in a challenging environment to mitigate risks, IEC Standards and 60079 standards, augmenting your understanding. 

Energising South Africa: Understanding the renewable energy landscape in South Africa.

Legal Expertise: Get insight into being legally aware. What are the do's and not to do associated with ensuring your energy project meets current standards.

The conference package includes: 

  • Two-day conference pass.
  • Hear from 12 knowledgeable speakers.
  • Receive a conference manual inclusive of technical papers and presentations.
  • Attend a networking event including drinks and canapes on Monday 4 December.
  • Full catering including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Receive conference papers and updated presentations electronically post the conference.
  • All attendees will receive a 10% discount to the Engineering Institute of Technologies' upcoming live and online Hydrogen Energy 3-month short course. 

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. 

For more information and to view the Program click here Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas - Conference Program.

Secure your place at the conference, by clicking this link.
Early Bird Specials and Group discounts.

Keynote Speakers:

Mike Marrington: 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.
Presentation: Hydrogen - The practical approach (Safety + Compliance).

Marco Rahner (Siemens South Africa): Presenting a white paper, on the comprehensive analysis of integrating green hydrogen technology into microgrids.  
Presentation: Reliable Hybrid Power Supply for Green Hydrogen Production and Related Safety Aspects

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference.

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