26/01/2015 - 30/01/2015

Delta Process Academy, an initiative of essenscia, provides this five day master class to give professionals the essentials of process safety and pointing out the pitfalls in implementation.Intended as either an introduction or a refresher, it is taught by academics and specialists in their discipline.

The programme of the course is as follows:

Monday 26th of January 2015 - Introduction to process safety

Welcome speech MSc. Patrick Van Acker, Plant Manager BP Chembel, Geel and Board member of essenscia Flanders

Introduction to process safety: Incidents & Legislation that define process safety MSc. Geert Boogaerts, Senior Advisor Process Safety & Occupational Health, essenscia, Brussels

Process Safety Management Systems Phd. MSc. Pol Hoorelbeke, Vice president Safety, Total, Brussels, Visiting professor at the South China University of Technology

Product Safety Phd. MSc. Kristel Bernaerts, Professor, BioTeC, KU Leuven, Leuven

Safety Culture & Human Factors MSc. Jan De Tremmerie, Nuclear safety specialist, Ghent


Tuesday 27th of January 2015 - Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis

Hazard & Operability Study MSc. Grainne Kelly, Clwyd Associate, Leicestershire

Layers of protection analysis MSc. Nico Hertoghe, EMRE, Safety Engineering, ExxonMobil, Antwerp

PHA / sub selection / API 752 MSc. Peter Wittevrongel, Safety Engineer, Notified Expert, Vinçotte, Vilvoorde

Global overview of QRA MSc. Bob Gorrens, Notified Expert, SGS Belgium, Antwerp


Wednesday 28th of January 2015 - Explosion safety

Gas Explosion Characteristics Phd. MSc. Filip Van den Schoor, M-tech, Hasselt, visiting professor KU Leuven

Dust Explosion Characteristics and Ignition Sources Phd. MSc. Filip Verplaetsen, Adinex, Herentals, visiting professor KU Leuven and Ghent University

Vapour Cloud Explosion and Explosion Modelling Phd. MSc. Filip Van den Schoor, M-tech, Hasselt, visiting professor KU Leuven

Explosion Prevention and Protection – Atex directives Phd. MSc. Filip Verplaetsen, Adinex, Herentals, visiting professor KU Leuven and Ghent University


Thursday 29th of January 2015 - Competence in operation & safety in unit operations

Introduction to process safety engineering Phd. MSc. Geert Vercruysse, Process Safety Engineer, BASF Antwerp, Visiting professor at Ghent University and at KU Leuven

Calculation of Safety valves MSc. Line Alderweireldt, Sr. Process Engineer & MSc. Shirin Homayouni, Process Engineer, Grontmij, Antwerpen

Safety Integrity Level MSc. Eric Dom, SIL and HAZOP expert, Nero Engineering, Antwerp


Friday 30th of January 2015 - Mechanical Integrity the first layer of protection

Corrosion MSc. Erik Thomas & Joris Roeck, Corrosion engineer, Degradation expert, Metalogic, Leuven

Mechanical integrity MSc. Lennert Vandamme, Mechanical Lead Engineer, BASF Antwerp

Measuring, monitoring and inspection MSc. Kristof Timmermans, Inspection engineer, Metalogic, Leuven

Global evaluation, feedback and open discussion

For information on how to attend contact Mr. Geert Boogaerts (+32 476 906 663 | ) or Ms. Michèle Celis ()

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