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Hydrogen: The Fundamentals

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Introduction

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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 and accidents.​

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 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.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • 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 existing system
  • Know the regulations that relate to the use of hydrogen, thresholds, and when they apply
  • Design appropriate procedures for handling liquid and gaseous hydrogen

What the course will cover

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the properties and behaviour of hydrogen and its effect on materials and system design, including gas detection, purging and gas handling. Delegates 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. Delegates will establish how to respond to an emergency, how to choose appropriate PPE and will explore the use of liquid hydrogen.​

Who should attend?

This course is designed for new entrants to the hydrogen sector, those already working with hydrogen and need a greater understanding of its fundamental properties and behaviour or those whose organisations are considering energy transition to hydrogen-based technologies.

Live online course information

Our  live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the  Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.

Price

£690 per person (includes digital training resources and certificate of attendance).

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Email: HSEtraining@hse.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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