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LASTFIRE. Gas Hazards and Detection Principles. Training Workshop for continued professional development (CPD). 28 th - 29 th September 2010. The Venue: Resource Protection International Ltd Aylesbury, UK. Delivered by Resource Protection International Walker House

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Gas Hazards and Detection Principles

Training Workshop

for continued professional development (CPD)

28th - 29th September 2010

The Venue:

Resource Protection International Ltd

Aylesbury, UK

Delivered by

Resource Protection International

Walker House

George Street


Bucks HP20 2HU

United Kingdom



Project Coordinators


Gas Hazards and

Detection Principles Workshop

28th - 29th September 2010


Workshop Objective - Gas Hazards and Detection Principles

The objective of this Workshop is to provide delegates with a working knowledge of all aspects of gas detection principles, fixed gas detection system functionality and portable gas detection product selection. This will include discussion of gas hazard incidents and gas detection system critical performance criteria. Certification issues will also be discussed covering the methods of protection for electrical equipment to be used in potentially flammable atmospheres under the terms of the ATEX directive.

Delegates will learn about the usage, testing, maintenance and design of gas detection systems


Registration: 28th September 9:30 for 10:00 start

  • Day 1
  • 28th September 2010
  • 10:00 – 17:30 hrs
  • Gas Detection Principles
    • Gas Hazards
    • Terminology
    • Sensor Technologies
  • Safety Certification
    • Zones and Coding
    • ATEX
    • Protection Methods
  • Fixed Gas Detection Systems
    • Detector Types
    • Controller Functionality
    • Detector Location

Day 2

  • 29th September 2010
  • 09:00 – 15:30 hrs
  • Fixed Gas Detection Systems cont’d
  • Portable Gas Detectors
    • Types and Usage
  • Gas Detection Critical Performance Criteria
    • Detector Response
    • Detector Testing
  • Gas Detection Scenario Exercises
    • Selecting Gas Detection

Workshop Lecturer

Simon Neale

Simon Neale is an electrical / electronics engineer with over thirty years experience on a wide variety of equipment. He has spent the last fifteen years in the fire and gas safety industry with the main focus being gas analysis and detection.

Simon has developed training courses and delivered seminars on all aspects of gas detection to major companies in the UK and internationally. These have included BP, Shell, Total and Conoco Phillips in the petrochemical industry as well as a wide variety of leaders in other industries such as Rio Tinto, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, AMEC, Severn Trent Water, Transco and BMW to name just a few. He is also an ISO 9000 qualified auditor with experience throughout the UK.

Simon’s role with Resource Protection International as Senior Projects Engineer allows him to deal with all aspects of fire and gas detection and protection for the company’s wide international client base.

Lectures will be supported by video and slide presentations

Who should attend?

  • Fire Responders
  • System Design Engineers
  • Fire Protection Engineers
  • Loss Prevention Engineers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Agencies

A booking form is attached to this programme

Project Coordinators


Gas Hazards and

Detection Principles Workshop

28th – 29th September 2010


Workshop Information

A booking form is attached to this programme

The Workshop will be held at:

Resource Protection International Ltd., Walker House, George Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2HU. United Kingdom.

Delegates will be responsible for booking and paying for their own hotel and travel costs (except lunches and refreshments provided during workshop sessions). A list of local hotels can be provided on request.


The workshop fee is £475.00 (Pounds Sterling) plus VAT, payable prior to the event.

The Workshop fees include instruction, course notes, lunches and refreshments during breaks in classroom tuition.

All classroom exercises and discussions will be supported and complemented by case histories and video and slide presentations. The course notes will provide a comprehensive reference source of great value to all delegates on return to their job location.

About Resource Protection International

  • Resource Protection International is an independent consultancy specialising in Fire Hazard Management (FHM) of oil and petrochemical facilities. The company has a management team of full time consultants comprising individuals with complementary expertise. The teams’ skills and knowledge include fire science, fire systems engineering, process engineering, gas detection engineering, fire protection/safety systems auditing, hazard assessment, major incident fire fighting, system commissioning and training, all based on extensive international “hands on” experience including Management of Fire Brigades at Oil Production and Storage facilities on behalf of a major international oil company.
  • RPI were contracted to provide technical assistance at the major Buncefield terminal incident in the UK. Dr Ramsden of RPI attended the incident within 3 hours, remained on site for 28 hours and then later returned to witness final extinguishment. Subsequently he has been involved in the investigations, debriefs and reviews of the Explosions Overpressure Mechanism.
  • Resource Protection International holds a unique position in the industry and has carried out several contracts for industry bodies as well as individual oil companies:-
    • Project Coordinator for the LASTFIRE study - an industry initiative by 16 oil companies to review the risks associated with fires in large floating roof storage tanks. This project is currently being updated and extended to other tank types.
    • Development of international Oil and Gas Producers’ Association Guidance document on Fire Systems Integrity Assurance.
    • Revision of Energy Institute (Formerly Institute of Petroleum) Model Code of Safe Practice on Fire Protection of Refineries and Bulk Storage Terminals.
    • Development of Society of Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) guidance on Fire Hazard Management of Gas Terminals.
    • Storage Tank Terminal Fire Hazard Management audit protocol and technical guidance for Rotterdam Europoort Unified Fire Brigade.
  • All seminars and courses directed by Resource Protection International aim to give delegates a thorough understanding of the subjects discussed. If required, tailor-made additional specialist training can be provided at a client’s own facility.

Project Coordinators



Gas Hazards and Detection Principles

Training Workshop, UK

28th – 29th September 2010

Booking Form

If you have problems

printing this form,

or need further details...

Call us today

Tel: +44 (0) 1296 399311

Fax: +44 (0) 1296 395669



Resource Protection International

Walker House

George Street



HP20 2HU

United Kingdom

Please regard this Booking Form as an Invoice. A receipt will be issued only on request. Payment is required prior to the event.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. This form can be copied for additional delegates.

Resource Protection International reserve the right to cancel the event in which case a full refund of any fees received will be given.

FULL NAME_____________________________________


JOB FUNCTION__________________________________











Registrations shall only be confirmed on receipt of payment.

Cancellations, if notified in writing 45 days prior to the event, will be subject to a 10% administration charge. There will be no refunds for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to the event.

Substitutions can be made at any time, without charge.

Gas Hazards and Detection Principles

Training Workshop, Aylesbury, UK

28th – 29th September 2010

The cost per delegate is £475.00 plus VAT at the current applicable rate. (VAT 17.5% at time of printing making total payable £558.13)

Please note payment is required prior to the event.

I ENCLOSE A CHEQUE FOR £_______________

Made payable to Resource Protection International

(Payments can be made by bank transfer - please ask for details.)


Project Coordinators

Return forms, along with appropriate fees, to: Resource Protection International

Walker House, George Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2HU,

United Kingdom

UK Co Reg No: 2753740.