Fire Hazard Management Workshop

Next Workshop date to be advised

July 2014 saw another successful workshop on Fuel Storage and Refining Fire Hazard Management.

Books are now open for the next workshop, date to be announced.

Together with ChemSystems, DoseTech proudly plan to facilitate the next Fuel Storage Tank and Associated Facilities Fire Hazard Management Workshop.

Date: TBA

Venue: TBA

Presented by; Dr Niall Ramsden 


Presented by Dr Niall Ramsden

Workshop Hours:-
Registration: Monday 16:00 – 19:00. Tuesday: 07:00 – 07:30
Workshop: Tuesday/Wednesday & Thursday : 08:00 am – 17:00
Practical: Friday.

Workshop Programme

  • Major Tank Fire Incident Case Study
  • Fire Hazard Management Process and Principles
  • Legislative Trends and Safety Cases
  • Fire and Explosion Types and Effects associated with storage tanks
    • Atmospheric Storage Tanks
    • Pressurised Storage Tanks
  • Risk Reduction Options for Storage Tanks and Associated Facilities
    • Incident Detection
    • Water Spray Systems
    • Foam Systems for Storage Tanks
    • Portable and Mobile Equipment Issues

Design, operation and maintenance issues will be reviewed with examples of typical practices and pitfalls to avoid.

  • Application Rates
  • Design Standards and Examples
  • Proportioning Systems
  • Foam concentrate selection and procurement issues
  • Foam storage
  • System Testing
  • Monitor application
  • Environmental issues
  • Storage Tank Fire Protection Design Examples
  • Syndicate Exercise – Storage Tank Protection
  • Open Forum
  • The UK Bunce field Incident and other tank related events
  • Bunce field Process Safety Leadership Group Recommendations review
  • Tank Fire Incidents from History
  • Case Studies on Recent Major Incidents
  • Syndicate Exercises
  • Preplanning and Exercising Response for Tank Fires
  • Specification of Major Incident Response Units (MIRU)
  • The LASTFIRE Project
  • Fire System Integrity Assurance workshop – Topics to be decided by attendees

The workshop will be held at: TBA


Early bird fee R20 000 per delegate [excluding VAT] for registration before 1st May 2015. R 25 000 per delegate [VAT excluded]

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

Flights, accommodation, dinner and transport to and from the venue is excluded and to be arranged by each delegate.

DoseTech Special Risk Fire Protection have been supplying fire protection hardware to the African Petrochemical industry for the past 14 years. With the acquisition of Akron Brass & Mueller Co agency in 2010 DoseTech’s product range has grown substantially.

September 2012 where we were asked to present another workshop in 2013, this took place in July 2014.11.01.

DoseTech & Chem Systems will be proud to once again host Dr Niall Ramsden in SA at a date to be announced, however bookings are now open.

Who should attend the Workshop?

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

Workshop Lecturers
Our expert fire and safety instructors deliver specialist academic knowledge uniquely combined with practical incident experience gained from working in the field in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry worldwide, with emphasis on refineries and storage terminals.

Dr. Niall Ramsden
Dr. Niall Ramsden joined the loss prevention industry in 1976 having graduated in physics and mechanical engineering. He has been involved in all aspects of fire hazard management for the oil and petrochemical industries and has worldwide experience in active and passive fire protection and detection systems to international standards-including conceptual studies, detailed design and system commissioning. He has carried out training and consultancy projects for major oil/ petrochemical companies around the world including fire/safety audits, process safety studies, scenario based emergency resource evaluations and in-house seminars. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Physicist and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (USA) and CEN (European)* Foam Systems Committees. His detailed CV is available on request. He acted as Project Coordinator for the LAST FIRE Project and is currently fulfilling the same role for the LASTFIRE Update Project.

Optional topics for inclusion into Storage Tank FHM lecture

Email: mgf [at] dosetech [dot] co [dot] za

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