Full details and a running order for the Hazardex 2021 Conference Programme will be announced soon. Here, you can find details of the speakers already confirmed to be taking part on October 6 & 7 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK with more set to be announced in due course. Book your delegate spot now!


Organisations can improve their safety efforts and build resilience against catastrophic events by increasing the level of care demonstrated by people in their decision making and behaviour.


Flange guards help to prevent or reduce the extent of flammable mists but there is limited information available on their use and applicability, especially for managing hazardous area zoning and zone classification.


We’ve all experienced bad design in the everyday products and systems we use, often these lead to frustration rather than impact on your health or safety. Poor designs are typically caused by not designing the task or equipment with full consideration of the range of users, its context of use or environment.


The application of ignition risk management for electrical equipment/apparatus, is handled relatively well by the industry. However, there is still much confusion on how to identify, manage and document non-electrical risks.


Too often safety professionals may feel as if they’re holding the parcel when the music stops. Despite best efforts, things still go wrong and the HSE team are left to manage the consequences as best they can.


The digital transformation of Manufacturing 4.0 and IoT is one of the major driving forces for the uptake of more advanced automation with these systems delivering greater efficiencies but becoming more complex and more integrated. Even without using integrated control and safety systems the Basic Process Control System and the Safety Instrumented System are becoming highly interconnected.


Unpacking the new British Standard 60080 for Auditors, Local Authorities (Inspectors / Fire Authorities) and responsible person (company and managers).


Advanced use of hazardous area related data and documents, combined with mobile devices to substantially improve inspections and reduce time and cost.


Link Instruments will be presenting and demonstrating their ULLC IS liquid level indicator for fire extinguishers at HazardEx 2021. The intrinsically safe ultrasonic device enables the levels in banks of extinguishers in hazardous areas to be easily checked without interrupting normal operation. Avoiding the need for shutdowns leads to substantial time and cost savings.


We are delighted to announce the addition of several more prestigious speakers to the already stellar line-up of presenters due to take part in the Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition in Harrogate, UK on October 6 & 7. Book your place now to hear from the industry’s leading peers and stakeholders!


Toxic gas hazards are common at refining, chemical processing, and related industrial sites and often contribute significantly to the overall on-site risk posed by site operations. The risks associated with an accidental release of toxic material are normally addressed by sheltering-in-place and/or evacuating as part of the overall risk management strategy.


Cogent Skills is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, working with companies from across the science industries embracing Life Sciences, Industrial Sciences and Nuclear.


The 2021 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition is taking place on 6th & 7th October 2021 at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK and will once again feature the industry’s most prestigious awards evening. The 2021 Hazardex Awards for Excellence will include six categories for which nominations are still open!


This presentation from Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, will provide advice for senior managers to ensure that risks are being managed and minimised. In managing cyber security risks, businesses will also reduce risk to commercial activities and protect their reputation.


Colin Cameron’s presentation is on the new edition of IEC 60079-11 Intrinsically Safe Equipment Standard. Edition 6 of IEC 60079-11 was published in 2011. A review of the standard was started by the maintenance team in 2014.


Operating equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres comes with a certain amount of responsibility. Not least using components with the correct equipment protection concepts for the working environment. When maintenance and repairs are required, it is important that owners/operators understand what is expected of them to ensure continued safety and reliability.


There are applications emerging in many sectors that are using some aspects of machine learning that can directly or indirectly affect safety. This presentation will describe the range of applications emerging, the opportunities that this technology brings and the associated risks.


This paper relates to the safe use of thermocatalytic sensors (TSE) in explosive atmospheres. Thermocatalytic sensors with a platinum sensing element and with the protective grid removed from the sensing element have been shown to ignite a mixture of 21.0% v/v hydrogen and air flowing across the sensing element after the sensing element was exposed to a flowing mixture of 35.0% v/v hydrogen and air.


The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers deadline has been extended one FINAL time until April 23. Time is running out for the chance to present at the high hazard industry's most prolific event, so submit a paper today!


RUGGED MOBILE Systems are specialists in the provision of robust, durable and well supported mobile computers, now beginning our 15th year. Several of the hardware solutions we offer are approved for use in a wide range of hazardous environments. You can now access information and capture data within explosive atmosphere areas on a range of robust ATEX approved Tablet PCs, Smartphones and PDAs.


We are delighted to announce the addition of two prestigious speakers to the already stellar line-up of presenters due to take part in the Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition in Harrogate, UK on October 6 & 7. Sarabjit Purewal from the UK Health & Safety Executive and Dr. Alexander Zologin, General Director of NANIO CCVE, will be sharing their knowledge and experiences so book your place now!


For over 30 years, TÜV SÜD has provided market access solutions and regulatory expertise for manufacturers and suppliers of Explosion Protection products.


The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom is internationally one of the first addresses for mobile computing and communication devices for use in potentially hazardous areas. As an industry pioneer, Pepperl+Fuchs ecom has decisively developed explosion protection for mobile devices since 1986 and has proven its technological expertise with a multitude of innovations.


Saft's products are designed for manufacturers of equipment that needs portable power in hazardous locations. Since 2006 Saft has been continuing to advance its range of Li-ion batteries specifically designed for this purpose.


CCG’s patented Captive Component Gland® is recognised within the hazardous petrochemical, oil and gas industries, as having significant safety advantages over other cable gland designs, which all have loose components.


Hazardex has announced that sister title Connectivity – a leading Industry 4.0/IIoT online information resource – is sponsoring the annual Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, on October 6-7 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.


The Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition taking place on October 6 & 7 will feature a stellar line-up of speakers presenting on a range of process safety-related topics. The Call for Papers deadline is April 16 and there is still time to submit an abstract for the chance to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry.


The March issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Functional Safety, Certification in India, Translation, and Intrinsic Safety. The issue also includes an early preview of the Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition. Read it now!


Following the UK Government's announcement and the continued success of the vaccine rollout, Hazardex will now be staged on 6th & 7th October 2021, dates we are sure will allow us to run the event safely. As a result, the deadlines for the Call for Papers and Award nominations have been extended. Submit a conference paper for consideration or nominate a company for the Hazardex Awards for Excellence now!


Roxby Training Solutions has two UK facilities, Teesside and Stallingborough, offering accredited and bespoke solutions in centre and onsite, facilities permitting.


F.E.S. (EX) provides a range of tailored, specialist services for industries that operate within potentially hazardous and explosive atmospheres. Our team of experienced, competent personnel have proven skills within the areas of design, process safety, Health & Safety, operations, maintenance, inspections and installations within potentially explosive atmospheres.


Roxby Training Solutions and sister company F.E.S. (EX) will be at Hazardex 2021 to exhibit their specialist services and technical training services for the high hazard industries.


Mutech is a centre of excellence for Electronic Design and Manufacturing services. The keys to our success are establishing a clear understanding of our customers’ needs, and ensuring that we deliver with a “right first time” philosophy.


The Hazardex 2021 event is taking place on October 6 & 7 and there is still time to submit a paper for consideration. We are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry.


C&P Engineering Services, through its integrated electrical, control and instrumentation disciplines, design, construct and deliver complete projects and provide maintenance services to companies throughout the UK and internationally.


Exloc Instruments UK Ltd and our staff have many years’ experience in the process industry and in hazardous area protection. We lead the way in supplying hazardous area products which enable manufacturing facilities and processing plants to operate more efficiently with the use of forward thinking technology and solutions.


CompEx is the international scheme for competency validation and certification of personnel who work in explosive atmospheres. Through a network of independent training and assessment centres, the CompEx Scheme supports practitioners in a range of industrial sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing and utilities.


ANT Telecom provide solutions to protect staff working alone in hazardous and isolated areas or to detect, manage and resolve safety critical alarms efficiently to avoid detrimental impact on service, people or the environment.


The Hazardex 2021 event has been moved to June 16 & 17 due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers is open with a revised deadline and we are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry.


Hazardex 2020 was a great success for the industry, facilitating essential knowledge sharing amongst global peers. It has been heralded as one of the best Hazardex events to date. Take a look at the 2020 event review video now and we look forward to seeing you next year at Hazardex 2021!


The Hazardex 2020 Exhibition, Conference and Awards – co-located with PPTex – took place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town in north-east England. The Hazardex team would like to thank all attendees for making this year’s event one of the best ever and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Harrogate in 2021.


The Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Awards for Excellence took place during a well-attended Gala Dinner on February 26 following a fantastic first day of the Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition.


The Hazardex 2020 Exhibition & Conference took place on February 26 & 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK. The event was a great success for the industry, and I’m thrilled to say that plans are already well underway for Hazardex 2021 to be held at the same venue on February 24 & 25, 2021.


The Hazardex 2021 International Conference and Exhibition – co-located with PPTex – will be taking place on June 16 and 17 at the Majestic Hotel in the elegant Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, UK.


At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the Delegates' Award went to… Librestream for the Cube-Ex certified thermal imaging wearable camera.


At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for Contribution to Safety went to… Dron & Dickson for its fully integrated hazardous area products and services.


At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for Best Customer Service (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… Raytec for excellence in customer care.


At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for PPTex Innovation (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… Pepperl+Fuchs ecom for its ATEX certified mobile computing and communication devices.


At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for Best User Application (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… Institute of Measurement & Control for the Ex Special Interest Group.


At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for Technical Innovation (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… HAWKE INTERNATIONAL for its cable gland conversion kit & tightening guide.


A total of 25 nominations were shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners were announced at the Hazardex 2020 Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020. Categories were Contribution to Safety, Technical Innovation, PPTex Innovation, Best User Application, Best Customer Service, plus the Delegates' Award which was voted for on the day by event attendees.


The Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, took place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, north-eastern England, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town. For information about the 2021 event, please email events@imlgroup.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1732 359990.


The HSE has released its report into the June 2011 explosion at Chevron’s Pembrokeshire refinery which killed four people. The report gives an overview of the incident and details the underlying causes behind the incident, as well as offering safety management lessons for industry.


Trant Engineering Ltd’s ACT division are design and build experts in the field of EXd enclosures. Working as an approved manufacturer under licence from Technor Italsmea in Italy, we have built up a network of clients in the UK and overseas.


ZOA Robotics’ mission is to provide a serviced robotic solution for regular inspection of industrial sites. Our robots are designed to create large, data dense maps of entire sites, providing an incredibly detailed picture of plant assets.


A total of 20 nominations have been shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The Winners will be announced at the Hazardex 2020 Conference and Exhibition Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020. VOTING DEADLINE: 06/02/20


A total of 20 nominations have been shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The Winners will be announced at the Hazardex 2020 Conference and Exhibition Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020.


1. Technical Innovation – An innovative product or system for use in hazardous area environments.


2. PPTex Innovation – The best innovation in Personnel Protection Technologies (PPT) equipment incorporating electronic and technological systems that the user can wear, hold or use to improve safety within the process and high hazard industries.


3. Best User Application – An application story highlighting the benefits of a product, system or service for use in hazardous areas.


4. Best Customer Service – A company or corporate division that has provided excellent customer service in the sector over the last two years.


5. Contribution to Safety – A product, system or service which has made a significant contribution to safety in hazardous area environments. 


Roxby Training Solutions and sister company F.E.S. (EX) will be at Hazardex 2020 to exhibit their specialist services and technical training services for the high hazard industries.


The OBAC Institute conducts obligatory and voluntary assessment of product conformity with ATEX No. 2014/34/UE Directive: Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.


Dialight is the world leader in industrial LED lighting technology with over 1.5 million fixtures installed worldwide. We specialise in lighting products designed for the world’s harshest industrial environments – enabling customers to reduce their energy costs, maintenance costs, and carbon footprint while maximising the safety and productivity of their facilities


The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom is internationally one of the first addresses for mobile computing and communication devices for use in potentially hazardous areas. As an industry pioneer, Pepperl+Fuchs ecom has decisively developed explosion protection for mobile devices since 1986 and has proven its technological expertise with a multitude of innovations.


ATEXInspect is cloud-based software for the inspection and asset management of equipment installed in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX/DSEAR). The inspection module efficiently assists the inspector, automatically raising faults against tags. These faults can then easily have work orders assigned to them, completing the cycle.


NEPIC (North East of England Industry Cluster) is a membership organisation working with the chemical-using industries in the North East of England. Privately-owned and led by industry, we work to support our member companies to become successful and sustainable organisations in a collaborative business environment that helps them to grow.


NEPIC, the prominent north-east England chemical sector membership association, is the latest official Partner Organisation for the Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Conference and Exhibition, which will be held on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire.


To celebrate its anniversary, sister title Connectivity has released a special print edition! It contains some of the best content published over the last two years and is an ideal guide to those starting their Industry 4.0 journey.


Site Bright Limited, is a division of UK leading Wolverhampton based Welder and Generator Supplier Shindaiwa Limited. Site Bright’s superior range of ATEX certified LED lights have become increasingly popular with Rental Companies and Petro Chemical refineries around the UK. 


Mutech is a centre of excellence for Electronic Design and Manufacturing services. The keys to our success are establishing a clear understanding of our customers’ needs, and ensuring that we deliver with a “right first time” philosophy.


For over 125 years, both in the UK & Internationally, Dräger has proven to be a trusted partner in safety. In addition other key sectors for us include Fire & Rescue, Oil & Gas and Chemical. We also serve in areas such as Hospital, Power Generation, Construction and many more.


HTS GROUP specialise in delivering Process Systems, Electrical, Control and Instrumentation (EC&I) systems. Our services are focused on Instrumented Control and Instrumented Safety systems. The group’s core skills are rooted within the engineering services sector from conception through to hand-over. 


The CompEx Scheme, developed by industry for industry, is the global scheme for users in the oil, gas and chemical sectors as well as other worksites that contain explosive atmospheres. Accredited by UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, to ISO/IEC 17024 : 2012 – Conformity Assessment – General Requirements of bodies offering Certification of Persons.


The Phoenix Mecano Group is a global player in the enclosures and industrial components segments, has a streamlined operating structure and is a leader in many markets. Geared towards the professional and cost-effective manufacture of niche products, it helps to ensure the smooth operation of processes and connections in the machine industry and industrial electronics.


R&M stocks a vast range of Ex materials and supplies for our clients in the Hazardous Area sector within our UK branches and also throughout our International Divisions. Products stocked include, lighting, enclosures, control, distribution equipment, plugs, receptacles and accessories.


SGS Baseefa is the leading internationally recognised certification body for explosion protected equipment, successfully delivering ATEX certification and IECEx certification to customers around the globe. We have consistently issued more internationally acceptable IECEx Certificates year on year than any other certification body in the world.


Established in 1989 to specifically manufacture and export enclosures and cabinets for low voltage applications, Tempa Pano has since proved its market presence through affordable high quality products.


Class III fuels are defined as those having a flashpoint at or above 37.8°C (100°F) and below 60°C under the CLP Regulations. The upper flashpoint for these materials was previously 55°C under CHIP. The change has resulted in many common fuels with flashpoints specified as ">56°C" (i.e. between 55-60°C) falling into Class III. The objective of the paper is to clarify issues raised by the reclassification of Diesel and similar fuels.


Roxby Training Solutions has two UK facilities, Teesside and Stallingborough, offering accredited and bespoke solutions in centre and onsite, facilities permitting.


Connectivity, Hazardex's sister title, is offering you the chance to win one of Schneider Electric’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Secure Asset Connection Starter Packs if you sign up to receive the weekly newsletter.


RHEINTACHO UK Ltd., formerly known as Foundrometers Instrumentation Ltd, and RHEINTACHO Messtechnik GmbH located in Freiburg, Germany, are both companies with longstanding traditions. They have been engaged for over a combined 220 years in the field of rotational speed, a crucial control quantity for mechanical processes.


CCG’s Captive Component Gland is recognised within the hazardous petrochemical, oil and gas industries, as having significant safety advantages over other cable gland designs, which have loose components.


F.E.S. (EX) provides a range of tailored, specialist services for industries that operate within potentially hazardous and explosive atmospheres. Our team of experienced, competent personnel have proven skills within the areas of design, process safety, Health & Safety, operations, maintenance, inspections and installations within potentially explosive atmospheres.


Exloc is based in the north of England and serves the whole of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We are the sole UK agents for GM International's range of Intrinsically Safe Interfaces and SIL relays, BE-X Solution's range of Zone 1 Remote I/O systems, HMI-Elements' range of PC Terminals, workstations and monitors, and Primation's range of ATEX ethernet solutions.


Saft specialises in advanced technology battery solutions for industry, from the design and development to the production, customisation and service provision. For 100 years, Saft’s longer-lasting batteries and systems have provided critical safety applications, back-up power and propulsion for our customers.


Stephen Marcos Jones, Director-General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, will be speaking about the potential role for digital in unlocking efficiencies and improving safety in the downstream oil sector.


Stephen Marcos Jones, Director-General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, will be speaking about the potential role for digital in unlocking efficiencies and improving safety in the downstream oil sector.


Stephen Marcos Jones, Director-General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, will be speaking about the potential role for digital in unlocking efficiencies and improving safety in the downstream oil sector.


The standard IEC 62443: Security for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) proposes the assignment of security levels 1-4 to IACS zone provisions.


The standard IEC 62443: Security for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) proposes the assignment of security levels 1-4 to IACS zone provisions.


BEKA associates is an independent British company with over 30 years of dedication to the design and manufacture of display instrumentation.


The standard IEC 62443: Security for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) proposes the assignment of security levels 1-4 to IACS zone provisions.


DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.


Hazardex has announced that sister title Connectivity – a leading Industry 4.0/IoT online information resource – is sponsoring the annual Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, on February 26-27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.


In industries working around high and low voltage electricity, the dangers posed by an Arc Flash must not be underestimated. With temperatures of up to 35,000ºF, an Arc Flash can burn an operative’s skin within fractions of a second, meaning PPE really is the last line of defence for workers. Yet there’s a surprising lack of knowledge when it comes to relevant legislation and appropriate protection.


CSA Group is a global organisation dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. We are a leader in Standards Development and Testing, Inspection and Certification around the world including Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our mandate is to hold the future to a higher standard. CSA Group is the Event Sponsor for the Hazardex 2020 Exhibition and the Hazardex 2020 Awards For Excellence.


RAS Ltd is an independent firm of risk specialists based in the North West of England. Established in 1993, RAS works with the leading companies in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical and specialist chemical sectors across the UK to manage risk to the safety of people, business and the environment.