This year, for the first time, Hazards Australasia is being held in Melbourne. The event will be hosted from the iconic sporting arena, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), between the 23rd and 24th of November.
Financial pressures within the oil and gas industry have led to reduced expenditure and staffing levels, with some companies considering a reduction in maintenance levels to ease costs. History is full of examples of facilities that reduced maintenance to unsustainable levels, only to suffer major incidents in the years that followed. In this challenging economy it is crucial that process safety is not compromised, and that in fact, it can add value, not cost, to a business. This is the key focus for Hazards Australasia 2016.
As experts in process safety and regular contributors to Hazards Australasia, this year MMI is heavily involved with the event – from presenting papers to sponsoring the conference dinner.
Garry Law, a Principal Consultant based in Melbourne, is part of the Technical Committee. He will also present a paper alongside Morgane Le Cossec, a Staff Engineer also based in Melbourne on the 23rd, entitled “Managing and Controlling the Ageing of Safety Instrumented Functions in Major Hazards Facilities”. On the following day, Garry will present his paper “Risk Based Process Safety Lessons to Prevent Tank Overfill”.
On the 24th, MMI will present alongside their parent company, Geosyntec Consultants. MMI’s Alan Munn, a Senior Engineer from Kuala Lumpur will present with Sarah Schiess, a Principal from Geosyntec Consultants’ Melbourne location. Their paper is entitled “Firefighting Foams – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”.
MMI’s poster presentations, “Identifying and Early Application of Inherently Safety in New or Existing Processing Plant Designs” and “Understanding the Fire Hazard and the Fire Risk in Design”, have both been authored by Garry Law, and will be displayed during lunch breaks in the exhibition area.
For more information surrounding the event, please visit:http://www.icheme.org/hazardsaus2016