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Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference - Sandton, South Africa

Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference - Sandton, South Africa

Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference, South Africa 


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The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference in South Africa provides a valuable platform for industry experts and stakeholders to discuss and explore the latest developments in hydrogen-based energy and the associated safety considerations.

With South Africa looking to transition to more sustainable and reliable energy sources, hydrogen has emerged as a promising alternative. However, as with any energy source, it's crucial to ensure the safety of the systems and infrastructure involved.

The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference will cover risk assessment, safety management, and hazard mitigation, providing insights into the best practices and innovations in hydrogen safety.

The conference is particularly timely given South Africa's current power supply challenges, highlighting the need for more resilient and decentralized energy solutions. By promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration, the Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference can help accelerate the adoption of safe and sustainable energy solutions in South Africa and beyond.

This conference is CPD Validated for 2 points: Verified CPD Providers

Validation of Hydrogen Safety and Hazardous Areas 2-day Conference for 2 ECSA CPD points

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Click here to download the conference program: CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Keynote Speaker - Michael Marrington - Operations Manager, IndEx - Hazardous Area Ex Professionals 
Michael Marrington is a distinguished expert in hazardous areas (IECEx, ATEX, CompEx, EEHA, UL STP & NFPA 505 Committee Member), specializing in the application of hydrogen systems for industrial processes. With a wealth of experience encompassing a wide range of sectors, including furnaces, gas turbine generators, electrolysis, feedstock, and the groundbreaking implementation of the world's first gas hydrogen passenger ferry (The Sea Change). Michael's extensive knowledge of hydrogen technologies, combined with a deep understanding of safety regulations and compliance requirements, while focusing on a practical approach has enabled them to successfully navigate the complex landscape of hazardous environments. 

Keynote Speaker - Marco Rahner - Smart Infrastructure Sales Director, Siemens Pty Ltd

Marco gained his professional experience in projects worldwide over the last 19 years with Siemens. He started as a commissioning engineer and Project Manager for Substation Automation Projects. After that, for six years Mr. Rahner was Technical Sales Consultant and Sales manager in headquarters responsible for the Cluster ASEAN and Pacific, as well as for countries in the Middle East and South Africa. Mr. Rahner has experience with the whole Siemens Energy Automation and Building Products product portfolio. He is a specialist in Substation Automation, Power quality and Distribution automation. He drives the topics of Energy Efficiency, Smart buildings, Microgrids and Future grids including eMobility within Siemens for Southern and Eastern Africa  

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Interested in Attending?

Registrations are open for this event and a full conference program will be released soon.

This conference will be of special interest to all personnel working in Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas:

  • Process Control Specialists
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Process Safety and Loss Prevention Managers
  • Government Safety Regulators/inspectors OHS/Training Managers
  • Electrical and Instrument Tradespersons
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Process Plant Engineers and Technicians
  • Plant Managers and Project Managers
  • Chemical, Process & Mechanical Engineers
  • Safety Facilitators
  • Design Engineers

Benefits of attending

  •  Become familiar with innovative approaches to Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas.
  •  Gain an understanding of the Hydrogen Industry within South Africa.
  •  Learn about the latest technologies and research relating to renewable energy.
  •  Learn about current standards and regulations in the industry.
  •  Hear from industry experts on the latest technology and information surrounding hazardous areas.
  •  Meet innovative presenters and learn the emerging trends in the Hydrogen & Hazardous industries.

Conference Video (QLD 2023) (Perth 2023)


Introducing Keynote Speaker: Marco Rahner

Including Keynote Speaker: Mike Marrington

IDC Technologies supports conferences organised in a sustainable and environmental manner, we also support neurodiverse delegates, sponsors, and speakers. 

Virtual Attendance

This conference is also offered as a virtual event for those who are unable to attend in person.

Please click this link to register as a virtual attendee.  Or visit https://idc-online.arinex.one/

IDC Technologies Events & Technical Conferences is a supporting partner of the World Hydrogen Leaders.

World Hydrogen Leaders is an exclusive online and live premium content delivery and networking platform. It’s a global community of executives working in the field of hydrogen production, transportation, distribution, storage, policy, and end-use applications. World Hydrogen Leaders brings together global energy decision-makers to help each other navigate and de-risk the pathway to the clean hydrogen energy transition, with the aims to: Connect like-minded executives; Share best practices and uncover solutions; and enable sector coupling to increase hydrogen investment and production, while reducing the costs.

Visit our website to find out more click here!

Your discount for WHL is now activated, please use: WHL20_IDCT - this one is for digital events and the membership

World Hydrogen Latin America

 World Hydrogen Latin America returns for its 2nd annual conference, from December 12 - 14, 2023. Bringing together over 400 hydrogen experts and professionals, World Hydrogen Latin America will explore the challenges and opportunities in the region, including policy, regulations, domestic and international offtake agreements, giga-scale projects for export, and storage and distribution strategies.

Visit our website to find out more: https://www.worldhydrogenlatinamerica.com/

Your discount for WH Latin America is now activated, please use IDCT_WHLA20%. The event registration is not opened yet, so I share with you the link once it is.


Certificate of Attendance

All delegates will be issued a certificate of attendance after the conference.

For further information please email [email protected]

Event Details

Event Date 04/12/2023
Event End Date 05/12/2023
Cut off date 04/12/2023
Individual Price ZAR8,500.00
Late Fee 10.00% (From 30/11/-0001 00:00)
Location The CedarWoods of Sandton Conference Centre
Attachment IDC_Brochure_HSHA_SA_V01VM.pdf

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person (ZAR)
2 7,650.00
3 7,650.00
4 7,650.00


Michael Marrington: Keynote Speaker
Operations Manager - IndEx - Hazardous Area Ex Professionals
Hydrogen - The practical approach (Safety + Compliance)
Marco Rahner | Keynote Speaker
Sales Director, Siemens Pty Ltd
Reliable hybrid Power supply for Green Hydrogen production and related safety aspects
Blen Teshome
Chief Operation Manager, APCON Enterprises Limited
Renewable, Clean and Green Hydrogen Sources
Ebrahim Takolia
CEO, Green Hydrogen Solutions
Case Studies – Hydrogen Safety Considerations in Projects Developed by Green Hydrogen Solutions
Nirasha Sewpersad
Senior Manager: Solutions, Sasol
Sasol’s Solution Approach to Green Hydrogen Production
Paul Meanwell
Manager - Engineering Governance, Komatsu Mining Corporation
IEC and IECEx in the Hydrogen Industry
Schalk J.P. Kruger 3rd
Managing Director - ExHACT - Expert Hazardous Area Consultation and Training (Pty) Ltd
ExHACT Hazardous Area Classification - Hydrogen Installations
Shantelle Alberts
Operations Manager - Integrated Fire Technology
Fire systems and ensuring safety in hazardous areas
Eddie Cooke
Technical Director of Southern African Biogas Industries Association (SABIA) NPC.
Safety and Regulations Required in the Gas Industry for Hydrogen Projects in South Africa.


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