June 15 2012
Explosive Discussions at the Safety Control Systems and Hazardous Areas Conference – Auckland
Discussion was heated and emotions ran high as delegates debated the cause and management of the Pike River Mine Disaster during the Safety Control Systems and Hazardous Areas Conference in Auckland earlier last month. This was just one of the many interesting and dynamic discussions which took place over the two day event.
With 62 in attendance, the conference featured 12 presentations from local and international industry experts. Sharing their knowledge and expertise included representatives from leading companies such as Clough AMEC, Exida, Transfield Worley, NHP and Pilz.
Industry renowned experts, Dr Eric Scharpf and Colin Murphy were the keynote speakers of the event and it was also attended by Chairman of the joint AS/NZ Hazardous Areas Committee, Garry House.
IDC Technologies, who believe the success of the event is a strong indication of the need for ongoing training and education in these critical areas of engineering.
Feedback from attendees:
“The content and debate have been great” – Geoff Phillips, Wedderburn Scale
“All speakers were very good, all very knowledgeable” – Miles Hayward, Wiri Oil Services
Click the below links for a sample of the papers presented at this conference:
Cherry Picking in the Safety Lifecycle - Dr. Eric Scharpf, CFSE, Partner, Exida Asia Pacific
Combustible Dust Hazardous Areas, Only Part of a Plant Wide Protection Philosophy - Andy Gunson, Project Engineer, Transfield Worley
Examples of papers presented at this conference can be found at http://www.idc-online.com/conferences/
What’s coming up?
IDC Technologies are currently taking expressions of interest to attend or present at the upcoming Earthing, Bonding and Surge Protection Conference which will take place in Auckland in September this year. Email email@example.com for more information.