Supporting the gas industry since 1863
Date22nd November 2018
Time09:00 - 16:30
VenueIGEM House, Kegworth
Price £305.00 (Members) £405.00 (Non-Members)
All prices exclude VAT

IGEM House, High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire, DE74 2DA

Contact Details:

Linda Mee email tel 01509 678184

IGEM Technical Training Course
About The Event
Introduction to hazardous area classification for gas metering (IGEM/GM/7A & 7B)

Course description

This one day course will give you an introduction to recently updated IGEMGM/7A and IGEM/7B and the relationship the standard has with other existing documents and legislation, including SR/25 and DSEAR.

The course will cover what has been updated from the previous version and will include examples of an assessment, showing a standard hazardous area diagram, outline the definition of a zone NE and its implication for the assessment. The day will have practical exercises, with examples of different kiosks and possible outcomes for zoning.

Programme outline

The following topics will be covered:

  • Links to other IGEM standards
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Creep Relief Vents
  • Input Data
  • Output Report
  • The Real World
  • Examples

We will show how increasing / reducing ventilation will change the zone in and around the kiosk. The course will also explore the relationship between vegetation and the ventilation of the building and the relief vents and also the issues regarding the location of the kiosk where the public have access to the kiosk and how can we remove or lessen the potential danger.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at those involved in the specification, design, validation, construction, installation or maintenance of non-domestic meter installations. In particular it will be of value to gas suppliers, end users, shippers, gas transporters (GTs), meter asset managers (MAMs), installation contractors, equipment manufacturers and consultants.

Course pre-requisites

You should already be working on non-domestic meter installation so a basic knowledge of a metering site would be assumed.

Our trainer

Peter Baird who is a Design Engineer within Technical Advisory, Oil & Gas, DNV GL will lead the course. He is a mechanical engineer responsible for carrying out mechanical designs for onshore gas installations and pipelines.

He has developed a wide understanding of many different aspects within the gas industry from IP mains diversions, to High Pressure regulator updates, IGEM/SR/25 hazardous area calculations, using CADworx pipe to model pipework in 3D, to the maintenance of databases and drawing records.

Peter is registered on the G17/G35 database as an Approver / Appraiser for hazardous area assessment and involved in the preparation of hazardous area drawings for a range of gas installations.

Bookings for this event are no longer available.