The EIGA Workshop 2012, part of the EIGA Winter Session 2012, returns to the critical issue of the safe production, distribution, handling and use of one of the industry’s oldest yet still fastest growing products - oxygen.

The Workshop programme will consist of a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, running from 25th to 26th January 2012.

The programme is organised around the themes of Application and safety challenges of oxygen from the perspective of producers, distributors and users, Incidents and their causes and controls, Design and material considerations, and Safe operations.

Three parallel sessions will be focused on the areas of:

  • Large production plants
  • Cylinder filling plants
  • Delivery and use of oxygen in the healthcare industry

The Workshop will feature presentations from more than 30 global industry speakers. It will include a review of incidents involving oxygen in the industrial and medical gases industry and their impact. It will focus on how these incidents can be avoided through proper application of key controls, design considerations, safe plant operations and management systems.

The programme includes keynote speakers from the gases industry, the healthcare industry, and from organisations who are involved in the establishment of industry guidance and in the testing and validation of components.

The Workshop is open to all, gasworld understands. Delegates from member companies, non-members, industry associations, authorities and regulators will be welcome. The Workshop has been designed to be of benefit to a wide range of delegates including oxygen safety experts and those new to the industry, operations managers, medical and healthcare professionals, regulatory and government officers, customers and customer facing representatives.

For details of all Winter Session events, full programme and access to online registration for the Winter Session 2012 events, more information can be found at the EIGA website.