Renewable Energy > Assessing the Safety of Hydrogen Installations – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Fueled by rising concerns on urban air pollution, energy security, and climate change, hydrogen is being considered as a sustainable fuel for the future. According to the Hydrogen Roadmap Europe, large-scale decarbonization in transport, industry, and related facilities will require the use of hydrogen. Hence, the blending of hydrogen into the natural gas grid as well as the use of pure hydrogen are now under increasing consideration. However, the transition to hydrogen is certainly not a straightforward process, and presents some unique challenges. One of these challenges is the negative effect that hydrogen has on the properties of materials, otherwise known as hydrogen embrittlement.

This training course will be particularly relevant for those planning to invest in new equipment which will contain or transport hydrogen or mixed gases. The goal of this course is to provide insights to engineers and project managers working on hydrogen processes who are concerned with the specific risks of hydrogen installations.

This course is delivered in partnership with ENGIE Laborelec.

By attending this 2 half-day training course, participants will be able to learn the following:

  • Specificities of Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Storage of Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Leaks
  • Hydrogen Explosion

During the course, practical solutions will be shared on how to manage the selection of material, type of connections, minimizing hazardous areas and other challenges for any new project. The course will also discuss solutions on assessing participants’ existing infrastructure for future use of hydrogen or hydrogen mixtures. Get equipped on which materials are still suitable and those that need to be replaced. The safety properties of hydrogen will also be examined and recommendations will be given on how to handle it safely.

This training course will benefit engineers and project managers working on hydrogen processes and related gas facilities and who are focused on the safety requirements of these installations.

  • Basic or Foundation

The VILT will be delivered online in 2 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 x 10 minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Course Duration: 2 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (8 hours in total).

Your first expert course leader is a qualified chemical engineer with a PhD in materials engineering. She began her career in 2006 as a materials assessment specialist. In 2011, she took up her current post as an expert in power plant materials. She particularly welcomes technical challenges and likes to dig deep into issues. She is an expert in the field of materials for power plants, as well as hydrogen-induced cracking, creep testing, super alloys and additive manufacturing (AM) of metals. Through years of experience, she has become proficient in metallography, root cause analysis and remaining-life assessment.

Your second expert course leader has worked for more than 10 years in risk management, more specifically on the explosion risk. She is experienced in risk analysis, has prepared Explosion Protection Documents, and has carried out safety audits on existing installations. For several years, as part of ATEX studies, she has audited and adapted working procedures for lead-acid battery installations. Her expertise has extended to lithium-ion batteries and developing safety guidelines for energy storage systems.


To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Great VILT! All participants actively interact during the training. Thank you very much to the Organiser and Trainers. You have done such an excellent job!

Senior Technician, Sarawak Energy

This was my first experience with VILT training, and although I would still prefer face-to-face training, I thought the course was very well organised and well delivered given the constraints of the virtual platform

Senior Facilities Engineer, BW Offshore Ltd

This VILT training does provide us with detailed characteristics of hydrogen that was not known to me before, providing me with a better understanding on handling the subject in the future

Assistant Manager, System Assurance & Requirements, Sarawak Energy