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Laboratory Safety Course
9-10 February 2020 ($1,500)

Course Overview
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Extension in Qatar presents a two-day course on Laboratory Safety. This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of safety management in a laboratory.

The first part of the course will raise awareness on the common chemical and physical hazards associated to the work in chemical engineering / chemistry laboratories. The attendees will learn about hazard communication, safe work practices, hierarchy of risk control strategies from inherent safety to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness. The teaching will be supported by several historical case studies, demonstrations and videos.

The second part of the course will teach the attendees write an effective risk assessment for their work in the laboratory through a series of interactive in-class activities where the attendees will have to identify the hazards associated to an experimental set-up, identify the protection and mitigation barriers, evaluate semi quantitatively the risks associated to the setup and propose risk reduction measures.

The course will provide the key elements to understand why laboratory safety matters and will help the attendees to affirm or reaffirm their commitment to excellence in safety. A visit of a laboratory is scheduled at the end of the session.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who are involved in chemical engineering/chemistry laboratories work (laboratory technician, laboratory managers, laboratory safety coordinator and researchers).

 

Root Cause Analysis
18-19 February 2020 ($1,500)

Course Overview
In spite of all our best efforts, accidents and incidents occasionally occur. These unplanned or undesired events can adversely affect a company’s work operations and may include work-related injuries, occupational illnesses, property damage, spills and fires. Accident investigations are necessary to identify accident causation and ensure the effective implementation of corrective actions. A minor incident or near-miss incident also requires a thorough investigation as this may reveal significant potential for a serious future incident should the conditions be left uncorrected.

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Extension in Qatar present this 2-day course on “Root Cause Analysis”. This course will provide the attendees with an analysis of root causes of incidents. The course will prove helpful to experienced engineers, safety supervisors, and operating managers who are committed to safe workplaces.

Who Should Attend
The course has been designed for managers and supervisors with responsibility for reporting and investigating accidents within their work areas.

 

Hazardous Areas Classification & Intrinsic Safety
23-27 February 2020 ($2,500)

Course Overview
Hazardous areas exist in many industrial and commercial facilities, so this course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the characteristics of flammable materials, The course will focus on the classification of hazardous locations, types of electrical equipment used in hazardous locations, typical wiring systems, in addition to the inspection and maintenance guidelines. This course has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the recommended practices to promote the uniform installation of intrinsically safe systems for hazardous (classified) locations. Intrinsic safety is the only method accepted for the most Hazardous Areas. This course provides participants with an understanding of the principles of intrinsic design, and provides a step-by-step explanation of the assessment process, with detailed guidelines on design, installation, and maintenance of intrinsically safe systems for hazardous (classified) locations.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for electrical engineers, electrical technicians, maintenance planners, supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities, and others who work in industrial plants setting.

 

HAZOP Leadership: From Good to Great
8-12 March 2020 ($3,750)

Course Overview
Are you looking to transform the quality of your Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies? Do you want to do more than just comply with the standard or do more than just continually improve? Are you looking to make a step function change in the analysis of process hazards within your plant?

This 5-day course will transform the way you lead HAZOP reviews. The class goes beyond traditional HAZOP courses and challenges facilitators to embrace their role in the future possibility of zero process safety accidents. In addition to providing attendees with detailed instruction on the need for HAZOPs, the objective of HAZOP, the HAZOP process and the application of guidewords to lead a HAZOP team through the successful completion of a HAZOP Review, the class will introduce the concept of demanding more from the HAZOP team, leading them to uncover “what they didn’t know they didn’t know”.

Who Should Attend
The class is intended to be a HAZOP Facilitation course for experienced professionals who already have a good understanding of process safety management, have participated in HAZOP reviews and either want to become a great facilitator or want to make a more meaningful contribution to the HAZOP reviews they attend. While not mandatory, it is recommended that attendees take the Process Safety Management course or HAZOP refresher course offered by The Center prior to this class.

 

Improving Pavement Durability & Extending Service Life Expectancy
29-30 March 2020 ($1,250)

Course Overview
An asphalt pavement deteriorates throughout its service life due to the combined exposure to the damaging effects of climate and traffic. Recently, there have been a number of significant advances in asphalt materials which increase the durability of an asphalt pavement, thereby, extending its service life.
This course will provide current and comprehensive information on developing and maintaining durable pavements to professionals in the roadway industry. Topics and tools related to materials selection, mixture design, thickness design, and life cycle cost analysis will be covered and presented at a level that the knowledge gained can be immediately utilized by the attendee.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers who are working for consultants, contractors, laboratories and agencies that deal with pavement design and construction.

 

Pavement Management Systems: Integrating Pavement Preservation into Decision Making
31 March - 1 April 2020 ($1,250)

Course Overview
This course introduces the basics components of a Pavement Management System and how the products of that system can be used as decision-making tools for the development of a pavement preservation/rehabilitation and construction program. Attendees of the course will also be introduced to the following:  the concept of pavement preservation and its applicability within a transportation agency, pavement preservation strategies, and common pavement distresses.
Preventive maintenance programs are an integral part of pavement preservation whereby roadway assets are maintained through the early application of low-cost treatments to roads in good condition to extend their functional life. Implementing these preventive measures is difficult because it is still common practice to allocate funding to fix roads in poor condition first. A pavement management system can justify the benefits associated with preventive maintenance if it is properly integrated with the other preservation efforts. In this course, ways to integrate preventive maintenance into pavement management models and analyses will be presented.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers who are working for consultants, contractors, laboratories and agencies that deal with pavement design and construction.

 

The Fundamentals of Electricity and Electrical Safety in the Workplace
12-16 April 2020 ($2,500)

Course Overview
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC and AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, and operation of equipment. It introduces the basic concepts of electricity and control in industrial applications with the necessary fundamental tools to ensure a basic understanding of electromechanical energy conversion, electrical theory, terminology, and application.

This course has been designed to cover the layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. It provides the participants with a knowledge of equipment selection, specifications for an application, and protection according to electrical code requirements.

This course provides an overview of basic electrical safety in workplace with electrical hazards. The participant will be aware of the hazards when working around electrical devices.

The course aims to increase the participants with knowledge on the basics of electric power system design, operation and troubleshooting. It will help them gain proper knowledge to operate electrical power system more efficiently, securely, and safely.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers, technicians, maintenance staff or individuals who are new to the industry, supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities, and others who work with industrial plant setting.

 

Gas Detection Engineering and Functional Safety
19-20 April 2020 ($1,500)

Course Overview
This course will provide an overview of functional safety in process plants with an emphasis on gas detection systems. The class will provide a brief introduction to the different gases typically found in process plants and their characteristics. The fundamentals of gas detection techniques will be also discussed. Participants will also get the opportunity to understand different types of gas detection sensors, their properties and their classification. Finally, the best practices for gas detection technology application along with comparisons of the International (IEC 61508) and European (EN 50271, EN 50402) standards are provided for practical applications.

This course will provide the attendees an understanding of the fundamentals of gas detection systems which includes effective designing of the detection systems, its operation and the appropriate maintenance routines.

 Who Should Attend
This course is designed for design engineers and plant staff who would like to gain a better understanding of gas detection systems for effective design, operation, and maintenance activities.

  

Fundamentals and Practices of Process Safety Management
7-11 June 2020 ($3,750)

Course Overview
This short course is designed to teach and apply the fundamentals of process safety management. The content is comprehensive and provides extensive analysis, worked out examples, and case histories. The primary emphasis of this course is to summarize the important technical and management fundamentals of process safety. The emphasis on the fundamentals helps the practicing engineer understand the concepts and apply them accordingly. The emphasis on the fundamentals helps the practicing engineer understand the concepts and apply them accordingly. The course starts with a brief overview of the management systems that must be in place in a moder plant in order to implement process safety. Appropriate discussion and problem solving time is provided for each of the areas of toxicology and industrial hygiene, hazard identification, consequence analysis, quantitative risk assessment and risk reduction measures. The course also introduces two important concepts that are often overlooked, i.e., inherently safer design and multiple barriers or protection.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who working in the process industry and would like to obtain a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and best available practices of process safety and loss preventions. Delegates are likely to have a degree in engineering or science or equivalent industrial experience.

 

Electrical Transformers and Switchgears; Faults, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
6-10 September 2020 ($2,500)

Course Overview
This course introduces the principles of design, testing, operation and maintenance of transformers in power systems and provide the participants with all the necessary knowledge for the power and distributed transformers typically used within the oil and gas industry. 

This course has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the proper construction, operation, and maintenance of power transformers, while emphasizing on the technology related to power transformers used within the industry power systems.  Moreover, this course has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the effects of transformer load changes, identify transformer failure modes.

Also, the course will help the attendees to provide the essential knowledge for the medium voltage and high voltage switchgear operations, fundamentals, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for electrical engineers, electrical technicians, maintenance planners, supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities, and others who work in an industrial plant setting.

  

Continuing Education at Texas A&M at Qatar
In today’s global economy, it’s more important than ever that you and your workforce are prepared to meet the demands of increased international competition. From advanced leadership concepts and practices to emerging engineering technologies and equipment, it is critical those in your organization have the knowledge and skills to ensure an economic advantage and sustainable growth. Texas A&M University at Qatar can help you achieve this. Both our distinguished faculty and top-notch research facilities are at the forefront of innovation in the engineering field. Through our commitment to educating the engineering leaders of the future, our continuing education opportunities allow us to pass this knowledge on to the workforce in the State of Qatar, the region and the world. We’re sure you will find training solutions to suit you and your employees. We also welcome the opportunity to visit with individual organizations to discuss how to best meet their training needs through custom-designed courses.

Please click here to be added to our mailing list or email us at continuingeducation@qatar.tamu.edu. Thank you for your interest in Texas A&M University at Qatar Continuing Education Services and we look forward to seeing you in our classes very soon.