Our O2 Analyze course, which is taught in the spring and fall of each year, is our flagship in-house course. This course not only provides all of the advanced content you’d expect from our Level 4 design and analysis course, but also provides other opportunities that can only be offered in-house.
- Networking Opportunity: Our in-house courses are attended by a variety of professionals from all industries that use oxygen. It is a great way to network and experience different aspects of the oxygen industry.
- Access to WHA Facility and Staff: Consult with the engineers who provide both standard and specialized testing. Witness live test demonstrations that underscore the need for safe materials and systems. Experience WHA’s “museum” of historic oxygen fires and burned hardware.
The objective of this 4-day course is to educate personnel on the critical aspects of oxygen system design and fire risk analysis. Attendees will learn about materials selection, ignition mitigation, good practices related to cleaning, operations/maintenance, and perform a case study application of the Oxygen Hazards & Fire Risk Analysis (OHFRA) tool.
Days 1 and 2 focus on building a strong foundation of understanding related to the “why” behind the “what,” by studying the underlying data and justification that supports materials selection and design methodology. WHA’s OHFRA approach is introduced as a framework that is built on each of the fundamental concepts taught.
Days 3 and 4 focus on applying the OHFRA tool to real life case studies drawn from a variety of system conditions and industries. Attendees will work in teams to identify system-level and component-level oxygen hazards using the OHFRA tool, and together they will develop solutions that lower the probability of ignition and consequence of ignition. The case studies considered will include industry-specific systems that are applicable to the course attendees.
This course is offered each Spring and Fall.
- Fundamentals of the oxygen fire hazard
- Examples of oxygen fires in industry
- Risk management applied to the oxygen fire hazard
- Materials selection: metals and nonmetals
- Ignition mechanisms in gaseous and liquid oxygen
- Design methods to mitigate ignition
- Oxygen system cleaning and visual inspection
- Application of the Oxygen Hazards and Fire Risk Analysis (OHFRA) tool
- Case studies analyzing components and systems
Day 1 (Tuesday):
- Doors open at 8:00 AM for coffee/pastries
- Course begins at approximately 8:30 AM and finishes at 4:30 PM. Lunch served Noon-1:00 PM
Days 2 and 3 (Wednesday-Thursday):
- Course begins at 8:00 AM and finishes at 4:00 PM. Lunch from Noon-1:00 PM
Day 4 (Friday):
- Course begins at 8:00 AM Lunch from Noon-1:00 PM
- Final test demonstration at 1:00 PM
- Course ends at 2:00 PM to allow people to catch late afternoon/early evening flights out of El Paso International.
Goals & Outcomes
The learning goal of this course, accomplished through case study review, is to apply the OHFRA method.
The student will identify system-level and component-level hazards, will apply the Oxygen Hazards & Fire Risk Analysis tool, and will develop solutions, including some advanced design concepts, that lower both the probability and consequence of ignition through industry-specific case studies.
Terms of Product
Cancellations must be in writing. Fax cancellations to 575-541-3621 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
attention Oxygen Course Registration. Include the attendee’s name and the date of the course for which they were registered. If the course is postponed or cancelled by WHA, your course fee will be refunded in full, including administrative fees.* (WHA is not responsible for any other non-refundable course-related expenses.)
- Refund deadline is 30 business days prior to the course start date.
- Full refund, less administrative fee*, will be given if cancellation is made on or by the refund deadline.
- No refunds will be made after the refund deadline.
- If registrant is unable to attend, course fees can be transferred to another person or credited toward a future course. In the event that course fees increase, registrant is responsible for the difference. Arrangements must be made prior to the course date.
*All confirmed registration course fees include a non-refundable $250 administrative fee. All fees are in U.S. dollars.