Fit-For-Service Pressure Systems for the Energy Transition

Wednesday 02 Oct 2024 | Glasgow

  • Event Overview

Event Overview

Event Overview

The UK’s energy system transition is underpinned by a number of technologies, most of which rely significantly on pressure systems and equipment. In many cases there is the opportunity to repurpose existing infrastructure and assets, in others there is a requirement for safe, reliable, and sustainable design.

This seminar will address the challenges for pressure systems engineers in the energy sector who are working to ensure their assets meet the demands of this once-in-a-lifetime transition. These include the transport and storage of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, both of which exert additional risks compared to gases like methane, air or steam. Additionally, much of the infrastructure to be utilised in decarbonisation is mature – meaning it will need to be life-extended and retrofitted for its new application. Furthermore, the standards for the transport and storage of hydrogen and carbon capture are not as mature or well understood.

In concert with these challenges, the remote or offshore placement of much of this infrastructure constrains the practical level of inspection and maintenance which can be carried out compared to traditional onsite operations. This necessitates better design for inspections or safety cases that call for reduced maintenance.

This event will bring together experts in the design, manufacture, structural integrity management, operation, inspection, and maintenance of pressure equipment in the energy sector, enabling the sharing and transfer of best practice. Through a mix of case-study presentations and expert knowledge sharing, this seminar will reduce your risk of safety incidents, unplanned outages, and environmental hazards.


  • Hear guidance on best practice for safely transporting and storing H2 and CO2
  • Learn about the feasibility for utilising existing infrastructure, including the inspection and retrofitting challenges associated
  • Understand how to design equipment which can be operated, inspected, and maintained appropriately in challenging or remote environments
  • Connect with engineers facing the same materials and structural integrity challenges
  • Ensure the application of best practice in operating your pressure assets, particularly those in safety critical applications
  • Identify emerging opportunities to develop partnerships and win contracts supporting the energy transition
  • Arm your people with the knowledge and network needed to thrive in a changing energy landscape


This seminar is co-located with the Institution’s Engineering Challenges in Carbon Capture, Transport, and Storage seminar. Attendees to either seminar will have access to shared networking opportunities throughout the day. Attendees will receive copies of the slides from both seminars post-event.

Maximise your organisation’s learning and networking opportunities for your organisation! Companies sending three delegates across both events are eligible for a 10% discount on registration, and those sending four or more delegates will receive a 15% discount.

To organise your group booking, just contact our Event Enquiries team and we would be delighted to make all the arrangements.


“A well run, interesting and worthwhile event where each speaker brought something different to the day and all had a wealth of knowledge and experience. Definitely recommended.” Principal Engineer, Primetals Technologies Ltd

“Fantastic well organised event put on by the Pressure Systems Group. A lot of varied content, which is all very relatable to my line of work. great opportunity to share best practice and learn from others mistakes.” Senior Wind Tunnel Enginner, BAE Systems

“The event was highly informative with learning points of value to attendees at all levels, from very practical site maintenance and overhaul advice through to detailed academic consideration of bolted joints as a complete system. It also provided a valuable networking opportunity to discuss issues with bolted joints, their design, implementation and service life across many sectors.” Materials Group Technical Lead, RINA Tech UK Ltd

“Very informative seminar, with a good spread of subject matter experts. Useful for the asset owner to understand that concerns over competency and available resources is being felt across the industry.” Manager, Maintenance, SABIC UK Petrochemicals

“Coming to the event as an Engineer working in a separate sector I found the day provided an excellent introduction and primer into the hot topics that affect the pressure system/industrial process pipework industries.” UK Head of Engineering, Stadler Rail Services UK Ltd

“A well run, interesting and worthwhile event where each speaker brought something different to the day and all had a wealth of knowledge and experience. Definitely recommended.” Principal Engineer, Primetals Technologies Ltd


Attending this event supports your Professional Development; if you’re an IMechE Member, this can be tracked in the Career Developer section of your online account.


The Institution takes every endeavour to operate all our events as “COVID-safe” as possible. This includes additional preventative measures, such as cleaning rotas and air ventilation. For further information on our activities in this area, view our infection control solutions webpages.

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