Technical Training for
Hydrogen and Oxygen Safety

Upcoming Training Events

Register now for upcoming safety training courses for oxygen and hydrogen.

In-Person Oxygen Safety Training: Level 4 (Europe)

WHA’s Level 4: O2 Analyze course is known throughout industry as the most comprehensive and…

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COPV Damage Detection Course

This intensive two-day course introduces composite pressure vessel technology and inspection training for damage to Carbon/Epoxy Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPV). The course is offered by NASA Johnson Space Center-White Sands Test Facility (NASA-WSTF) in conjunction with WHA International, Inc.

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In-Person Oxygen Safety Training: Level 4 (Las Cruces)

WHA’s Level 4: O2 Analyze course is known throughout industry as the most comprehensive and…

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In-Person Hydrogen Safety Training: Level 4 (Europe)

WHA’s Level 4: H2 Analyze course is known throughout industry as the most comprehensive and…

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Understand The Science of Safety.

We leverage our decades of field experience to ensure safety and prevent tragic oxygen and hydrogen-related incidents in our hydrogen and oxygen safety training. We equip:

  • Engineers to better design and analyze fire risk
  • Technicians to better assemble, operate, and maintain systems
  • Professional tradesmen to better perform field maintenance and cleanliness inspections on industrial piping and equipment
  • All employees to have an increased knowledge and awareness of safety

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Oxygen Safety Training

WHA has built an exhaustive curriculum around oxygen safety. Now, you too can learn from the same subject matter experts who are actively writing oxygen standards around the globe. Simply put, there is no better training on oxygen safety found in industry.

Level 1:
O2 Aware

INTRODUCTORY AWARENESS

An introduction to oxygen fire hazards, risk management philosophy, and essential good practices to reduce oxygen fire risk.

Level 2:
O2 Practice

INTERMEDIATE KNOWLEDGE

A deeper understanding of oxygen, materials compatibility, factors contributing to ignition, and good practices related to operations and maintenance.

Level 3:
O2 Design

ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING

Fundamental principles of oxygen system design and analysis methods, including an introduction to the Oxygen Fire Risk Analysis (OFRA) method.

Level 4:
O2 Analyze

EXPERT APPLICATION

Expert-level design and analysis topics you will need to become your company’s local expert on oxygen system design and analysis methods.

Hydrogen Safety Training

As the hydrogen economy grows, so do the risks. WHA's new hydrogen safety training features industry experts, unique case studies, and the latest data to help you understand this complex subject.

INTRODUCTORY AWARENESS

An introduction to hydrogen fire hazards, risk management philosophy, and essential good practices to reduce hydrogen fire risk.

Level 2:
H2 Practice

INTERMEDIATE KNOWLEDGE

A deeper understanding of hydrogen, materials compatibility, factors contributing to ignition, and good practices related to operations and maintenance.

ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING

Fundamental principles of hydrogen system design and analysis methods, including an introduction to the Hydrogen Combustion Risk Analysis (HCRA) tool.

EXPERT APPLICATION

Expert-level design and analysis topics you will need to become your company’s local expert on hydrogen system design and analysis methods.

Electrolyzer Safety Training

WHA has developed a special course specifically for electrolysis systems. This standalone course teaches the fundamental understanding and awareness of hydrogen and oxygen.

Intermediate Knowledge

Students will learn about hydrogen and oxygen, and inherent combustion risks, mitigating factors, and known failure modes for electrolysis systems.

WHA Course Instructors

Our course instructors are internationally-recognized industry-leading experts. We can effectively train personnel on all facets of oxygen and hydrogen safety, including hazards awareness, risk management, component and system design, materials selection, ignition and fire risk analysis, and good practices for system cleaning, inspection, assembly, operations and maintenance.

Our curriculum is based upon our work through international standards organizations, including ASTM, CGA, EIGA, NFPA, NASA, SAE, and ISO.

Brian Anderson

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Failure & Hazard Analysis, Safety Lead, Custom Testing Lead

Gwenael Chiffoleau, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Principal Scientist, Testing & Oxygen Cleaning

Bradley “Brad” Forsyth

Principal Engineer, Failure & Hazard Analysis, Failure Analysis Lead

Elliot Forsyth, PE

Chief Strategy Officer, Principal Engineer, Technical Training & Hazard Analysis

Danielle “Dani” Murphy, PH.D.

Principal Engineer, Failure & Hazard Analysis, Hydrogen Services Lead

Harold Beeson, PH.D.

Principal Chemist, Failure & Hazard Analysis, Technical Training, Combustion Science

Brent Houser

Chemical Engineer, Failure Analysis & Testing, Oxygen Compatibility of Metals

Ryan Hall

Mechanical Engineering Physics, Failure Analysis & Testing, Engines & Welding Technologies

Training Course Formats

Outside of public training events, WHA offers four levels of custom training in different formats to meet the various technical training needs of your personnel. Each course level is stand-alone, meaning there are no prerequisites, and all course levels contain the full content of lower-level courses. Each format provides its own unique benefits according to your training needs. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available for most courses.

Onsite Training

WHA’s experienced instructors travel to your place of business to provide customized training and other consulting services to meet your specific needs.

Interactive Live Webinars

Connect with WHA instructors via live video-conference in your browser. Webinars offer custom content and valuable Q&A opportunities.

On-Demand Recordings

Watch past recorded webinars in this self-paced accessible format. Groups have the option to schedule follow-up live Q&A sessions with WHA Instructors.

Interactive e-Learning

Select courses are available in a convenient, affordable fully-narrated e-Learning format. Learn at your own pace, test your understanding, and track your progress online.

“I have been in Operations for over 25 years, and this course was hands down the best and most engaging I have ever received! I normally dread 3 hour meetings but I didn’t want this event to end. Instructor knowledge is expert level and they are excellent presenters and shared great examples. I can’t say enough positive things about this training.”

Joshua Ramirez

Lyondell Basell

“Possibly the best safety course I’ve ever taken. The instructors provided the right amount of technical justification, relevant examples, and plenty of time for discussion.”

Jesse Hensley

NREL

“The quality and quantity of the information delivered was excellent. [The instructors] were amazing. I am currently involved with a hydrogen blending project as well as low/no carbon / hydrogen technology development, and the course content will be very helpful in my future.”

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