NFPA Offering Free Combustible Dust Webinar Oct. 11

Guy Colonna, division manager for the association's Industrial & Chemical Engineering -- Hazardous Chemical & Materials Department, will discuss the 2013 edition of NFPA 654 standard.

The National Fire Protection Association is now registering attendees for a free webinar about 2013 NFPA 654 and combustible dust hazard assessment that will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EDT on Oct. 11 by a well-known expert on the topic: Guy Colonna, division manager for the Industrial & Chemical Engineering -- Hazardous Chemical & Materials Department at NFPA.

He'll be discussing the 2013 edition of NFPA 654: Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids, as well as related standards and safety best practices and controls.

Colonna has engineering degrees from the US Coast Guard Academy and Stanford University and is a registered professional engineer in chemical engineering in Massachusetts. He is Staff Liaison to NFPA committees concerned with safeguards at dust hazard process locations, explosives, industrial fire brigades, explosion protection systems including venting of deflagrations, and pyrotechnics and special effects, according to the webinar's registration page.

The webinar is sponsored by 3D Instruments LLC of Anaheim, Calif.

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