Requirements of 2019 Edition of NFPA 652 Standard on Combustible Dust - On Your Way Towards Compliance?

This webinar will present a systematic and practical approach for controlling dust explosion hazards based on the requirements of NFPA 652 Standard on Combustible Dust and the recent changes to NFPA 652 as reflected in the 2019 edition.

National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 652 addresses the general requirements for the management of combustible dust fire and explosion hazards and directs the user to the appropriate/applicable NFPA industry or commodity-specific standard/s. NFPA 652 is the governing standard for industrial facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, generate, and/or handle combustible dusts or combustible particulate solids.

A key requirement of the new standard is that covered sites complete a “Dust Hazard Assessment (DHA)” specifically targeting explosible dust issues.  NFPA 652 also requires that the DHA be reviewed and updated every five years. Other key changes in the standard will also be overviewed.

Who this Webinar will benefit:

Personnel (e.g., management, technical, operations and maintenance) involved with process safety, EH&S, process design, operations, and maintenance from the chemical & processing industries, including bulk and finished pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, food, plastic & rubber, metals, textiles, wood & paper, and agrochemicals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the key requirements of the 2019 edition of NFPA 652 standard
  • Understanding the Dust Hazard Assessment (DHA) requirement and how it applies to their facility and operations
  • Understanding the practical techniques available for both preventing dust explosions and protecting people and facilities from their effects based on the requirements of NFPA 652.

Register below for this FREE webinar
: March 21, 2019
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT

Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., CEO, Stonehouse Process Safety
Vahid Ebadat Ph.D., M.Inst.P, MIET, C.Phys. is CEO of Stonehouse Process Safety, Inc. He has worked extensively as a process safety consultant for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, paper/wood, and other process industries globally for over 30 years.  Dr. Ebadat has published many technical articles and papers and is a regular speaker on various process safety topics, including dust explosion, static electricity, gas & vapor flammability, and thermal decomposition/self-heating hazard assessment and control.  Dr. Ebadat is a member of NFPA 77 Technical Committee on Static Electricity.

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Duration: 1 Hour

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