Are You Now in Compliance With The Requirements of NFPA 652 Standard on Combustible Dust? If So, What Is Next?

Many powders in process industry can form explosible dust clouds if the particle size is small, moisture content is low, and the concentration of dust in the cloud is sufficiently high. Ignition of an explosible dust cloud occurs if an ignition-source with energy exceeds the minimum energy that is required to ignite the mixture at the given process conditions. Dust cloud flash fires and explosions can lead to catastrophic events involving fatalities, injuries, community impact, facility damage, and economic losses.  It is therefore necessary that effective precautions be taken to prevent their inadvertent ignition and/or protect employees, contractors, the public, and the facility, against the effects of fires and explosions.

National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust addresses the general requirements for the management of dust fire and explosion hazards. NFPA 652 is the governing standard for industrial facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, generate, and/or handle combustible dusts or combustible particulate solids.

This webinar will present the requirements of the 2019 Edition of NFPA 652, including;

  • Determination of the combustibility and explosibility hazards of materials
  • Conducting a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
  • Managing the identified fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards 
  • Establishing written safety management systems

Who will this webinar 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.
  • Understanding the written safety management programs requirement

Register below for this free webinar:
March 12, 2020
2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


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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