Combustible Dust - Dust Fire & Explosion Safety

A Dust Hazards Analysis [DHA] is a means to achieve safety from dust fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards in facilities where combustible/explosible powders and dusts are handled or processed. We should all know by now that simultaneous presence of a sufficiently dense dust cloud in air and an energetic ignition source would result in a dust flash fire (deflagration).  If that same dust cloud is within a confined space, then the result could be a devastating dust explosion.  Further, people who work with powders also know that explosible dust clouds are usually expected at least at some point during any powder handling, transfer, processing, dust collection, and packaging operations.  Therefore, measures must be taken to identify and control all credible ignition sources or protect people and the business, and the community against the consequences of ignition. This webinar presents a data-based approach to performing a Dust Hazards Analysis that is both practical and cost-effective. 

This webinar will discuss the following topics:

  • How to perform a Dust Hazards Analysis
  • A cost-effective, phased testing protocol for determining dust fire and explosion risks for any particular handling/processing operation and establishing safety parameters.
  •  A practical, data-based approach to dust fire and explosion prevention
  •  Explosion protection and isolation measures
     

Register for this free webinar below
DATE
: October 29, 2020
TIME
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT

Speaker:

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 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.

Sponsors:

Camfil APC
Camfil APC is the world's leading manufacturer of industrial dust, mist and fume collection systems. Camfil APC’s flagship product is the Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) dust collection system that handles all kinds of toxic and combustible dusts and fumes, including fine, fibrous and heavy dust loads. The GSX exceeds OSHA mandates for factory air quality, and when equipped with a Camfil explosion vent, offers the highest combustible dust explosion protection in accordance with NFPA and ATEX standards. www.Camfilapc.com

VAC-U-MAX
Founded in 1954, Belleville, NJ based VAC-U-MAX designed the world’s first industrial vacuum cleaner operating on compressed-air for the highly combustible textile mills industry of New Jersey. VAC-U-MAX product range includes electric and ATEX-certified air-powered industrial vacuum cleaners and central vacuum cleaning systems for handling a wide range of materials including granular, very fine powders, and combustible dusts. www.vac-u-max.com/vacuum

Donaldson
Donaldson is a global provider of filtration solutions for manufacturing and processing industries. The organization’s Connected Solutions group has developed the iCue™ Connected Filtration Service which remotely monitors a facility’s dust collection equipment and provides operational insights and compliance data directly to end-users. Donaldson’s advanced technology, extensive portfolio of filtration products, and unrivaled customer support help organizations meet their clean air needs. https://www.donaldson.com/en-us/connected-solutions/

Date: Oct 29, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 Hour

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