NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust: What’s Holding Industry Back from Compliance?

NFPA 652 has a major role to play in protecting American industry from the hazards of dust explosions, yet more than a year since a key compliance date, some companies are still struggling to either complete their Dust Hazards Analysis Assessment (DHA) or to implement the recommendations from the study.  In this webinar, we look at the main requirements of NFPA 652 and its steps to compliance – dust explosion testing, identifying the hazards, managing the hazards, and written safety management programs – and in particular, we’ll review the main issues that we see are causing compliance difficulties for some processing companies.
In this webinar, we also provide foresight into a new NFPA 660 standard that is attempting the complex task of clarifying and consolidating at least some of the existing seven NFPA standards that currently deal with combustible dust. It is expected that the new standard will be available for public comment sometime in 2022.
Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the requirements of NFPA 652 for the management of combustible dust fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards, and the relationship between this and other existing NFPA industry or commodity-specific standards on combustible dusts.
  2. Examine some of the problems currently experienced by some companies in their quest for compliance with NFPA 652.
  3. Anticipate the developing NFPA 660 standard and consider its impact on industry.

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: June 22, 2022
: 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 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.  For more information, call: 609-455-0001, email: [email protected], Web:


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