April 24-26, 2018Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterRosemont, IL

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Dust Explosions - The Nature of the Problem & Practical Measures for its Control

Steven Luzik (Senior Process Safety Specialist , DEKRA Process Safety)

Location: Room 1

Date: Wednesday, April 25

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Pass Type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Tracks: Critical Concepts

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Fundamentals

This presentation will discuss a well-tried approach to identify, assess, and eliminate/control dust explosion hazards in facilities. This presentation will also provide the attendees with the ability to screen the materials that they handle, to aid in determining the precautions that should be taken in handling, processing, and storing combustible powders. This will include sensitivity to various types of ignition hazards - such as electrical arcs and electrostatic discharges - and the severity of combustion incidents - such as explosions and flash-fires.

This presentation will also include the “Dust Hazard Assessment (DHA)” requirements of the New National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts.

Attendees can expect to leave this presentation better-equipped to respond to questions concerning the equipment and environment in which combustible dusts are handled and how to meet the requirements of the new NFPA 652.

About DEKRA Process Safety

DEKRA Process Safety helps process industries avoid major fire, explosion, and loss of containment events and improve performance. Combining specialist process safety engineering and management expertise, with generation and use of process safety test data allows us to help clients achieve the most effective and practical approaches to safe and efficient operations and processes. With consulting offices and accredited state-of-the-art laboratories throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, DEKRA Process Safetu serves clients globally throughout the agrochemical, chemical, engineering, food and beverage, government, insurance/legal, metals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, plastics, pulp & paper, rubber, wood and other industries.